Healthcare

Top 10 Highest Demand Positions in Healthcare
(South Central Kentucky)

Occupation/Position DescriptionMinimum Required EducationAverage Annual Salary
HSD: High School Diploma, OJT: On-the-Job Training, PSE: Post-Secondary Education, STT: Short-Term Training, GED: General Educational Development
*Higher level of education preferred
Personal Care/Home Health AidePSE/Certificate$20,000
Nursing AssistantHSD/GED/SST*$22,000
Receptionist and Information ClerkHSD/GED/OJT$23,600
Medical AssistantHSD/GED/SST*$26,500
Medical SecretaryHSD/GED/SST$26,900
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational NursePSE/Certificate*$36,200
Registered NurseAssociate's Degree*$56,800
Occupation/Speech TherapistMaster's Degree$73,000
Physical TherapistDoctorate$86,700
Physician and SurgeonMedical Degree$233,000

Healthcare Career Pathway


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Physical Therapist
Physician/Surgeon
Anesthesiologist
Pharmacist


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$73,600 – $299,000

 

 

Registered Nurse
Medical & Clinical Technologist
Occupational Health & Safety Technician
Information Technology
Human Resources
Occupational Therapist
Speech Therapist


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$43,000 – $78,800

 

 

Licensed Practical Nurse
Medical Records & Health Information
Radiology Technician
Paramedic
Phlebotomist


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$25,800 – $48,000

 

 

Receptionist/Information Clerk
Personal Care Aide
Home Health Aide
Medical Secretary
Nursing/Medical/Dental Assistant


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$18,700 – $30,600