Salaries for Jobs in Health Care and Wellness

ProgramPotential job titlesEntry-level4-5 years10 yearsStar rating
Central Sterile ProcessingSterilization technician, medical equipment preparers, sterile processing technician$37,149$44,574$60,5903
Clinical Trial MonitoringClinical research monitor, clinical trials associate$140,462$165,464$224,5364
Computed TomographyCardiovascular technologist or technicianNANANA3
Dental AssistingDental assistantNANANA4
Dental Billing and CodingDental biller, dental coder, dental front office$36,005$37,898$43,4933
Dental HygieneDental hygienist$64,334$77,854$78,5824
EKG Cardiovascular TechnologyPatient care technician, medical assistant, EKG technician$38,480$42,702$51,8963
Electroneurodiagnostic (Neuro) CertificationNeurodiagnostic technologist, intraoperative neuromonitoring technologist$37,419$45,594$53,7264
Electroneurodiagnostic TechnologyNeurodiagnostic technologist, radiologic technologist or technician$37,419$45,594$53,7264
Emergency Medical ScienceLaw enforcement, telecommunicator, lifeguard$29,598$38,230$49,5663
Emergency Medical Science BridgeEmergency dispatcher, EMT or paramedic, firefighter$29,598$38,230$49,5663
Fitness TrainingFitness trainer, personal trainer, group fitness trainer, coach$38,168$50,149$63,6695
Health and Fitness ScienceCommunity health worker, fitness/wellness coordinator, health education specialist$38,168$50,149$63,6694
Healthcare Billing and CodingMedical biller and coding specialist, claims assistant$39,728$47,174$51,8753
Human Services TechnologySchool social worker, health education specialist, behavioral disorder counselor$28,309$39,000$53,1864
Human Services Technology: GerontologyHealth care social worker, human services assistant, social services assistant$24,211$29,640$38,6464
Human Services Technology: Mental HealthHealth care social worker, human services assistant, rehabilitation counselor$28,309$39,000$53,1864
Human Services Technology: Addiction and Recovery StudiesSubstance abuse counselor or social worker, mental health counselor$28,309$39,000$53,1865
ImagingMedical sonographer, mammographer, MRI technologist, CAT scan technologist, computed tomography technologistNANANA4
Magnetic Resonance ImagingMRI technologist$60,528$67,954$81,1413
Massage TherapyMassage therapist$47,798$72,010$85,8214
Medical AssistingMedical assistant, medical secretary, administrative assistant$31,616$38,126$38,9584
Medical Laboratory TechnologyMedical laboratory technician, clinical laboratory technician$39,582$48,547$64,6054
Medical Office Administration: Billing and CodingMedical records specialist$30,784$38,854$50,8143
Medical Office Administration: Health Care AdministrationManagement analyst, medical and health services manager, occupational health and safety specialist$30,784$38,854$50,8143
Medical Office ProfessionalMedical transcriptionist, medical records specialist$30,784$38,854$50,8145
Medical ScribeMedical scribe$35,131$43,035$51,1061
NCFAST Income Maintenance Caseworker TrainingIncome maintenance caseworkerNANANA4
Nurse AideHome health aide, nursing assistant, personal care aideNANANA2
NursingRegistered nurse, acute care nurse, clinical nurse specialist$62,483$76,835$86,0915
Nursing: LPN to RN BridgeRegistered nurse, acute care nurse, clinical nurse specialist$62,483$76,835$86,0915
Pharmacy TechnologyPharmacy aide, pharmacy technician$30,118$37,045$38,8133
Pharmacy Technology BridgePharmacy aide, pharmacy technician$30,118$37,045$38,8133
Practical NursingPractical nurse, vocational nurseNANANA4
RadiographyRadiologic technologist or technician$37,482$48,110$60,9444
SonographyDiagnostic medical sonographer, cardiovascular technician$37,419$45,594$53,7264

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