Health Care careers that pay well, but do not require a lot of schooling?

I want to work in health care, but i do not want to go to school for something that will take a long time to train/educate for. But, at the same time i want to earn a good salary. What are some health care careers that pay good, but don’t take 5+ years of college?

What are CAREERS that require less than 2 years school are widely available and have a good salary?

I’ve already looked into nursing and Radiolical Technician, I have a year and a half of basically gen eds done already and a new baby. So I’m trying to find something school wise that will be fast (2 years of less) but that will make me enough money to really help support my family..all suggestions are greatly appreciated!!

What careers can the Radiology Technologist move to in the corporate medical world outside direct patient care?

I have a project in Intro to Radiology and I am having a hard time trying to find sources on this subject about radiologist working outside direct patient care. Please help:)

What personal experiences can you give me about these medical field careers?

I am having a very difficult time deciding what occupation I would like to go into. I am looking for advice from people who have personal experience in some of these fields, and in particular I am looking for careers that can start off with a two year degree, but has room for advancement. I would love to earn a two year degree, and start working while I work towards a 4 year/6 year degree. Personal experiences and/or references to accredited schools either online or in Ohio will be greatly appreciated!

-Occupational Therapy Assisting/Occupational Therapy

-Physical Therapy Assisisting/Physical Therapy

-Radiologist technician/Radiology Therapist (Are these the same thing/What is the difference?)

I also have almost two years of Early Childhood Education under my belt, and I was wondering if any of these programs require you to receive an associates/bachelors in any degree and then go on to the particular program.
Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

How “in demand” are careers with Radiography degrees?

I’m going into radiography and would like to know, thanks.

How will Nuclear Medicine careers in the future look?

I was planning to go into Nuclear Medicine but the medical director the school I planned to go to said that Nuclear Medicine might not be the best thing now. Sure pay is great but job held over the years were small. They might put nuclear medicine in the hands of say, medical assistants or sonographers to do it.

Would anyone know if Nuclear Medicine would be a good choice for plenty of jobs after i graduate in around 3 year? What do you think about radiology?

Healing Arts Careers Today

Find Healing Arts Careers in the United States and Canada. If natural and alternative healthcare interest you, and you have an innate desire to help people, then finding the appropriate education to attain one of several healing arts careers is in order. Healing arts careers involve professional fields in massage therapy, Chinese medicine, energy healing, Reiki, herbal medicine, chiropractic, naturopathy, homeopathy and many others.

While some healing arts careers necessitate weeks or months of educational training, others can take up to seven or more years of studies and clinical preparation. For example, if healing arts careers in natural medicine are desirable, then prospective students should review prerequisites for enrollment in naturopathic, chiropractic and acupuncture schools. These particular healing arts careers often encompass comprehensive academic studies in natural healthcare modalities involving anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, radiology, chemistry, biology, naturopathic medicine treatments (massage therapy, herbal medicine, etc.), Chinese herbal medicine, Tuina (Chinese medical massage), moxibustion, chiropractic manipulation techniques, needling techniques, and other relative subject matter.

If you find healing arts careers in energy medicine attractive, then you will find that many energy healing programs entail course-intensive, practical training in a variety of mind-body-spirit therapies including studies in touch therapy, energy balancing (chakra balancing), Reiki, crystal therapy, color therapy, visualization, and other energy healing techniques. Healing arts careers such as these often require some degree of education and training; with most programs subdivided into levels of mastery.

Healing arts careers in massage therapy can be quite rewarding as well. Today, massage therapy training can be completed not only at specialized massage therapy institutions, but also at vocational schools and technical colleges. Though each state has its own set of regulations and guidelines, most massage therapy courses are a minimum of 300 class hours; but can take up to two years (depending on whether the specific course is degreed or non-degreed) to complete. Students desiring healing arts careers in massage therapy will discover diverse bodywork modalities; including acupressure, Indian head massage, chair massage, deep tissue massage, Lomi Lomi, prenatal massage, sports massage, Swedish massage and multiple others. Healing arts careers in massage therapy are promising as the demand for this occupation is on the rise; and according the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, this profession is expected to increase over the next decade.

Other healing arts careers, such as herbalists, homeopaths and iridologists often require varying degrees of education and training. While some herbalist programs are introductory in nature, others may be quite intensive; requiring many months of education and training. Homeopathic studies vary as well; as do iridology courses.

In general, healing arts careers provide a promising outlook to students, who have acquired necessary academics and practical training in one or more of the abovementioned professions. Candidates seeking healing arts careers should always review course prerequisites, curriculum, school accreditation, and tuition costs prior to enrolling in any one of numerous healing arts schools.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in attaining one or more healing arts careers, let career training within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, cosmetology, acupuncture, oriental medicine, Reiki, and others get you started! Explore career school programs near you.

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Careers In Medicine Part-2

  • Study Routes:


  • An entrance exam after science in 10+2 is necessary to get admission in one of the medical colleges listed below. Followed by a four and a half year MBBS program which makes you a general practitioner. Next is a one-year internship.
  • For an MD or an MS i.e. specialization there is another 2-year program, which can be taken up only after qualifying an exam. More than 70% of all MBBS graduates try for postgraduate qualifications, rather than going in for a job or practice. Choice can be any one of the large number of subjects studied during MBBS course– Surgery, Medicine, Microbiology, Dermatology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Otolaryngology, Biochemistry, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Physiology, Anatomy and Preventive Medicine.
  • Finally there is super-specialisation as Neurosurgeon, Paediatric surgeon, Cardiologist, Nephrologist, Gastroenterologist, Cardiothoracic surgeon, Genito-urinary surgeon, and Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon.



  • India- Best Places to Study (Rankings – May 2007):
  • AIIMS, New Delhi
  • CMC, Vellore
  • AFMC, Oune
  • JIPMER, Pondicherry
  • Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi
  • King Georges Medical University, Lucknow
  • Kastirba Medical College, Manipal
  • St. Johns, Bangalore
  • Grants Medical College, Mumbai
  • LMT Medical College, Sion, Mumbai
  • Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi
  • BJ Medical College, Pune
  • Bangalore Medical College, Pune
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
  • Calcutta Medical College, Calcutta
  • Stanley Medical College, Chennai
  • Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
  • Government Medical College, Mysore
  • Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad
  • University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  • BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum

Other places include





Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam 530002

63413, 61157



Deccan College Of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

P.O. Kanchan Bag, Hyderabad 500258

239225, 239547




Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500195

45692, 42936



Guahati Medical College, Guwahati,  Guwahati 781032




Darbhanga Medical College, Darbhanga,  Laher Sarai 846003, Darbhanga

33228, 33190



Patna Medical College, Patna, Patna 800004




Mgm Medical College, Jamshedpur 831012




Rajendra Medical College, Ranchi, P.O. Bariatau, Ranchi 834009




Government Med. College, Chandigarh

690338, 6904412



Lady Hardinge Med. College, Bhagat Singh Marg, N. Delhi 110001

3343984, 3363728


 130 / NIL

Maulana Azad Med. College, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, N. Delhi 110002



180 / 20

3. University College Of Med. Sciences, 3. Shahdara, Delhi 110032



100 / NIL

All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, N.Delhi 110029

661123, 6864851

FAX : 6862663



Goa Medical College, Panaji,  Panaji 403001

225727, 224441




Goverment Medical College, Bhavnagar,  Sir T. Hospital Campus, Dr. H. Vaidya Road, Kalanala, Bhavnagar 364002

422011, 430808



Maharaja Agrasen Inst. Of Medical Research & Education, Agroha

Agroha 125047, Haryana

45176, 45193

FAX : 3268236



Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla,  Shimla 172001




Government Medical College, Srinagar,  Bakshi Nagar, Jammu 180001

46824, 43996



Medical College, Kottayam, Gandhinagar, P.O. Kottayam 686008 

7284, 7279



Medical College, Mulankunnathukavu, Mulankunnathukavu, Thrissur 680581




Medical College, Thiruvanathapura, Thiruvananthapuram 695011




T.D. Med. College, Alappuzha 688005

8566111, 856611



Medical College, Kozhikode 673008


FAX: 355331



Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore,  Kadugondanahalli Bangalore 560045

5476498, 5471784



Kempegowda Inst. Of Med. Sciences, Bangalore,  K.R. Road, Visveswarapuram, Bangalore 560004

603560, 628916

FAX : 6613225



Manipal Academy Of Higher Education, Manipal,  Ground Floor, University Bldg., Madhav Nagar, Manipal 576119

 71201 Ext. 2499

Fax : 70062

MBBS/ BDS/ B.Sc-Nursing


Gajaraja Med. College,  Gwalior 474009

321400, 323451



Gandhi Med. College, Bhopal 462001




Government Med. College, Jabalpur 482003




Armed Forces Medical College,  Pune 410040




Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai 4000012


FAX : 4143435



S.B.J. Medical College, Nerul, New Bombay




Regional Institute Of Medical Sciences, Lamphelpat, Imphal 795004

222234, 310267

FAX : 310625



Mkcg Medical College,  Berhampur 760004

200756, 203609

FAX : 200720



SCB Medical College,  Cuttack 753007




VSS Medical College, Burla 768017, Sambalpur




MKCG Medical College, Berhampur 760004

200756, 203609

FAX : 200720



Pondicherry University, Jawaharlal Inst. Of Pg Medical Education & Research, Dhanvantry Nagar, Pondicherry 605006


FAX: 38067



Govt. Medical College, Amritsar 143001




S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur 302004

49020, 49096



Christian Medical College, P.O.Thorapadi, Vellore 632002


FAX : 222788



Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore 641014




Madras Medical College, Park Town, Chennai 600003




Govt. Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai 600010




Motilal Nehru Medical College, Lowther Road, Allahabad 211001




Medical College, Calcutta,  88, College Street, Calcutta 700073




North Bengal Medical College

P.O. Susruthanagar, Siliguri, Darjeeling 734432




And also several other regional medical colleges.

  • Under the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Deemed University) the following colleges:
    • Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore and College of Dental Surgery
    • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and College of Dental Surgery.

These institutions conduct separate entrance test on all India basis.

  • Under the Bhartiya Vidyapeeth (Deemed University) Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Pune – the following colleges:
    • Medical College and Dental College, Katraj, Dhanakwadi – Pune 411 043 ,
    • Medical College, Erandwane, Pune. All India common entrance test is held at several centres for MBBS, BDS, BAMS and BHMS degrees.


In the United Kingdom –


  • Glasgow Caledonian University 
  • London Medical College – Phone: 011 [44] 845 050 520 766
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine
  • St. Christopher’s College of Medicine
  • St. George’s Hospital Medical School
  • United Medical and Dental School of Guys and St Thomas Hospitals
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Hull – School of Health
  • University of Southampton
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
  • University of Wales College of Medicine (UWCM)


In USA – (as per latest rankings)


  • Harvard University (MA)                                                       
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)                                                                                             
  • University of Pennsylvania                                                                                                    
  • Washington University in St. Louis                                                                                         
  • University of California–San Francisco                                                                                     
  • University of Washington                                                                                                      
  • Stanford University (CA)                                                                                                         
  • Duke University (NC)                         
  • Yale University (CT)                                                                                                  
  • Baylor College of Medicine (TX)                                                                                              
  • Columbia U. College of Physicians and Surgeons (NY)                                                             
  • University of Michigan–Ann Arbor                                                                                          
  • University of California–Los Angeles (Geffen)                                                               
  • University of California–San Diego                                                                                          
  • Cornell University (Weill) (NY)                                                                                               
  • University of Chicago (Pritzker)                                                                                             
  • University of Pittsburgh                                                                                                         
  • Vanderbilt University (TN)                                                                                                       
  • U. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center–Dallas                                                                   
  • University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill                                                                                   
  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)                                                                                   
  • Northwestern University (Feinberg) (IL)                                                                                    
  • Emory University (GA)                                                                                                          
  • Mayo Medical School (MN)                                                                                                   
  • University of Colorado–Denver and Health Sciences Center                                                      
  • University of Virginia                                                                                                 
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine (NY)                                                                                      
  • University of Alabama–Birmingham                                                                                        
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison                                                                                          
  • University of Iowa (Carver)                                                                                                     
  • Ohio State University                                                                                                
  • Dartmouth Medical School (NH)                                                                                             
  • Oregon Health and Science University                                                                                    
  • Boston University                             
  • Brown University (RI)                                                                                                             
  • New York University                                                                                                              
  • University of Rochester (NY)                                                                                                  
  • University of Southern California (Keck)                                                                                   
  • University of Minnesota Medical School                                                                                  
  • Yeshiva University (Einstein) (NY)                                                                   
  • University of California–Irvine                                                                                                  
  • University of Cincinnati                                                                                                          
  • University of Maryland                                                                                                           
  • Georgetown University (DC)                                                                                                  
  • Indiana University–Indianapolis                                                                                               
  • Wake Forest University (NC)                                                                                                  
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • University of Florida                                                                                                              
  • University of California–Davis                                                                                                  
  • University of Massachusetts–Worcester                                                                                  

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Please Help Me! Careers?

The economy sucks right now and im a dental assistant and cant find a job, i planned to go be a hygienist and now im not so sure which do you think would benefit me more? dental hygienist, radiology technician, or medical billing and coding! thank you so much!

Careers In Medical Radiography

The popularity of radiography in the field of medicine has grown exponentially. Radiographers were encouraged and trained to adopt the new technology of conducting diagnostic tests involving X-rays. It started with fluoroscopy, computed tomography and mammography. Medical radiographers later added ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging to the list of specializations.

Medical radiographers are experts who make use of imaging instruments to x-ray various body parts of human beings, in order to diagnose health problems properly. The procedure incorporates medical imaging actions to identify health related problems. Besides this, professionals also prepare the patients for radiology examinations by positioning them under the machines and ensuring appropriate doses of radiation. In addition, medical radiographers are also responsible for maintaining the records of patients and radiographic machines.

Career Scope In Medical Radiography

Medical radiography holds a promising career path for aspiring candidates. They generally find employment in the offices, hospitals, clinics and diagnostic imaging centers of medical practitioners. They are known to earn between $25 and $35 per hour. Over the next few years, the scope of medical radiography is expected to grow. Nowadays, the diagnosis of a disease without using radiography is considered impossible.

Diagnostic Radiography incorporates both ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation, to create images for medical diagnosis. After laboratory tests, the X-ray is a commonly used method to diagnose an ailment. A specially trained professional called a diagnostic radiographer or a radiologic technologist undertakes medical diagnostic radiography.

Dental Radiography makes use of the technique to view teeth, while Projection Radiography involves the creation of images by placing the subject under X-rays or electromagnetic radiation.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to become a successful medical radiographer, you need to complete a graduate program in Medical Radiography. Graduates are offered a number of jobs and many times, they are employed even before the completion of the course. There are many recognized institutes that offer such courses. The American Registry of Radiology Technologists or ARRT manages certifying exams for Radiology Technologists.

The courses help to earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Radiography. The basic imaging principles and preparation required for service is taught. More often than not, professionals assume management roles of higher levels, like Chief or Director, both in the private as well as the public sectors. They are also employed by research centers, where the level of seniority depends on the years of experience and specialty skills, in addition to education. The use of applied sciences in diagnosis is increasing by the day and the professionals are much sought after. A career in Medical Radiography is worth considering if you wish to remain in mainstream medicine in the future.

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Careers In Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine is a branch of medical diagnostic imaging that involves the use of radioisotopes to visualize, diagnose, and treat medical conditions.

The nuclear medicine technologist is the trained health care professional responsible for the administration of radioisotopes and operation of the nuclear medicine camera. The technologist usually works under the direction of a radiologist, who is a physician specializing in the interpretation of medical diagnostic images.

The successful technologist will be well versed in a number of skills required to produce quality nuclear medicine scans. Among them are; safe and thorough knowledge in the operation of the gamma camera and related equipment; administration and monitoring of radionuclides; quality control of the nuclear medicine lab and equipment; and radiation safety. The technologist will also be responsible for related paperwork and the monitoring of patients undergoing examinations. Good communication skills are a must as are the ability to recognize and respond to both medical and radiation related emergencies.

The training period for a nuclear medicine tech is usually two to four years, and leads to either an associates or bachelors degree. One year certificate programs are available for individuals who already possess training in a related diagnostic imaging field, such as x-ray or ultrasonography.

Most states will require a licensure or certification in order to work as a nuclear medicine technologist. Certification is available through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. Different states may also have individual licensure requirements. The licensed / certified technologist must also be prepared to show evidence of continuing education in order to maintain their credentials.

Hospitals, private imaging centers, and larger cardiology practices are generally the major employers of nuclear medicine technologists. In terms of advancement, the technologist may be promoted to supervisor and on to chief technologist. The job outlook for nuclear medicine technologists is expected to remain strong for a number of years due to advances in the technology and increased diagnostic imaging needs of an older population.

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Careers In Radiologic Technology (x-ray)

The field of radiologic (x-ray) technology offers an excellent career option to those interested in the allied health field. An x-ray technician, or radiologic technologist, is the individual responsible for performing diagnostic x-ray procedures in hospitals, physician offices, and outpatient imaging centers.

The training period for an x-ray technologist is usually 2-4 years in an accredited college or hospital based radiologic technology program. Training will be split between classroom instruction and hands on clinical training in a healthcare setting. The x-ray student will obtain a thorough working knowledge of radiographic physics and anatomy, radiation safety, proper patient positioning and technique, quality control, and darkroom skills. In addition, the student will receive instruction in infection control, sterile technique, body mechanics, and patient privacy. The successful student will also possess good communication skills and demonstrate an ability to quickly adapt to different situations.

On completion of training, the x-ray technologist will be eligible to take a national registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. This is a comprehensive examination which will address many of the skills required of the x-ray technologist. Successfully passing the registry examination will allow the student to add the designation RT to their name to signify that they are credentialed as a registered radiologic technologist. Many states will also require a state licensure for radiologic technologists. The requirements for state licensure and continuing education will vary from state to state, however licensure is generally necessary for employment in states that require it.

The employment prospects for radiologic technologists will tend to remain strong due to the health care needs of our aging population. While most x-ray technicians are employed by hospitals, a significant number are employed by freestanding imaging centers and outpatient clinics. Others may find employment in private physician offices such as orthopedic or urologic practices, portable x-ray services, or in sales support.

The x-ray technician has a number of opportunities for advancement by acquiring proficiency in specialized diagnostic imaging areas. Among them are MRI, Cat Scan, Mammography, and interventional radiology. These fields require specialized training that may be acquired through on the job training or additional college or trade school based programs. The technician will be eligible to take an additional registry examination for the specialties listed above that will identify them as proficient in that area. Generally speaking the more specialties an x-ray technologist can demonstrate proficiency in, the greater the employment options are.

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