5 Healthcare Jobs That Don’t Require a Degree

Healthcare jobs show no signs of slowing down in the U.S. Many of these jobs are good paying roles that you can get without a degree. The folks at SimplyHired came out with their list of the best jobs to get without going to college for four years.

Simply Hired’s data shows that healthcare continues to be a dominant force for U.S job creation and growth. The healthcare industry employs workers with a wide range of education levels and is actively hiring for a wide variety of positions that do not require medical school or even an undergraduate degree.

This month’s Simply Hired U.S. Employment Outlook ranks the Best Healthcare Jobs That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree for job seekers looking to quickly develop a meaningful career in healthcare. Weighted for past job growth, the list also analyzes average salary, the number of jobs available, projected job growth, and geographic distribution. The full list is available here, and the top 5 roles are:

1. LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)

U.S. job listings: 55,202

Average salary: $38,776

Year-Over-Year Job Growth: 6.56%

2. Phlebotomist

U.S. job listings: 29,736

Average salary: $28,623

Year-Over-Year Job Growth: 6.10%

3. Surgical Technician (Operating Room Technician)

U.S. job listings: 11,623

Average salary: $39,072

Year-Over-Year Job Growth: 2.70%

4. Medical Assistant

U.S. job listings: 21,543

Average salary: $29,320

Year-Over-Year Job Growth: 1.94%

5. Radiologic Technologist (Radiographer)

U.S. job listings: 8,500

Average salary: $47,566

Year-Over-Year Job Growth: 1.74%

“Simply Hired data shows strong job growth of 2.66% in March 2016 with gains broadly distributed across every major metropolitan area,” said James Beriker, President and CEO of Simply Hired. “The healthcare industry is actively hiring across the country and, while positions for Registered Nurses (RNs) make up the majority of openings, there are a large number of opportunities for job seekers without a four-year or medical degree to enter the healthcare field.”

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