5 High Paying Health Jobs that Require Little Schooling


Doctors are, obviously, some of the highest paid healthcare professionals out there. But that level of pay comes after quite a bit of schooling. If you are seeking a high paying job in healthcare without the burden of thousands of dollars of student debt, consider these five high paying career paths that require significantly less schooling.

Dental Hygienist

What They Do: Dental Hygienists educate patients about proper oral care and assist with dental cleanings or repair. They also clean and polish teeth, take x-rays, and other tasks as required.
What They’re Paid: $75,500
Minimum Schooling Required: Associate’s Degree (2 Years)

Ultrasound Technician

What They Do: Also called Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Ultrasound Technicians are responsible for the imaging of internal organs using high-frequency sound waves. These images are then used to detect tumors, heart conditions, blood clots, and more.
What They’re Paid: $73,860
Minimum Schooling Required: Associate’s Degree, Diploma, or Certificate (1-2 Years)

Radiologic Technologist

What They Do: Radiologic Technologists are also known as X-ray Technologists, and they are responsible for producing high-quality images of a patient’s body for diagnostic purposes.
What They’re Paid: $61,540
Minimum Schooling Required: Associate’s Degree or Certificate (1-2 Years)

Occupational Therapy Assistant

What They Do: Occupational Therapy Assistants work under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist and help patients to rehabilitate from physical, developmental, emotional, and mental conditions or diseases by improving their life skills.
What They’re Paid: $60,410
Minimum Schooling Required: Associate’s Degree (2 Years)

Physical Therapy Assistant

What They Do: Physical Therapy Assistants help Physical Therapists to treat patients in an effort to restore function, regain movement, and reduce pain through therapeutic exercise, soft-tissue massage, and other tactics.
What They’re Paid: $57,750
Minimum Schooling Required: Associate’s Degree (2 Years)

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