Health Science Technical Career Information



Firefighter – (Salary: $24,000-$63,000)

Protects citizens during emergencies. Extinguishes fires. Executes rescues. … Minimizes fire damage by responding to alarms, driving and operating equipment, regulating water pressure, combating and extinguishing fires, and rescuing and reviving people.


Paramedic – (Salary: $34,000-$63,000)

Paramedics are responsible for responding to emergency medical calls, providing on-site aid and transporting patients safely to medical facilities. They are expected to assess patients’ conditions and implement first-aid procedures.


Dental Assistant – (Salary: $30,000-$46,000)

Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. Readies patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient. Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.


Pharmacy Technician – (Salary: $28,000-$42,000)

Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a pharmacist to dispense prescription and over the counter medication to customers or health professionals. They also assemble medicines for prescriptions and provide information about medications. They work in a hospital pharmacy or retail pharmacy under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.


Sonographer – (Salary: $51,000-$110,000)

Sonographers, also called ultrasound technicians and diagnostic medical sonographers, use ultrasound high frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body tissues. This helps doctors diagnose and monitor a variety of conditions such as heart disease, pregnancy and cancer.


Emergency Room Tech – (Salary: $43,000-$53,000)

ER Techs work in emergency rooms where they assist doctors with treating patients. Common duties described in ER Tech resume examples are collecting samples for lab analysis, gathering patient information, monitoring EKGs and heart rhythm, treating wounds and assisting doctors and nurses during procedures.


Operating Room Tech – (Salary: $45,000-$54,000)

Surgical technologists, who may also be called surgical or operating room technicians or scrub techs, prepare the operating room before the surgery takes place. They also prepare patients for their surgery, arrange medical equipment, and assist doctors during surgical procedures.


Lab Tech – (Salary: $32,000-$62,000)

Supports laboratory staff by maintaining glassware, logs, and record books; troubleshooting and resolving problems and helping with special projects. Maintains glassware by picking-up, cleaning, washing, sterilizing, and distributing.


Medical Billing and Coding Specialist – (Salary: $39,000-$60,000)

A coding and billing specialist helps the healthcare facility manage insurance claims, invoices, and payments. The day-to-day work of a medical coding and billing specialist includes: Properly coding services, procedures, diagnoses, and treatments. Preparing and sending invoices or claims for payment.


Physical Therapy Assistant – (Salary: $44,000-$84,000)

Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses to regain movement and manage pain.

Physical therapist assistants are involved in the direct care of patients.

Physical therapist aides often have tasks that are indirectly related to patient care, such as cleaning and setting up the treatment area, moving patients, and doing clerical duties.


Occupational Therapy Assistant – (Salary: $47,000-$94,000)

Occupational therapy assistants typically do the following: Help patients do therapeutic activities, such as stretches and other exercises. Lead children who have developmental disabilities in play activities that promote coordination and socialization. Encourage patients to complete activities and tasks.


Massage Therapist – (Salary: $41,000-$75,000)

Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.