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Diagnostic Services

Careers in the Diagnostic Services pathway use tests and evaluations that aid in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries or other physical conditions.







Epidemiologists

Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers, PhD, MPH, RYT, CMP from
1 reviews
investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.
$83620
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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.
$82080
Associate's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Laura Horton from Public hospital
1 reviews
produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.
$77790
Associate's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


MRI 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.
$75960
Associate's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Toxicologists

Toxicologists analyze samples in a laboratory setting to detect the presence of various toxins in people, animals, or the environment. Depending on the employer, they may also review the impact of the toxins.
$71500
Bachelor's degree
Personality Match

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.
$64840
Associate's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Radiologic Technologists

take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes. Includes radiologic technologists and technicians who specialize in other scanning modalities.
$64840
Associate's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Cardiovascular Technologists

conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests.
$60940
Associate's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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.
$60900
Associate's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Medical Laboratory Technologists

perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.
$55990
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Cytogenetic Technologists

analyze chromosomes or chromosome segments found in biological specimens, such as amniotic fluids, bone marrow, solid tumors, and blood to aid in the study, diagnosis, classification, or treatment of inherited or acquired genetic diseases. Conduct analyses through classical cytogenetic, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) or array comparative genome hybridization (aCGH) techniques.
$55990
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Cytotechnologists

stain, mount, and study cells to detect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological conditions following established standards and practices.
$55990
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Histotechnologists

prepare histologic slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by pathologists. May assist in research studies.
$55990
Associate's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Medical Laboratory Technicians

perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.
$55990
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Neurodiagnostic Technologists

conduct electroneurodiagnostic (END) tests such as electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, polysomnograms, or electronystagmograms. May perform nerve conduction studies.
$55990
Associate's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Ophthalmic 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.
$40010
Post-secondary certificate
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Therapeutic Services

Careers in the Therapeutic Services pathway are focused primarily on changing the health status of the patient over time. Health professionals in this pathway work directly with patients; they may provide care, treatment, counseling and health education information.






Anesthesiologists

Richard Marn, MD from New York Medical Anesthesia
2 reviews
administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures.
$271440
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Surgeons

treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.
$251650
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

OBGYNs

Diana Glasser, MD, FACOG from Ob Hospitalist Group at Los Robles Medical Center
Dr. Nichole Butler from Weiss Memorial Hospital - Women's Health Center
2 reviews
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.
$239120
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match


Orthodontists

Dr. Oleg Drut from Diamond Braces
1 reviews
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.
$237990
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Oral 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.
$234990
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Radiologists

examine and diagnose disorders and diseases using x-rays and radioactive materials. May treat patients.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Sports Medicine Physicians

diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Allergists and Immunologists

Dr. Tsvetelina Velikova, MD, PhD from Lozenetz University Hospital
Dr. Sima Patel from New York Allergy & Sinus Centers
2 reviews
diagnose, treat, and help prevent allergic diseases and disease processes affecting the immune system.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Urologists

Dr. Samantha Pillay from Continence Matters
1 reviews
diagnose, treat, and help prevent benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the genitourinary system and the renal glands.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Dermatologists

Erum Ilyas, MD, MBE, FAAD from AmberNoon
1 reviews
diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases or other conditions of the skin.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Hospitalists

Dr. Nwegbo-Banks from Serenity Women's Health & Med Spa
1 reviews
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.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Acupuncturists

Caroline Purdy from Autonomic Acupuncture
1 reviews
provide treatment of symptoms and disorders using needles and small electrical currents. May provide massage treatment. May also provide preventive treatments.
$218850
Master's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Neurologists

diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and disorders of the nervous system.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Naturopathic Physicians

Michael Smith N.D. BHSC (Naturopathy) from Planet Naturopath
1 reviews
diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases using a system of practice that is based on the natural healing capacity of individuals. May use physiological, psychological or mechanical methods. May also use natural medicines, prescription or legend drugs, foods, herbs, or other natural remedies.
$218850
Doctoral degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Nuclear Medicine Physicians

diagnose and treat diseases using radioactive materials and techniques. May monitor radionuclide preparation, administration, and disposition.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Orthoptists

diagnose and treat visual system disorders such as binocular vision and eye movement impairments.
$218850
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Ophthalmologists

Dr. Rahil from Eye7 Chaudhary Eye Centre
Dr. Jeffrey Dello Russo from Dello Russo
2 reviews
diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries of the eyes and related structures.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Pathologists

diagnose presence and stage of diseases using laboratory techniques and patient specimens. Study the nature, cause, and development of diseases. May perform autopsies.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Physical Medicine and Rehab Physicians

diagnose and treat disorders requiring physiotherapy to provide physical, mental, and occupational rehabilitation.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

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.
$218850
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Psychiatrists

Dr. Krysti Vo from
Dr. Tahia Haque, MD from Savant Care
2 reviews
diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind.
$217100
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Prosthodontists

diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, design, and fit prostheses that maintain oral function, health, and appearance for patients with clinical conditions associated with teeth, oral and maxillofacial tissues, or the jaw.
$214870
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Family and General Practitioners

Dr. Kristin Miller from
Alberto Zambrano, MD from
2 reviews
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.
$214370
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Internists

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.
$210960
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Nurse Anesthetists

1 reviews
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.
$189190
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Pediatricians

Dr. Corey Fish from Brave Care
Noha Polack, MD, FAAP from Progressive Pediatrics
Dr. Leann Poston from
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett from
4 reviews
diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.
$184570
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Dentists

Dr. Michelle Farnoush, DMD from
Dr. J Salim DMD from Sutton Place Dental Associates
Dr. Joke Alesh from Doctor Alesh
Dr. Mary R. Pham from Lollipop Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Patrick Campbell from United States Navy
10 reviews
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.
$180830
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Podiatrists

Dr. Bruce Pinker from Progressive Foot Care
1 reviews
diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.
$151110
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Pharmacists

Osas Nosa-Idahosa, MBA, BCPS, Pharm.D, BCGP, BCACP from Dignity Health
Andy Boysan from The Independent Online Pharmacy
Melissa Sörgel from
Anh Evardo from
6 reviews
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.
$125460
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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.
$125440
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Health Informatics

Careers in the Health Informatics pathway include many different levels of health care related employment. This pathway includes health care administrators who manage health care agencies as well as those individuals who are responsible for managing all of the patient data and information, financial information, and computer applications related to health care processes and procedures.







Informatics Nurse Specialists

apply knowledge of nursing and informatics to assist in the design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the health care system.
$99020
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Medical Records Technicians

1 reviews
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. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.
$48270
No degree required
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Medical Secretaries

perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
$39000
Associate's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match


Medical Transcriptionists

transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices, covering office visits, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. Transcribe dictated reports and translate abbreviations into fully understandable form. Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form for review and signature, or correction.
$37310
Post-secondary certificate
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Healthcare Support Services

Careers in the Support Services pathway provide a therapeutic environment for the delivery of health care. Support Services offers a full range of career opportunities from entry level to management, including technical and professional careers.







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.
$118800
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Forensic Nurses

Forensic nursing combines standard medical care with activities that support legal proceedings. Forensic nurses typically handle injuries related to violence and abuse, such as sexual assault.
$66000
Bachelor's Degree
Personality Match

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.
$41430
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


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.
$41430
No degree required
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Medical Equipment Preparers

prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.
$41070
No degree required
Strong job growth
Personality Match

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.
$37280
Post-secondary certificate
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


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.
$32250
No degree required
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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.
$31780
No degree required
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Vet Assistants

Stacia Mintner from Stumble Safari
1 reviews
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 postoperative 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.
$30980
No degree required
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

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Healthcare in Biotechnology R&D

Careers in the Biotechnology Research and Development pathway involve bioscience research and development as it applies to human health. These scientists may study diseases to discover new treatments or invent medical devices used to directly assist patients or to improve the accuracy of diagnostic tests.







Medical Scientists

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.
$101800
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Biomedical Engineers

apply knowledge of engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological, agricultural, and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.
$98340
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

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