What Are The Median Health Professional’s Wages

What Are The Median Health Professional’s Wages

Did you know that the United States is currently experiencing a shortage of healthcare professionals, specifically doctors and nurses? The Board of Labor predicts that the number of jobs in the healthcare segment is going to grow by 19% by 2024. That means there will be about 2.3 million new jobs across the board.

But that doesn’t mean there will be 2.3 million doctor and nursing positions that needs to be filled. There are many careers that fall under the healthcare professional umbrella.

Median Health Professional’s Wages

Let’s take a look at all the possible professions that lie under this category, their median pay, and what you need to enter the field.

Athletic Trainer – $45,630 – Bachelor’s Degree

These people specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating injuries on might sustain while participating in a sport. It includes muscle and bone injuries, and illnesses.

Athletic Trainer

Audiologist – $75,980 – Doctoral Or Professional Degree

These people diagnose, manage, and treat a person’s hearing, balance, or ear problems.

Audiologist

Chiropractor – $67,520 – Doctoral Or Professional Degree

These people treat patients who have health conditions related to the neuromusculoskeletal system. This includes nerves, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. They use spinal manipulation, adjustments, and other techniques to manage back and neck pain.

chiropractor

Dental Assistant – $36,940 – Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

These people perform a variety of tasks that include providing patient care, taking X-rays, recordkeeping, and scheduling appointments.

Dental Assistant

Dental Hygienist – $72,910 – Associate’s Degree

These people clean teeth, examine patients to find evidence of an oral disease, and provide patients with other preventative care. They also provide education to patients on how to improve or maintain proper oral health.

Dental Hygienist

Dentist – $159,770 – Doctoral Or Professional Degree

These people diagnose and treat patients who have problems with their teeth, gums, and other parts of the mouth. They also can provide recommend ways to care for the teeth and gums, as well as educate how diet choices affect one’s oral health.

Dentist Holding Dental Instruments

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Cardiovascular Technologists, Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists – $64,280 – Associate’s Degree

These people operate special imaging equipment to create internal images of a patient or to conduct a test. These images help doctors assess and diagnose a medical condition. These technologists may also assist during surgery.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Dietitian And Nutritionist – $58,920 – Bachelor’s Degree

These people use food and nutrition to promote good health as well as manage disease. They can give food and diet recommendations to patients to help them live a healthier lifestyle and/or achieve a specific health-related goal.

Dietitian And Nutritionist

EMTs And Paramedics – $32,670 – Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

These people provide care for those who are sick or injured in an emergency situation. They transport patients to a medical facility where they can receive further care.

EMTs and paramedics.

Exercise Physiologist – $47,340 – Bachelor’s Degree

These people develop exercise and fitness programs that will help their patients recover from chronic diseases. Their programs improve body composition, cardiovascular function, and flexibility.

Exercise Physiologist

Genetic Counselors – $74,120 – Master’s Degree

These people can determine whether a person or a family is at risk of having children with a genetic disorder or a birth defect. They provide information, as well as support, other healthcare providers or people who are worried about the risk of inherited conditions.

Genetic Counselors

Home Health Aide – $22,600 – No Formal Education Credentials Needed

These people help those who need help with daily living functions. Their patients can include those with disabilities, cognitive impairment, or chronic illnesses.

Woman Measuring Blood Pressure

Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurse – $44,090 – Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

These people provide basic nursing care and are under supervision of registered nurses and doctors.

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Massage Therapist – $39,860 – Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

These people provide treatment to patients by massaging a person’s muscles and soft tissue. They can relieve pain, heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, and evoke relaxation.

Massage Therapist

Medical Assistant – $31,540 – Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

These people do the administrative and clinical tasks in hospitals, doctors offices, and other healthcare facilities.

Medical Assistant

Medical Records And Health Information Technician – $38,040 – Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

These people organize and manage health information data. They work to ensure the information maintains quality, accuracy, accessibility, and is securely logged both in paper an electronic systems.

Health Information Technician

Medical Transcriptionists – $35,720 – Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

These people listen to the recordings of doctors and other healthcare workers and then transcribes them into a written report.

Medical Transcriptionists

Nuclear Medicine Technologist – $74,350 – Associate’s Degree

These people operate equipment that creates an image of a person’s body. They use radioactive medicine and administers it to the patient before taking the imagery.

Man Preparing Pacient For Scanning

Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners – $107,460 – Master’s Degree

These people coordinate care for their patients, and may provide primary or specialty healthcare.

Nurse Anesthetists

Occupational Health And Safety Specialist – $70,920 – Bachelor’s Degree

These people analyze work environments and procedures to ensure they adhere to safety, health, and environmental safety regulations.

Occupational Health And Safety Specialist

Occupational Health And Safety Technician – $48,820 – High School Diploma Or GED

These people work with the specialist to collect data and perform tests and measure hazards to keep workers, property, the public, and environment safe.

Occupational Health And Safety Technician

Occupational Therapist – $81,970 – Master’s Degree

These people treat ill, injured, or disabled patients to help them recover and live normal lives.

Occupational therapist.

Opticians – $35,530 – High School Diploma Or GED

These people fit glasses and contact lenses according to the prescription provided by the optometrist.

Opticians

Orthodontist And Prosthetists – $65,630 – Master’s Degree

These people design and fabricate medical supportive devices for their patients. These include artificial limbs, braces, and other medical or surgical devices.

Orthodontist And Prosthetists

Pharmacist – $122,230 – Doctoral Or Professional Degree

These people dispense medications accord to a doctor’s prescription. They can also offer advice on how to use the medications safely.

Pharmacist

Pharmacy Technician – $30,920 – High School Diploma Or GED

These people work with the pharmacist to dispense prescription medication to customers and/or healthcare professionals.

Female Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomist – $32,710 – Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

These people draw blood for medical procedures, transfusions, donations, or research.

Phlebotomist

Physical Therapist – $85,400 – Doctoral Or Professional Degree

These people help sick or injured people improve movement and manage their pain.

Physical Therapist

Physician Assistant – $101,480 – Doctoral Or Professional Degree

Practice medicine alongside physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. They examine, diagnose, and treat patients.

Physician Assistant

Physician And Surgeon – >$208,000 A year – Doctoral Or Professional Degree

These people diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses. Surgeons perform medical procedures.

Physician And Surgeon

Podiatrist – $124,830 – Doctoral Or Professional Degree

These people provide care related to foot, ankle, and lower leg problems.

Podiatrist

Radiation Therapist – $80,160 – Associate’s Degree

These people treat cancer and other diseases a patient may require radiation treatment for.

Radiation Therapist

Radiologic And MRI Technologists – $58,690 – Associate’s Degree

These people perform diagnostic imaging like X-rays on patients. MRI techs operate MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners to create diagnostic images.

Radiologic And MRI Technologists

Recreational Therapists – $46,410 – Bachelor’s Degree

These  people plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for those with disabilities, injuries, and illnesses.

Recreational Therapists

Registered Nurse – $68,450 – Bachelor’s Degree

These people provide and coordinate patient care. They also provide education to patients and public about health conditions.

Young Hospital Nurses In Scrubs

Respiratory Therapist – $58,670 – Associate’s Degree

These people help those who are having difficulty breathing. They treat patients as young as premature babies to elderly patients.

Respiratory Therapist

Speech Language Pathologists – $74,680 – Master’s Degree

These people assess, diagnose, treat, and help those who have communication or swallowing disorders.

Speech Language Pathologists

Surgical Technologists – $45,160 – Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

These people assist in surgical operations.

Surgical Technologists

For a full description of each, check out the Department of Labor’s list, found in the Bureau of Labor Statistics listed below.

Resources:

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