Careers by Work Type

  • Patient care
  • Laboratory
  • Support and administration

Patient care

CareerWork typeMedian salaryHigher education required

Athletic trainer

Patient care

$47,000

4-6 years

Audiologist

Patient care

$76,000

8 years

Cardiac sonographer

Patient care

$71,000

2-6 years 

Cardiovascular invasive specialist

Patient care

$55,000

1-3 years

Cardiovascular perfusionist

Patient care

$124,000

4-6 years

Child life specialist

Patient care

$60,000

4-6 years

Diagnostic medical sonographer

Patient care

$71,000

2-6 years

Dietitian

Patient care

$59,000

4 years

Genetic counselor

Patient care

$77,000

6 years

Hemodialysis technician

Patient care

$39,000

Less than 1 year

Hospital chaplain

Patient care

$48,000

4-6 years

Medical massage therapist

Patient care

$40,000

1 year

Medical physicist

Patient care

$119,000

6-8 years

Medical social worker

Patient care

$55,000

4-6 years

Medical speech-language pathologist

Patient care

$77,000

6-8 years

Neurodiagnostic technologist

Patient care

$49,000

1-2 years

Nuclear medicine technologist

Patient care

$76,000

2-4 years

Nurse

Patient care

$70,000

1-8 years

Nurse anesthetist

Patient care

$169,000

6-8 years

Nurse midwife

Patient care

$101,000

6-8 years

Nurse practitioner

Patient care

$104,000

6-8 years

Occupational therapist

Patient care

$83,000

6-8 years

Perioperative nurse

Patient care

$70,000

4-6 years

Pharmacist

Patient care

$124,000

6-8 years

Phlebotomy technician

Patient care

$34,000

Less than 1 year

Physical therapist

Patient care

$87,000

6-8 years

Physician assistant

Patient care

$105,000

6-7 years

Positron emission tomography technologist

Patient care

$76,000

2-4 years

Radiation therapist

Patient care

$81,000

2-4 years

Radiologic technologist

Patient care

$58,000

2-4 years

Recreational therapist

Patient care

$48,000

2-4 years

Respiratory therapist

Patient care

$60,000

2-4 years

Surgical first assistant

Patient care

$56,000

2-6 years

Surgical technologist

Patient care

$46,000

1-2 years

Laboratory

CareerWork typeMedian salaryHigher education required

Cytogenetic technologist

Laboratory

$61,000

4-5 years

Cytotechnologist

Laboratory

$75,000

4-5 years

Histology technician

Laboratory

$52,000

1-2 years

Medical laboratory scientist

Laboratory

$52,000

2-4 years

Molecular genetics technologist

Laboratory

$52,000

4-6 years

Pathologists' assistant

Laboratory

$69,000

6-8 years

Support and administration

CareerWork typeMedian salaryHigher education required

Central service technician

Support and administration

$35,000

1-4 years

Health information manager

Support and administration

$39,000

2-4 years

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