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    In Demand Occupations in Health Care

    For information about in demand occupations in Michigan, select the following link. In Demand Occupations in Michigan

    For a 2008 - 2018 employment forecast for a comprehensive list of healthcare practitioners/technical occupations in Michigan, select the following link. 2008 - 2018 Michigan Employment Forecast

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    Healthcare Practitioners/Technical Occupations 2012
    MI and U.S. Average Wages

    For a 2008 - 2018 employment forecast for a comprehensive list of healthcare support occupations in Michigan, select the following link. 2008 - 2018 Michigan Employment Forecast

    Healthcare Support Occupations 2012
    MI and U.S. Average Wages

    The following health care-related occupations are sorted by the Projected Need for Employees andbetween 2012 and 2022. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

    Occupation TitleProjected Need for Employees
    (2012 - 2022)
    2012 Hourly
    Wage Range
    Bottom
    10%
    MedianTop 10%
    Chiropractors 50,900 $15 $32 $69
    Dentists 170,200 $36 $72 #
        Dentists, general 146,400 $36 $70 #
        Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 7,800 $43 # #
        Orthodontists 8,700 $32 # #
        Prosthodontists 500 $27 $81 #
        Dentists, all other specialists 6,800 $36 $75 #
        Dietitians and nutritionists 81,600 $17 $27 $37
        Optometrists 41,200 $25 $47 $89
        Pharmacists 327,800 $43 $56 $70
        Physicians and surgeons 814,700 $29 # #
        Anesthesiologists 42,100 $65 # #
        Family and general practitioners 142,100 $41 $83 #
        Internists, general 58,600 $32 # #
        Obstetricians and gynecologists 27,000 $58 # #
        Pediatricians, general 40,100 $42 $74 #
        Psychiatrists 31,600 $34 $83 #
        Surgeons 59,000 $59 # #
        Physicians and surgeons, all other 414,200 $27 # #
    Physician assistants 120,000 $30 $44 $60
    Podiatrists 13,100 $25 $56 #
    Therapists 816,400 $21 $34 $50
        Occupational therapists 146,100 $24 $36 $51
        Physical therapists 277,700 $27 $38 $54
        Radiation therapists 23,600 $25 $37 $55
        Recreational therapists 22,500 $13 $20 $32
        Respiratory therapists 142,100 $20 $27 $36
        Speech-language pathologists 160,100 $21 $34 $52
        Exercise physiologists 6,500 $15 $22 $34
        Therapists, all other 37,900 $15 $26 $43
    Veterinarians 78,700 $25 $41 $69
    Registered nurses 3,238,400 $22 $31 $46
    Nurse anesthetists 43,900 $51 $71 #
    Nurse midwives 7,700 $30 $43 $58
    Nurse practitioners 147,300 $31 $43 $58
    Audiologists 17,300 $21 $34 $49
    Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 50,900 $19 $35 $68
    Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians 396,500 $13 $23 $35
        Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 187,100 $19 $28 $38
        Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 209,400 $12 $18 $28
    Dental hygienists 256,900 $22 $34 $46
    Diagnostic related technologists and technicians 456,200 $18 $28 $41
        Cardiovascular technologists and technicians 67,300 $13 $25 $39
        Diagnostic medical sonographers 85,900 $22 $32 $44
        Nuclear medicine technologists 25,100 $24 $34 $45
        Radiologic technologists 240,800 $18 $26 $37
        Magnetic resonance imaging technologists 37,200 $22 $31 $43
    Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 294,400 $10 $15 $26
    Health practitioner support technologists and technicians 821,300 $10 $15 $23
        Dietetic technicians 29,600 $9 $13 $21
        Pharmacy technicians 426,100 $10 $14 $20
        Psychiatric technicians 73,800 $10 $14 $25
        Respiratory therapy technicians 15,900 $15 $22 $32
        Surgical technologists 127,800 $14 $20 $29
        Veterinary technologists and technicians 109,800 $10 $15 $21
        Ophthalmic medical technicians 38,400 $12 $16 $24
    Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 921,300 $15 $20 $28
    Medical records and health information technicians 227,500 $11 $16 $27
    Opticians, dispensing 83,500 $10 $16 $25
    Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians 132,700 $13 $20 $35
        Orthotists and prosthetists 11,500 $16 $30 $53
        Hearing aid specialists 6,600 $11 $20 $39
        Health technologists and technicians, all other 114,600 $13 $20 $32
    Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians 81,100 $18 $30 $46
    Occupational health and safety specialists 67,100 $19 $32 $47
    Occupational health and safety technicians 13,900 $14 $23 $36
    Miscellaneous health practitioners and technical workers 91,200 $12 $21 $42
        Athletic trainers 27,800   * *
        Genetic counselors 3,000 $12 $27 $41
        Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 60,400 $12 $22 $45
    Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 3,241,800 $8 $11 $16
        Home health aides 1,299,300 $8 $10 $14
        Psychiatric aides 86,800 $8 $12 $19
        Nursing assistants 1,792,000 $9 $12 $17
        Orderlies 63,600 $9 $12 $17
    Occupational therapy assistants and aides 54,600 $11 $24 $34
        Occupational therapy assistants 43,200 $16 $26 $35
        Occupational therapy aides 11,400 $9 $13 $23
    Physical therapist assistants and aides 170,800 $10 $19 $33
        Physical therapist assistants 100,700 $16 $25 $35
        Physical therapist aides 70,100 $8 $11 $17
    Massage therapists 162,800 $9 $17 $34
    Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations 1,636,000 $10 $15 $22
        Dental assistants 377,600 $11 $17 $23
        Medical assistants 723,700 $10 $14 $20
        Medical equipment preparers 62,000 $10 $15 $22
        Medical transcriptionists 90,500 $11 $16 $23
        Pharmacy aides 47,600 $8 $11 $16
        Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers 81,700 $8 $11 $17
        Phlebotomists 128,400 $10 $14 $20
        Healthcare support workers, all other 124,600 $10 $16 $23

    # - Equal to or greater than $90

    * - Wages not available do to not generally working year-round or full time.


    (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wages and 2012-2022 projection series)



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