Promising Medical Careers

By: Jazzy, Chandana, Jermaine, Aubreay, Prinon

Therapeutic Services

Art/Music/Dance/Drama Therapist

  • These therapist do their own separate jobs. (For example: Art Therapist, Music Therapist, Dance Therapist, and Drama Therapist)
  • This profession can help a variety of people in many different ways and situations. It can be a family having issues or someone trying to regain muscle strength.
  • This profession can help a variety of people in many different ways and situations.
  • It can be a family having issues or someone trying to regain muscle strength.
  • These type of therapist earn around $40,000 a year and this job outlook looks quite positive.
  • In order to become one of these types of therapists, you need to be patient, educated, intuitive, and creative. Education wise, You need an education or study in which profession you want to specify as well as coursework in all branches of medical attention that music, art, drama, or dance can reach. This is all in a college degree in a special program only offered at some universities.
  • For more information,
Expressive Therapies Summit: Where You'll Find it All

Diagnostic Services



  • Radiologists are medical doctors who specialize in using X-rays and radioactive substances to diagnose and treat illnesses.
  • As specialists, radiologists are usually called in to work on a patient's case by general practitioners or other doctors.
  • In addition to conducting treatments, radiologists meet with patients before and after procedures to discuss the treatment and track results.
  • There are a number of specialties within the field of radiology. These include:

~ Oncology -- the diagnosis and treatment of cancer

~ Neuroradiology -- specializing in the brain and spinal cord

~Nuclear medicine -- the treatment of diseases using radioisotopes

~ Ultrasonography -- using high-frequency sound waves to produce computerized images

~Abdominal radiology -- focusing on the stomach and digestive system


  • Average Annual Earnings: $161,590
  • Average Hourly Earnings: $77.64
  • 2008 to 2018 Growth Rate: + 21.8%


  • Undergraduate degree --> 4 year medical school program (MD) --> transitional year (internships) --> 5-year residency program!
  • For radiology, the residency is completed at a teaching hospital in either diagnostic radiology or radiation oncology. While residents are paid, these years are considered part of the doctor's training.
  • Most radiologists also complete one or two years of fellowship training. This is where radiologists really specialize. Through clinical training and research with an established radiologist, they focus on an area such as neuroradiology, abdominal imaging or nuclear medicine.


According to experts, specialization is the key to advancing in this field. "With radiologists specializing in particular processes, the quality of service increases," says Dr. Harshad Patel. He is a radiologist in Virginia.


  • American Board of Radiology
200-5441 East Williams Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology
500-8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22031
  • American College of Radiology
1891 Preston White Dr.
Reston, VA 20191
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine
1850 Samuel Morse Dr.
Reston, VA 20190-5316


  • Irregular hours
  • Overtime work
  • Weekend work


  • Family/General Practitioner

Radiology : What Is a Radiologist?

Health Informatics


  • What I learned:
~ There are health laws and ethicists measure risks and pro and cons of different research underway and measure risk factors. They were the ones who decide whether a certain research is ethical or it is wrong to be researched on.
~ Ethicists helps with morals and ethics in the medical world.
~ The job seems a little boring since there is a significant amount of ethics that has already been researched on. They also stay in labs to research on risks of certain research.
~ They play a big part in finding the risks of different uses of medical and if it’s right to do certain things like take stem cells from people.
~ There are many people who might not agree with ethicist and cause many problems.

  • What they do:
~ Balance ethics and science together, especially with the the research on stem cells.
~ They have to know what’s right and wrong in the medical world . Also add in the society’s view on things. They also have to debate and discuss a lot on the different views of others.

  • Education:
~ Bachelor’s degree in bioethics, medical ethics, or medical law

  • Job Outlook:
~ This job outlook is pretty good as there are many empty spaces for ethicist.

  • Salary:
~ $46,672 annually

  • Related Occupation:
~ Social worker

  • Organization:
Carl Kesselman discusses Medical Informatics

Support Services

Nurse Educator

  • What I learned:
~Faculty in the U.S. may be able to teach in an LPN program with an associate degree in nursing.

~ They teach other students how to become a nurse.

~They don't get paid that much

~ You can be a teacher in schools

  • What they do:
~ Help others become a nurse
~ You don't see a lot of action

  • Certification/Education:
~ Nurse who teaches and prepares licensed practical nurses (LPN) and registered nurses (RN) for entry into practice positions.
~ Practicing on manikins and taking test that assess your knowledge on

  • Job Outlook:
~ Good

  • Salary:
~ $60,000

  • Related Occupation:
~ Nurse Educating Assistant

  • Organization:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Job Descript

Biotechnology Research and Development

Forensic Pathologist

  • What I learned:
~ Forensic pathologists can be witnesses in court hearings.
~ Very few job openings in this field because it is so specialized.

  • What they do:
~ They inspect bodies at crime scenes and determine the cause and manner of death (how they died).

~ Forensic Pathologists are important parts of the Criminal Justice system. They get to assist in solving crimes and bringing criminals to justice.

  • Education/Certification:
~ 4 year undergraduate school (university), 4 year medical school, 3-5 year residency, 1 year special training.

~ Must be physician (degree obtained through medical school) and must be certified in forensic pathology, done after special course.

~ Must take a Forensic Pathology acceptance exam in order to become one. The test has a high failure rate.

  • Salary:
~ Median salary is $214,000. Ranges from $60,000 to $600,000 based on experience.

  • Job Outlook:
~ It has not many openings right now, but people are becoming more aware of this job and more are going into the field. People hire private forensic pathologists and the job is looking up.

  • Related Occupations:
~ Forensic Odontologist

~ Forensic Chemist

  • Organization:
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  • Working Conditions:

~ Usually normal hours of 8AM-5PM in a laboratory.

~ Erratic working hours on occasion: crime scenes can occur late at night and sometimes are dangerous. Also, the field is very hard to get into must be top of class.

How To Be A Qualified Forensic Pathologist