Healthcare Careers

Healthcare Careers Overview

Healthcare Careers Overview

Healthcare careers cover every occupation from Athletic Trainers to Surgical Technologists and everything in between. Therapists, assistants and even Personal Care Aides make the Bureau of Labor Statistic's healthcare jobs list. Depending on where your interests lie, you may opt for careers in healthcare in the chiropractic, dental or even pharmacy fields. Don't forget nursing-related types of healthcare jobs or specialized jobs such as Phlebotomists and Surgical Technologists.

Healthcare Education

The good news is that the education required for careers in healthcare range from high school diplomas (for Personal Care Aids) to associate's degrees (for Radiation Therapists and Radiologic Technologists) to bachelor's degrees (some therapist jobs) to master's and doctoral degrees (for nurses, doctors and many therapists). You can land a job in a few types of healthcare careers without a degree, but you'll need a certification or a non-degree award for jobs such as Dental Assistant or Surgical Technologist.

Healthcare Job Market

The job market looks good for all healthcare careers currently and over the next 10 years. The baby-boom generation is aging, and an increase is expected to accommodate their care. Increased access to health insurance due to recent changes in health insurance legislation is also a factor in the projected growth in healthcare-related jobs. For example, nursing jobs are projected to increase 31 percent by 2022, pharmacy jobs up 14 percent over the next 10 years and physician and surgeon jobs are expected to go up 18 percent, all above the 11 percent average increase of all occupations combined.

Healthcare Salaries

It will come as no surprise that the healthcare careers requiring advanced education and degrees earn the highest salaries. Physicians, for example, average more than $187,000 annually. Physician Assistants don't do too poorly, though, with a median salary of $90,930. Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists earn in the mid $70,000s. EMTs and Paramedics gross around $31,000 and LPNs bring home about $41,500 before taxes. Home Health and Personal Care Aids are at the bottom of the list, though, with median wages right around $20,000 annually.

Experian Services Corp

San Antonio, Texas


DescriptionAt Experian Health, our employees have the opportunity to shape more than products – they shape the future of U.S. healthcare. Experian Health is a pioneer ...

Experian Services Corp

Franklin, Tennessee


Description Job Summary: Energetic and well-organized self-starter able to learn new technology quickly with excellent customer service & multi-tasking skills. Strong ...

Computer Consultants Internation...

Madison, Wisconsin


Company Description Computer Consultants International, Inc. (CCI) is an IT Consulting Firm with more than 18 years experience providing effective, expert-level servic...

ERP International

Nellis AFB, Nevada, 89191


Healthcare Positions at Nellis AFB Las Vegas, NV ERP International, LLC ( is seeking healthcare professionals for future openings at Mike O'C...

ERP International

Travis AFB, California, 94535


Healthcare Positions at Travis AFB Fairfield, CA ERP International, LLC ( is seeking Healthcare Professionals for future openings at The Davi...

Octapharma Plasma, Inc.

Fife, Washington, 98424


We are seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) to join our growing biopharmaceutical company. At Octapharma Plasma you can channel your passion for helping others into a medi...

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