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Health Careers

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Medical Technology

Medical Assistant Technology

Nursing

Respiratory Care Practitioner

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Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment, and health related technologies.

Is this Career Path for You?

If you like caring for people or animals and helping restore or maintain health, this might be the right career path for you. If you're interested in diseases and how the body works, and you enjoy reading about science and medicine, consider a career in the health sciences.

Job Outlook

Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent by 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. The growth is expected due to an aging population and because federal health insurance reform should increase the number of individuals who have access to healthcare.

Average Salaries

  • Dental Hygienist: $62,000*
  • Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic: $31,700**
  • Registered Nurse: $64,260*
  • Respiratory Therapist: $56,730**
  • Medical Assistant Technology: $28,500*
*Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, a semi-annual survey that provides wage and employment statistics for the nation, each state, and sub-state regions.
**Kalamazoo/Portage,MI,2015
***According to www.payscale.com