25 best healthcare support jobs in 2018

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the healthcare support field will be one of the fastest-growing job segments in the next 10 years, growing 23.2 percent by 2026, reports U.S. News and World Report.

To compile the 2018 Best Health Care Support Jobs list, U.S. News ranked healthcare support professions based on salaries, open positions and opportunities for promotion.

Here are the 25 best healthcare support jobs, according to U.S. News.

No. 1 — Dental hygienist

No. 2 — Physical therapist assistant

No. 3 — Diagnostic medical sonographer

No. 4 — Massage therapist

No. 5 — Medical assistant

No. 6 — Personal care aide

No. 7 — Medical secretary

No. 8 — Occupational therapy assistant

No. 9 — Radiologic technologist

No. 10 — Home health aide

No. 11 — Physical therapist aide

No. 12 — Medical records technician

No. 13 — MRI technologist

No. 14 — Orthotist and prosthetist

No. 15 — Optician

No. 16 — Hearing aide specialist

No. 17 — Nuclear medicine technologist

No. 18 — Surgical technologist

No. 19 — Clinical laboratory technician

No. 20 — Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurse

No. 21 — Dental assistant

No. 22 — Pharmacy technician

No. 23 — Paramedic

No. 24 — Genetic counselor

No. 25 — Ophthalmic medical technician

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