Saturday, February 2, 2013

Some of the Best Medical Jobs of 2013

This is a guest post by Jim Kelly

If you’re looking out to create a medical career in the year 2013, then you need to look beyond the usual. You have to focus on medical jobs that not only work for you this year, but for many more years to come.

However, due to the wide array of medical jobs available, there can be confusion as to which one is good, and which one you should go for. In the following article we discuss the best medical jobs for 2013 along with the relevant details...

1. Dentist

Dentists are almost always in demand because teeth never go out of style. This is one medical job that definitely has strong prospects in 2013 and beyond. If you choose to be a dentist, you will make your living treating your patient’s teeth/gums and diagnosing any problems. Not only that, you will also counsel your patients on how they can maintain good, effective oral health. As far as the education is concerned you will need to attend a dental school and get a license to practice.

Annual Growth: 21 percent
Median Pay: $142,000

2. Registered Nurse

Nursing is one profession that will always be indispensable in the medical industry. It’s a field where workers are in demand round the year; the demand is only growing each year. Being a registered nurse, your job will be to provide advice along with emotional support to patients and their families. Being a registered nurse will allow you to work with many professionals from the medical field, which is a definite plus.

In order to become a registered nurse, you must have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or at least a diploma in nursing, along with the license to practice. The license is required in any and every city that you want to work, such as Miami.

Annual Growth: 26 percent
Median Pay: $65,000

3. Medical Coder

A medical coder is someone who is responsible for taking written/oral notes and descriptions from doctors/other health professionals. He applies an effective, sophisticated coding system so that the necessary information can be conveyed to insurance companies. They also work on providing the needed uniformity that actually makes it possible to compile real and accurate data for statistics, studies, etc.

If you’re considering a career in medical billing and coding, then you should go for an associate level degree (or even higher) in either health information systems or business administration. Regardless of what city you live in, you can find good schools in this field. For example, there are many medical billing and coding schools in Miami should you happen to live there.

Annual Growth: 28 percent
Median Pay: $69,000

In order to have a successful medical career, you need to be clear on what type of job would be suitable for you. The careers that we discussed above should give you a good head start. But still, take your time to ensure that you choose your career based on your interest along with the other important factors such as the ones we talked about.

About the author:

Jim Kelly is an online blogger focused on education, career, science, and research. He has found online writing to be a passion of his due to the ability to write on numerous topic to numerous audiences. Kim has been reading and writing on those topics for years and you can find some more of Jim's writing at

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