Nurses, doctors and lab specialists have proven to be vital to society. They are the heroes of the covid-19 drama.
Medical careers are becoming top of mind of many people. When you are still exploring what career to take, would this be something to consider ? Or switch from where you are right now and have a bigger impact?
We have listed a selection of medical jobs for you. We just offer great insights in what the jobs are about, what education is required, what pay to expect.
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Nurses are closest to people in need. They are the ones offering ongoing support and comfort.
An aspiring Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) must complete a state-approved training program, often in the form of a diploma, certificate or associate degree. The majority of programs can be completed in one year.
Their average pay is $46,240 per year*. The employment for LPN’s is projected to grow 11 percent to 2028*, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Registered Nurses would need to have a bachelor’s degree in registered nursing. Their average pay is $71,730 per year*. The employment for LPN’s is projected to grow 12 percent to 2028*, even faster than a LPN. Also check out ER Nurse, or ICU Nurse.
Intensive Care Unit
Intensivists and ICU Nurses are facing new realities today. The number of patients treated at ICU’s is extraordinary high. And the roles of staff at the ICU proofs to be essential to treating this new and unknown virus. Currently also Pulmonologists are playing critical roles.
General Practitioners (GP) are typically the primary medical doctor one gets in touch with.
They typically start with a relevant bachelor’s degree, then get into med school (for about 4 years), followed by a three-year residency program.
GP’s earn at average $201,100 per year*. Projected growth until 2028 is faster than average (7% to 10%)*.
Laboratory Technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances. They are pivotal with crises like the corona virus in examining blood samples, testing whether people are infected or not.
They would need an Associate’s degree, e.g. Clinical Laboratory Science. Their average pay is $52,330 per year*, and their employment is projected to grow 11 percent to 2028*, much faster than the average of all jobs.
Virologists, or Microbiologists study microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, and some types of parasites. They are playing important roles in understanding the corona virus, and finding ways to cure it.
Their education would typically be a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. They earn at average $71,650 per year*. Employment of microbiologists is projected to grow 5 percent to 2028*.
Other medical jobs
A medical career can go many different ways. Get on to findmino.com to look around. We like to offer previews of jobs and college majors, so you get a really good insight in what they are.
Just to name a few: Surgeon, Oncologist , Physician Assistant, Home Care Aide, Internist, Cardiologist, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Medical Assistant, Anesthesiologist, Rheumatologist, Pathologist
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*Salary and employment data are based on different sources, as indicated on the respective pages in findmino.com
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