When you’re planning out your roadmap to wealth, it can be the height of prudence to be conservative and rational with your decision making process. For many, this dictates in early venture onto the career path, even though there ultimately goal may be building and maintaining their own business rather than working for others.
With this in mind, I decided to do some investigation into two popular and wealth-creating careers to see which would be the best fit for a young up and coming business person. The two career paths are both in the medical field — which we all know is one of the fastest growing industries in the world thanks to its abundance of need. They are: nurse practitioners and ultrasound technicians.
Nurse practitioner is a great choice for a young person looking for a challenging, practical, rewarding and high pay career. Judging from these figures, nurse practitioner earnings average over $90,000 per year with a per hour of nearly $45(!). Granted, you will likely be forced to accumulate some debt to make it through school and will also have to go through a period as a protege or intern, but nonetheless once that is over you have a solid and high paying medical career in your pocket to grow from. You face a lot of challenges in your day to day life with this job (dealing with egos, patients) so this may not be for everyone from a personality standpoint, however.
Ultrasound technicians are another up and coming job in the medical field. Though decidedly less lucrative than nurse practitioner — the mean pay rate for ultrasound techs is $66,000 per year ($31+ hourly) — this is still an attractive career. The pay is relatively high and you have potentially more job security since your performance is evaluated by your ability to accomplish a technical task rather than your ability to ingratiate yourself with a physician. This is something to keep in mind when planning and researching. Either way, I hope you’ve found some good info here to get you on the right health care career track.
All facts, figures, and information on medical industry pay rates in this article comes courtesy of HealthCareSalaryWorld.