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Medical Career Salaries

The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing fields, and jobs are plentiful. Unlike other fields, many medical careers do not require a four-year degree. As a result, it is easy to gain the education you need in order to be qualified for a healthcare position.

If you know that you want to work in the medical industry, but you are not sure which field to specialize in, or you are just interested in knowing the prospective salaries of those currently working in your specific field, the chart below should help. These are the average salary ranges for certain fields and for the specific careers within them. Be sure to keep in mind that salary is commensurate with your qualifications, education, and experience. However, as the demand for healthcare professionals increases, as it is projected to do in the near future, so will the salaries of those professionals.

Currently the averages are as follows:

Nurse Aide: $15,000-$22,000
Phlebotomist: $20,000-$25,000
Dental Assistant: $20,000-$27,000
Pharmacy Technician: $21,800-$30,000
EKG Technician: $22,000-$31,000
Cardiovascular Technician: $25,000-$37,000
Lab Technician: $28,000-$37,000
LPN: $29,000-$36,000
Surgical Technologist: $31,000-$38,000
Radiology Technician: $39,000-$46,000
RN: $39,000-$53,000
X ray Technician: $40,000-$45,000
Respiratory Therapist: $40,000-$48,000
Physical Therapist: $43,000-$60,000
Ultrasound Technician: $46,000-$54,000
Medical Administration: $22,000-$46,175
Medical Assistant: $20,000-$23,000
Medical Office Administration: $20,000-$31,000
Dental Office Administration: $21,000-$27,000
Medical Transcriptionist: $27,000-$36,000
Medical Coding: $27,000-$40,000
Medical Billing: $27,000-$40,000
Medical Assisting and Nursing: $32,500-$60,000
Healthcare Management: $32,000-$78,000
Director of Radiology: $42,000-$56,000
Nurse Manager: $50,000-$67,000
Director of Physical Therapy: $60,000-$77,000
Director of Nursing: $74,000-$92,000
Holistic Medicine: $32,400-$95,000
Massage Therapy: $15,000-$50,000
Natural Health: Variable.

Salary Source: www.salary.com

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