Culver-Stockton College

1 College Hill, Canton, MO, 63435-9989

(573) 288-6000

The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to provide students of promise a superb education within an active learning community founded upon integrity and the best values of faith and the human spirit.

http://www.culver.edu

Degree Programs Offered

  • Advanced Nursing
  • Clinical Laboratory Services
  • Dental
  • Financial Services
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Medical
  • Medical Equipment/ Biomedicine
  • Mental and Social Health
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Office Support and Operations
  • Other Therapies
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physicians and Surgeons
  • Technical Instrumentation

Careers

Administration
Clinical Laboratory Services
Dental
Health Information Technology
Medical Careers
Medical Equipment/ Biomedicine
Mental and Social Health
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physicians and Surgeons
Technical Instrumentation
Therapies and Rehabilitation

Accountants

Accountants help ensure that a hospital runs efficiently and its financial records are kept accurately. Accountants analyze and communicate financial information. They prepare, analyze and verify financial documents to provide information to hospital administrators. Many accountants also offer budget analysis, financial and investment planning.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

5.90%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Billing and Account Collectors

Billing and account collectors’ duties include keeping track of overdue accounts, receiving payment and posting payment to a patient’s account.

Salary

$25—40K

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Bookkeeping and Accounting Clerks

Bookkeepers and accounting clerks perform a number of tasks, such as posting transactions in ledgers, correcting financial errors and preparing financial statements.

Salary

$25—40K

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Chief Executives

Chief executive officers direct the hospital or health system and develop plans and policies to lead the organization. Chief executives also coordinate activities at the highest level of management with the help of managers and supervisors.

Salary

$100K

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Specialists

Compensation, benefits and job analysis specialists conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. They may specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

8.79%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Executive Secretaries

Executive secretaries provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing reports or handling requests for information. They also prepare correspondence, greet visitors, arrange conference calls and schedule meetings. Executive secretaries may also train or supervise lower-level clerical staff.

Salary

$40—60K

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

General and Operations Managers

General and operations managers plan, direct or coordinate the operations of an organization. They develop policies, manage operations and plan the use of material and human resources. They review financial statements and reports and may oversee staffing. An organization may also call this positions a chief operating officer or general manager.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

9.49%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Health Care Marketing Managers

Health care marketing managers work in the public relations, communications or policy creation departments of hospitals, health care organizations, biotech companies and federal health agencies.  They plan, direct or coordinate marketing policies and programs to determine the demand for services offered by a hospital.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

17.90%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Health Care Recruiters

Health care recruiters, also known as human resources specialists, assist in finding qualified professionals to fill positions in the health care industry. They may write and place job ads, participate in job fairs, review resumes and job applications, conduct interviews and check references for job applicants. Health care recruiters understand the health care field and are proficient in keeping track of the various applicants’ credentials, certifications and licensure.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

13.73%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Hospital Billing Clerks

A hospital billing clerk is a hospital office employee responsible for coding and entering medical records, communicating with insurance companies and billing patients. Hospital billing clerks use computer software and knowledge of insurance and billing practices to correctly translate verbal descriptions of diagnoses and procedures into numerical codes.

Salary

$25—40K

Job Growth

9.64%

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Human Resources Managers

Human resources (HR) managers maintain employee records, ensure proper compensation and work safety, and manage overall employee hiring, evaluation and labor relations. They also develop, implement and oversee training programs or procedures.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

9.75%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Human Resources Specialists

Human resources specialists maintain employee relations on behalf of a company. They screen, recruit, interview and place workers. They are charged with ensuring that employees are satisfied and work to the best of their ability.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

9.07%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Medical Secretaries

Medical secretaries perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Your duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts.

Salary

$25—40K

Job Growth

16.64%

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Medical and Health Services Managers

Medical and health services managers plan, direct or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, or similar organizations. Through review and analysis, managers may help reduce risk and improve service.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

18.36%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Physician Liaisons

The position of a physician liaison is relatively new in the medical field, but very important in the changing landscape of medicine. These liaisons are primarily responsible for developing relationships with physicians in order to facilitate beneficial referring practices for both health care companies and patients. They work with primary care doctors and instruct them regarding cardiologists in their network to whom patients should be referred; develop ways to consolidate and increase referrals, implement strategies to reduce red tape in receiving referrals, and create reports based on their work; and build relationships with physicians and other health care leaders to develop new client accounts, maintain existing accounts and develop long term relationships with current and prospective clients/physicians.

Salary

$58K

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Training and Development Specialists

Training and development specialists design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. They also analyze training needs.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

14.54%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Blood Bank Technologists

Blood bank technicians collect, label and prepare blood, plasma and other components for transfusions. Blood bank technicians properly store blood draws and maintain documentation and records. Technicians work with patients, making them comfortable during the procedure and monitoring vital signs.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

10.93%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Cytogenetic Technologists

Cytogenetic technologists analyze the structure of chromosomes found in various biological specimens and their relationship to a variety of diseases.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

15.93%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Cytotechnologists

Cytotechnologists examine cells from other sites, including lymph nodes, bladder and lungs. Cytotechnology professionals often work with a pathologist to determine whether cells show signs of precancerous lesions, infections and other malignancies.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

15.93%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians

Histotechnologists and histologic technicians prepare body tissues to be examined by a pathologists. To prepare tissues for analysis, histotechnologists might section and stain tissues, embed them in paraffin or plastic and prepare frozen sections received from the operating room.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

22.00%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Medical laboratory technicians, also known as clinical laboratory technicians, analyze tissue, cells and bodily fluids in order to carry out tasks such as diagnosing disease and measuring medical drug levels.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

10.42%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Medical laboratory technologists prepare samples for analysis, monitoring testing procedures and analyzing results for infection or chemical composition.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

11.41%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Pathologists

Pathologists are physicians who diagnose presence and stage of diseases using laboratory techniques and patient specimens. They study the nature, cause, and development of diseases. They may also perform autopsies.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

16.15%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Phlebotomists

A phlebotomist is a health care professional who is trained to draw blood from a patient in a safe and sanitary manner. Phlebotomists may draw blood samples for tests or collect blood donations.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

14.69%

Education Required

Postsecondary non-degree or equivalent

Dental Assistants

Dental assistants assist the dentist and keep patient records. They also set up the patient and dental equipment. They assist the dentist in times of emergency and instruct patients in proper teeth cleaning, monitor supplies and inventory and may clean and polish hand-held dental instruments.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

14.34%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Dental Hygienists

Dental hygienists clean teeth and remove stains and deposits from teeth. They look at teeth and gums for signs of disease. They educate patients on brushing and flossing, take and develop X-rays, and apply fluoride or sealants on teeth and help keep the dental equipment in good working order and sharpen and sterilize dental instruments.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

14.29%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Dentists, General

Dentists care not only for teeth and gums, but also for the muscles and bones within or supporting the mouth. They do routine procedures such as filling cavities, cleaning teeth and repairing broken ones. They may also perform surgeries within or around the mouth to promote dental health, improve appearance and prevent disease.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

15.05%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Oral surgeons, also referred to oral and maxillofacial surgeons, diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and defects in the mouth, jaws, neck, face and skull regions. Common treatments include the removal of impacted teeth, reconstructive surgery, lip reconstruction and insertion of dental implants.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

19.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Prosthodontists

Prosthodontist specialize in crowns, bridges and dentures and other methods to replace missing teeth.  They construct oral prostheses 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.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

19.80%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Computer Network Architects

Computer network architects design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. They perform network modeling, analysis, and planning and may also design network and computer security measures. Computer network architects are also researchers and may recommend new hardware and software.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

1.42%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Computer Support Specialists

Computer support specialists provide technical assistance, support and advice to users within the hospital. They are a troubleshooter who finds problems and provides technical support for hardware, software and systems. They respond to questions from users and run automatic diagnostics programs to resolve problems. Some specialists install, modify, clean and repair computer hardware and software. Computer support specialists may write training manuals and train computer users on how to use new computer hardware and software.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

9.01%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Computer Systems Analysts

Computer systems analysts develop, test, expand or modify computer systems to improve efficiency and do new things. When problems occur, they review information and performance indicators to locate problems and correct errors by fixing codes. They also work with health care administrators to make sure you all agree on the best ways to solve problems and provide new technology to staff.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

18.45%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Computer and Information Systems Managers

Computer and information systems managers design, install and support a hospital’s computer systems. They are responsible for local area networks, wide-area networks, network segments and Internet and intranet systems. They maintain network hardware and software, analyze problems and monitor networks to ensure they are available to users. Computer and information systems managers plan, coordinate and implement network security measures and are responsible for maintaining network efficiency.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

18.36%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Health Information Managers

Health information managers handle patient records, a very important and confidential job. They play a part in the quality of a patient’s health care by organizing the medical data. They are also skilled in health care databases and database systems, as well as medical classification systems. HIMs have great knowledge of how financial information relates to clinical data, medical legal issues and security systems.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

18.36%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Information Security Analysts

Information security analysts protect the security of the computer network. They plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security of networks and confidential information. They ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will keep digital files and vital electronic files safe and respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

41.74%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Medical Librarians

Medical librarians are information specialists who provide assistance in finding medical documents. Clinical trials, medical treatments or procedures, as well as other pertinent information that applies to the medical industry are common documents sought after by these librarians. Medical librarians are specialized in using databases and reference materials to conduct research for medical information. They can work in medical school libraries, corporations, non-profit organizations or government agencies. Medical librarians commonly have training in the sciences, health or medicine.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

2.00%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Medical Records Coders

Coders are administrative workers in the health care industry who review patient medical care files and assign codes to each procedure for insurance billing purposes. Coders may earn professional certification from an accredited medical coding organization.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

11.51%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Medical records technicians and health information technicians compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. They process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the health care industry’s numerical coding system.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

11.51%

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Medical Transcriptionists

Medical transcriptionists listen to voice recordings that physicians and other health care professionals make and convert them into written reports. They may also review and edit medical documents created using speech recognition technology. Transcriptionists interpret medical terminology and abbreviations in preparing patients’ medical histories, discharge summaries, and other documents.

Salary

$25—40K

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Project Managers IT

Project managers direct the design and development of new application programs for specified projects. They modify and maintain existing applications to meet objectives. They also plan and analyze assigned projects, establish schedules and project parameters and set procedures.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

12.00%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Medical Assistants

Medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, and billing and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examinations and drawing blood.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

17.24%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Physician Assistants

Physician assistants provide health care services under a physician’s supervision. They perform tasks that are usually performed by doctors. They conduct physical exams and provide treatment, and counsel patients. Physician assistants may prescribe medications.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

25.48%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Biomedical Engineers

Biomedical engineers work in a relatively new area of health care, one that joins with engineering. They apply engineering principles to solve biological and medical problems. They might design machines like artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

12.90%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Medical Equipment Preparers

Medical equipment preparers or sterile processing technicians organize and assemble surgical instrument trays and other sterilized supplies. They clean instruments, disinfecting and sterilizing them. They also examine equipment to find leaks, loose parts or other visible signs of wear. Medical equipment preparers may start equipment before it is used to make sure it is working properly, and maintain records of inventory and equipment use.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

12.55%

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Medical Equipment Repairers

Medical equipment repairers test and calibrate equipment and keep records of maintenance, repair and required updates. They take equipment apart, repair and replace any defective parts, and put it back together. They also ensure that the medical equipment is being used properly and safely and may train health care providers on how to use the equipment.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

4.73%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Child Life Specialists

Child life specialists are trained to provide care to children and adolescents who may be facing issues such as medical procedures or illness. They may work in hospitals, clinics, or doctor’s offices. These professionals are trained to identify children with needs and help address those needs through play or counseling. Child life specialists may also provide support to the families of children who are facing illness or injury and require medical care.

Salary

$25—40K

Job Growth

6.00%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Clinical Psychologists

A clinical psychologist’s primary tasks are the assessment and treatment of mental health issues, including emotional or social disorders. A clinical psychologist’s job responsibilities may include development and supervision of mental health programs. Clinical psychologists can work in private practices, mental health organizations and hospitals with individuals, families, couples or groups of all ages.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

16.61%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Health Care Social Workers

Health care social workers provide individuals, families and groups with the support they need to cope with serious illnesses. They advise and support family care givers, provide patient education and counseling, and make referrals when needed. They may also provide care and manage treatment plans designed to promote health, prevent disease and address barriers to access to health care.

Salary

$25—40K

Job Growth

20.91%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Mental Health Counselors

Mental health counselors work as primary mental health caregivers. They conduct mental health assessments, develop individualized treatment plans and lead therapy sessions. They may make treatment referrals as needed.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

22.72%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists are physicians who diagnose, analyze and treat mental health disorders.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

10.20%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Counselors provide all-around counseling and treatment. They work under the direction of a patient’s doctor as they provide counseling and treatment to those with mental health or substance abuse issues. They may work with people who have alcohol, tobacco, drug or other problems, such as gambling or eating disorders. Counselors may work with individuals, families or groups.

Salary

$25—40K

Job Growth

28.95%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) plan, direct and coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice. CNSs ensure adherence to clinical policies, protocols, regulations and standards.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

18.00%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Informatics Nurse Specialists

Informatics nurse specialists explore how technology, computers and research influence the practice of nursing.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

24.00%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Licensed Practical Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide care to sick, injured, recovering or disabled patients and may be supervised by a registered nurse. LPNs administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients’ charts. They also observe patients, note changes in a patients conditions and take basic vital signs like blood pressure and temperature . Providing care also may include dressing wounds, treating bedsores, sterilizing equipment and supplies.

Salary

$25—40K

Job Growth

7.81%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Nurse Anesthetists or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Nurse anesthetists prepare and administer anesthesia, monitor patient’s vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. CRNAs may assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, physicians or dentists.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

7.44%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Nurse Midwives

Nurse midwives diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process. Midwives may work independently or as part of a health care team. Nurse midwives may provide preventive care to women.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

19.30%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners diagnose and treat both sudden and long-term conditions. They may do physical exams, physical therapy or order tests and therapies for patients. NPs order, perform or interpret results of blood tests, EKGs and X-rays. They use these tools, along with patient symptoms and medical history to develop the right diagnosis.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

27.93%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Nursing Assistants

Nursing assistants provide basic care to patients under the direction of a nurse. Nursing assistants help patients eat and bathe. Nursing assistants may dress, groom or move patients. They give medications or treatments and answer patient calls, apply clean dressings or bandages under the direction of a nurse or physician.

Salary

$25K

Job Growth

9.60%

Education Required

Postsecondary non-degree or equivalent

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

Instructors teach about nursing in classrooms and clinical settings. Nursing instructors lead, develop and organize teaching programs. They keep informed about developments in the field of nursing and may collaborate with other faculty to address teaching and research issues.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

32.90%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses

Psychiatric mental health nursing is a specialty within nursing. Psychiatric mental health registered nurses work with individuals, families, groups, and communities, assessing their mental health needs. The PMHN develops a nursing diagnosis and plan of care, implements the nursing process, and evaluates it for effectiveness.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

26.00%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Registered Nurses

Registered nurses (R.N.s) care for sick and injured patients. Registered nurses will assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Registered nurses monitor and record patients’ conditions and report any changes to physicians. They maintain detailed reports, record vital signs, and order, interpret and evaluate tests to identify and assess patients’ conditions and work closely with patients and their families.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

15.81%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Academic Pharmacists

Academic pharmacists train future pharmacists and conduct research. They share pharmaceutical knowledge and information with other health care professionals and students. Academic pharmacists speak at industry events and contribute to science and education publications. They may have some direct contact with patients.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

14.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Clinical Pharmacists

Clinical pharmacists practice in health care settings directly with health professionals and patients to ensure that the medications prescribed for patients contribute to the best possible health outcomes. They assess the status of the patient’s health problems and determine whether the prescribed medications are optimally meeting the patient’s needs and goals of care and consult with the patient’s physicians and other health care providers in selecting the medication therapy that best meets the patient’s needs and contributes effectively to the overall therapy goals. Clinical pharmacists also educate the patient on other important steps to improve or maintain health, such as exercise, diet, and preventive steps like immunization.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

12.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Medical Science Liaisons

Medical science liaisons are involved with research and development, drug safety, regulatory affairs, and marketing and sales. They keep health care providers and researchers update on latest research, attend conferences, and present new product information to physicians.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

8.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Pharmacists

Pharmacists are responsible for filling patients’ prescriptions with the correct medicines. They tell them about the medicines and how to use them. Pharmacists work with doctors on choosing the right medicines, making sure they will work with other medications taken by the patient and explaining side effects.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

7.81%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Pharmacy Aides

Pharmacy aides will receive, store and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for outdated medications and notify the pharmacist when inventory levels are low. They may prepare prescription labels, answer customer calls and refer callers to the pharmacist. They may operate a cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.

Salary

$25K

Job Growth

4.97%

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Pharmacy Manager

Pharmacy managers help ensure customers get the medicine they need and that it is properly filled following the doctors orders. Typically, a pharmacy manager oversees one particular store, but there are positions in which they manage multiple locations. Along with ensuring their pharmacy complies with federal and state regulations, pharmacy managers must ensure staff communicate clearly, effectively, and positively with customers. It is up to the pharmacy manager to instruct and monitor employees to ensure they are professional and courteous in all interactions. They must train their staff to prioritize orders and deliver them within the allotted time frames. Teaching staff how to effectively deal with doctors and medical practitioners is essential as well.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

12.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians receive prescriptions or refill requests and make sure information is complete and accurate. They might measure, count out, label and record the amounts and doses of medicines, and also make sure drugs are stored and secured correctly.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

13.95%

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Allergists and Immunologists

Immunologists are physicians who study the functions and disorders of the immune system. Disorders include asthma, allergies, arthritis, lupus and Crohn’s disease. Career paths include direct patient care or research of diagnoses and treatment options.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

10.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Anesthesiologists

Anesthesiologists are physicians who deliver pain-relieving medications during surgical procedures and monitor patients’ vital signs. In addition to working with patients in the operating room, anesthesiologists also provide pain relief services to people who suffer from chronic pain, during labor and delivery, and to patients in the intensive care unit. They work closely with surgeons and other physicians to formulate a treatment plan before, during and after a surgical procedure.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

2.50%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Dermatologists

Dermatologists are physicians that specialize in the treatment and care of the skin. They diagnose and treat skin conditions related to the scalp, hair and nails.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

10.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Family and General Practitioners

Family and general practitioners are often called primary care physicians. They diagnose, treat and help prevent disease and injuries. Family practitioners may refer patients to doctors who are experts in certain diseases, called specialists, when further treatment is needed.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

8.13%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Hospitalists

Hospitalists provide inpatient care in settings such as medical wards, acute care units, intensive care units, rehabilitation centers or emergency rooms. They manage and coordinate patient care throughout treatment.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

10.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Internists

Internists are physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of disease and injuries of internal organ systems. They provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

4.85%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

An OB/GYN, or obstetrician and gynecologist, is a type of doctor that specializes in treating female patients. OB/GYNs can act as a woman’s primary doctor, but they also specialize in care related to pregnancies and the reproductive system. OB/GYNs also identify, treat and monitor ailments related to the female anatomy, including breast cancer, cervical cancer, pelvic disorders, urinary tract infections and hormonal disorders.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

3.43%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Ophthalmologists

Ophthalmologists are physicians who specialize in treating and diagnosing ailments of the eye.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

10.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Pediatricians

Pediatricians diagnose, treat and help prevent children’s diseases and injuries. When children become sick, you diagnose the child and may recommend a treatment plan. Many pediatricians first visit a newborn after he or she is born.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

3.47%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Physiatrists or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians

Physiatrists are medical doctors (M.D.) or doctors of osteopathy (D.O.), certified as a specialist in physical and rehabilitation medicine. Physiatrists are certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

25.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Podiatrists

Podiatrists are doctors who specialize in treatment of the feet and ankles. They work with patients to prevent injuries and diagnose and heal existing injuries. Podiatry involves taking x-rays, setting fractures and treating other injuries, as well as prescribing physical therapy and medication.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

5.23%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Sports Medicine Physicians

Sports medicine physicians prescribe treatments for professional and amateur athletes who have become injured. These doctors may work in hospitals and clinics, or with high school, collegiate or professional sports organizations. Specialized training in a sports medicine fellowship program is required.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

10.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Surgeons

Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases and injuries by performing surgery. Some surgeries are invasive, and others are minimally-invasive or non-invasive. They examine patients to get information on medical history and surgical risk. They operate on patients to repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases or restore patient’s abilities.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

13.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Urologists

Urologists diagnose, treat and help prevent benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the genitourinary system and the renal glands.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

10.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

A cardiovascular technologist assists with the diagnosis and treatment of heart issues. They conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. They may conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

11.13%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Dosimetrists

Medical dosimetrists use training in anatomy, physics and radiobiology to calculate effective radiologic treatment doses for cancer patients, while minimizing side effects.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

19.00%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Electroencephalogram (EEG) or Neurodiagnostic Technologists

Electroencephalogram (EEG) technicians, also known as electroneurodiagnostic (END) or neurodiagnostic technicians, are individuals who use specialized machines to monitor the electrical activity of a patient’s brain in order to observe and diagnose irregularities such as strokes, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

26.00%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Perfusionists

Perfusionists assemble, operate and monitor equipment that keeps oxygen-rich blood pumping through the circulatory system. When cardiac surgeons perform open-heart surgery, they rely on a perfusionist to operate machinery that continues to pump oxygenated blood through the patient.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

19.00%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Sterile Processing Technician

A sterile processing technician operates and maintains steam autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads and maintenance procedures performed. They clean instruments to prepare them for sterilization, record sterilizer test results, organize and assemble routine or specialty surgical instrument trays or other sterilized supplies, filing special requests as needed. They also examine equipment to detect leaks, worn or loose parts or other indications of disrepair.

Salary

$25—40K

Job Growth

12.75%

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Surgical Technicians/Technologists

Surgical technologists assist surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses (R.N.s) and other surgical personnel with surgical procedures. They help ensure patient and operating room safety, as well as the functionality and sanitation of surgical equipment.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

12.18%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Athletic Trainers

Athletic trainers help prevent injuries among athletes and help them recover from injuries. They are health care professionals that diagnose and treat injuries caused by stress to the musculoskeletal system. They are also trained to teach injury prevention methods to people who work in jobs that have a high demand of physical activity.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

23.03%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Audiologists

Audiologists have studied the science of hearing. They study, diagnose and treat hearing loss and balance disorders. They identify hearing problems and help people improve their hearing. Audiologists conduct ear exams, train clients in speech and lip reading, and teach people how to use hearing aids or other devices.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

12.39%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Music Therapists

Music therapists are clinicians who treat medical conditions using various forms and genres of music to bring about health benefits. Music therapy may involve both playing and listening to music. Music therapists plan activities like song writing, music improvisation and receptive music listening.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

12.05%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists (OTs) use practical movement and exercise to rehabilitate patients with disabilities or injuries. Therapists may also design work or home environments to suit an individual’s needs, thereby enabling them to succeed in daily care activities and in the workplace.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

19.85%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Occupational therapy assistants assist occupational therapists in treating patients. They help patients improve their lives and perform daily tasks. They could help a person learn how to move from a bed to a wheelchair or help an injured worker re-learn how he can perform his job. OT assistants also make sure exercises are done correctly and provide assistance.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

22.46%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Orthotists and Prosthetists

Orthotists and prosthetists make and fit devices that help people move. A certified prosthetists makes and fits devices that replace the arms or legs of patients who lost them through injury or disease. A certified orthotists designs and fits braces like surgical supports and corrective shoes. Both may use computers to create the devices and tools, like hammers, drills and saws, to manufacture prosthetics.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

28.00%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Physical Therapist Assistants

Physical therapist assistants assist the physical therapist in treating patients. They may help them exercise, apply hot or cold packs, or perform special ultrasound or electrical treatments. They may help patients increase their strength and assist in developing treatment plans or keep track of the patient’s progress.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

25.04%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Physical Therapists

Physical therapists assess patients and create plans to help them improve their movement, relieve pain and increase strength. They evaluate the effects of treatment and adjust to maximize the benefits. Physical therapists also test the patient’s strength, motor skills and functions, sensory perceptions, respiratory or circulatory efficiency and show patients how to perform the prescribed exercises and review progress. Physical therapists help decrease or prevent problems due to disease or injury.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

22.88%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Recreational Therapists

Recreational therapists work with people who have physical, social or emotional disabilities. They help people by providing treatments and recreation activities to people who are ill or disabled. This helps them improve or maintain their physical, mental and emotional well-being. It also helps reduce depression, stress and anxiety.

Salary

$25—40K

Job Growth

4.08%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Rehabilitation Counselors

Rehabilitation Counselors help disabled people who may have physical, mental or social disabilities. The goal is to help them get back to satisfying and productive lives. They might counsel patients about job training and help them find a job. They also may counsel them in adjusting to their new work environment.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

12.39%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech pathologists assess, diagnose and treat disorders related to speech, fluency, language, cognitive-communication and voice. They work with people who have trouble producing speech sounds or who have speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering. The speech problems that they treat can be congenital, developmental or acquired due to a health problem or disorder.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

16.15%

Education Required

Master's Degree

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