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Healthcare Careers and Salaries

Welcome to our site, where you will find a wealth of information on a variety of healthcare careers, including average salaries, education requirements, and a list of job opportunities in your area.

Whether you are exploring health careers in the United States, Canada, or Australia, we strive to provide the most up to date information on average salaries for a large variety of the most popular healthcare occupations. You can be assured that all of our salary information comes from only the most reliable and trusted sources in the industry.

One of the main factors in determining salaries is geographic location. At this site, you will find salary ranges that are specific to a state or geographic area, allowing you to find information that is useful to where you plan to work. You can trust that our information is always up to date and carefully analyzed from a variety of sources such as the Department of Labor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the American Medical Association, to name a few.

Average Healthcare Career Salaries

As our life expectancy continues to grow, and most of us will live longer than 70 years of age, the healthcare industry is at an all time high demand. In addition, healthcare careers now go far beyond the typical careers of a nurse or a doctor.

You can quickly scan a variety of the most popular healthcare careers and see an up to date salary range. This format will allow you to select only the careers that are of most interest to you, rather than having to scan through a lengthy list of ancillary careers.

As an example, below you will find the 10 highest paying healthcare careers and their average salary, according to Forbes Magazine for 2015.

  1. Biomedical Engineering average salary $87,000
  2. Dental Hygienist average salary $79,000
  3. Occupational Therapist average salary $75,000
  4. Optometrist average salary $98,000
  5. Chiropractor average salary $66,000
  6. Podiatrist average salary $116,000
  7. Speech Pathologist average salary $70,000
  8. Physical Therapist average salary $80,000
  9. Pharmacist average salary $110,000
  10. Respiratory Therapist average salary $56,000

How Do I Become A…..

Now that you have had some time to research a variety of healthcare careers, how do you know where to start?  You can link to a detailed description of each healthcare career. Here you will find information about education requirements, certifications, and licensing that may be required for each career path.

It is important to remember that each state will have their own specific requirements for licensing. As you continue to narrow down your career choice, you will want to verify specific requirements at your state’s Health and Human Services department.

This site will also help you better understand certain aspects of each career field. For instance, education requirements and salaries will be different for a dental hygienist than they will be for a dental assistant. As health care around the world becomes more complicated, it is nice to have one location where you can explore a variety of fields to find the perfect match for you.

Can I Really Get A Job?

Technology is changing nearly every aspect of our lives, and the health care industry is no different. Advances in equipment and techniques have nearly eliminated the need for some careers, while others are so high in demand there are additional grants and incentives to attract people into those careers.

Any healthcare field requires compassion and dedication. Do you still want to spend years studying for a particular career if the need is on the decline? We will tell you what the projected growth is for each of the occupations, as well as comparing the growth rates against all jobs in the United States.

So, for instance, if you are interested in becoming a pharmacist, you would see that the projected growth rate is 14%. Not bad, right? But when you compare that to the average growth rate of all jobs in the United States is 11%, you may have difficulty finding a job after college.

Now, let’s look at a Physical Therapist. The projected growth rate for this profession is 36%, so you are very likely to land that first job without any difficulty.

Never in our history has health care been more complicated, and entering into this career field can be just as confusing. We strive to take the guess work out of planning for a long and rewarding career. From education requirements to accurate, up to date salary information.