According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018), the median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) was $63,420 in May 2016. This was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy of $37,040.
What about leadership roles? According to the same source, the median pay in 2016 for Medical and Health Services Managers is $96,540 per year. This specific field is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026. This is substantially faster than the average for all occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018).
So how do you make that transition? How does your career plan look? Is it realistic? Is it actionable? Can you take steps now, to start to make a move? If you are like most people, you have bills to pay. Maybe you are working on your degree? Is that going to be enough to get you into the field you want, at the pay you want? A career coach can help you navigate those waters.
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Occupations, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm (visited January 30, 2018).