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Different Jobs in the Medical Field

Pankaj Chobharkar
The field of medicine comprises a plethora of careers. Enlisted here are different jobs in the medical field along with their description.
There are different medical fields one can choose from. Most of us are aware of prominent jobs, like dentists, surgeons, nurses, etc. According to the BLS, health care is the field that is expected to have the largest job growth after the food and education industry. It has projected the employment of nearly 22 million people until the year 2022.

Different Jobs in the Health Care Industry

Allopathic Physician

A doctor who treats medical conditions in counteractive ways, like giving antibiotics.

Athletic Trainer

Athletic trainers take care of the medical requirements of athletes and sports persons.


Audiologists treat patients with medical conditions related to hearing.

Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical engineers implement engineering practices to solve problems in the medical domain.


Chiropractors mainly treat the spinal cord and other bone-related problems.

Clinical Laboratory Technician

As their name suggests, they are the lab technicians who take care of the various laboratory equipment.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical nurse specialists are registered nurses who work closely with the doctor and perform important tasks.

Clinical Technologist

Clinical technologists perform similar functions as the clinical lab technicians.


These are a type of clinical technologists who conduct studies on cells.

Dental Assistant

Dental assistants assist dentists in their work.

Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists are meant to give only preventive dental care to patients.

Dental Laboratory Technician

They make various dental equipment like dentures etc.


As we know, dentists cure the various dental (related to teeth and gums) problems. It is one of the best medical careers.

Dialysis Technician

They operate the equipment that help patients with kidney disorders, get rid of the toxins in their body.

Dietetic Technician

Dietetic technicians are assistants to dietitians and help them perform their tasks better.


Dietitians provide consultation to people regarding the appropriate diet for their body and lifestyle.

Electrocardiograph Technician

Electrocardiograph technicians assist cardiologists in hospitals.

Electro-neurodiagnostic Technologist

The electro-neurodiagnostic Technologists use electric graphs to diagnose diseases in patients.

Emergency Medical Technician

These technicians are responsible for taking care of all the primary treatments given in the ambulances.

Environmental Health Specialist

As the name suggests, the environmental health specialists are responsible for ensuring that the government laws related to the environment are followed.

More Medical Careers

  • Forensic Scientist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Geneticist
  • Health Educator
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Health Science Librarian
  • Health Science Library Technician
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Histologic Technician
  • Histologist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Home Health Aide
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Librarian
  • Medical Library Technician
  • Medical Records Administrator
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Medical Technologist
  • Monitor Surveillance Technician
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Nurse (Practical)
  • Nurse (Registered)
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Assistant / Aide
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant/Aide 
  • Operating Room Technician
  • Ophthalmic Technician
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Optical Laboratory Technician
  • Optician
  • Optometrist
  • Optometry Technician/Assistant
  • Orthotist
  • Osteopathic Physician
  • Patient Representative
  • Perfusionist
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant 
  • Podiatrist
  • Practical Nurse
  • Prosthetist
  • Psychiatric Aide/Technician
  • Psychiatrist
  • Radiation Therapy Technologist
  • Radiation Therapist 
  • Radiographer
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapy Assistant
  • Research Scientist
  • Sanitarian
  • Sonographer
  • Surgical Technologist 
  • Ultrasound Technologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant 
  • X-Ray Technician
Undoubtedly, the field of medicine is touted as the most lucrative option in today's time. Just a few years of initial struggle, and you can frame a wonderful career for yourself. All the best!!