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
Maid and Housekeeping CleanerHSD/GED/STT/OJT$19,000
Childcare WorkerHSD/GED/SST*$19,300
Nursing AssistantHSD/GED/SST*
$23,000
Cook (Institution and Cafeteria)HSD/GED/STT/OJT
$23,400
Personal Care AidePersonal Care Aide PSE/Certificate
$24,100
Receptionist and Information ClerkHSD/GED/OJT
$24,300
Medical SecretaryHSD/GED/SST$27,900
Medical AssistantHSD/GED/SST*$28,700
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational NursePSE/Certificate*$37,300
Registered NurseAssociate’s Degree*$58,700

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