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11. ORTHOTISTS AND PROSTHETISTS

11. ORTHOTISTS AND PROSTHETISTS
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Orthotists and prosthetists design medical supportive devices, such as artificial limbs, braces, and other medical or surgical devices. Some O&P professionals may construct devices for their patients. Others supervise the construction of the orthotic or prosthetic devices by medical appliance technicians.

Entry-level education   Master’s degree
Median Salary   $62,670*
Number of Jobs   8,500*
Job Outlook   36% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for an orthotist/prosthetist?

  • Communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Leadership skills
  • Organizational skills

Do orthotists and prosthetists need a license or certification?

Some states require O&P professionals to be licensed; requirements vary by state. States that require licensure often require certification in order to practice.

12. AUDIOLOGISTS

12. AUDIOLOGISTS
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Audiologists use audiometers, computers, and other devices to test patients’ hearing ability and balance. They work to determine the extent of hearing damage and identify the underlying cause.

Entry-level education   Doctoral degree
Median Salary   $69,720*
Number of Jobs   13,000*
Job Outlook   34% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a audiologist?

  • Communication skills
  • Patience
  • Critical-thinking skills
  • Compassion

Do audiologists need a license or certification?

Audiologists must be licensed in all states; requirements vary by state. For specific requirements, contact your state’s licensing board for audiologists.

13. DENTAL HYGIENIST

13. DENTAL HYGIENIST
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Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care as well as educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. Some states allow hygienists to place and carve filling materials, temporary fillings, and periodontal dressings.

Entry-level education Associate’s degree
Median Salary   $70,210*
Number of Jobs   192,800*
Job Outlook   34% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a dental hygienist?

  • Compassion
  • Detail oriented
  • Dexterity
  • Interpersonal skills

Do dental hygienists need a license or certification?

Every state requires dental hygienists to be licensed; requirements vary by state. In most states, a degree from an accredited dental hygiene program and passing grades on written and practical examinations are required for licensure.

14. MEETING AND EVENT PLANNERS

14. MEETING AND EVENT PLANNERS
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Meeting and event planners coordinate every detail of events, from beginning to end. They choose meeting locations, arrange transportation, consider the lodging and services that the facility can provide, how easy it will be for people to get there, and the attractions that the surrounding area has to offer.

Entry-level education   Bachelor’s degree
Median Salary   $45,810*
Number of Jobs   94,200*
Job Outlook   33% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a meeting/event planner?

  • Communication skills
  • Composure
  • Customer-service skills
  • Organizational skills

Do meeting and event planners need a license or certification?

The Convention Industry Council offers the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential, a voluntary certification for meeting and convention planners. Although the CMP is not required, it is widely recognized in the industry and may help in career advancement.

15. MARKET RESEARCH ANALYSTS

15. MARKET RESEARCH ANALYSTS
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Market research analysts perform research and gather data to help a company market its products or services. They gather data on consumer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits, using a variety of methods, such as interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, market analysis surveys, public opinion polls, and literature reviews.

Entry-level education   Bachelor’s degree
Median Salary   $60,300*
Number of Jobs   415,700*
Job Outlook   32% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a market research analyst?

  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Critical-thinking skills
  • Detail oriented

Do market research analysts need a license or certification?

Certification is voluntary, but analysts may pursue certification to demonstrate a level of professional competency.

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