Careers by Salary

  • $30,000 to $55,000
  • $56,000 to $75,000
  • More than $76,000

$30,000 to $55,000

CareerMedian salaryWork typeHigher education required
Phlebotomy technician $34,000 Patient care Less than 1 year
Central service technician $35,000 Support and administration 1-4 years
Health information manager $39,000 Support and administration 2-4 years
Hemodialysis technician $39,000 Patient care Less than 1 year
Medical massage therapist $40,000 Patient care 1 year
Surgical technologist $46,000 Patient care 1-2 years
Athletic trainer $47,000 Patient care 4-6 years
Hospital chaplain $48,000 Patient care 4-6 years
Recreational therapist $48,000 Patient care 2-4 years
Neurodiagnostic technologist $50,000 Patient care 1-2 years
Histology technician $52,000 Laboratory 1-2 years
Medical laboratory scientist $52,000 Laboratory 2-4 years
Molecular genetics technologist $52,000 Laboratory 4-6 years
Cardiovascular invasive specialist $55,000 Patient care 1-3 years
Medical social worker $55,000 Patient care 4-6 years

$56,000 to $75,000

CareerMedian salaryWork typeHigher education required
Surgical first assistant $56,000 Patient care 2-6 years
Radiologic technologist $58,000 Patient care 2-4 years
Dietitian $59,000 Patient care 4 years
Child life specialist $60,000 Patient care 4-6 years
Respiratory therapist $60,000 Patient care 2-4 years
Cytogenetic technologist $61,000 Laboratory 4-5 years
Pathologists' assistant $69,000 Laboratory 6-8 years
Nurse $70,000 Patient care 1-8 years
Perioperative nurse $70,000 Patient care 4-6 years
Cardiac sonographer $71,000 Patient care 2-6 years
Diagnostic medical sonographer $71,000 Patient care 2-6 years
Cytotechnologist $75,000 Laboratory 4-5 years

More than $76,000

CareerMedian salaryWork typeHigher education required
Audiologist $76,000 Patient care 8 years
Nuclear medicine technologist $76,000 Patient care 2-4 years
Positron emission tomography technologist $76,000 Patient care 2-4 years
Genetic counselor $77,000 Patient care 6 years
Medical speech-language pathologist $77,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Radiation therapist $81,000 Patient care 2-4 years
Occupational therapist $83,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Physical therapist $87,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Nurse midwife $101,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Nurse practitioner $104,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Physician assistant $105,000 Patient care 6-7 years
Medical physicist $119,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Cardiovascular perfusionist $124,000 Patient care 4-6 years
Pharmacist $124,000 Patient care 6-8 years
Nurse anesthetist $169,000 Patient care 6-8 years
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