SEE YOURSELF IN HEALTHCARE

Fastest Growing "In-Demand" Healthcare Career Jobs

The twenty-one job occupations outlined in this section are some of the fastest growing and the most "in-demand" jobs in healthcare. They are grouped into three job tracks: Technical & Diagnostic, Direct Patient Care and Administrative Support. These jobs are presented in these groups to show common career pathways in clear sequences of credentials, skills and experience most valued by employers.

We invite you to review these pages, and if you decide that a career in health care may be right for you … 

Then now is the time to choose your path … 

We have a job waiting for you!

The information on the following pages has been compiled from various sources, including the Occupational Information Network (O*Net); Labor Market Information; HealthCare Pathway.com; Career Cruising; educational and training institutions sites referenced herein, and CHCSEW employer partner sites. Salary ranges are median averages within Milwaukee and surrounding counties based on LMI. Educational and training institutions listed are those registered with accredited programs within Milwaukee and surrounding counties.

GENERAL

ENTRY LEVEL I

High School Diploma/GED Preferred

PATIENT

TRANSPORTER

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FOOD SERVICE WORKER

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DIAGNOSTIC AND SUPPORT

ENTRY LEVEL II

High School Diploma/GED Required and Certified Training Preferred

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Central Service Technician

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Phlebotomist

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Pharmacy

Technician

MID LEVEL

Associate Degree or Certificate Required

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Laboratory

Technician

(Medical Clinical)

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Surgical

Technician

HIGH SKILL

Associate Degree Required, Bachelor Degree Preferred

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Diagnostic Medical

Sonographer

DIRECT PATIENT CARE

ENTRY LEVEL II

High School Diploma/GED Required and Certified Training Preferred

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Certified Nurse

Assistant

MID LEVEL

Associate Degree or Certificate Required

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Medical Assistant

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Licensed Practical

Nurse

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Physical Therapy

Assistant

HIGH SKILL

Associate Degree Required, Bachelor Degree Preferred

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Registered

Nurse

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Physical

Therapist

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ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

ENTRY LEVEL II

High School Diploma/GED Required and Certified Training Preferred

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Patient Services

Representative

MID LEVEL

Associate Degree or Certificate Required

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Medical Coder

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Health Information Technician

HIGH SKILL

Bachelor Degree Required, Master Degree Preferred

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Health Care Department Manager

HEALTHCARE CAREERS –

PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS!

In the Health Science career cluster, you can choose a career that promotes health and wellness or a career that diagnoses and treat injuries and diseases. Some careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting and formatting data and information. The healthcare career cluster is organized into five career pathways.

Within the five career pathways, there are many job choices and career ladders for those with varying levels of education ranging from a high school diploma (or equivalent) to an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or other advanced professional degree. Regardless of where you fall in the spectrum of education or experience, there are career advancement opportunities for new employees entering the healthcare industry and for those who are currently employed and eager to advance to higher skilled jobs.