Healthcare Career Information

Did you know that healthcare is one of the fastest growing job sectors? Healthcare is not only booming, it's downright hot! But, before you dismiss the healthcare field because you faint at the sight of blood, take note that many of the careers within healthcare don't involve drawing blood and changing bedpans. While nurses and phlebotomists are still highly sought after, there are some careers within healthcare that even those who are squeamish can look into.

The following healthcare career information shines a spotlight on the top ten hottest careers in the healthcare industry. While a few may involve working directly with patients, some are clerical, or involve working in a lab.

1. Medical Records Technicians
Medical Records Technicians have the main responsibility of maintaining and evaluating the accuracy of a patient’s medical records such as exam results, medical history, lab reports, diagnosis etc. An associate degree from a college is needed with a wide experience in science and medicine. Average annual salary $30,000

2. Mental Health Counselor
Mental Health Counselors work with people to cure emotional and emotional disorders to maximize mental health using a variety of therapies. To fill a post, a master’s degree is usually required to be licensed as a counselor; a graduate study is also a plus factor. Average annual salary: $40,000

3. Medical Transcriptionists
Medical transcriptionists encode dictated recordings created by doctors and other medical professionals such as reports, observations and correspondence that may eventually become part of the patient’s medical files. A medical transcriptionist can be trained in a special school or a vocational center where one can earn a certificate of training. Average annual salary is $25,000

4. Laboratory Technicians
Lab technicians conduct examinations that will lead to the diagnosis or detection of a disease. They can also analyze and report it to the attending physician of the patient. A bachelor’s degree in medical technology is needed. A wide experience is a plus factor and will rake in extra bucks. Average annual salary is $27,000

5. Medical and Health Service Managers
Health service managers devise, manage and coordinate healthcare services. A master’s degree in health sciences or public health is necessary requirement for the job. However, a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for some job openings. Average annual salary is $55,000

6. Medical Scientists
Medical scientists conduct research on human diseases to provide necessary information to devise practical solutions to human health diseases. These results include vaccines and medicated drugs. Medical scientists can also perform clinical investigations, transcription, drug examination and technical writing. A doctorate degree in biology is very necessary to fill the post. Average annual salary is $90,000

7. Social Workers
Social workers help families, people and groups to cope up during a fatal disease, mental abuse or emotional problems rooted to social factors. A bachelor’s degree in social work or sociology is required for this career. Average annual salary is $60,000

8. Physical therapists
Physical therapists offer services that result to restoration of body functions, enhance mobility, relieve pain and avoid permanent damage to patients with physical disabilities. A degree in physical therapy is needed to fill this job. Average annual salary is $55,000

9. Doctor Assistants
Assistants to a doctor can also provide diagnosis, therapies and preventive services as directed by the physician. Average annual salary is $63,000

10. Pharmacists
Pharmacists distribute drugs prescribed by doctors. They can also inform patients about the medications and their proper use. They can also provide proper information on dosage, side effects and contraindications. A degree from a college of pharmacy is needed for this job. Average annual salary is $80,000

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