Careers

Medical Doctor

CAREER PROFILE

 

Duties: Helping patients attain and maintain good health; examining patients; diagnosing and treating patients’ illnesses

Alternate Title(s): Doctor; M.D.; Physician

Salary Range: $75,000 to $400,000+

Employment Prospects: Excellent

Registered Nurse

Principal activity: Providing skilled nursing care for sick patients
Work commitment: Usually full-time
Preprofessional education: High school diploma
Program length: 2 to 4 years
Work prerequisites: Diploma/degree/license
Career opportunities: Very favorable
Income range: $35,000 to $65,000

Director of Hospital Marketing

The director of marketing is expected to come up with both long- and short-term marketing objectives and strategies. These might include planning special campaigns or other programs. For example, the director of marketing may develop a special geriatric program designed to attract older individuals in the area. The marketing director might also develop a special program designed to attract women to the facility. The individual might suggest new services for the facility or recommend other ways to open new markets for the hospital.

Osteopathic Doctor

CAREER PROFILE

Duties: Helping patients attain and maintain good health; examining patients; diagnosing and treating patients’ illnesses

Alternate Title(s): Doctor; D.O., Doctor of Osteopathy; Physician; Osteopath Salary Range: $75,000 to $400,000+

Employment Prospects: Excellent

Advancement Prospects: Good

Best Geographical Location(s): Positions may be located throughout the country.

Dietitian

Summary

Principal activity: Planning appropriate nutritional diets and providing nutritional education to maintain healthWork commitment: Part- or full-time
Preprofessional: education High school diploma
Program length: years
Work prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in dietetics or related field on nutrition
Career opportunities: Quite favorable
Income range: $30,000 to $65,000

Quick Facts: Dietitians and Nutritionists 2012