Healthcare Degrees – Post Military Career Option

A career in Healthcare is an excellent option if your military experience includes work in health care.  There are many paths to choose and even if you don’t have experience you can still utilize your post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits towards a career in health care.

Degree options to pursue a career in Healthcare include:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Diabetics & Nutrition
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Healthcare Management
  • Health Information
  • Health Services Administration
  • Massage Therapist
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • PharmD
  • Psychology

Compensation according to the Department of Labor’s National Compensation Survey:

Career Mean Earnings Median Earnings
Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations  $   61,254  $   52,466
Dentists  $129,421  $108,655
Dentists, general  $126,245  $104,998
Dietitians and nutritionists  $   48,506  $   45,136
Optometrists  $106,665  $113,901
Pharmacists  $106,509  $108,162
Physicians and surgeons  $164,868  $149,178
Anesthesiologists  $261,546  $300,000
Family and general practitioners  $166,283  $154,398
Internists, general  $147,760  $141,250
Pediatricians, general  $122,617  $130,543
Psychiatrists  $143,166  $144,927
Surgeons  $238,052  $132,515
Physician assistants  $   88,026  $   84,999
Registered nurses  $   63,066  $   59,779
Therapists  $   60,539  $   58,240
Audiologists  $   62,964  $   61,214
Occupational therapists  $   64,815  $   62,400
Physical therapists  $   68,527  $   66,560
Radiation therapists  $   82,636  $   86,674
Recreational therapists  $   38,663  $   35,048
Respiratory therapists  $   51,141  $   49,826
Speech-language pathologists  $   55,945  $   54,080
Veterinarians  $   89,763  $   90,000
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians  $   42,258  $   39,995
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists  $   51,077  $   50,913
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians  $   36,049  $   34,486
Dental hygienists  $   56,539  $   57,226
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians  $   56,105  $   54,330
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians  $   53,318  $   50,278
Diagnostic medical sonographers  $   66,067  $   65,228
Nuclear medicine technologists  $   75,200  $   74,859
Radiologic technologists and technicians  $   53,381  $   52,416
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics  $   34,002  $   30,204
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner support technicians  $   34,251  $   33,051
Dietetic technicians  $   22,574  $   25,022
Pharmacy technicians  $   30,638  $   30,181
Psychiatric technicians  $   34,906  $   31,799
Respiratory therapy technicians  $   45,116  $   43,990
Surgical technologists  $   39,663  $   39,478
Veterinary technologists and technicians  $   29,505  $   29,578
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses  $   38,336  $   38,038
Medical records and health information technicians  $   33,880  $   32,240
Opticians, dispensing  $   37,055  $   35,360
Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians  $   38,188  $   35,693
Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians  $   55,983  $   58,864
Occupational health and safety specialists  $   55,428  $   56,653
Miscellaneous healthcare practitioner and technical workers  $   41,291  $   38,000
Athletic trainers  $   37,488  $   38,000
Career Mean Earnings Median Earnings
Healthcare support occupations  $   25,807  $   24,232
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides  $   23,159  $   22,058
Home health aides  $   20,163  $   19,968
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants  $   23,598  $   22,620
Psychiatric aides  $   25,657  $   23,462
Occupational therapist assistants and aides  $   38,133  $   37,128
Occupational therapist assistants  $   45,041  $   46,946
Occupational therapist aides  $   25,598  $   21,969
Physical therapist assistants and aides  $   36,714  $   35,880
Physical therapist assistants  $   46,978  $   45,577
Physical therapist aides  $   24,262  $   21,769
Massage therapists  $   38,178  $   38,731
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations  $   28,753  $   27,872
Dental assistants  $   32,110  $   31,935
Medical assistants  $   27,886  $   27,040
Medical equipment preparers  $   30,143  $   29,765
Medical transcriptionists  $   30,552  $   29,453
Pharmacy aides  $   23,293  $   22,877
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers  $   25,818  $   25,744


 


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