According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, LPNs work in variety of healthcare environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, health clinics, and private physician practices and have an earning potential of $44,000 per year. The Bureau projects that employment of LPNs will grow 12% from 2016-2026.
A Surgical Technologist is an allied health professional that works closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel, delivering patient care during all aspects of a surgical procedure. To become a surgical technologist, a student will need a post-secondary non-degree award or an associate’s degree. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most surgical technologists work in hospitals and have an earning potential of $45,000 per year. The Bureau projects that employment of surgical technologists will grow 12% between 2016-2026.