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Top 10 In-Demand Healthcare Job Titles

Using’s industry employment trends analytics tools, we’ll be using our own sourcing tool, SourceHub, to provide you with comprehensive Boolean search strings, for each of the Top 10 job titles in each of the most popular industries, as well as a list of the Top 5 employers of people with those skills in the USA, the UK and Ireland, and the average salary those candidates can expect to receive. Why? Because we’re just that God damn nice!

Part One – IT

Part Two – Banking & Finance

Part Three – Healthcare

According to (who recently analysed the job postings on their site) the 10 Most In-Demand Healthcare Job Titles of August 2014 were as follows:

  1. Medical Assistant
  2. Registered Nurse
  3. Medical Receptionist
  4. Pharmacy Technician
  5. Phlebotomist
  6. Dental Assistant
  7. Certified Nursing Assistant
  8. Nurse Practitioner
  9. Patient Care Technician
  10. Physical Therapist

**Healthcare job postings have increased by 28% on since August 2013.

healthcare job titles1. Medical Assistant

Medical assistants perform administrative and/or clinical tasks to support the work of physicians and other health professionals.They perform routine tasks and procedures such as measuring patients’ vital signs, administering medications and injections, recording information in medical record keeping systems, preparing and handling medical instruments and supplies, and collecting and preparing specimens of bodily fluids and tissues for laboratory testing.

Average salary: $38,000

Search String:

(“medical assistant”) (“medical equipment” OR “medical devices” OR “medical device” OR “med device” OR “stryker” OR “abbott” OR “boston scientific” OR “depuy” OR “j&j” OR “kci”) (“medical instruments”) (“lab testing”) (“medical” OR “medical devices” OR “pharma” OR “pharmaceutical” OR “healthcare” OR “med devices” OR “pharmaceuticals” OR “device” OR “medical device” OR “chemical” OR “health” OR “hospital”) (“medical supplies”)

(medical OR med OR surgical OR GP OR “doctor’s” OR doctors OR clinical) (assistant OR ass OR asst)

-director -head

Top 5 Employers of Medical Assistants:
USA: Kaiser Permanente, Aurora Health Care, Cleveland Clinic, Concentra, Intermountain Healthcare
UK: Royal Navy, NHS, UK Ministry of Defence, Royal Marines, HM Forces
Ireland: Health Service Executive, St. James’s Hospital, Beaumount Hospital, Bon Secours Health System Ltd., Nurse On Call

healthcare job titles2. Registered Nurse

A Registered Nurse is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program at a college or university and has passed a national licensing exam to obtain a nursing license. A registered nurse’s scope of practice is determined by the school and by the government responsible for health care in the region.

Average salary: $60,000

Search String:

(nurse OR nursing OR rn OR “r n” OR lpn OR rgn) (registered OR general OR licensed OR practical OR practitioner OR rn OR “r n” OR lpn OR rgn)

Top 5 Employers of Registered Nurses:
USA: Kaiser Permanente, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, HCA, Banner Health, Cleveland Clinic
UK: NHS, NHS Trust, Barchester Healthcare, Bupa, Spire Healthcare Group
Ireland: Health Service Executive, Nurse On Call, St. James’s Hospital, Beaumount Hospital, Bon Secours Health System Ltd.

healthcare job titles3. Medical Receptionist

A Medical Receptionist serves patients by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments; and maintaining records and accounts.

Average salary: $26,0000

Search String:
(medical OR med OR GP OR clinic OR clinical OR dental OR radiology OR cardiology OR cardiac OR cardio OR radiological OR oncology OR oncologist OR respiratory OR audiology OR dermatology OR gynaecology OR urology OR obstetrics OR ent OR paediatrics OR pediatrics OR plastics OR psychiatric OR psychiatry OR surgical OR surgery OR haematology OR endocrinology OR slt OR “speech and language” OR “intensive care”) (receptionist OR reception OR secretary OR secretarial OR sec OR admin OR administrator OR scheduler OR clerk OR clerical)

Top 5 Employers of Medical Receptionist:
USA: Kaiser Permanente, Massage Ency Spa, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
UK: NHS, NHS Trust, NHS Wales, Spire Healthcare Group, BMI Healthcare
Ireland: Health Service Executive, Beaumount Hospital, St James’s Hospital, Essiac EU, Mater Misericordiae University

healthcare job titles4. Pharmacy Technician

A Pharmacy Technician, sometimes known as a Pharmaceutical Technician, is a health care provider who performs pharmacy-related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of locations (usually in community, retail, and hospital pharmacies), but can also work for long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, third-party insurance companies, computer software companies, or in government or teaching. Job duties include dispensing prescription drugs and other medical devices to patients and instructing on their use.

Average salary: $28,000

Search String:

(pharmacy OR pharmacist OR pharmaceutical OR pharma OR otc OR “over the counter” OR prescription) (technician OR tech OR otc OR wbt OR “ward-based” OR “ward based” OR Tecnician)

Top 5 Employers of Pharmacy Technicians:
USA: Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, CVS Health, Walmart, Target
UK: NHS, Boots UK, Basrclays Investment Bank, NHS Trust, Deutsche Bank
Ireland: AbbVie, Health Service Executive, Pharmacy, Lloyds Pharmacy Ireland, Pfizer

healthcare job titles5. Phlebotomist

Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. The duties of a phlebotomist may include properly identifying the patient, interpreting the tests requested on the requisition, drawing blood into the correct tubes with the proper additives, accurately explaining the procedure to the patients, preparing patients accordingly, practicing the required forms of asepsis, practicing standard and universal precautions, performing the skin/vein puncture, withdrawing blood into containers or tubes, restoring hemostasis of the puncture site, instructing patients on post-puncture care, ordering tests per the doctor’s requisition, affixing tubes with electronically printed labels, and delivering specimens to a laboratory.

Average salary: $24,000

Search String:

(phlebotomist OR phlebotomy OR “blood test” OR bloods)

Top 5 Employers of Phlebotomists
USA: Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, Kaiser Permanente, American Red Cross, U.S. Department of Vetrans Affairs
UK: NHS, NHS Trust, Nuffield Health, NHS Great Glasgow Area, Imperial College London
Ireland: Health Service Executive, St James’s Hospital, Bon Secours Health System, UPMC Beacon Hospital, University College Cork

healthcare job titles6. Dental Assistant

Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the primary dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care by preparing the patient for treatment, sterilising instruments, passing instruments during the procedure, holding suction devices, exposing dental radiographs, taking impressions and fabricating provisional crowns.

Average salary: $35,000

Search String:

(dental OR dentist OR dentistry OR rdn) (Assistant OR asst OR nurse OR nursing OR rdn) -dentist -doctor -professor -manager

Top 5 Employers of Dental Assistants:
USA: Aspen Dental, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, United States Air Force, Ostrow School of Dentistry, hellosmile
UK: NHS, Confident Smiles, Territorial Army
Ireland: Health Service Executive, Dublin Dental University, Essiac EU

healthcare job titles7. Certified Nursing Assistant

A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Also known as a Nursing Assistant (NA) a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) or a State Tested Nurse Aid (STNA), the individual who carries this title can work in a wide variety of settings including nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centres, personal homes and assisted living facilities. All require nursing assistants to act as a helpful liaison between the Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse and the patient. In many cases, the nursing assistant serves as the RN’s or LPN’s eyes and ears, and relays information between many patients and one or two RNs.

Average salary: $10.69 per hour

Search String:

(nursing OR nurse OR rn OR stna OR lpn OR rgn OR care OR healthcare OR health) (assistant OR asst) NOT director NOT manager NOT customer NOT research

Top 5 Employers of Certified Nursing Assistants:
USA: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Kaiser Permanente, HCR ManorCare, Beaumont Health System, Maxim Healthcare Service
UK: NHS, NHS Trust, Bupa, Barchester Healthcare, Four Seasons Healthcare
Ireland: Health Service Executive, Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, CPL Healthcare, Home Instead Senior Care, Recruitment Compass

healthcare job titles8. Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has completed advanced coursework and clinical education beyond that required of the generalist Registered Nurse (RN) role.

Average salary: $95,000

Search String:

(nurse OR aprn OR np OR anp) (practitioner OR np OR aprn OR anp)

Top 5 Employers of Nurse Practitioners:
USA: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Permanente, MinuteClinic, Take Care Health Systems
UK: NHS, NHS Trust, NHS National Services, NHS Lothian, NHS Wales
Ireland: Health Service Executive, NHS, St, James’s Hospital, University College Cork, Beaumount Hospital

healthcare job titles9. Patient Care Technician

Patient care technicians tend to ill and injured individuals under the supervision of doctors, nurses and medical professionals. Their duties include taking vital signs, collecting specimens, performing catheterisation and assisting patients with eating, personal hygiene and grooming. They also take notes and make assessments on their care.

Average salary: $12.22 per hour

Search String:

(care OR “patient-care” OR patient OR healthcare) (technician OR tech OR assistant OR asst OR “ass.”) NOT director NOT manager NOT customer NOT research

Top 5 Employers of Patient Care Technicians:
USA: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, DaVita Kidney Care, Fresenius Medical Care, University of Michigan, LabCorp
UK: NHS, NHS Trust, Bupa, Barchester Healthcare, Four Seasons Healthcare
Ireland: Health Service Executive, Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, CPL Healthcare, Home Instead Senior Care, Recruitment Compass

healthcare job titles10. Physical Therapist

Physical therapy or physiotherapy (sometimes abbreviated to PT) is the health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention.

Average salary: $81,000

Search String:

(physical OR physio OR “physiotherapist” OR “physio-therapist”) (therapist OR pt OR “physiotherapist” OR “physio-therapist” OR therapy)

Top 5 Employers of Physical Therapists:
USA: Kaiser Permanente, Physiotherapy Associates, RehabCare, Gentiva Health Services, Genesis Rehab Services
UK: NHS, NHS Trust, Nuffield Health, BMI Healthcare, Spire Healthcare Group
Ireland: Health Service Executive, St. James’s Hospital, University College Dublin, Enable Ireland, Mater Misericordiae University


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