The Most Promising Jobs of 2017

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Ready to jumpstart your career in healthcare?

We’re almost halfway into 2017 — have you been keeping up with your new year’s resolutions? Whether you planned to revamp your gym routine or jumpstart your career, the halfway mark is a great place to stop and evaluate your success. This week we’re taking a look at several jobs that have been rated positively for growth and advancement opportunities this year. Let’s explore.


An anesthetist works as part of the surgical team to ensure that proper levels of general or local anesthetic are properly delivered. The anesthetist is also responsible for monitoring the effects of the anesthetic on the patient throughout the procedure. The median base salary for an anesthetist is $156,000.

Physician Assistant

Physician assistants, or PAs, examine, diagnose, and treat patients. PAs also practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. The median base salary for a PA is $104,000.

Clinical Nurse

Clinical Nurses are responsible for clinical care and nursing practices in a specialized unit or clinic. They are a part of advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) with the focus on the management and improvement of nursing care and patient satisfaction. The median base salary of a Clinical Nurse is $75,700.


A pharmacist dispenses prescription medications to patients and offers expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. Other responsibilities include conducting health and wellness screenings, providing immunizations, and overseeing medications given to patients. The median base salary is $123,000.  

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