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 $50,000 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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