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Plan Your Medical Career Today
Healthcare is currently listed as today's fastest-growing field, with an expected growth rate of 25%, according to the US Labor Bureau. Over 4 million jobs are expected to be added to the US job market in the next several years.
Many Healthcare careers require only a certificate or associate's degree for employment. These degrees can often be earned in 9-24 months or less.
Here you can explore some useful facts about some of the most popular careers in Healthcare. Use them to start planning your own successful medical career.
Did you know:
- Medical Assistants can earn over $39,500 per year working with patients or doing a dministrative tasks
- A Medical Colleges & Coding specialist can earn over $50,000 annually handling insurance transactions
- Healthcare Administrators and Managers can earn over $127,000 annually.
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Medical Career Descriptions
Here are general descriptions of some of the exciting careers you can pursue with your Healthcare degree or certificate.
Medical Assistants: Medical Assistants may be focused on clinical duties, office administrative duties, or a combination of both. Clinical duties include patient care tasks such as taking vitals, tending injuries, drawing blood and assisting with medical procedures. Administrative tasks can include scheduling appointments, billing, and other front-office duties.
Medical Billing & Coding Specialists: These specialists have little to no contact with patients, making their job more relaxed than most medical professions. Medical Billers organize and code the treatment information recorded by doctors, communicating with insurance providers and maintaining hospital records related to treatments and patient medical history.
Healthcare Administrators: These management personnel are responsible for coordinating health facility operations on a broad level. They may be in charge of a single clinical department, or may manage an entire facility. Part of their challenge is to integrate factors such as new technologies and regulations, while improving the efficiency and quality of their facility.
Pharmacy Technicians: Pharmacy Technicians work in hospital or retail settings, where they fill prescriptions alongside Pharmacists. They are responsible for ensuring accurate pill count and labeling, as well as ensuring the patient receives the correct medication, under the pharmacist's supervision. With further training, Pharmacy Technicians can advance to become Pharmacists.
You can learn more about these and other medical career paths by requesting more info from schools in your area today.
The training required for a career in Healthcare varies depending on the type of position, but here are a few degree types and the careers they can help you prepare for.
Healthcare Certificates: Certificate programs add a specific focus to an already existing degree. They are useful for Healthcare professionals who are changing career directions, of for other types of professional entering Healthcare for the first time. These programs supply the basics needed to enter a new Healthcare career. Typical program length: 9-12 months
Healthcare Diplomas: Diploma programs prepare graduates for a career in a specific field of Healthcare, and can be pursued by degree holders as well as high school graduates. These programs provide a basic education which can easily be built upon for future advancement. Typical program length: 9-12 months
Associate's Degrees: These degree programs provide a more in-depth education for a particular field of Healthcare, or a basic education for a broader scope. Associate degree program graduates can advance in their chosen field with experience, or can continue to finish their bachelor's degree program. Typical program length: 12-24 months
Bachelor's Degrees: These degree programs prepare graduates for advanced employment in a field of Healthcare, with full advancement potential. Many Healthcare professionals who graduate from certificate and associate's degree programs choose to work in their field while continuing to pursue their bachelor's degree. Typical program length: 48 months
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Here are the average annual salaries for some of the most popular career paths in Healthcare. Salaries vary depending on industry and region. Figures courtesy of the US Labor Bureau, May 2008.
|Occupation||Average Salary||Top 10% Salary|
|Medical & Health Administrators||$88,750||$137,800|
|Medical Billers and Coders||$32,960||$50,060|
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Healthcare Job Outlook
Employment opportunities in Healthcare are excellent and still improving, according to the US Labor Bureau. With a projected growth rate of 25% over the next decade (compared to 11%, the average for all industries), the Healthcare industry is by far the most promising field for new graduates, despite the recent economy's negative impact on other industries. Over 4 million new jobs are expected to be added to the medical job market, mostly in support careers such as those listed in the form drop-down above.
Industry growth is being caused by the growing population of elderly, which require more medical treatments, and by advancements in technology, allowing more treatments to be performed.
To find training in the Healthcare career of your choice and enter this expanding field, use the search form to the right to get career information from schools in your area now.