18 top healthcare jobs by pay, growth outlook

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Genetic counselor was ranked the No. 1 job this year for median salary, projected growth and work environment, according to CareerCast's 2018 Jobs Rated Report.

CareerCast, which offers an online job database, develops its Jobs Rated Report annually to provide snapshots of 220 careers based on income, growth outlook, work environment and stress.

Here are the 18 healthcare jobs that ranked in the report's top 50 careers:

No. 1 — Genetic counselor
No. 4 — Occupational therapist
No. 6 — Medical services manager
No. 13 — Dental hygienist
No. 14 — Audiologist
No. 16 — Radiation therapist
No. 17 — Optometrist
No. 18 — Physical therapist
No. 28 — Chiropractor
No. 29 — Diagnostic medical sonographer
No. 30 (tie) — Biomedical engineer
No. 30 (tie) — Medical records technician
No. 33 — Pharmacist
No. 36 — Pharmacy technician
No. 37 — Occupational therapy assistant
No. 41 — Medical secretary
No. 43 — Dietitian
No. 49 — Physical therapist assistant

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