Assessment result details

Diagnosis and Treatment

People with these jobs diagnose and treat illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health problems.

Medical and Health Services Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.
Annual Wage
$112,434.27
Top Entry-level Education
an Associate degree
19.23%
a Bachelor's degree
69.23%
a Master's or Professional degree
11.54%

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.
Annual Wage
$99,198.57
Top Entry-level Education
a Bachelor's degree
5.33%
a Master's or Professional degree
20.47%
a Doctoral degree or more
74.20%

Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists

Apply theories and principles of neuropsychology to diagnose and treat disorders of higher cerebral functioning.
Annual Wage
$95,679.73
Top Entry-level Education
a Doctoral degree or more
100.00%

Dentists, General

Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.
Annual Wage
$134,555.04
Top Entry-level Education
some college
7.17%
an Associate degree
5.62%
a Master's or Professional degree
5.77%
a Doctoral degree or more
81.44%

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects. May diagnose problems of the oral and maxillofacial regions. May perform surgery to improve function or appearance.
Annual Wage
$244,422.57
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
7.96%
a Doctoral degree or more
92.04%

Orthodontists

Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance.
Annual Wage
$202,246.54
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
0.06%
a Doctoral degree or more
99.94%

Prosthodontists

Construct oral prostheses to replace missing teeth and other oral structures to correct natural and acquired deformation of mouth and jaws, to restore and maintain oral function, such as chewing and speaking, and to improve appearance.
Annual Wage
$171,570.71
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
16.06%
a Doctoral degree or more
83.94%

Optometrists

Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions.
Annual Wage
$109,601.89
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
8.70%
a Doctoral degree or more
91.30%

Pharmacists

Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.
Annual Wage
$143,903.80
Top Entry-level Education
a Bachelor's degree
21.08%
a Master's or Professional degree
41.50%
a Doctoral degree or more
37.41%

Anesthesiologists

Physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures.
Annual Wage
$306,791.36
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
6.11%
a Doctoral degree or more
93.89%

Family and General Practitioners

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.
Annual Wage
$195,874.78
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
3.48%
a Doctoral degree or more
96.52%

Internists, General

Physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs.
Annual Wage
$198,770.48
Top Entry-level Education
a Doctoral degree or more
100.00%

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general medical care to women.
Annual Wage
$204,810.15
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
3.11%
a Doctoral degree or more
96.88%

Pediatricians, General

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.
Annual Wage
$178,029.89
Top Entry-level Education
an Associate degree
9.07%
a Bachelor's degree
2.42%
a Master's or Professional degree
9.07%
a Doctoral degree or more
79.45%

Psychiatrists

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind.
Annual Wage
$273,636.24
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
0.47%
a Master's or Professional degree
6.83%
a Doctoral degree or more
92.71%

Surgeons

Physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.
Annual Wage
$236,234.78
Top Entry-level Education
a Bachelor's degree
1.43%
a Master's or Professional degree
6.76%
a Doctoral degree or more
91.81%

Allergists and Immunologists

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent allergic diseases and disease processes affecting the immune system.
Annual Wage
$203,493.56
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
9.44%
a Doctoral degree or more
90.56%

Dermatologists

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases or other conditions of the skin.
Annual Wage
$203,493.56
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
16.62%
a Doctoral degree or more
83.39%

Hospitalists

Provide inpatient care predominantly in settings such as medical wards, acute care units, intensive care units, rehabilitation centers, or emergency rooms. Manage and coordinate patient care throughout treatment.
Annual Wage
$203,493.56
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
8.00%
a Doctoral degree or more
92.00%

Neurologists

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and disorders of the nervous system.
Annual Wage
$203,493.56
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
2.40%
a Master's or Professional degree
4.77%
a Doctoral degree or more
92.84%

Nuclear Medicine Physicians

Diagnose and treat diseases using radioactive materials and techniques. May monitor radionuclide preparation, administration, and disposition.
Annual Wage
$203,493.56
Top Entry-level Education
some college
4.35%
a Doctoral degree or more
95.65%

Ophthalmologists

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries of the eyes and related structures.
Annual Wage
$203,493.56
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
3.92%
a Doctoral degree or more
96.07%

Pathologists

Diagnose presence and stage of diseases using laboratory techniques and patient specimens. Study the nature, cause, and development of diseases. May perform autopsies.
Annual Wage
$203,493.56
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
1.30%
a Doctoral degree or more
98.70%

Preventive Medicine Physicians

Apply knowledge of general preventive medicine and public health issues to promote health care to groups or individuals, and aid in the prevention or reduction of risk of disease, injury, disability, or death. May practice population-based medicine or diagnose and treat patients in the context of clinical health promotion and disease prevention.
Annual Wage
$203,493.56
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
3.57%
a Doctoral degree or more
96.43%

Radiologists

Examine and diagnose disorders and diseases using x-rays and radioactive materials. May treat patients.
Annual Wage
$203,493.56
Top Entry-level Education
a certificate
1.74%
an Associate degree
1.47%
a Bachelor's degree
11.41%
a Master's or Professional degree
7.55%
a Doctoral degree or more
77.82%

Sports Medicine Physicians

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.
Annual Wage
$203,493.56
Top Entry-level Education
a Doctoral degree or more
100.00%

Urologists

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the genitourinary system and the renal glands.
Annual Wage
$203,493.56
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
31.98%
a Doctoral degree or more
68.01%

Physician Assistants

Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.
Annual Wage
$118,551.15
Top Entry-level Education
a Bachelor's degree
35.00%
a Master's or Professional degree
65.00%

Anesthesiologist Assistants

Assist anesthesiologists in the administration of anesthesia for surgical and non-surgical procedures. Monitor patient status and provide patient care during surgical treatment.
Annual Wage
$118,551.15
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
21.80%
a certificate
16.81%
an Associate degree
4.08%
a Master's or Professional degree
57.30%

Podiatrists

Diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.
Annual Wage
$130,214.73
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
7.61%
a certificate
7.61%
a Master's or Professional degree
12.13%
a Doctoral degree or more
72.66%

Speech-Language Pathologists

Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.
Annual Wage
$90,529.85
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
100.00%

Veterinarians

Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.
Annual Wage
$103,995.59
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
23.47%
a Doctoral degree or more
76.53%

Registered Nurses

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.
Annual Wage
$103,938.15
Top Entry-level Education
some college
10.65%
an Associate degree
66.10%
a Bachelor's degree
23.25%

Acute Care Nurses

Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Annual Wage
$103,938.15
Top Entry-level Education
a certificate
3.57%
an Associate degree
50.00%
a Bachelor's degree
39.29%
a Master's or Professional degree
7.14%

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

Provide advanced nursing care for patients with psychiatric disorders. May provide psychotherapy under the direction of a psychiatrist.
Annual Wage
$103,938.15
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
96.56%
a Doctoral degree or more
3.45%

Critical Care Nurses

Provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.
Annual Wage
$103,938.15
Top Entry-level Education
some college
5.00%
an Associate degree
45.00%
a Bachelor's degree
45.00%
a Master's or Professional degree
5.00%

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice. Ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.
Annual Wage
$103,938.15
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
96.15%
a Doctoral degree or more
3.85%

Nurse Anesthetists

Administer anesthesia, monitor patient's vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. May assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, other physicians, or dentists. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.
Annual Wage
$207,245.81
Top Entry-level Education
a Bachelor's degree
6.46%
a Master's or Professional degree
87.10%
a Doctoral degree or more
6.45%

Nurse Practitioners

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.
Annual Wage
$125,157.69
Top Entry-level Education
a Bachelor's degree
3.33%
a Master's or Professional degree
89.99%
a Doctoral degree or more
6.67%

Audiologists

Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.
Annual Wage
$98,915.90
Top Entry-level Education
a Master's or Professional degree
20.00%
a Doctoral degree or more
80.00%

Orthoptists

Diagnose and treat visual system disorders such as binocular vision and eye movement impairments.
Annual Wage
$59,921.50
Top Entry-level Education
a Bachelor's degree
89.48%
a Master's or Professional degree
10.53%

Cytogenetic Technologists

Analyze chromosomes found in biological specimens such as amniotic fluids, bone marrow, and blood to aid in the study, diagnosis, or treatment of genetic diseases.
Annual Wage
$55,538.22
Top Entry-level Education
a Bachelor's degree
92.31%
a Master's or Professional degree
3.85%
a Doctoral degree or more
3.85%

Cytotechnologists

Stain, mount, and study cells to detect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological conditions following established standards and practices.
Annual Wage
$55,538.22
Top Entry-level Education
a Bachelor's degree
100.00%

Dental Hygienists

Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.
Annual Wage
$101,905.84
Top Entry-level Education
an Associate degree
78.53%
a Bachelor's degree
21.46%

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.
Annual Wage
$68,940.70
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
9.85%
a certificate
12.85%
some college
7.82%
an Associate degree
62.90%
a Bachelor's degree
2.77%
a Master's or Professional degree
3.81%

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.
Annual Wage
$91,561.53
Top Entry-level Education
a certificate
19.34%
an Associate degree
47.13%
a Bachelor's degree
16.83%
a Master's or Professional degree
16.70%

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.
Annual Wage
$113,247.10
Top Entry-level Education
a certificate
4.24%
some college
1.81%
an Associate degree
62.63%
a Bachelor's degree
27.26%
a Master's or Professional degree
4.07%

Radiologic Technologists

Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.
Annual Wage
$79,268.81
Top Entry-level Education
a certificate
23.53%
some college
4.08%
an Associate degree
63.08%
a Bachelor's degree
3.07%
a Master's or Professional degree
6.24%

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.
Annual Wage
$91,931.71
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
3.70%
a certificate
37.04%
some college
3.70%
an Associate degree
44.44%
a Bachelor's degree
11.11%

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
Annual Wage
$32,052.80
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
10.94%
a certificate
42.57%
some college
29.85%
an Associate degree
11.75%
a Bachelor's degree
4.89%

Pharmacy Technicians

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.
Annual Wage
$40,129.21
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
64.24%
a certificate
13.74%
some college
12.78%
an Associate degree
5.06%
a Bachelor's degree
4.19%

Psychiatric Technicians

Care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene, and administer oral or injectable medications.
Annual Wage
$68,015.04
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
47.18%
an Associate degree
1.29%
a Bachelor's degree
13.15%
a Master's or Professional degree
38.38%

Surgical Technologists

Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
Annual Wage
$60,300.16
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
4.98%
a certificate
31.22%
some college
23.24%
an Associate degree
40.56%

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.
Annual Wage
$39,995.29
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
12.13%
a certificate
11.30%
some college
2.02%
an Associate degree
67.60%
a Bachelor's degree
4.07%
a Master's or Professional degree
2.88%

Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions. May administer eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct the patient in care and use of corrective lenses.
Annual Wage
$39,598.64
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
43.48%
a certificate
30.43%
some college
8.70%
an Associate degree
13.04%
a Bachelor's degree
4.35%

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
Annual Wage
$55,172.82
Top Entry-level Education
a certificate
43.43%
some college
34.98%
an Associate degree
20.33%
a Bachelor's degree
1.26%

Opticians, Dispensing

Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. Assist client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses. Assist client with selecting frames. Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames. Verify exactness of finished lens spectacles. Adjust frame and lens position to fit client. May shape or reshape frames. Includes contact lens opticians.
Annual Wage
$40,409.97
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
26.93%
a certificate
26.92%
some college
3.85%
an Associate degree
42.31%

Orthotists and Prosthetists

Design, measure, fit, and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions.
Annual Wage
$78,533.45
Top Entry-level Education
a Bachelor's degree
72.72%
a Master's or Professional degree
27.27%

Hearing Aid Specialists

Select and fit hearing aids for customers. Administer and interpret tests of hearing. Assess hearing instrument efficacy. Take ear impressions and prepare, design, and modify ear molds.
Annual Wage
$57,031.30
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
17.55%
a certificate
1.43%
some college
1.97%
an Associate degree
33.50%
a Bachelor's degree
38.98%
a Master's or Professional degree
4.37%
a Doctoral degree or more
2.19%

Neurodiagnostic Technologists

Conduct electroneurodiagnostic (END) tests such as electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, polysomnograms, or electronystagmograms. May perform nerve conduction studies.
Annual Wage
$45,137.83
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
9.09%
a certificate
12.12%
some college
3.03%
an Associate degree
54.55%
a Bachelor's degree
21.21%

Ophthalmic Medical Technologists

Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions and ophthalmic photography. Provide instruction and supervision to other ophthalmic personnel. Assist with minor surgical procedures, applying aseptic techniques and preparing instruments. May perform eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct patients in care and use of corrective lenses.
Annual Wage
$45,137.83
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
7.41%
a certificate
48.15%
some college
7.41%
an Associate degree
11.11%
a Bachelor's degree
18.52%
a Master's or Professional degree
7.41%

Radiologic Technicians

Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.
Annual Wage
$45,137.83
Top Entry-level Education
a certificate
26.31%
some college
4.39%
an Associate degree
66.91%
a Bachelor's degree
2.39%

Surgical Assistants

Assist surgeons during surgery by performing duties such as tissue retraction, insertion of tubes and intravenous lines, or closure of surgical wounds. Perform preoperative and postoperative duties to facilitate patient care.
Annual Wage
$45,137.83
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
13.17%
a certificate
15.36%
some college
10.63%
an Associate degree
24.96%
a Bachelor's degree
23.92%
a Master's or Professional degree
7.67%
a Doctoral degree or more
4.31%

Psychiatric Aides

Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff. May assist with daily living activities, lead patients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany patients to and from examinations and treatments. May restrain violent patients. Includes psychiatric orderlies.
Annual Wage
$30,051.13
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
63.20%
a certificate
2.81%
some college
16.29%
an Associate degree
3.85%
a Bachelor's degree
11.83%
a Master's or Professional degree
2.02%

Nursing Assistants

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.
Annual Wage
$32,808.28
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
67.37%
a certificate
24.54%
some college
7.64%
a Bachelor's degree
0.45%

Orderlies

Transport patients to areas such as operating rooms or x-ray rooms using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds. May maintain stocks of supplies or clean and transport equipment.
Annual Wage
$37,261.35
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
95.87%
a certificate
4.13%

Dental Assistants

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.
Annual Wage
$38,801.22
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
9.42%
a certificate
62.54%
some college
8.46%
an Associate degree
11.99%
a Bachelor's degree
1.89%
a Master's or Professional degree
5.70%

Medical Assistants

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Annual Wage
$36,077.47
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
10.31%
a certificate
64.99%
some college
6.85%
an Associate degree
17.85%

Medical Equipment Preparers

Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.
Annual Wage
$46,029.66
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
43.76%
a certificate
31.22%
some college
4.42%
an Associate degree
3.52%
a Bachelor's degree
15.30%
a Master's or Professional degree
1.78%

Pharmacy Aides

Record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. May operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.
Annual Wage
$29,474.02
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
76.23%
a certificate
18.21%
some college
5.56%

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.
Annual Wage
$30,834.71
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
42.78%
a certificate
10.61%
some college
13.78%
an Associate degree
32.61%
a Bachelor's degree
0.21%

Phlebotomists

Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.
Annual Wage
$43,986.80
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
31.82%
a certificate
45.45%
some college
13.64%
an Associate degree
4.55%
a Bachelor's degree
4.55%

Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

Assist speech-language pathologists in the assessment and treatment of speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. Implement speech and language programs or activities as planned and directed by speech-language pathologists. Monitor the use of alternative communication devices and systems.
Annual Wage
$42,640.47
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
20.35%
a certificate
16.38%
some college
4.26%
an Associate degree
2.26%
a Bachelor's degree
32.66%
a Master's or Professional degree
24.09%

Endoscopy Technicians

Maintain a sterile field to provide support for physicians and nurses during endoscopy procedures. Prepare and maintain instruments and equipment. May obtain specimens.
Annual Wage
$42,640.47
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
42.11%
a certificate
42.11%
some college
13.16%
an Associate degree
2.63%

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances.
Annual Wage
$42,365.25
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
53.86%
a certificate
22.01%
an Associate degree
16.98%
a Bachelor's degree
7.16%