Considering a Job in the Healthcare Industry? Here are 12 Jobs that Pay Well
Did you know that healthcare is the largest source of jobs in the U.S.?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is rapidly growing compared to the average of all other occupations. In fact, it is expected to grow 18% from 2016 to 2026. Therefore, there are many good reasons to consider a job in the healthcare industry – some include the vast array of career options, high earning potential etc. Of course, obtaining a job in the healthcare industry is not simply. It requires time and investment in medical education, trainings, residency, fellowships etc.
Therefore, if you are considering a job in the healthcare industry, check out the 12 highest paying jobs (ranked from lowest to highest):
1. Clinic Manager (National Average Salary $72,371/year):
Clinic managers are responsible for overseeing the functions of the healthcare facility. This also includes decision making, operations, finances, patient care, staffing etc.
2. Biomedical Engineer (National Average Salary $75,844/year):
Biomedical engineers are responsible for studying, manipulating, and creating equipment/materials related to the healthcare industry. Additionally, they are responsible for troubleshooting, improving, adjusting and monitoring how products are working.
3. Physical Therapist (National Average Salary $81,423/year):
Physical therapist are responsible for working with patients who’ve undergone surgery, accidents, strokes, heart attacks etc. Working with these patients also includes observing, diagnosing, and developing custom therapy plans related to their current status.
4. Occupational Therapist (National Average Salary $86,246/year):
Occupational therapist are responsible for working with patients who’ve undergone “traumatic” incidents, which has affected their physical abilities in some way. More specifically, they work hand-in-hand with patients to help them get back the skills they’ve lost (i.e. driving, work duties, etc.)
5. Psychologist (National Average Salary $92,067/year):
Psychologist are responsible for studying, diagnosing, and developing custom treatments for patients with mental health challenges.
6. Pharmacist (National Average Salary $99,936/year):
Pharmacists are responsible for ensuring pharmaceuticals are of quality and in-line with legal restrictions, overseeing the distribution of medicine to patients, making sure instructions on how to take medicines are listed, as well as answering any patient questions in regard to their prescriptions.
7. Physician Assistant (National Average Salary $100,935/year):
The primary role of a physician assistant is to support doctors on a day-to-day basis. This includes performing routine medical procedures, filing paperwork, obtaining medical history etc. In addition to working with doctors, they also work closely with nurses.
8. Podiatrist (National Average Salary $109,072/year):
Podiatrists’ primary role includes observing, diagnosing, and treating health issues related to feet. This includes being able to perform in-office procedures, prescribing medication and developing treatment plans.
9. Optometrist (National Average Salary $123,914/year):
Optometrists’ are primary responsible for observing, diagnosing, and treating health issues related to the eye. This includes being able to check vision, prescribing eye care products, diagnosing eye abnormalities etc.
10. Registered Nurse Anesthetist (National Average Salary $174,955/year):
The primary role of a registered nurse anesthetists is to work hand-in-hand with physicians and surgeons to administer the appropriate amount of anesthesia during medical procedures.
11. Dentist (National Average Salary $178,240/year):
Dentists’ primary role includes observing, diagnosing, and treating abnormalities related to the mouth and teeth.
12. Physician/Surgeon (National Average Salary $182,001/year):
The primary role of a physician/surgeon is to observe, diagnose, and treat the health of their patients. Specialties may include cardiovascular, neurology, dermatology etc.
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