Nothing is more valuable to health than the care involved.
Be someone who provides it.

The ability to aid others in a moment of need is possible through many career pathways. Connect your people skills with technical know-how to provide quality healthcare to the members of your community.

Healthcare Career Pathway

Doctorate / Masters

Speech Therapist
Nurse Practitioner
Physical Therapist

$100,000 – $150,000

Bachelor’s Degree

Registered Nurse
Medical & Clinical Technologist
Medical & Health Services Manager
Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

$63,000 – $96,000

Associate’s Degree /
Certification / Technical Training

Dental Assistant
Nursing Assistant
Medical Assistant
Radiology Technician
Respiratory Therapist
Physical Therapy Assistant

$49,000 – $85,000

High School Diploma / GED, Certification, On-the-Job Training

Certified Nursing Assistant
Information Clerk
Personal Care Aide
Home Health Aide
Pharmacy Technician

$31,000 – $45,000

Data Source: Chumra JobsEQ®

Healthcare in South Central Kentucky

High Demand Positions In Healthcare

( South Central Kentucky )

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree Average Annual Salary: $49,700

  • Nurse Practitioner

Minimum Required Education: Doctorate Average Annual Salary: $112,400

  • Pharmacist

Minimum Required Education: Doctorate Average Annual Salary: $130,500

  • Pharmacy Technician

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OJT Average Annual Salary: $35,100

  • Mental Health Counselor

Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree Average Annual Salary: $46,600

  • Registered Nurse

Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree Average Annual Salary: $67,100

  • Physical Therapy Assistant

Minimum Required Education: Certificate/PSE Average Annual Salary: $52,900

  • Dental Assistant

Minimum Required Education: Associates Degree Average Annual Salary: $38,300

  • Certified Nursing Assistant

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OJT  Average Annual Salary: $30,600

  • Home Health Aide

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OJT Average Annual Salary: $33,300

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

Data Source Chumra JobsEQ®


Resources to start building your pathway are available throughout the community and through educational certifications. Local schools are just one of many resources, and in the surrounding area these programs and career models are offered. See what’s available in your community.

Career-Focused Models

  • Medical Arts Academy (Bowling Green High School)
  • PLTW Biomedical Science Program (Warren East High School)

Career Pathways Offered at Area High Schools:

  • Dental Assistant (Bowling Green)
  • EKG Technician (Bowling Green)
  • EMT (Bowling Green)
  • Pharmacy Technician (Warren County Area Technology Center)
  • Phlebotomy Technician (Bowling Green, Warren County Area Technolgy Center)
  • Pre-Nursing (Bowling Green, Warren County Area Technology Center)

Get In Touch

For more information about how you can get involved with our talent initiatives, please email or call:

Meredith Rozanski, COO
Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce