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Median Annual Income
$ 89,010

Radiologic Technology

Median Annual Income
$ 70,240

Dental Hygienist

Median Annual Income
$ 77,810
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    Athletic trainers Athletic Trainers

    Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses.

    Master's degree $48,420
    Audiologists Audiologists

    Audiologists diagnose, manage, and treat patients who have hearing, balance, or related problems.

    Doctoral or professional degree $78,950
    Chiropractors Chiropractors

    Chiropractors evaluate and treat patients' neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

    Doctoral or professional degree $75,000
    Medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

    Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians perform medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

    Bachelor's degree $57,800
    Dental assistants Dental Assistants

    Dental assistants provide patient care, take x rays, keep records, and schedule appointments.

    Postsecondary nondegree award $38,660
    Dental hygienists Dental Hygienists

    Dental hygienists examine patients for signs of oral diseases, such as gingivitis, and provide preventive care, including oral hygiene.

    Associate's degree $77,810
    Dentists Dentists

    Dentists diagnose and treat problems with patients’ teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth.

    Doctoral or professional degree $163,220
    Diagnostic medical sonographers Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

    Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians operate special equipment to create images or to conduct tests.

    Associate's degree $75,380
    Dietitians and nutritionists Dietitians and Nutritionists

    Dietitians and nutritionists plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to help people lead healthy lives.

    Bachelor's degree $61,650
    EMTs and paramedics EMTs and Paramedics

    Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics assess injuries and illnesses, provide emergency medical care, and may transport patients to medical facilities.

    Postsecondary nondegree award $36,930
    Exercise Physiologists

    Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs that help injured or sick patients recover.

    Bachelor's degree $47,940
    genetic counselors image Genetic Counselors

    Genetic counselors assess clients' risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as birth defects.

    Master's degree $80,150
    Health information technologists and medical registrars Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars

    Health information technologists and medical registrars advise organizations on computerized healthcare systems and analyze clinical data.

    Associate's degree $55,560
    home health aides image Home Health and Personal Care Aides

    Home health and personal care aides monitor the condition of people with disabilities or chronic illnesses and help them with daily living activities.

    High school diploma or equivalent $29,430
    Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

    Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic medical care.

    Postsecondary nondegree award $48,070
    Massage therapists Massage Therapists

    Massage therapists treat clients by applying pressure to manipulate the body's soft tissues and joints.

    Postsecondary nondegree award $46,910
    Medical assistants Medical Assistants

    Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in hospitals, offices of physicians, and other healthcare facilities.

    Postsecondary nondegree award $37,190
    Medical records and health information technicians Medical Records Specialists

    Medical records specialists compile, process, and maintain patient files.

    Postsecondary nondegree award $46,660
    Medical transcriptionists Medical Transcriptionists

    Medical transcriptionists use electronic devices to convert voice recordings from physicians and other healthcare workers into formal reports.

    Postsecondary nondegree award $30,100
    Nuclear medicine technologists Nuclear Medicine Technologists

    Nuclear medicine technologists prepare and administer radioactive drugs for imaging or treatment.

    Associate's degree $78,760
    nurse anesthetists nurse midwives and nurse practitioners image Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners

    Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners coordinate patient care and may provide primary and specialty healthcare.

    Master's degree $123,780
    Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants Nursing Assistants and Orderlies

    Nursing assistants provide basic care and help patients with activities of daily living. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.

    See How to Become One $30,290
    Occupational health and safety specialists Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

    Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians collect data on, analyze, and design improvements to work environments and procedures.

    See How to Become One $74,870
    Occupational therapists Occupational Therapists

    Occupational therapists evaluate and treat people who have injuries, illnesses, or disabilities to help them with vocational, daily living, and other skills that promote independence.

    Master's degree $85,570
    Occupational therapy assistants and aides Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides

    Occupational therapy assistants and aides help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.

    See How to Become One $61,520
    Opticians, dispensing Opticians

    Opticians help fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, following prescriptions from ophthalmologists and optometrists.

    High school diploma or equivalent $37,570
    Optometrists Optometrists

    Optometrists diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system, including examining eyes and prescribing corrective lenses.

    Doctoral or professional degree $124,300
    Orthotists and prosthetists Orthotists and Prosthetists

    Orthotists and prosthetists design and fabricate medical supportive devices and measure and fit patients for them.

    Master's degree $75,440
    Pharmacists Pharmacists

    Pharmacists dispense prescription medications and provide information to patients about the drugs and their use.

    Doctoral or professional degree $128,570
    Pharmacy technicians Pharmacy Technicians

    Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.

    High school diploma or equivalent $36,740
    phlebotomists image Phlebotomists

    Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations.

    Postsecondary nondegree award $37,380
    Physical therapist assistants and aides Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides

    Physical therapist assistants and aides are supervised by physical therapists to help patients regain movement and manage pain after injuries and illnesses.

    See How to Become One $49,180
    Physical therapists Physical Therapists

    Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve movement and manage pain.

    Doctoral or professional degree $95,620
    Physician assistants Physician Assistants

    Physician assistants examine, diagnose, and treat patients under the supervision of a physician.

    Master's degree $121,530
    Physicians and surgeons Physicians and Surgeons

    Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses and address health maintenance.

    Doctoral or professional degree This wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year.
    Podiatrists Podiatrists

    Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for people with foot, ankle, and lower leg problems.

    Doctoral or professional degree $145,840
    Psychiatric technicians and aides Psychiatric Technicians and Aides

    Psychiatric technicians and aides care for people who have mental conditions or developmental disabilities.

    See How to Become One $36,230
    Radiation therapists Radiation Therapists

    Radiation therapists administer doses of radiation to patients who have cancer or other serious diseases.

    Associate's degree $82,790
    Radiologic technologists Radiologic and MRI Technologists

    Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations on patients. MRI technologists operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create diagnostic images.

    Associate's degree $61,980
    Recreational therapists Recreational Therapists

    Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based medical treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses.

    Bachelor's degree $47,940
    Registered nurses Registered Nurses

    Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care and educate patients and the public about various health conditions.

    Bachelor's degree $77,600
    Respiratory therapists Respiratory Therapists

    Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing—for example, because of a chronic condition such as asthma.

    Associate's degree $61,830
    Speech-language pathologists Speech-Language Pathologists

    Speech-language pathologists assess and treat people who have communication disorders.

    Master's degree $79,060
    Surgical technologists Surgical Assistants and Technologists

    Surgical assistants and technologists help with surgical operations.

    Postsecondary nondegree award $48,510
    Veterinarians Veterinarians

    Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to protect public health.

    Doctoral or professional degree $100,370
    Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

    Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers handle routine animal care and help scientists, veterinarians, and others with their daily tasks.

    High school diploma or equivalent $29,780
    Veterinary technologists and technicians Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

    Veterinary technologists and technicians do medical tests that help diagnose animals’ injuries and illnesses.

    Associate's degree $36,850
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