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Patient care

CareerWork typeMedian salaryHigher education required
Athletic trainer Patient care $49,000 4-6 years
Audiologist Patient care $81,000 8 years
Cardiac sonographer Patient care $76,000 2-6 years
Cardiovascular invasive specialist Patient care $59,000 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 $76,000 2-6 years
Dietitian Patient care $63,000 4 years
Emergency medicine paramedic Patient care $37,000 1-2 years
Genetic counselor Patient care $86,000 6 years
Hemodialysis technician Patient care $41,000 Less than 1 year
Hospital chaplain Patient care $49,000 4-6 years
Medical massage therapist Patient care $44,000 1 year
Medical physicist Patient care $129,000 6-8 years
Medical social worker Patient care $58,000 4-6 years
Medical speech-language pathologist Patient care $80,000 6-8 years
Neurodiagnostic technologist Patient care $59,000 1-2 years
Nuclear medicine technologist Patient care $79,000 2-4 years
Nurse Patient care $75,000 1-8 years
Nurse anesthetist Patient care $183,000 6-8 years
Nurse midwife Patient care $112,000 6-8 years
Nurse practitioner Patient care $112,000 6-8 years
Occupational therapist Patient care $86,000 6-8 years
Orthoptist Patient care $82,000 4-6 years
Perioperative nurse Patient care $79,000 4-6 years
Pharmacist Patient care $129,000 6-8 years
Pharmacy technician Patient care $35,000 0-2 years
Phlebotomy technician Patient care $36,000 Less than 1 year
Physical therapist Patient care $91,000 6-8 years
Physician assistant Patient care $115,000 6-7 years
Positron emission tomography technologist Patient care $79,000 2-4 years
Radiation therapist Patient care $87,000 2-4 years
Radiologic technologist Patient care $64,000 2-4 years
Recreational therapist Patient care $48,000 2-4 years
Respiratory therapist Patient care $63,000 2-4 years
Surgical first assistant Patient care $52,000 2-6 years
Surgical technologist Patient care $49,000 1-2 years

 

Laboratory

CareerWork typeMedian salaryHigher education required
Cytogenetic technologist Laboratory $67,000 4-5 years
Cytotechnologist Laboratory $74,000 4-5 years
Histology technician Laboratory $54,000 1-2 years
Medical laboratory scientist Laboratory $54,000 2-4 years
Molecular genetics technologist Laboratory $54,000 4-6 years
Pathologists' assistant Laboratory $86,000 6-8 years

Support and administration

CareerWork typeMedian salaryHigher education required
Central service technician Support and administration $37,000 1-4 years
Health information manager Support and administration $44,000 2-4 years