Who's Who in a Hospital? Your Visual Guide to Medical Jobs

You may be familiar with doctors and nurses from your annual checkup, but most of us aren't familiar with the many different types of medical jobs out there. You interact with various healthcare professionals throughout your visit, and there are several hospital positions that operate behind the scenes. This all adds up to a long list of medical careers.

The sheer size and complexity of the healthcare field can be overwhelming — especially when you see it all working together within the controlled chaos of a hospital. Both at the bedside and in the backroom, healthcare professionals of all specialties function interdependently to keep communities in tip-top shape in a variety of hospital settings.

How many of these medical jobs are you aware of?

A visual list of medical careers and hospital jobs

This infographic was designed to highlight the various hospital positions you may or may not be familiar with. Get a better understanding of these types of medical jobs and how they all contribute to the overall health of patients and efficiency of the facility

Infographic image featuring a cutaway view inside of a hospital showing various healthcare professionals interacting with patients as well as career information.Infographic image featuring a cutaway view inside of a hospital showing various healthcare professionals interacting with patients as well as career information.Infographic image featuring a cutaway view inside of a hospital showing various healthcare professionals interacting with patients as well as career information.Infographic image featuring a cutaway view inside of a hospital showing various healthcare professionals interacting with patients as well as career information.

Which types of medical jobs interest you?

Interested in joining the ranks of these highly-respected healthcare professionals? As you can tell by this list of medical careers, there's something for everyone in the world of healthcare. Check out our article to learn why there's no better time than now to join the field: "7 Compelling Reasons to Consider Working in the Healthcare Industry."

 

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [accessed May 2022] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Information represents national, averaged data for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary. Salary information for radiologist and physician reflects “Physicians and surgeons, all other” category.
Rasmussen University does not offer educational programs to prepare students for all occupations profiled. Please see www.rasmussen.edu/degrees for a list of the programs offered.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published in May 2016. It has since been updated to include information relevant to 2022

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Will is a Sr. Content Specialist at Collegis Education. He researches and writes student-focused articles on a variety of topics for Rasmussen University. He is passionate about learning and enjoys writing engaging content to help current and future students on their path to a rewarding education.

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