List of Healthcare / Medical Job Titles

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There are a variety of jobs in healthcare, and there is an increasing need for people to fill these positions. Some are clinical jobs, such as doctors, nurses, and surgeons. Others are technical jobs, such as phlebotomists and radiologists.

A number of positions are healthcare support occupations, which involve helping other clinicians. These include home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and physical therapy aides.

Finally, there are a number of administrative jobs. These range from upper-level administrative jobs, like medical director, to jobs like hospital administrative assistants.

Because there are so many aspects of healthcare, there are a variety of medical job titles. Read below for a list of some of the most common healthcare job titles, as well as a longer list of healthcare job titles.

Popular Healthcare Job Titles

Below is a detailed list of five healthcare occupations that will likely be growing over the next five to ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Home Health Aide
Home health aides help people who are elderly, ill, or disabled perform everyday activities. They might also give clients medicine or check their vital signs. Most home health aide workers work in clients’ homes, and others work in retirement communities.

Nurse Practitioner
Nurse practitioners diagnose and treat patients.

Unlike registered nurses (RNs), they do not have to work under the direct supervision of a physician. NPs must complete a master’s or doctorate program.

Occupational Therapist
Occupational therapists (OTs) help disabled, ill, and injured people to perform everyday activities, such as getting dressed or getting around the kitchen.

They work in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and more. Most OTs have either a master’s or a doctorate in occupational therapy, as well as a state license. However, occupational therapist assistants (who assist OTs) need only an associate’s degree, and occupational therapist aides (who also assist OTs) need only a high school diploma.

Physical Therapist
Physical therapists (PTs) help injured or ill people manage their pain and move around. They diagnose physical problems, teach patients exercises, and provide hands-on therapy. Most physical therapists have a doctorate. However, physical therapist assistants (who assist PTs) need only an associate’s degree, and physical therapist aides (who also assist PTs) need only a high school diploma.

Physician Assistant
A physician assistant (PA) practices medicine. They diagnose patients, give treatments, prescribe medicine, and more. They work under the supervision of a licensed physician. PAs attend physician assistant programs, and must be licensed. 

Healthcare / Medical Job Titles

Below is an extensive list of healthcare job titles, including those described above.

A - D

  • Account Executive
  • Account Manager
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Administrator
  • Admissions Clerk
  • Admissions Director
  • Ambulatory Nurse
  • Analyst
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Assistant Administrator
  • Assistant Admissions Director
  • Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Audiologist
  • Behavioral Health Charge Nurse
  • Bereavement Coordinator
  • Bereavement Counselor
  • Billing Manager
  • Billing Specialist
  • Biologist
  • Biomedical Technician
  • Business Analyst
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab Nurse
  • Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse
  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Case Manager
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician
  • Charge Nurse
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chiropractor
  • Claims Examiner
  • Claims Specialist
  • Clerk
  • Clinical Coordinator, Recovery Services
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Clinical Liaison
  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Reviewer
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Coder
  • Coding Educator
  • Computer Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Consultant
  • Coordinator
  • Counselor
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dentist
  • Dermatology Nurse
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Dialysis Nurse
  • Dietitian
  • Director of Nursing
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Rehabilitation
  • Doctor

E - M

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • Endoscopy Nurse
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Executive Assistant
  • Executive Director
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Flight Nurse
  • Front Office Clerk
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Health Educator
  • Health Facilities Surveyor  
  • Health Services Manager
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Management
  • Healthcare Specialist
  • Home Health Aide
  • Home Health Nurse
  • Hospice Aide
  • Hospice Administrator
  • Hospice Counselor
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Hospital Administrator
  • House Supervisor Nurse
  • IT Specialist
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Intensive Care Nurse
  • Interventional Radiology Nurse
  • Labor and Delivery Nurse
  • Lead Registered Nurse
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Administrative
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant or Receptionist
  • Medical Associate
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Medical Claims and Billing Specialist
  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Medical Manager
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Office Manager
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Medical or Health Services Manager
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Medical Records Director
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Medical Sales
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Surgery Nurse
  • Medical Technician
  • Medical Technologist
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Microbiologist
  • Mobile Director of Nursing Services
  • MRI Technologist

N - R

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Aide
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Clinical Educator
  • Nurse Consultant 
  • Nurse Informatics Analyst
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nurse Paralegal
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Health Nurse 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Clerk
  • Office Manager
  • Office Nurse
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Operating Room Nurse
  • Operations Manager
  • Optician
  • Optometrist
  • Orderly Attendant
  • Orthotist
  • Outreach RN
  • Paramedic
  • Patient Access Supervisor
  • Patient Care Associate
  • Patient Services Representative
  • Patient Services Technician
  • Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Perioperative Nurse
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Clerk
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physician
  • Physician Aide
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatrist
  • Post Anesthesia Nurse
  • Postpartum Nurse
  • Program Director
  • Program Manager
  • Programmer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Progressive Care Nurse
  • Project Manager
  • Prosthetist
  • Psychiatric Aide
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Quality Coordinator
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Receptionist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Recruiter
  • Regional Kidney Smart Educator
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Registered Medical Assistant
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Data Coordinator
  • Registered Nurse (RN) First Assistant
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Geriatric Care
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Medical Inpatient Services
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Patient Call Center
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Student Health Services
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Telephone Triage
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Urgent Care
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Women's Services
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Associate
  • Respiration (Inhalation) Therapist
  • Restorative Nurse
  • Safety Surveillance Associate
  • Sales Associate
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • School Nurse
  • Secretary
  • Senior Programmer Analyst
  • Social Services
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Sonographer
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Staffing Coordinator
  • Supervisor
  • Supply Technician
  • Surgeon
  • Surgical Technologist

T - Z

  • Telemetry Nurse
  • Therapist
  • Transcriptionist
  • Ultrasonographer
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Technologist
  • Wellness Nurse

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