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Health Science, Medical Technology Sector
Health care is one of the fastest growing career sectors. The Health Science and Medical Technology Sector requires academic and technical skills, as well as the related knowledge necessary for the field. These careers range from entry level to management, including technical and professional specialties. Workers in this field need the knowledge and ability to contribute to the delivery of safe and effective health care. Nearly half of the careers in this area require professional level preparation. Students commonly need the academic background required for entry into postsecondary education. Specific skill sets needed usually include chemistry, physics, math, and biology plus communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills. Many careers require state certification or credentials.

 

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Labor Market: Health Science and Medical Technology Sector

Title EmployedIncome
Anesthesiologists 65 279,900
Athletic Trainers 46 52,200
Audiologists 23 94,900
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 74 74,900
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 645 47,000
Chiropractors 116 82,700
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 384 98,300
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 235 52,700
Counselors, All Other 65 48,900
Dental Hygienists 501 97,000
Dentists, All Other Specialists 15 125,300
Dentists, General 314 188,000
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 88 99,300
Dietetic Technicians 43 38,500
Dietitians and Nutritionists 113 66,700
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 408 42,900
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 57 48,400
Exercise Physiologists 31 70,500
Family and General Practitioners 276 208,900
Genetic Counselors 4 90,900
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 111 87,600
Health Educators 121 49,700
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 72 67,900
Healthcare Social Workers 320 61,200
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,166 51,500
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 44 93,500
Marriage and Family Therapists 72 50,000
Massage Therapists 381 53,100
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 220 47,700
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 220 90,800
Medical and Health Services Managers 537 110,200
Medical Appliance Technicians 16 46,000
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 306 44,500
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 253 57,400
Mental Health Counselors 298 41,600
Nurse Anesthetists 71 218,000
Nurse Midwives 9 144,700
Nurse Practitioners 224 116,700
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 47 221,900
Occupational Therapists 191 102,500
Occupational Therapy Assistants 55 63,900
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 76 42,400
Opticians, Dispensing 149 41,700
Optometrists 94 105,100
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 16 246,300
Orthodontists 20 205,500
Orthotists and Prosthetists 11 72,700
Phlebotomists 128 41,100
Physical Therapist Assistants 127 58,000
Physical Therapists 338 96,000
Physician Assistants 173 112,900
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 643 227,300
Podiatrists 13 119,200
Prosthodontists 2 158,000
Psychiatric Technicians 100 68,400
Psychiatrists 52 265,000
Psychologists, All Other 38 97,800
Radiation Therapists 25 116,600
Radiologic Technologists 299 78,900
Recreational Therapists 30 67,300
Registered Nurses 4,145 111,200
Respiratory Therapists 171 89,100
Social and Community Service Managers 351 77,000
Social Workers, All Other 134 63,800
Speech-Language Pathologists 272 91,800
Surgeons 91 249,600
Surgical Technologists 154 56,100
Therapists, All Other 58 63,000