At a Glance…

The medical and health industry is one of the largest employers in California, employing nearly 1.4 million professionals across a wide range of well-paying career opportunities. Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow at a rate of 18% from 2016 to 2026, adding more jobs than any other occupational group and maintaining its position as one of the top five grossing industries in the United States.

Types of Careers

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Radiology Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Paramedic
  • Kinesiologist
  • Medical Scribe
  • Medical Coder
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Salary Snapshot

  • Registered Nurses: $101,665
  • Medical Assistants: $32,706
  • Nursing Assistants: $34,079
  • Home Health Aides: $35,691
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses: $52,877
  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics: $35,250
  • Dental Hygienists: $93,162
  • Respiratory Technicians: $74,220
  • Psychiatric Technicians: $72,799

Annual wages based on 2,080 work hours per year.

Industry Sector Pathways

  • Alcohol/Drug Studies
  • Athletic Training
  • Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene
  • Computer Information Systems, Software/Computer Applications
  • Kinesiology, Sports Medicine
  • Medical Front Office, Coding/Billing, Electronic Records
  • Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide
  • Nursing Specialty: Acute Care Technician, Mobile Intensive Care, Critical Care
  • Nursing: Licensed Vocational Nurse, Registered Nurse, Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Psychiatric Technology
  • Radiologic Technology, Sonography
  • Respiratory Therapy/Care
  • Sports Medicine

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