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Healthcare & Medical

Many of the jobs in this category are part of what is called Allied Health Professionals.These healthcare and medical careers often take 2 years or less to get certified and begin working.

Dental Hygienist
Median Salary: $77,810
Certifications: State License
Career Outlook: 9% growth through 2031
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Median Salary: $35,470
Certifications: Required
Career Outlook: 7% growth through 2031
Hemodialysis Technician
Median Salary: $57,380
Certifications: Recommend
Career Outlook: 7% growth through 2032
Phlebotomist
Median Salary: $37,380
Certifications: Recommended
Career Outlook: 8% growth through 2032
Radiation Therapist
Median Salary: $82,790
Certifications: Required
Career Outlook: 6% growth through 2031
Respiratory Therapist
Median Salary: $70,540
Certifications: Required
Career Outlook: 14% growth through 2031
Sleep Technologist
Median Salary: $50,000
Certifications: Recommended
Career Outlook: NA
Sterile Processing Technician
Median Salary: $38,220
Certifications: Required
Career Outlook: 5% growth through 2033

Careers in  medical and healthcare are some of the best paths you can take. Jobs are plentiful, benefits are good, and salaries are usually on the higher side. But that does not mean it is easy work. You will often work nights and weekends and be put in very stressful situations.

You will need to have exceptional communication skills to work with patients, doctors, and coworkers. Having a lot of compassion will get you far in this career path as well.