Health: The Best Health Career for You

Dreaming of a career in Healthcare, and not sure what role is best for you? If you'd like to learn more about training, pay, or the typical workday, then you're in the right place. Whether you're hoping to be a nurse, doctor, or a medical office clerk, these career profiles will help you confirm which particular healthcare profession best suits your skills and goals.

Administrative and Support

Administrative and Support Careers
Administrative and support careers in the medical industry include a wide variety of office jobs, including accounting, medical coding, transcription and more. Administrative and support health careers provide assistance and organization to the doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals.

Administrative Medical Jobs
Healthcare Jobs that Do Not Require Clinical Experience or Training

If you are seeking an administrative career in the healthcare field, there are a variety of options from which to choose. Jobs in secretarial, reception, or other support roles are in demand to help support the clinicians and facilities that provide medical care to patients. Administrative careers do not require any experience in clinical practice. Administrative professionals support healthcare executives in addition to assisting providers.

Most of these careers do not require college degrees, and do not involve any supervisory responsibilities either.

Allied Medical Profiles
Allied Medical Career Profiles

Learn more about allied health careers with these career profiles.

Medical Aesthetician Career Overview - How to Become an Aesthetician
How do you become a medical aesthetician? Medical aestheticians are certified, licensed professionals who specialize in skincare and may be employed by a medical office, hospital, or other healthcare facility. Learn more about an aesthetician career including pay, job duties, schedule, and job outlook.

How To Become A Registered DietitianLearn how to become a registered dietitian, and what dietitians do.

How To Become A Registered Dietitian

Should You Become a Dietitian?
Dietitians (and nutritionists) help plan and implement balanced, nutritional meal programs and promote healthy eating habits. The dietitian is educated and trained on how to prevent and minimize health issues caused or exacerbated by dietary deficiencies or malnutrition.

There are a few different types of dietitians - some work in a clinical setting (hospitals, nursing homes, etc.), others work in a community setting, some work in schools, and some work as consultants, contracting their time and expertise out to facilities in need of dietary planning.

Educational Requirements for Dietitians:
The minimum requirement to become a dietitian is a bachelor's degree,(four years of college). Some dietitians have master's degrees, which some higher-level or management positions may require. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are about 279 bachelor's programs for dietitians in the U.S., and about 18 master's programs that are recognized by the American Dietetic Association's Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education. Undergraduate programs include majors in dietetics, foods and nutrition, food service systems management, among others.

Licensure and Certification for Dietitians:
Some states (35 of them) require licensure to practice as a dietitian. Additionally, the status of "Registered Dietitian" can be achieved by completing a supervised internship and a certification exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association. This certification is not required to practice, but may be preferred by some employers as an additional quality control.

Job Outlook for Dietitians:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for dietitians is projected at about nine percent, from 2008-2018, an average pace for all occupations.

Most dietitians work in hospitals, nursing homes, long term care facilities, or medical offices. Other dietitians work in public health or government institutions (correctional facilities, universities, etc.) Additionally, some dietitians work in special food services, which are corporations that provide dietetic and nutritional planning and services to facilities and universities.

Salary For Dietitians:Median earnings for dietitians, according to the BLS data for 2008, the most recent numbers available, was $50,590. The middle 50% earned from $41,060 and $61,790.

Medical Industry Jobs

Medical Aesthetician Career Overview - How to Become an Aesthetician

Nursing Careers

Nursing career profiles include information on the different types of nursing jobs, education and degrees offered, and an overview of what to expect from a career as a nurse.

Physician Careers
Physician career profiles

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