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Job Description

Median Salary

 
Dental AssistantsAssist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records. The median hourly wage for Dental Assistants is $18.08
 
Diagnostic Medical SonographersProduce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians. The median hourly wage for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is $34.33
 
Emergency Medical Technicians and ParamedicsAssess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities. The median hourly wage for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics is $16.06
 
Home Health AidesProvide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient. The median hourly wage for Home Health Aides is $11.15
 
Medical AssistantsPerform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. The median hourly wage for Medical Assistants is $15.63
 
Medical Equipment PreparersPrepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment. The median hourly wage for Medical Equipment Preparers is $17.02
 
Occupational Therapy AssistantsAssist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training. The median hourly wage for Occupational Therapy Assistants is $28.51
 
OrderliesTransport patients to areas such as operating rooms or x-ray rooms using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds. May maintain stocks of supplies or clean and transport equipment. The median hourly wage for Orderlies is $13.08
 
Patient RepresentativesAssist patients in obtaining services, understanding policies and making health care decisions. The median hourly wage for Patient Representatives is $15.82
 
Personal Care AidesAssist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities. The median hourly wage for Personal Care Aides is $11.11
 
Physical Therapist AssistantsAssist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training. The median hourly wage for Physical Therapist Assistants is $27.60
 
Physician AssistantsProvide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants. The median hourly wage for Physician Assistants is $50.43
 
Surgical AssistantsAssist surgeons during surgery by performing duties such as tissue retraction, insertion of tubes and intravenous lines, or closure of surgical wounds. Perform preoperative and postoperative duties to facilitate patient care. The median hourly wage for Surgical Assistants is $24.76
 

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