Health Technology Overview
Health Technologists and Technician Salary
2013 Top Paying States
As you can see from the image to the right, many of the highest paying states for health technology salary are located in the Midwest and Southern parts of the country. In 2013 the top 5 highest paying states were:
- Mississippi – $60,840
- Tennessee – $56,340
- Connecticut – $54,470
- Minnesota – $54,370
- New Jersey – $52,230
2013 Top Paying Metropolitan Areas
Here we have provided more focused salary data. Interestingly, not all of the highest paying metropolitan areas for health technology salary are located in the top paying states. In 2013, the top paying metropolitan areas were:
- Redding, CA – $81,910
- Mobile, AL – $73,220
- Bangor, ME – $72,400
- Nashville, TN – $66,010
- Fort Smith, AR – $64,100
Health Technology Jobs
Popular Health Technology Careers
EKG Technician – The EKG technician specializes in the use of an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine. This monitors the activity of a patients heart and cardiovascular system. Commonly used to detect heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases.
Health Information Technologist – Specializes in the use of information technology relevant in the healthcare industry. Common systems include digital patient records and patient-room computer systems.
Radiology Technician – Certified to operate equipment that uses harmful radiation to generate x-ray images. Commonly used to identify skeletal problems as well as generate images of tissue.
Surgical Technologist – Surgical technologists are responsible for preparing the operating room, sterilizing and arranging equipment, and they help doctors and nurses during surgery.
Veterinary Technician – Veterinary technicians provide direct care to animals under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. They perform medical examinations, process laboratory tests, and help the veterinarian diagnose and treat animals.
Ultrasound Technician – Trained to use ultrasound and other sonography equipment. Commonly utilized with pregnant women and to generate images of internal organs.
- General medical and surgical hospitals.
- Outpatient care centers.
- Offices of physicians.
- Medical and diagnostic laboratories.
- Specialty hospitals.
- Other ambulatory health care services.