The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts these occupations, which require only on-the-job training or work experience, will grow rapidly in the next decade. If fact, in is expected that they will grow faster than all other occupations with similar requirements.
Though the average wages of each profession are a fair prediction of what you could get paid in a similar position, salary will vary depending on where you live and who your employer is. Other factors that may alter your salary include level of experience and training.
There are many career opportunities across the country in many different fields. This means that you have the opportunity to find the right career path for you without investing tens-of-thousands of dollars and four years of your life in a major that you find you do not even like.
Home health aides provide basic care for people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, cognitive impairments, or who have age-related problems. Employment of home health aides is projected to grow approximately 50 percent through 2018.
Home health aides earned a median annual salary of $ 20,460 and a median hourly wage of $ 9.84 in 2008. Home care aides, also known as personal care aides or companions, help elderly or disabled clients with activities of daily living.
Their tasks include assisting with personal hygiene, meal preparation, laundry, and housekeeping. There is expected to be a 46 percent increase in the employment of home care aides through 2018.
Home care aides earned a median annual salary of $ 19,180 and median hourly wages of $ 9.22 in 2008. Physical therapist aides, also known as physical therapy aides, help make therapy sessions productive.
Employment of physical therapist aides is expected to increase by 36 percent through 2018. Physical therapist aides earned a median annual salary of $ 23,760 and median hourly wages of $ 11.42.
Dental assistants perform duties that may include patient care, laboratory work, and office work. There is expected to be a 36 percent growth in employment of dental assistants through 2018.
Dental assistants earned a median hourly wage of $ 15.57 and a median annual salary of $ 32,380 in 2008. Medical assistants perform administrative duties in physicians’ offices; though they may also perform some clinical duties as allowed by individual state laws.
Employment in this field is expected to grow by 34 percent through 2018. Medical assistants earned median hourly wages of $ 13.60 and a median annual salary of $ 28,300 in 2008.
Self-enrichment teachers instruct students in a variety of subjects that generally are not part of a required curriculum. Students who take self-enrichment classes are interested in learning about these subjects for self-improvement or for fun.
Employment in this field is expected to grow by 32 percent through 2018. Self-enrichment teachers earned median hourly wages of $ 17.17 and a median annual salary of $ 35,720 in 2008.
A compliance officer’s job is to make sure an entity is conforming with, or eligible for, contractual obligations, government regulations, laws, or licenses and permits. There is expected to be a 31 percent increase in the employment of compliance officers through 2018.
Compliance officers earned median hourly wages of $ 23.50 and a median annual salary of $ 48,890 in 2008. Occupational therapist aides prepare materials and equipment used during patients’ occupational therapy sessions; and they also perform clerical duties.
Employment in this field is expected to grow by 31 percent through 2018. Occupational therapist aides’ median annual earnings were $ 26,960 and their median hourly wages were $ 12.96 in 2008.
Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists with the preparation of prescription medications for customers. They perform tasks that range from receiving written prescriptions to counting pills and labeling bottles.
It is expected that there will be a 31 percent growth in employment in this field through 2018. Pharmacy technicians earned median hourly wages of $ 13.32 and a median annual salary of $ 27,710 in 2008.
Medical secretaries perform clerical duties in medical offices, utilizing their knowledge of medical terminology, insurance rules and medical billing procedures. Employment in this field is expected to grow by 27 percent through 2018.
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