Medical Careers Without the Blood and Guts


Let’s face it, working in healthcare can be pretty disgusting. From gruesome injuries to no lack of bodily fluids, there is a lot that can turn your stomach. However, there are still plenty of blood-and-guts-free (or mostly free) career options in the medical field. Here are a few positions to try, if you’re squeamish, but still want to work in the industry.

Health Information Technicians

What They Do: Health Information Technicians, which is a broad term that includes Medical Coders, Medical Billers, Medical Records Technicians, and many more, organize and manage health information data, both on paper and electronically.
Median Annual Salary: $40,350
Expected Job Growth Through 2026: 13%
Blood and Guts Seen on the Job: None

Pharmacy Technicians

What They Do: Pharmacy Technicians assist Pharmacists to dispense prescription medications to patients and healthcare professionals, both in hospitals and in independent pharmacies.
Median Annual Salary: $32,700
Expected Job Growth Through 2026: 12%
Blood and Guts Seen on the Job: None

Medical Equipment Repairers

What They Do: Medical Equipment Repairers install, maintain, and, obviously, repair equipment and machines used for patient care and diagnostics.
Median Annual Salary: $49,210
Expected Job Growth Through 2026: 4%
Blood and Guts Seen on the Job: None

Dietitians and Nutritionists

What They Do: Dietitians and Nutritionists are experts in food and nutrition and use their knowledge to assist patients to promote health and manage diseases.
Median Annual Salary: $60,370
Expected Job Growth Through 2026: 15%
Blood and Guts Seen on the Job: None

Occupational Therapist Assistants

What They Do: Occupational Therapy Assistants aide patients to develop, recover, improve, and maintain the skills they need for daily life under the supervision of Occupational Therapists in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and therapy practices.
Median Annual Salary: $57,620
Expected Job Growth Through 2026: 28%
Blood and Guts Seen on the Job: Nearly None

Physical Therapy Assistants

What They Do: Physical Therapy Assistants work under the direction and supervision of Physical Therapists in outpatient and inpatient settings to assist patients to recover and regain movement after injuries and illnesses.
Median Annual Salary: $48,090
Expected Job Growth Through 2026: 30%
Blood and Guts Seen on the Job: Nearly None

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

What They Do: Diagnostic Medical Sonographers operate specialized imaging equipment to generate images used for assessing and diagnosing various medical conditions.
Median Annual Salary: $67,080
Expected Job Growth Through 2026: 17%
Blood and Guts Seen on the Job: Nearly None

Radiation Therapists

What They Do: Radiation Therapists treat cancer and other diseases in patients by administering radiation treatments and therapies.
Median Annual Salary: $82,330
Expected Job Growth Through 2026: 13%
Blood and Guts Seen on the Job: Nearly None

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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