If you are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, the good news is that jobs in this industry are in high demand and growing fast. The even better news is that many of these jobs don’t require a four-year degree to get started.
Students enrolled in our Career Prep Healthcare Pathway can start training for various careers in healthcare through hands-on training and skills development, and you can even earn college credits in high school*, saving you money and time!
Here Are Five Fast-Growing Healthcare Jobs You Can Get Without a Degree**
Ultrasound Technologist / Sonographer
Average Salary $63,500 | Job Demand 2020: 30,500
An ultrasound technician helps doctors and other health professionals diagnose patients’ ailments. They operate special equipment that use high-frequency sound waves to record images of internal organs. Other job titles for this occupation include ultrasound tech, diagnostic medical sonographer, or sonographer.
Respiratory Therapist Average Salary $60,000 | Job Demand 2020: 65,000
A respiratory therapist is a specialized healthcare practitioner trained in critical care and cardio-pulmonary medicine to work therapeutically with people suffering from acute critical conditions, cardiac and pulmonary disease.
Ophthalmic Technician Average Salary $36,000 | Job Demand 2020: 8,600
Ophthalmic medical technicians work with an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) to provide patient care by performing eye-related clinical tasks such as instructing patients about medications, tests and procedures and performing vision and diagnostic tests.
Anesthesia Technician Average Salary $35,000 | Job Demand 2020: 5,500
An anesthetic technician performs a patient care role predominantly assisting with the administration and monitoring of anesthesia and has extensive knowledge of anesthesia techniques, instruments, supplies, and technology.
Emergency Room / Department Technician Average Salary $34,000
Job Demand 2020: 9,500
The primary job of an emergency room technician is to actively support the medical team within an emergency room of a hospital. Typical responsibilities for surgical techs include monitoring blood pressure, pulse, and temperature of patients, and collecting blood, stool, urine, and other samples from patients.
* Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school to learn more.
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