Alabama Healthcare Schools & Careers

Top Healthcare Assisting Roles in Alabama

As can be seen from the table below;

  • Nurse Anesthetists earn the most across all healthcare assisting and entry level healthcare roles in Alabama earning an average of $160,000 per annum.
  • Home Health Aides earn the least at $19,720
  • Vet Techs performed the best overall when compared with national averages for the career earning 11% above the mean for all States.
  • Those working as Dental Hygienists faired the worst when compared with their peers in other States earning 63.8% below the national average.
  • The greatest number of jobs in the healthcare assisting and entry level healthcare segment are in the areas of nursing with 44,000 persons in Alabama employed as Registered Nurses and 23,700 as Nursing Assistants.
  • Overall the highest salary paid in Alabama was to Physician Assistants where the top 10% of earners in that career earn an average of $129,000 per annum.

Healthcare Employment and Salaries in Alabama

CareerAverage SalaryHourly mean wage# EmployedNational AverageAbove / Below AverageBottom 10%Top 10%Range
Dietitians and Nutritionists$50,610$24.33890$58,410-15.4%$28,610$72,240$43,630
Physician Assistants$93,240$44.83520$99,270-6.5%$55,870$129,060$73,190
Respiratory Therapists$46,930$22.562,170$59,640-27.1%$34,200$61,210$27,010
Registered Nurses$56,890$27.3544,000$71,000-24.8%$41,550$75,980$34,430
Nurse Anesthetists$160,030$76.941,610$160,250-0.1%
Nurse Practitioners$93,820$45.112,020$101,260-7.9%$64,090$127,910$63,820
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians$35,550$17.092,050$41,420-16.5%$22,000$51,430$29,430
Dental Hygienists$44,400$21.343,040$72,720-63.8%$31,550$57,550$26,000
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (Ultrasound Techs)$54,470$26.191,010$70,880-30.1%$38,050$73,290$35,240
Radiologic Technologists (X Ray Techs)$46,970$22.583,290$45,7302.6%$32,120$62,940$30,820
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics$28,910$13.903,610$35,430-22.6%$18,150$44,490$26,340
Pharmacy Technicians$27,520$13.237,350$34,480-25.3%$19,860$37,510$17,650
Surgical Technologists$35,590$17.111,680$45,940-29.1%$25,140$49,150$24,010
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians$29,180$14.03910$25,94011.1%$20,370$39,570$19,200
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$36,100$17.3614,200$44,030-22.0%$26,170$47,000$20,830
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians$33,180$15.952,650$40,430-21.9%$20,530$52,270$31,740
Home Health Aides$19,720$9.484,860$22,870-16.0%$16,080$25,550$9,470
Nursing Assistants$22,150$10.6522,740$26,820-21.1%$16,700$29,460$12,760
Occupational Therapy Assistants$56,240$27.04500$58,340-3.7%$38,270$75,080$36,810
Physical Therapist Assistants$52,520$25.251,860$55,250-5.2%$39,160$69,640$30,480
Massage Therapists$33,520$16.11340$43,170-28.8%$16,610$71,880$55,270
Dental Assistants$31,240$15.023,410$36,920-18.2%$21,790$42,670$20,880
Medical Assistants$26,740$12.866,660$31,910-19.3%$19,570$36,680$17,110
Medical Transcriptionists$34,250$16.47850$35,720-4.3%$19,240$49,710$30,470
Phlebotomists$27,440$13.192,140$32,770-19.4%$20,100$36,900$16,800
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (911 Dispatchers)$32,680$15.712,320$40,000-22.4%$21,110$47,130$26,020
Medical Secretaries$31,440$15.124,660$34,330-9.2%$21,420$45,480$24,060

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