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5 High-Paying Health Careers That You Should Consider

5 High-Paying Health Careers That You Should Consider
Posted By: Rayanne Morriss on June 12, 2020

If you want to work in the healthcare field, youíll be pleased to know that there are many highly lucrative positions available that will give you the chance to help others who are in need. There are more positions available than you've likely realized, and learning about the different options will help you choose a path that best suits your interests. Any of these five high-paying health careers may be the right fit for you.


Anesthesiologist


Youíll be administering medicine that numbs pain locally or puts patients to sleep entirely when you work as an anesthesiologist. These specialists usually work in hospitals when patients are undergoing surgeries or other invasive medical procedures, but some anesthesiologists are hired to work in pain centers to provide numbing medicine to people who suffer from chronic pain. According to WebMD, you should expect to study for a bachelorís degree before entering medical school to work toward a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree if you want to pursue this career. A one-year internship and three-year hospital residency will also need to be completed to become an anesthesiologist.


Pharmacist


A pharmacist is responsible for issuing doctor-prescribed medications to patients. In this position, you may get the chance to work in a pharmacy thatís located inside of a grocery store, or you could work in a pharmacy thatís housed inside of a hospital. Youíll need to know about the different types of medications, how to take them, and their possible side effects so that you can explain the correct information to patients. Itís also important to keep track of medications that could be harmful when taken with other medications that a patient is currently taking. Youíll need to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree after earning a bachelorís or an associate degree and complete the appropriate internship and additional training to become a pharmacist.


Dentist


Dentists are doctors who specialize in treating conditions that involve the teeth and gums and helping patients maintain good oral health.



You can choose to work as a dentist in Palmdale CA or your particular locale and use state-of-the-art technology to give each patient the best treatment possible. Some of the main responsibilities of a dentist include taking x-rays, filling cavities and treating gum disease. You can also perform oral cancer screenings to ensure optimal dental health for your patients. Oral surgery can additionally be performed if you have the right training. Itís best to earn a bachelorís degree in a science- or medical-related field before taking the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) to enter a dental school thatís accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA). You can then choose to study for a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.


Podiatrist


As a podiatrist, youíll be treating foot conditions that can make walking difficult and cause other problems for patients. People will come to you to have their foot conditions diagnosed and treated with surgery, special foot devices, or other therapies to help alleviate pain and improve mobility. Itís important to learn all the bones and other anatomical features of the human foot so that you can provide the most comprehensive care possible. A career as a podiatrist requires a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree which should be obtained from an accredited school along with a license from your state if you want to work in this position. Residency training usually lasts for 36 months.


Medical and Health Services Manager


If youíd rather be in a clerical position instead of treating patients while still having the chance to work in the medical field, becoming a medical and health services manager can be an excellent option. Youíll be responsible for supervising a medical department and coordinating patient care so that everything can stay better organized and run more efficiently. Youíll also need to manage patient information and protect the confidential details that are in each patientís medical record. Itís best to earn a bachelorís degree at minimum or obtain a masterís degree and have experience working as a manager in a clinical setting before applying for this position.


These health care positions can be beneficial for yourself and society. If youíre looking for something with job stability and an excellent salary, these medical careers may be to your liking.


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