Health Science Entry-Level Career Information



EMT – (Salary: $29,000-$44,000)

EMTs and paramedics typically do the following: Respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound. Assess a patient’s condition and determine a course of treatment. Provide first-aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured patients.


CNA – (Salary: $26,000-$38,000)

A certified nursing assistant, also known as a nurse assistant or CNA, provides health care for clients and patients at home, hospitals, and other facilities under the direction of a nurse. They often help people under their care perform day-to-day tasks and play a vital role in hospitals and other facilities.


Rehabilitation Aide – (Salary: $28,000-34,000)

Rehab aides transport and prepare patients for therapeutic treatment sessions. They also prepare supplies and equipment for treatment, which includes setting up treatment rooms. Rehab aides clean equipment and treatment rooms before and after sessions.


Lifeguard/Ski Patrol – (Salary: $20,000-$28,000)

Patrol or monitor recreational areas, such as trails, slopes, or swimming areas, on foot, in vehicles, or from towers. Rescue distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment. Instruct participants in skiing, swimming, or other recreational activities and provide safety precaution information


Industry Related Safety Officer – (Salary: $52,000-$76,000)

Safety Officers are responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing company’s employee safety at work. Their main duty is to ensure that the company is in complience and adheres to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) guidelines.


Emergency Dispatcher – (Salary $28,000-$47,000)

A 911 dispatcher receives calls, dispatches emergency vehicles to emergency locations as necessary, advises callers on the best course of action while on the line, prioritizes emergency situations as needed, and transfers any non-emergency calls as necessary.


Phlebotomist – (Salary $28,000-$66,000)

Phlebotomists are responsible for efficiently and accurately performing blood draws and transfusions on blood donors and patients, depending on their specific facility. … Preparing patients before drawing blood. Explaining blood draw procedures to patients and answering any questions about the process.


ECG/EKG Tech – (Salary: $34,000-$49,000)

Electrocardiograph (EKG or ECG) technicians operate equipment that measures, monitors, and graphically traces the electrical activity of the heart. Physicians use the graph (electrocardiogram/EKG/ECG) to diagnose and monitor patients’ heart problems.


Home Health Aide – (Salary: $21,000-$31,000)

Supports patients by providing housekeeping and laundry services, shopping for food and other household requirements, preparing and serving meals and snacks, and running errands. Assists patients by providing personal services, such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming.


Medical Assistant – (Salary: $23,000-$56,000)

Medical assistants provide a variety of technical, clerical, receptionist, and patient care services under the supervision of nurses or medical practitioners. While the exact scope of their responsibilities may vary depending on the size of the hospital, medical facility, or practice, medical assistants generally support practitioners and other members of health care team by gathering patient medical history, taking and recording vital sign information, and occasionally assisting with minor, office-based procedures. Medical assistants are essential to delivering high-quality patient care.


Medical Research Assistant – (Salary: $40,000-$62,000)

A medical research assistant is a junior practitioner who collects, compiles, reports, and analyzes data of scientific studies by examining subjects related to treatment of specific medical condition.