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Top 5 High Demand Medical Jobs

A checklist by Healthjobsnationwide.com

1

Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineer

With a median annual salary of $86,960, it’s no surprise that this medical job is on the top of our list. Besides the many perks of working as a biomedical engineer—such as not working in stressful environments like hospitals—this medical job has a predicted growth of 62%, and there is an ever-increasing demand for the new and improved technology and equipment they create, which means the engineers themselves are also in high-demand.

2

Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

The reason that dental hygienists are second on our list is because much like biomedical engineers, the growth and demand, and the work environment is very desirable. Maybe not everyone can work on teeth all day, but for those who are thinking of working in this field, the projected growth for dental hygienists is 38% with the average annual salary starting around $70,000, and don’t forget about the 9-5 schedule that most dentists enjoy.

3

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapy focuses on getting people back to work through specific types of treatments. This job is so underrated, but it can be very rewarding to watch your patients improve. This field has a projected growth rate of 33% and an annual median salary of $75,000.

4

Ultrasound Technician

Ultrasound Technician

With a good predicted growth of 39% until 2022, the career prospects are high for anyone considering this field. There are a lot of opportunities to work with a variety of different people and it can be quite a rewarding career. It’s not as high on our list due to the stressful environment and a lower average salary of $66,000 per year.

5

Optometrist

Optometrist

Similar to the job of a dentist, optometrists enjoy a lot of perks, like a regular weekly schedule and working in a stress-free environment. They have the rewarding job of keeping people’s vision in check while collecting an annual median salary of $98,000. This particular field is not extremely high on the growth list, but still has an expected growth rate of 33%.

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