One of the most important things to consider when changing careers is the current job market. We’ve found 5 of the most in-demand medical careers that are accessible with just a little bit of training. Read on for our list of the top medical careers in demand. (The following information was all found in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Jobs Rankings.)
1. Personal Care Aide
With 754,000 new jobs anticipated, personal care aide tops the list of accessible in-demand medical careers. The average personal care aide earns $21,920 a year, and there is no training required for the career.
2. Home Health Aide
With 348,400 new jobs anticipated, home health aides are in great demand. They average $22,600 per year and require no training to get started. HHAs are different from CNAs, but earning your CNA or other certifications can lead to higher pay and better prospects.
3. Medical Assistant
Medical Assistants are on the rise as they remove responsibilities from other in-demand medical workers. With 184,600 new jobs expected, there are plenty to go around. The average medical assistant earns $31,540 per year, making this one of the more lucrative in-demand (and accessible) positions. Plus, training only takes 30 weeks (10 of which is a paid externship).
4. Medical Secretary
Medical secretaries are anticipated to add 129,100 new jobs to their ranks. With the average earnings being $33,730, this is a great job prospect for those who prefer paperwork, filing, computer work, and answering phones over more hands-on medical practice.
5. Pharmacy Technician
With 47,600 new jobs expected, pharmacy technicians are definitely on the rise. They earn an average of $30,920 per year, and the training only takes 6 weeks! The training time to income potential makes this one of the better options on the list.
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