Career Advancement – Healthcare Occupations

Highest Paying Careers

Pharmacist $163,060
Registered Nurse $146,383
Physician Assistant $129,619
Family Nurse Practitioner $130,651
Radiation Therapist $123,493
Dental Hygienist $119,976
Diagnostic Sonographer $107,675
Speech Pathologist $101,830
Respiratory Therapist $100,359
Anesthesia Technician $76,532
Healthcare Interpreter $73,788
Physical Therapy Assistant $71,393

Fastest Growing Careers

Family Nurse Practitioner 34%
Physical Therapy Assistant 29%
Healthcare Interpreter 23%
Physician Assistant 20%
Phlebotomy Technician 18%
Behavioral Health Counselor 17%
Dialysis Technician 17%
Medical Laboratory Technician 17%
Diagnostic Sonographer 16%
Community Health Worker 15%
Speech Therapist 14%
Medical Record/HIT Technician 14%

Occupations Ranked by Number of School Years

Family Nurse Practitioner 6 years
Physician Assistant
Speech Therapist
Registered Nurse 5 years
Pharmacist
Healthcare Interpreter 4 years
Medical Laboratory Technician
Behavioral Health Counselor
Health Educator
Dental Hygienist 3 years
Radiation Therapist 2 years
Diagnostic Sonographer
Respiratory Therapist
Physical Therapy Assistant
Surgical Technologist
Cardiovascular Technician
Licensed Vocational Nurse
Orthopedic Technician
Medical Record/HIT Technician
Patient Navigator
Anesthesia Technician
Community Health Worker 1 year
Dialysis Technician
Medical Secretary
Medical Insurance Biller
Optician
Phlebotomy Assistant
Pharmacy Assistant

Cathy Weselby, Healthcare Alumni Career Coach

Cathy Weselby is a Career Coach and Certified Professional Resume Writer who has worked in a variety of industries throughout her career including, high tech, higher education, government, nonprofits, the media, and employment agencies. She has had careers in Recruiting, Learning & Development, and Communications before becoming a Career Coach. She enjoys helping others find meaningful work and advance in their careers.

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