Health Care Jobs
Health Care ranks amongst the best career for the future. Certain health care jobs such as compounding pharmacists, surgeons, and biomedical engineering technicians entail independent work requiring minimal interaction with others, and they rank amongst the best jobs for introverts.
The major duties of pharmacists include:
- compounding, or mixing of ingredients to form medications
- distribution of prescription drugs to patients
- providing advice to patients, physicians, and other health practitioners on the selection, dosages, interactions, and side effects of medications
The eligibility requirements for pharmacists include a Pharm.D. degree and a license. Median annual wages in May 2008 were $106,410, and employment growth rate for the decade is 17 percent.
Surgeons specialize in the treatment of injury, disease, and deformity through operations. They typically work with only a limited number of people, including nurses, other doctors, and medical technicians, making it a good job for introverts.
Getting a job as a surgeon is, however, tough and requires many years of experience. The basic qualification includes a medical degree from an accredited medical school and passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
Surgeons rank among the overall top-paying job with a national average salary of $240,000 to $360,000. Physician and surgeon jobs also enjoy a high decadal growth rate of 22 percent.
Biomedical Engineering Technicians
Biomedical engineering technicians apply the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems related to medical equipment and other products. The nature of work includes research and development, quality control, inspecting products and processes, conducting tests, and data collection.
Median annual wages for engineering technicians were $53,240 in May 2008. Although the employment growth rate of engineering technicians is lower than the national average, biomedical engineering technicians enjoy a comparatively higher growth rate owing to the high growth rate within the medical field.
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