ONET Online Bright Outlook in Healthcare
Job Title: Physical Therapy Assistant
What they do: Instruct and motivate patients as they practice exercises and activities. Help patients learn to use therapy equipment.
Annual Median Salary: $49,910
Job Title: Dental Hygienist
What they do: Clean patients teeth using dental instruments. Record and review patients medical histories. Develop x-ray film.
Annual Median Salary: $71,230
Job Title: Radiation Therapist
What they do: Administer prescribed doses of radiation using equipment. Conduct treatment in accordance with treatment plan in direction of patient physician.
Annual Median Salary: $75,580
Job Title: Home Health Aide
What they do: Help patients with moving in and out of bed, bath, wheelchairs, or automobiles. Entertain and converse with patients to keep them mentally alert.
Annual Median Salary: $26,090
Job Title: Nurse Practitioner
What they do: Analyze and interpret patient symptoms, physical findings, to develop appropriate diagnoses. Prescribe medications, educate patients about self-management about chronic illnesses.
Annual Median Salary: $108,220
Job Title: Dieticians and Nutritionists
What they do: Monitor food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. Assess nutritional needs and diet restrictions to implement plan and provide counseling.
Annual Median Salary: $53,280
Job Title: Pharmacist
What they do: Review prescriptions to assure accuracy and dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners. May advice physicians and practitioners on selection, dosage, and side effects of medication.
Annual Median Salary: $120,830
Healthcare Employers Near Cedar Rapids
The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area are rich with Healthcare opportunities. Companies involved with Career Week include The University of Iowa Health Care, Meth-Wick Community, REM Iowa, and Mercy Iowa City.
Nursing assistants for instance, have a projected 11% growth rate over the next 10 years. In addition, there are currently x open positions in nursing assistants roles showing a deficit of workforce in Iowa in this career path. https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/31-1131.00?st=IA&g=Go
What Employers Are Looking For
Healthcare jobs continue to be in high demand throughout our region. Some of the things that we hear employers are looking for are:
- Critical Thinking
- Active Listening and Communication
- Service oriented
- Social Perception
Articles relating to the Technology field
Normal work activities in the Healthcare field will require computer, phone, and interaction one on one with patients or customers.
A four year college degree is required for many jobs, however, and 2 year degree will suffice for some jobs.
Nursing assistants for instance, have a projected 11% growth rate over the next 10 years. In addition, there are currently x open positions in nursing assistants roles showing a deficit of workforce in Iowa in this career path.
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