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Promising Careers in Healthcare

Saptakee Sengupta
The healthcare industry continuously creates numerous job opportunities, and with tremendous development of infrastructure and manpower, people are finding career stability in this sector. Here are the most promising careers in the health industry...
Healthcare is a diverse sector that recruits people in large numbers. It was the sole sector that recruited people during recession, and at present some of the most promising careers are found in healthcare. The need of medical assistance cannot subdue, and with this principle, healthcare is burgeoning, creating more and more job opportunities for people.
However, getting well placed in this industry is challenging enough since you must possess a good degree with considerable experience. It's a sector that gives you ample scope to build your career and become financially stable.

Most Promising Careers in Healthcare

Although doctors and surgeons are the highest paying professionals, other divisions like nursing, management and technology are also expanding. To step in healthcare, you must possess a specialized degree in respective field. You should be mentally prepared to deal with patients under every circumstance. So let's take a look at the careers in healthcare.

Doctors and Surgeons

Becoming a doctor is the dream job of many, and to achieve this, you must pass out from a reputed medical school. Specialization is done after completion of bachelor's degree, which gives a boost to your growth process.
It's one of the most challenging job in the healthcare sector, as improving the health of your patients will be your prime responsibility.
Some of the most well paying doctors are gynecologists, dentists, pediatricians, orthopedists, gastroenterologists and psychiatrists. Surgeons are highly in demand and they always have a lucrative salary. If you compare their job profile with the money they earn, then the figures are absolutely justified.
Becoming a surgeon is no doubt challenging, and surgeons who are in demand include cardio surgeons, neurosurgeons, general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons.


You must take up nursing exams to get placed in a good nursing school. On completion of your bachelor's degree, you can obtain a specialized degree for acquiring a good job.
Short time nursing courses like diploma and certificate courses are also useful. Different types of nursing careers include emergency nursing, pediatric nursing, geriatric nursing, oncology nursing, nurse anesthetists, neonatal nursing, etc. They are legible for practice only if they have a license. 
All registered nurses have license for practicing in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and various other health care units. Thus, you can see that nursing is a vast filed and is a prospective career as well. The salary might be low initially, but with years of experience, your designation and pay get a hike. 

Medical Technicians

Doctors cannot perform their duty single-handedly. They need assistance for carrying out preliminary diagnostic techniques. Thus, the demand of technicians is as high as doctors and nurses. Clinical processes like X-ray, radiology, ultrasonography, lab assays are carried out by technicians, and they have a very stable career in a reputed healthcare sector.
With adequate specialization, they can also set up their individual units and earn a good amount from the business. However, you must have specialization in the particular technique and considerable practical experience.
Anesthesiologists, cardiologists, radiologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, etc., have excellent opportunities in health sectors.


Healthcare sectors are diverse and therefore, there are many more disciplines where one can expect good career growth. Administrative jobs are also there in health units, and it recruits people having a degree in hospitality management. Statisticians, maintenance and survey departments are equally lucrative and career development is considerably good.
Check the list to know some more careers that are well paying in health sectors.
  • Pharmacists
  • Nutritionists/Dietitians
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Administrative Manager
  • Medical Informatics Statistician
  • Lab Superintendent
  • Health Counselor/Educator
  • Personal Care Aides
With the expansion of the health sector at an advanced rate, people can think of promising careers in healthcare. However, to be successful enough, you must start your career with a good organization, or else it might be a bit of a struggle for you.
Once you have gained sufficient experience, your career will become stable down the line. Above all, you must have the will and perseverance to establish yourself in the best possible way.