Western Kentucky University

Health Careers Resource Guide

Health Careers Resource Guide

(last update - June 2011)

The information in this guide has been compiled to assist students in locating the schools that provide programs best suited to meet the student’s higher education needs to prepare for health careers.

This resource guide contains traits for success, basic descriptions, educational requirements, average starting salaries, and places to work for multiple health related career opportunities offered in the state of Kentucky. Each career option lists contact information for the schools. The degrees and/or other credentialing available at that school are also included.

In addition, professional organizations related to various careers are listed. The resource guide contains a record of all Kentucky educational facilities, financial assistance information, and a glossary of college terms and health professionals’ language.

This resource guide can be used to assist guidance counselors and teachers as they help students focus on health career paths. In addition, students can share this with family and friends desiring possible health careers.

Last update 2/27/12 rg

Career Page Numbers Last Updated
     
 Athletic Trainer 10 10/19/2012
 Audiologist 11 11/16/2012
 Biomedical Engineer/Clinical Engineer 12 11/26/2012
 Biomedical Equipment Technician 13  11/26/2012 
 Biostatistician  14 11/26/2012 
 Cardiographic Technician  15 11/26/2012 
 Cardiovascular Technologist  16 11/26/2012
 Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician  17 2/13/2013 
 Clinical (Medical) Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist  18 - 19  Spring, 2009
 Creative Arts Therapist/Expressive Therapist  20 - 22  Spring, 2009
 Cytotechnologist   23   Spring, 2009 
 Dental Assistant  24  Spring, 2009
 Dental Hygienist  25 Spring, 2009 
 Dental Laboratory Technician  26  Spring, 2009
 Dietician  27 - 28 Spring, 2009 
 Dietetic Technician  29 Spring, 2009 
 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) (Chiropractor)   30  Spring, 2009 
 Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)/Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) (Dentist)  31  Spring, 2009
 Doctor of Medicine (MD) (Physician)  32 - 35  Spring, 2009
 Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) (Naturopath) 36  Spring, 2009 
 Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) (Physician)  37 Spring, 2009 
 Doctor of Optometry (OD) (Optometrist) 38 - 39  Spring, 2009 
 Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) (Podiatrist)  40  Spring, 2009
 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) (Veterinarian)  41 - 42  Spring, 2009
 Dosimetrist  43  Spring, 2009
 Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist 44   Spring, 2009
 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)  45  Spring, 2009
 Environmental Health Specialist 46 - 47  Spring, 2009 
 Epidemiologist 48  Spring, 2009 
 Equine Assisted Psychotherapist 49   Spring, 2009
 Exercise Physiologist  50 - 51 Spring, 2009 
 Funeral Director/Embalmer  52 Spring, 2009 
 Gerontologist 53 - 54  Spring, 2009 
 Health Care Administrator  55 - 56 Spring, 2009 
 Health Educator 57 - 58 Spring, 2009
 Health Information Administrator 59 Spring, 2009
 Health Information Technician  60 - 61 Spring, 2009 
 Health Sciences Librarian  62  Spring, 2009
 Human Services Worker  63 - 64 Spring, 2009 
 Massage Therapist 65 - 66  Spring, 2009 
 Medical Admissions Clerk 67 - 68  Spring, 2009 
 Medical Assistant  69 - 71  Spring, 2009
 Medical Coder  72 - 73 Spring, 2009 
 Medical Illustrator 74   Spring, 2009
 Medical Secretary  75 - 76  Spring, 2009
 Medical Transcriptionist  77 - 78  Spring, 2009
 Nuclear Medicine Technologist 79   Spring, 2009
 Nurse Anesthetist  80 Spring, 2009 
 Nurse, Clinical Specialist  81 - 82  Spring, 2009
 Nurse, Licensed Practical  83 - 84 Spring, 2009 
 Nurse-Midwife 85  Spring, 2009 
 Nurse Practitioner  86 - 87  Spring, 2009
 Nurse, Registered 88 - 91  Spring, 2009 
 Nursing Assistant  92 - 93  Spring, 2009
 Nutritionist  94  Spring, 2009
 Occupational Therapist  95 - 96 Spring, 2009 
 Occupational Therapy Assistant 97  Spring, 2009 
 Pharmacist 98  Spring, 2009 
 Pharmacy Technician 99 - 100  Spring, 2009 
 Phlebotomist  101 - 102 Spring, 2009 
 Physical Therapist 103   Spring, 2009
 Physical Therapist Assistant  104 Spring, 2009 
 Physician Assistant  105 Spring, 2009 
 Psychologist  106 - 108 Spring, 2009 
 Radiologic Technologist 109 - 110  Spring, 2009 
 Respiratory Therapist 111 - 112  Spring, 2009 
 Social Worker 113 - 114  Spring, 2009 
 Sonographer 115 - 116   Spring, 2009
 Speech-Language Pathologist  117 - 118  Spring, 2009
 Surgical Technologist 119 - 120   Spring, 2009

 

 


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