An interest in health care can lead to opportunities in a variety of fields. Consider one of these 10 promising jobs in health care. Demand is growing, which means they could help secure your financial well-being.
Job growth outlook, 2010-20: 37 percent (much faster than average)
Median annual pay: $66,660
Description: Chiropractors treat patients with health problems related to bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. They use spinal manipulation and other techniques to treat patients' ailments, such as back or neck pain.
Job growth outlook, 2010-20: 28 percent (faster than average)
Median annual pay: $67,200
3. Dental hygienist
Description: Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for oral diseases such as gingivitis and provide other preventive dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain oral health.
Job growth outlook, 2010-20: 38 percent (much faster than average)
Median annual pay: $68,500
4. Dietitian and nutritionist
Description: Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in food and nutrition. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
Job growth outlook, 2010-20: 20 percent (faster than average)
Median annual pay: $53,250
5. Emergency medical technician and paramedic
Description: EMTs and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergencies. They respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.