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$30,000 to $55,000

CareerMedian salaryWork typeHigher education required
Pharmacy technician $35,000 Patient care 0-2 years
Phlebotomy technician $36,000 Patient care Less than 1 year
Central service technician $37,000 Support and administration 1-4 years
Health information manager $44,000 Support and administration 2-4 years
Hemodialysis technician $41,000 Patient care Less than 1 year
Medical massage therapist $44,000 Patient care 1 year
Emergency medicine paramedic $37,000 Patient care 1-2 years
Surgical technologist $49,000 Patient care 1-2 years
Athletic trainer $49,000 Patient care 4-6 years
Hospital chaplain $49,000 Patient care 4-6 years
Recreational therapist $48,000 Patient care 2-4 years
Neurodiagnostic technologist $59,000 Patient care 1-2 years
Histology technician $54,000 Laboratory 1-2 years
Medical laboratory scientist $54,000 Laboratory 2-4 years
Molecular genetics technologist $54,000 Laboratory 4-6 years
Cardiovascular invasive specialist $59,000 Patient care 1-3 years
Medical social worker $58,000 Patient care 4-6 years

 

$56,000 to $75,000

CareerMedian salaryWork typeHigher education required
Surgical first assistant $52,000 Patient care 2-6 years
Radiologic technologist $64,000 Patient care 2-4 years
Dietitian $63,000 Patient care 4 years
Child life specialist $60,000 Patient care 4-6 years
Respiratory therapist $63,000 Patient care 2-4 years
Cytogenetic technologist $67,000 Laboratory 4-5 years
Pathologists' assistant $86,000 Laboratory 6-8 years
Nurse $75,000 Patient care 1-8 years
Perioperative nurse $79,000 Patient care 4-6 years
Cardiac sonographer $76,000 Patient care 2-6 years
Diagnostic medical sonographer $76,000 Patient care 2-6 years
Cytotechnologist $74,000 Laboratory 4-5 years

More than $76,000

CareerMedian salaryWork typeHigher education required
Audiologist $81,000 Patient care 8 years
Nuclear medicine technologist $79,000 Patient care 2-4 years
Orthoptist $82,000 Patient care 4-6 years
Positron emission tomography technologist $79,000 Patient care 2-4 years
Genetic counselor $86,000 Patient care 6 years
Medical speech-language pathologist $80,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Radiation therapist $87,000 Patient care 2-4 years
Occupational therapist $86,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Physical therapist $91,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Nurse midwife $112,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Nurse practitioner $112,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Physician assistant $115,000 Patient care 6-7 years
Medical physicist $129,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Cardiovascular perfusionist $124,000 Patient care 4-6 years
Pharmacist $129,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Nurse anesthetist $183,000 Patient care 6-8 years