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.

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®

Healthcare in South Central Kentucky

Healthcare Career Pathway

Doctorate / Medical Degree
Physical Therapist

$73,600 – $299,000

Bachelors’ / Master’s Degree
Registered Nurse
Medical & Clinical Technologist
Occupational Health & Safety Technician
Information Technology
Human Resources
Occupational Therapist
Speech Therapist

$43,000 – $78,800

Technical Traning / OTJ Training
Licensed Practical Nurse
Medical Records & Health Information
Radiology Technician

$25,800 – $48,000

High School Diploma / GED
Receptionist/Information Clerk
Personal Care Aide
Home Health Aide
Medical Secretary
Nursing/Medical/Dental Assistant

$18,700 – $30,600

Data Source: Chumra JobsEQ®

Nearly 30,000 people work in one of Kentucky’s healthcare-related businesses

Kentucky has more than 160 healthcare-related facilities

In 2016, 12 new or expanded facilities were announced with investments of $157 million


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
Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce