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Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Salary Guide 2021

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Salary Average





Average Salary For Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Careers

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Acupuncturists Acute Care Nurses Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Allergists and Immunologists Anesthesiologist Assistants Anesthesiologists Art Therapists Athletic Trainers Audiologists Cardiologists Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians Chiropractors Clinical Nurse Specialists Critical Care Nurses Cytogenetic Technologists Cytotechnologists Dental Hygienists Dentists, All Other Specialists Dentists, General Dermatologists Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Dietetic Technicians Dietitians and Nutritionists Emergency Medical Technicians Emergency Medicine Physicians Exercise Physiologists Family Medicine Physicians General Internal Medicine Physicians Genetic Counselors Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other Hearing Aid Specialists Histology Technicians Histotechnologists Hospitalists Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Medical Dosimetrists Medical Records Specialists Midwives Music Therapists Naturopathic Physicians Neurodiagnostic Technologists Neurologists Nuclear Medicine Technologists Nurse Anesthetists Nurse Midwives Nurse Practitioners Obstetricians and Gynecologists Occupational Therapists Ophthalmic Medical Technicians Ophthalmic Medical Technologists Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric Opticians, Dispensing Optometrists Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Orthodontists Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric Orthoptists Orthotists and Prosthetists Paramedics Patient Representatives Pediatric Surgeons Pediatricians, General Pharmacists Pharmacy Technicians Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians Physical Therapists Physician Assistants Physicians, All Other Physicians, Pathologists Podiatrists Preventive Medicine Physicians Prosthodontists Psychiatric Technicians Psychiatrists Radiation Therapists Radiologic Technologists and Technicians Radiologists Recreational Therapists Registered Nurses Respiratory Therapists Speech-Language Pathologists Sports Medicine Physicians Surgeons, All Other Surgical Assistants Surgical Technologists Therapists, All Other Urologists Veterinarians Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

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Diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders by stimulating specific acupuncture points within the body using acupuncture needles. May also use cups, nutritional supplements, therapeutic massage, acupressure, and other alternative health therapies.

Acute Care Nurses

Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

Critical Care Nurses

Provide specialized nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.


Administer anesthetics and analgesics for pain management prior to, during, or after surgery.

Nurse Anesthetists

Administer anesthesia, monitor patient's vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. May assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, other physicians, or dentists. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests.


Assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment.

Dental Assistants

Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.

Dental Hygienists

Administer oral hygiene care to patients. Assess patient oral hygiene problems or needs and maintain health records. Advise patients on oral health maintenance and disease prevention. May provide advanced care such as providing fluoride treatment or administering topical anesthesia.

Dentists, General

Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians. Includes vascular technologists.

Dietitians and Nutritionists

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

Emergency Medical Technicians

Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.


Administer basic or advanced emergency medical care and assess injuries and illnesses. May administer medication intravenously, use equipment such as EKGs, or administer advanced life support to sick or injured individuals.


Diagnose and treat diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques, such as x rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, and ultrasounds. May perform minimally invasive medical procedures and tests.

Pharmacy Technicians

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Physical Therapists

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Physician Assistants

Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.

Respiratory Therapists

Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.

Naturopathic Physicians

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases using a system of practice that is based on the natural healing capacity of individuals. May use physiological, psychological or mechanical methods. May also use natural medicines, prescription or legend drugs, foods, herbs, or other natural remedies.

Sports Medicine Physicians

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.


Diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental disorders.

Psychologists, All Other

All psychologists not listed separately.