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Life As a Health Technologist or Technician

Job Description & Duties All health technologists and technicians not listed separately.

  • Optometric Assistant
  • Obstetrics Technician (OB Technician)
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Drug Coordinator
  • Cephalometric Analyst

What Kind of Health Tech Job Opportunities Are There?

In the United States, there were 127,800 jobs for Health Technologist or Technician in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 19.6% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 25,100 new jobs for Health Technologist or Technician by 2026. There will be an estimated 11,000 positions for Health Tech per year.

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The states with the most job growth for Health Tech are Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. Watch out if you plan on working in Illinois, Rhode Island, or Kansas. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for a Health Tech

The salary for Health Technologists and Technicians ranges between about $28,130 and $72,720 a year.

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Health Technologists and Technicians who work in New Mexico, Alaska, or Washington, make the highest salaries.

How much do Health Technologists and Technicians make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $46,230
Alaska $62,580
Arizona $48,840
Arkansas $42,300
California $50,150
Colorado $46,270
Connecticut $55,450
Delaware $48,900
District of Columbia $54,210
Florida $42,730
Georgia $46,960
Hawaii $54,660
Idaho $48,750
Illinois $47,590
Indiana $49,300
Iowa $42,590
Kansas $49,180
Kentucky $51,780
Louisiana $38,370
Maine $51,500
Maryland $44,590
Massachusetts $55,950
Michigan $45,640
Minnesota $55,940
Mississippi $36,900
Missouri $46,580
Montana $42,630
Nebraska $45,370
Nevada $45,980
New Hampshire $50,390
New Jersey $53,570
New Mexico $60,690
New York $55,700
North Carolina $39,230
North Dakota $46,370
Ohio $42,780
Oklahoma $43,960
Oregon $54,520
Pennsylvania $43,070
Rhode Island $55,490
South Carolina $42,820
South Dakota $54,290
Tennessee $64,010
Texas $43,990
Utah $41,150
Vermont $50,140
Virginia $48,050
Washington $59,950
West Virginia $43,490
Wisconsin $44,080
Wyoming $51,120

Who Employs Health Technologists and Technicians?

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The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

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