The healthcare job most likely to get a pay raise

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics were the only healthcare positions named on a list of jobs most likely to provide a pay raise, according to a report from comparison platform and information service website finder.com.

Finder.com analyzed Bureau of Labor Statistics data to determine the careers most likely to give pay increases, looking at median salaries for 2016 and 2017 and ranking the jobs with the highest wage increase from 2016 to 2017.

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics saw a 26.3 percent wage increase from 2016 to 2017, from $40,508 median salary in 2016 to $51,168 in 2017, the report found.

Here are the 10 jobs with the biggest pay increase potential, according to finder.com: 

1. Veterinarians: 37.5 percent wage increase from 2016 to 2017, from $69,576 median salary in 2016 to $95,680 in 2017
2. Surveying and mapping technicians: 36.7 percent wage increase, from $42,172 to $57,668
3. Producers and directors: 28 percent wage increase, from $60,476 to $77,428
4. Financial clerks: 27.4 percent wage increase, from $36,816 to $46,904
5. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics: 26.3 percent wage increase, from $40,508 to $51,168
6. Meeting, convention and event planners: 24.5 percent wage increase, from $45,084 to $56,160
7. Food processing workers, all other: 23.5 percent increase, from $28,444 to $35,152
8. Parts salespeople: 23 percent wage increase, from $33,228 to $40,872
9. Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession and coffee shop workers: 22.9 percent wage increase, from $19,448 to $23,920
10. Logisticians: 21.6 percent wage increase, from $52,572 to $63,960

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