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6. PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

6. Physical Therapist Assistant
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Physical therapist assistants help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses to regain movement and manage pain by giving them therapy through exercise, massage, gait and balance training under the direction and supervision of physical therapists

Entry-level education   Associate’s degree
Median Salary   $39,430*
Number of Jobs   121,400*
Job Outlook   41% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a physical therapist assistant?

  • Compassion
  • Detail oriented
  • Dexterity
  • Interpersonal skills

Do physical therapist assistants need a license or certification?

All states except Hawaii require physical therapist assistants to be licensed or certified. Licensure typically requires graduation from an accredited physical therapist assistant program and passing the National Physical Therapy Exam administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

7. SKINCARE SPECIALISTS

7. Skin Care Specialist
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Skincare specialists provide facials, full-body treatments, and head and neck massages to improve the health and appearance of the skin. Some may provide other skin care treatments, such as peels, masks, or scrubs, to remove dead or dry skin. A growing number of specialists actively sell skin care products, such as cleansers, lotions, and creams.

Entry-level education   State Approved Program
Median Salary   $28,640*
Number of Jobs   44,400*
Job Outlook   40% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a skin care specialist?

  • Business skills
  • Customer-service skills
  • Initiative
  • Physical stamina

Do skin care specialists need a license or certification?

Skin care specialists require a state license, which can be obtained by completing an approved cosmetology or esthetician program and taking a practical exam.

8. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

8. Physician Assistant
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Physician assistants work in all areas of medicine, including family medicine, emergency medicine, and psychiatry. The nature of their work depends in large part on their specialty and what their supervising physician needs them to do. Some physician assistants make house calls or visit nursing homes to treat patients, reporting back to the physician afterward.

Entry-level education   Master’s Degree
Median Salary   $90,930*
Number of Jobs   86,700*
Job Outlook   38% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a physician assistant?

  • Communication skills
  • Compassion
  • Detail oriented
  • Emotional stability

Do physician assistants need a license or certification?

All states and the District of Columbia require physician assistants to be licensed. To become licensed, they must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

9. INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYSTS

9. Information Security Analyst
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Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. They are also heavily involved with creating their organization’s disaster recovery plan, which includes preventative measures such as regularly copying and transferring data to an offsite location.

Entry-level education   Bachelor’s Degree
Median Salary   $86,170*
Number of Jobs   75,100*
Job Outlook   37% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for an information security analysts?

  • Analytical skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ingenuity
  • Problem-solving skills

Do information security analysts need a license or certification?

There are no licensing requirements for information security analysts, but many employers prefer job candidates to have a relevant certificate.

10. PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

10. Physical Therapist
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Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. They provide care to people of all ages who have functional problems resulting from back and neck injuries; sprains, strains, and fractures; arthritis; amputations; neurological disorders, such as stroke or cerebral palsy; injuries related to work and sports; and other conditions

Entry-level education   Doctorate Degree
Median Salary   $79,860*
Number of Jobs   204,200*
Job Outlook   36% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a physical therapist?

  • Compassion
  • Detail oriented
  • Dexterity
  • Interpersonal skills

Do physical therapists need a license or certification?

All states require physical therapists to be licensed. Licensing requirements vary by state but all include passing the National Physical Therapy Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

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