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OCCUPATION Job Summar Entry-Level Education Athletic Trainers
Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses.
Master's degree $48,420 Audiologists
Audiologists diagnose, manage, and treat patients who have hearing, balance, or related problems.
Doctoral or professional degree $78,950 Chiropractors
Chiropractors evaluate and treat patients' neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Doctoral or professional degree $75,000 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 provide patient care, take x rays, keep records, and schedule appointments.
Postsecondary nondegree award $38,660 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 diagnose and treat problems with patients’ teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth.
Doctoral or professional degree $163,220 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 plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to help people lead healthy lives.
Bachelor's degree $61,650 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
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 advise organizations on computerized healthcare systems and analyze clinical data.
Associate's degree $55,560 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 nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic medical care.
Postsecondary nondegree award $48,070 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 complete administrative and clinical tasks in hospitals, offices of physicians, and other healthcare facilities.
Postsecondary nondegree award $37,190 Medical Records Specialists
Medical records specialists compile, process, and maintain patient files.
Postsecondary nondegree award $46,660 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 prepare and administer radioactive drugs for imaging or treatment.
Associate's degree $78,760 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 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 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 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 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
Opticians help fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, following prescriptions from ophthalmologists and optometrists.
High school diploma or equivalent $37,570 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 design and fabricate medical supportive devices and measure and fit patients for them.
Master's degree $75,440 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 help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.
High school diploma or equivalent $36,740 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 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 help injured or ill people improve movement and manage pain.
Doctoral or professional degree $95,620 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 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 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 care for people who have mental conditions or developmental disabilities.
See How to Become One $36,230 Radiation Therapists
Radiation therapists administer doses of radiation to patients who have cancer or other serious diseases.
Associate's degree $82,790 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 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 (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 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 assess and treat people who have communication disorders.
Master's degree $79,060 Surgical Assistants and Technologists
Surgical assistants and technologists help with surgical operations.
Postsecondary nondegree award $48,510 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 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 do medical tests that help diagnose animals’ injuries and illnesses.
Associate's degree $36,850
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