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
  • Analyst
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Assistant Administrator
  • Assistant Admissions Director
  • Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Audiologist
  • Bereavement Coordinator
  • Bereavement Counselor
  • Billing Manager
  • Billing Specialist
  • Biologist
  • Biomedical Technician
  • Business Analyst
  • 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 Laboratory Technologist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Coder
  • Coding Educator
  • Computer Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Consultant
  • Coordinator
  • Counselor
  • Customer Service Representative

E - M

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Executive Assistant
  • Executive Director
  • Financial Analyst
  • Front Office Clerk
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Health Educator
  • Health Services Manager
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Management
  • Healthcare Specialist
  • Home Health Aide
  • Hospice Aide
  • Hospice Administrator
  • Hospice Counselor
  • Hospital Administrator
  • IT Specialist
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • 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 Technician
  • Medical Technologist
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Microbiologist
  • MRI Technologist

N - R

  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Aide
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Clerk
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Optician
  • Optometrist
  • Orderly Attendant
  • Orthotist
  • Paramedic
  • Patient Care Associate
  • Patient Services Representative
  • Patient Services Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Clerk
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physician
  • Physician Aide
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatrist
  • Program Director
  • Program Manager
  • Programmer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Prosthetist
  • Psychiatric Aide
  • Quality Coordinator
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Receptionist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Recruiter
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Registered Medical Assistant
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Associate
  • Respiration (Inhalation) Therapist
  • Sales Associate
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Secretary
  • Senior Programmer Analyst
  • Social Services
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Sonographer
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Staffing Coordinator
  • Supervisor
  • Supply Technician
  • Surgeon
  • Surgical Technologist

T - Z

  • Therapist
  • Transcriptionist
  • Ultrasonographer
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Technologist

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