If you care about other people’s health and wellness, then getting in a medical health career may be the right job for you, as it will be personally appealing to you and some of them pay great. Some will pay more than others and may require more schooling than, but even nurses with the least amount of training enjoy their job and consider it very rewarding being able to help others and there is, still, a big demand for them in the country. Here is a list of a couple jobs in the medical field that you can get into right now, whether you’re in high school or married and raising a family. Some of the state regulations may vary.
Massage therapy- With little schooling required and a big demand for massage therapists, this is a great field to get into right now. In a lot of states you can earn your license with only 550 or 750 hours of college classes. There are a couple of states that don’t even require you to have a license. Massage therapists can make between $40,000 and $100,000 annually. Whether you work at a spa, a resort, on a cruise ship or out of your home, there is a good forecast for the massage therapy field in the future.
Physical Therapist- Although you will have to go through a lot of schooling to earn your doctor of physical therapy degree (D.P.T.), if you become a physical therapist you can have a somewhat flexible job and make a lot of money doing it. You will be helping people at either hospitals or even at their own homes for big bucks. Physical therapists make around $80,000 a year (bls.gov).
Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)- This position requires a relatively minimal amount of schooling. High schools have classes you can take to earn your C.N.A. license, where you will learn things such as C.P.R. and some basics on human anatomy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov), C.N.A.s made on average $12.51 an hour or $2,020 a year in 2013.
Registered Nurse (R.N.)- You will need to get a nursing degree which will require you to go to college for a few years. Although different state laws on obtaining a license may vary, you can still prepare for it by taking the appropriate classes in high school. In some states you will need to get either a 6 year master’s degree in nursing or a 2 year associates and a 4 year bachelors degree. With some extra training you can take the title of an I.C.U. nurse or a mental health nurse, so it can be a flexible job as well.T he average registered nurse made $65,470 a year, or 31 dollars an hour in 2012 (bls.gov). That’s pretty good money.
Nurse Practitioner- To be a nurse practitioner will require you to have had a lot of schooling, like physical therapists. You will need to have had at least 6 years of college and have earned your master’s degree in some states, although others will require you to have your doctorate degree. The good news is that they make between $75,000 and $150,000 a year and they can pretty much do the same thing as a doctor such as writing certain prescriptions, but with less schooling.
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