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16. NURSE PRACTITIONERS

16. NURSE PRACTITIONERS
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Nurse practitioners diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illnesses, independently or as part of a healthcare team. They focus on health promotion and disease prevention, interpret and administer diagnostic tests, and prescribe medication.

Entry-level education   Master’s degree
Median Salary   $96,460*
Number of Jobs   151,400*
Job Outlook   31% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a nurse practitioner?

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

Do nurse practitioners need a license or certification?

Nurse practitioners must obtain registered nursing license, complete an approved graduate-level program, and pass a national certification exam. Each state’s board of nursing can provide details.

17. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REPAIRERS

17. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REPAIRERS
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Medical equipment repairers, also known as biomedical equipment technicians (BMET), repair a wide range of electronic, electromechanical, and hydraulic equipment used in hospitals and health practitioners’ offices.

Entry-level education   Associate’s degree
Median Salary   $44,570*
Number of Jobs   42,300*
Job Outlook   30% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a compute system analyst?

  • Compassion
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening skills
  • Organizational skills

Do medical equipment repairers need a license or certification?

Although not mandatory, certification can demonstrate competence and professionalism, making candidates more attractive to employers.

18. MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

18. MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS
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Mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists help people manage and overcome mental and emotional disorders and problems with their family and relationships.

Entry-level education   Master’s degree
Median Salary   $41,500*
Number of Jobs   166,300*
Job Outlook   29% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a marriage therapist?

  • Compassion
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening skills
  • Organizational skills

Do marriage therapists need a license or certification?

In most cases, both mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists must be licensed. Licensure requires a master’s degree and 2,000 to 4,000 hours of post-degree supervised clinical experience. In addition, counselors and therapists must pass a state-recognized exam and complete annual continuing education classes.

19. ACTUARIES

19. ACTUARIES
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Actuaries advanced statistics and modeling software to analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. Most actuaries work at insurance companies, where they help design policies and determine the premiums that should be charged for each policy.

Entry-level education   Bachelor’s degree
Median Salary   $93,680*
Number of Jobs   24,300*
Job Outlook   26% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for an actuary?

  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Math skills

Do actuaries need a license or certification?

Two professional societies—the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Society of Actuaries(SOA)—sponsor programs leading to full professional status, offering two levels of certification: associate and fellowship.

20. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS

20. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS
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Biomedical engineers bring together knowledge from many technical sources to develop new procedures or conduct research needed to solve clinical problems.

Entry-level education   Bachelor’s degree
Median Salary   $86,960*
Number of Jobs   19,400*
Job Outlook   27% (much faster than average)*

What are most important skills for a biomedical engineer?

  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Listening skills
  • Math skills

Do biomedical engineers need a license or certification?

No

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