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In Demand Occupations in Health Care

For information about in demand occupations in Michigan, select the following link. In Demand Occupations in Michigan

For a 2008 - 2018 employment forecast for a comprehensive list of healthcare practitioners/technical occupations in Michigan, select the following link. 2008 - 2018 Michigan Employment Forecast

Up-to-Date Healthcare Job Salaries from Glassdoor

Healthcare Practitioners/Technical Occupations 2012
MI and U.S. Average Wages

For a 2008 - 2018 employment forecast for a comprehensive list of healthcare support occupations in Michigan, select the following link. 2008 - 2018 Michigan Employment Forecast

Healthcare Support Occupations 2012
MI and U.S. Average Wages

The following health care-related occupations are sorted by the Projected Need for Employees andbetween 2012 and 2022. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Occupation TitleProjected Need for Employees
(2012 - 2022)
2012 Hourly
Wage Range
Bottom
10%
MedianTop 10%
Chiropractors 50,900 $15 $32 $69
Dentists 170,200 $36 $72 #
    Dentists, general 146,400 $36 $70 #
    Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 7,800 $43 # #
    Orthodontists 8,700 $32 # #
    Prosthodontists 500 $27 $81 #
    Dentists, all other specialists 6,800 $36 $75 #
    Dietitians and nutritionists 81,600 $17 $27 $37
    Optometrists 41,200 $25 $47 $89
    Pharmacists 327,800 $43 $56 $70
    Physicians and surgeons 814,700 $29 # #
    Anesthesiologists 42,100 $65 # #
    Family and general practitioners 142,100 $41 $83 #
    Internists, general 58,600 $32 # #
    Obstetricians and gynecologists 27,000 $58 # #
    Pediatricians, general 40,100 $42 $74 #
    Psychiatrists 31,600 $34 $83 #
    Surgeons 59,000 $59 # #
    Physicians and surgeons, all other 414,200 $27 # #
Physician assistants 120,000 $30 $44 $60
Podiatrists 13,100 $25 $56 #
Therapists 816,400 $21 $34 $50
    Occupational therapists 146,100 $24 $36 $51
    Physical therapists 277,700 $27 $38 $54
    Radiation therapists 23,600 $25 $37 $55
    Recreational therapists 22,500 $13 $20 $32
    Respiratory therapists 142,100 $20 $27 $36
    Speech-language pathologists 160,100 $21 $34 $52
    Exercise physiologists 6,500 $15 $22 $34
    Therapists, all other 37,900 $15 $26 $43
Veterinarians 78,700 $25 $41 $69
Registered nurses 3,238,400 $22 $31 $46
Nurse anesthetists 43,900 $51 $71 #
Nurse midwives 7,700 $30 $43 $58
Nurse practitioners 147,300 $31 $43 $58
Audiologists 17,300 $21 $34 $49
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 50,900 $19 $35 $68
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians 396,500 $13 $23 $35
    Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 187,100 $19 $28 $38
    Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 209,400 $12 $18 $28
Dental hygienists 256,900 $22 $34 $46
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians 456,200 $18 $28 $41
    Cardiovascular technologists and technicians 67,300 $13 $25 $39
    Diagnostic medical sonographers 85,900 $22 $32 $44
    Nuclear medicine technologists 25,100 $24 $34 $45
    Radiologic technologists 240,800 $18 $26 $37
    Magnetic resonance imaging technologists 37,200 $22 $31 $43
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 294,400 $10 $15 $26
Health practitioner support technologists and technicians 821,300 $10 $15 $23
    Dietetic technicians 29,600 $9 $13 $21
    Pharmacy technicians 426,100 $10 $14 $20
    Psychiatric technicians 73,800 $10 $14 $25
    Respiratory therapy technicians 15,900 $15 $22 $32
    Surgical technologists 127,800 $14 $20 $29
    Veterinary technologists and technicians 109,800 $10 $15 $21
    Ophthalmic medical technicians 38,400 $12 $16 $24
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 921,300 $15 $20 $28
Medical records and health information technicians 227,500 $11 $16 $27
Opticians, dispensing 83,500 $10 $16 $25
Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians 132,700 $13 $20 $35
    Orthotists and prosthetists 11,500 $16 $30 $53
    Hearing aid specialists 6,600 $11 $20 $39
    Health technologists and technicians, all other 114,600 $13 $20 $32
Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians 81,100 $18 $30 $46
Occupational health and safety specialists 67,100 $19 $32 $47
Occupational health and safety technicians 13,900 $14 $23 $36
Miscellaneous health practitioners and technical workers 91,200 $12 $21 $42
    Athletic trainers 27,800   * *
    Genetic counselors 3,000 $12 $27 $41
    Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 60,400 $12 $22 $45
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 3,241,800 $8 $11 $16
    Home health aides 1,299,300 $8 $10 $14
    Psychiatric aides 86,800 $8 $12 $19
    Nursing assistants 1,792,000 $9 $12 $17
    Orderlies 63,600 $9 $12 $17
Occupational therapy assistants and aides 54,600 $11 $24 $34
    Occupational therapy assistants 43,200 $16 $26 $35
    Occupational therapy aides 11,400 $9 $13 $23
Physical therapist assistants and aides 170,800 $10 $19 $33
    Physical therapist assistants 100,700 $16 $25 $35
    Physical therapist aides 70,100 $8 $11 $17
Massage therapists 162,800 $9 $17 $34
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations 1,636,000 $10 $15 $22
    Dental assistants 377,600 $11 $17 $23
    Medical assistants 723,700 $10 $14 $20
    Medical equipment preparers 62,000 $10 $15 $22
    Medical transcriptionists 90,500 $11 $16 $23
    Pharmacy aides 47,600 $8 $11 $16
    Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers 81,700 $8 $11 $17
    Phlebotomists 128,400 $10 $14 $20
    Healthcare support workers, all other 124,600 $10 $16 $23

# - Equal to or greater than $90

* - Wages not available do to not generally working year-round or full time.


(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wages and 2012-2022 projection series)



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