Healthcare

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
Physician/Surgeon
Nurse Practitioner
Physical Therapist
Pharmacist

AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$100,000 – $150,000

Bachelor’s Degree

Registered Nurse
Medical & Clinical Technologist
Medical & Health Services Manager
Mental Health Counselor

AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$42,000 – $96,000

Associate’s Degree /
Certification

Nursing Assistant
Medical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician
Radiology Technician
Paramedic
Licensed Practical Nurse

AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$25,000 – $42,000

High School Diploma / GED

Information Clerk
Personal Care Aide
Home Health Aide

AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$25,000 – $34,000

Data Source: Chumra JobsEQ®

Healthcare in South Central Kentucky

Top 10 Highest Demand Positions In Healthcare

( South Central Kentucky )

  • Nursing Assistant

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/PSE* Average Annual Salary: $24,700

  • Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/STT/OJT Average Annual Salary: $25,200

  • Home Health Aide

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OJT Average Annual Salary: $25,800

  • Pharmacy Technician

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OJT Average Annual Salary: $29,000

  • Medical Assistant

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/PSE Average Annual Salary: $30,500

  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/PSE Average Annual Salary: $33,400

  • Dental Assistants

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/PSE Average Annual Salary: $34,200

  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse

Minimum Required Education: PSE/Certificate* Average Annual Salary: $40,900

  • Registered Nurse

Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree  Average Annual Salary: $60,900

  • Pharmacist

Minimum Required Education: Doctoral or Professional Degree Average Annual Salary: $132,000

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

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

  • Ford NGL Medical Arts Academy (BGHS)

Career Pathways Offered at Area High Schools:

  • Allied Health (Bowling Green)
  • Consumer & Family Management (Warren East, South Warren, Greenwood, Bowling Green, Warren Central)
  • EKG Technology/ Technician (Bowling Green)
  • Phlebotomy Technician (Bowling Green)
  • 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
meredith@bgchamber.com
Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
270-781-3200