7 Types of Medical Jobs in the Healthcare Industry

Are you interested in a medical job but not sure which health career is right for you? If you are not sure what medical jobs are out there, or which may be the best fit for you, this list of lists of medical jobs sorted various ways may help you find the job option that is best for you. You may even learn about a new medical career you didn't even know existed.


Most In Demand Medical Jobs

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes which professions are expected to add more jobs. In the top 10 list for all jobs (of any type) that will grow by 2028 are home health aides, personal care aides, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and speech-language pathologists. Also in the top 20 are physical therapist assistants, genetic counselors, postsecondary health specialties teachers, phlebotomists, physical therapist aides, and medical assistants. While all the jobs on the list are in demand, the most in-demand medical jobs range in salary and required education level. If you are looking for a medical career that offers the most security, this list may be a helpful starting point.


Types of Physician Careers

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If you are thinking of becoming a medical doctor, this list includes most of the different types of physician careers from which to choose. Physician careers all require a graduate degree from medical school (D.O. or M.D. degree) but vary in years of training required and salary level. Learn more about the medical specialties of each type of physician as well as training requirements and compensation trends.


Least Stressful Medical Jobs

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CareerCast.com ranked the stress levels of 200 jobs, and 5 of the top ten least stressful careers were in the healthcare field. If you are seeking a medical job that offers a relatively lower level of stress than most healthcare jobs, one of these five careers may be for you. Many medical jobs are typically very stressful, so these least stressful careers are good to know if you do not think you would be able to handle a high-stress medical job.


Types of Nursing Jobs

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There are so many types of nurses, it would be extremely difficult to list them all in one place. However, this article will help break down the nursing field into a number of different sectors to help you determine which nursing career is right for you, if any.


Types of Allied Health Careers

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Allied medical jobs are ones that do not fall under nursing or physician careers, such as technologists and technicians. Learn more about the different types of allied health careers available to you. If you are interested in a medical job but do not want to be a doctor or a nurse, one of the hundreds of allied careers may be an ideal option for you.


Non-Clinical Medical Jobs

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If you want a medical job that entails little to no patient interaction, one of these non-clinical health careers may be a better choice for you. Non-clinical jobs, also called "industry" jobs, are behind-the-scenes jobs that provide a product or service to a health care provider or health facility. Learn more about the variety of non-clinical medical jobs available.


Medical Jobs Without a College Degree

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If you are seeking a medical job for which you can qualify without a college degree, there are many options for high school graduates with or without additional education after high school. Particularly in the administrative and support fields of health care, and allied health, there are many potential medical careers for people who do not have a college degree.

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  2. 2019 Least Stressful Jobs. CareerCast.com.