5 Hot Careers in Healthcare

Choosing a career is not an easy thing to do. It can become rather overwhelming and confusing because of the large amount of choices out there. Deciding to go to school for a particular career requires a large commitment of time and money. Therefore, you really need to be sure of what you want to do for a living. Getting a quality education will help set you up for success in the future. This also means your choice of a school is also very important. What career should you go to school for? Here are a few ideas you might want to seriously consider.

  • Esthetician

    • What They Do – This is a person who makes their living helping people with their skin problems. Their goal is to improve the appearance of their patient’s skin. They are sometimes referred to as skin care therapists.
    • How Much They Make – According to Payscale.com, the average salary is approximately $12.55 per hour (with a range of $8.61 to $19.79 per hour).
    • Education and Training Requirements –Training and education requirements vary by state. Generally, applicants must pass their state’s board exam to obtain a license. To qualify to take the licensure exam, applicants must pass a state-approved skin care and esthetics course at a estheticians school.
    • Finding a job – Job search links ==>> Esthetician Jobs
  • Dental Hygienist
    • What They Do – According to dentalhygienists.com, “a hygienist typically removes soft and hard deposits from a patient’s teeth; examines the gums and teeth to discern the presence of disease or oral abnormality; and strips the teeth of calculus (tartar), stains and plaque. A dental hygienist often performs as well root planing (a type of periodontal therapy), takes x-rays and applies cavity-deterring agents (fluoride or sealants)”.
    • How Much They Make – According to healthcare-salaries.com, Dental Hygienists average approximately $61,800 and earn almost $77,000 at the 90th percentile. Salary survey here ==>> Dental Hygienist Salary
    • Education and Training Requirements –Training and education requirements vary, but you usually need a minimum of a 2 year certificate. You can also get an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. You can find some of the requirements at the following link ==>Dental Hygienist Education Requirements
    • Finding a job – Job search links ==>> Dental Hygienist Jobs
  • Registered Nurse
    • What They Do – Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. Nurses may help assess medical issues, plan for treatment and help administer the treatment. They may also provide support from basic triage to emergency surgery.
    • How Much They Make – Salaries vary depending on institution and specialty. According to indeed.com’s salary survey, average salaries can range from $48,000 to $68,000.Salary survey here ==>>Average Nurse RN salaries
    • Education and Training Requirements – There are several education paths you can take to become a registered nurse. Education-portal.com does a very good job listing the alternatives. You can find some of the requirements at the following link ==>>RN: Educational Requirements to Become a Registered Nurse
    • Finding a job – Job search links ==>> Registered Nurse Positions
  • Pharmacist
    • What They Do – Pharmacists prepare medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders and are responsible for detecting therapeutic incompatibilities. They are responsible for controling medications by monitoring drug therapies; advising interventions. They provide pharmacological information by answering questions and requests of health care professionals; counseling patients on drug therapies.
    • How Much They Make – According to usnews.com, the median annual salary for a pharmacist is approximately $113,390. Salaries have increased dramatically over the last few years. Salary survey here ==>> Pharmacist Salaries
    • Education and Training Requirements – As you would expect, lots of schooling required here. According to wikipedia.org, many countries require a post graduate degree to be considered for registration as a pharmacist. You can find some of the requirements at the following link ==>>Pharmacy school
    • Finding a job – Job search links ==>>Pharmacist Jobs
  • Occupational Therapist
    • What They Do – Mayo.edu’s Occupational Therapist job description indicates that “Occupational therapists work with individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling. Occupational therapists assist individuals to develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills”. For more information, take a look at ==>> Mayo School of Health Sciences.
    • How Much They Make – About.com’s site indicates that Occupational Therapists have a median salary of $72,320 (not bad) while the 90th percentile earns $104,000. Take a look at the salary survey here ==>> Occupational Therapist
    • Education and Training Requirements – ==>>BLS.gov indicates that Occupational Therapists must be licensed and certified. The minimum degree is typically a two year associates degree (best to be from an accredited program). Following school, there are typically licensing and certification requirements. Best to look at ==>> How to Become an Occupational Therapist
    • Finding a job – Job search links ==>> Occupational Therapist Jobs

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