Top Healthcare Jobs
Healthcare jobs are on the rise and are only expected to continue to grow in demand to the tune of 5.6 million jobs by 2020 with an annual growth of 3%, the largest growth rate of any sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Today we’re going to review seven top healthcare jobs. All of the jobs listed have an anticipated higher growth rate than average.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
Annual Median Salary $41,540
Job Description LPNs work directly with their patients. They provide basic medical care, such as checking vital signs, administering meds, and maintaining patient hygiene. LPNs work under the supervision of registered nurses. LPNs commonly have supervisory duties over nursing aides and orderlies.
Registered Nurse (RN)
Annual Median Salary $65,470
Job Description Registered nurses work directly with patients in settings such as hospitals or doctors’ offices. RNs perform a wide array of duties, from beside care such as monitoring a patient and administering medicine to clerical work.
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Annual Median Salary $89,960
Job DescriptionNurse practitioners have high-responsibility jobs, working either independently or directly with a physician. They perform physical exams, set up patient care plans, prescribe medications and order medical tests. Read more about what a nurse practitioner does here.
Physician Assistant (PA)
Annual Median Salary $90,930
Job Description Physician assistants primarily work in hospitals and doctors’ offices. They work under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. Physician assistants work directly with patients to examine, diagnose, and provide therapeutic and preventative health care services. Additionally, most states allow PAs to prescribe medication. If the physician assistant specializes in surgery assistance, the PA typically is responsible for preoperative and postoperative care.
Annual Median Salary $75,400
Job Description Occupational therapists work in extremely diverse settings. They can be found in just about every work environment, from hospitals and doctors’ offices to the homes of their clients. The primary goal of occupational therapists is to enable their patients to lead independent lives. This means assisting patients with essential life tasks, such as eating and bathing.
Annual Median Salary $79,860
Job Description Physical therapists evaluate their patients’ current physical abilities such as coordination and motor function. Typically, they work in coordination with physicians to develop a rehabilitative plan to improve a patients’ mobility and alleviate pain.
Medical Records Technician
Annual Median Salary $34,160
Job Description Medical records technicians organize and manage health information data. They translate records produced by health care providers into codes from various classification systems for insurance reimbursement purposes, databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories. Medical records technicians commonly work in hospitals and doctors’ offices, but this position can sometimes be partially or totally performed remotely.
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