Do Low-Stress Jobs Exist in Healthcare?


Yes, they do. Even though healthcare, as a whole, comes across as a fairly stressful industry—from the phones that ring nonstop in call centers to the life or death emergencies being treated in hospitals—there are quite a few low (or, at least, lower) stress career options that offer fairly hefty salaries, if you aren’t the type to thrive in high pressure situations.

If you are just entering the field, or if you are feeling burnt out in your current role and looking to transition, here are a few options to consider, if you want a solid career with minimal stress, great pay, and above average job growth.

Audiologist

Annual Median Salary: $75,920
Projected Job Growth Through 2026: 21%

Chiropractor

Annual Median Salary: $71,410
Projected Job Growth Through 2026: 12%

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Annual Median Salary: $67,080
Projected Job Growth Through 2026: 17%

Radiologic and MRI Technologist

Annual Median Salary: $61,240
Projected Job Growth Through 2026: 13%

Dietitian and Nutritionist

Annual Median Salary: $60,370
Projected Job Growth Through 2026: 15%

Medical Records Technician

Annual Median Salary: $40,350
Projected Job Growth Through 2026: 13%

Optician

Annual Median Salary: $37,010
Projected Job Growth Through 2026: 15%

Pharmacy Technician

Annual Median Salary: $32,700
Projected Job Growth Through 2026: 12%

Disclaimer: The viewpoint expressed in this article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the viewpoint of the owners or employees at Healthcare Staffing Innovations, LLC.

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