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  • What It Takes to Become a Chiropractor

    Name: Steven Shoshany D.C, C.C.E.P.
    Job Title: Chiropractor
    Where: Manhattan, NY
    Employer: Self-Employed
    Years of Experience: 11 months
    Education: Undergraduate CUNY NY, Post graduate Life, Chiropractic Atlanta Ga. Doctor of Chiropractic
    Salary: See the PayScale Research Center for the median chiropractor salary.

    What it Takes to Become a Chiropractor

    If you've ever wondered about the average chiropractor salary or what it takes to become a chiropractor, then don't miss this interview with Steven Shoshany.  This Manhattan chiropractor gave us a rare peek into chiropractic school, chiropractor jobs, factors that affect a chiropractor salary and how to become a chiropractor.

    If you're interested in becoming a chiropractor, curious about the typical chiropractor salary or want to know what questions to ask a chiropractor, this Salary Story should bring your career goals into alignment!

  • Emergency Medical Technician Careers: Salary of Paramedic

    Name: Steve Baskin
    Job Title: Critical Care Paramedic/ER Tech
    Where: South Louisiana
    Employer: Rural Hospital ER
    Years of Experience: 14
    Education: Associate Degree (Louisiana Technical College, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana State University at Eunice)
    Salary: See the PayScale Research Center for the average salary of a paramedic.

    Emergency Medical Technician Careers: Salary of Paramedic

    What is it like to work as an EMT? According to Steve Baskin, an experienced critical care paramedic, the job is often very different from what people imagine. In this Salary Story, he explains what paramedic jobs are really like, offers advice on entering the field, and explains some of the factors that can affect a paramedic salary.

  • Hospitalist Salary: Hospitalist Job Openings

    Name: Frank L. Urbano, MD, FACP
    Job Title: Hospitalist
    Where: Mount Holly, New Jersey
    Employer: SAI Inpatient Resources, Virtua-Memorial Hospital of Burlington County
    Years of Experience: 9 years in practice
    Education: BS, Rutgers University; MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; internship and residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    Hospitalist Salary: Hospitalist Job Openings

    Many people who have seen hospitalist job openings may not know what a hospitalist position is, or have any idea about the average hospitalist salary. In this interview, we spoke to hospitalist Dr. Frank L. Urbano who gave us a detailed diagnosis on hospitalist employment, steps in pursuing a hospitalist career and the responsiblities of a hospitalist job.

    He also told us about the factors that may affect hospitalist salaries, how hospitalist physician jobs compare to other physician careers and the outlook on hospitalist opportunities. If you want to learn more about the requirements for establishing a hospitalist career, the typical hospitalist salary and what to expect from hospitalist jobs, this Salary Story is just what the doctor ordered!

  • Know the Salary for Respiratory Therapists

    Name: Glenna Muse
    Job Title: Respiratory Therapist
    Where: Springfield, Missouri
    Employer: Cox South Hospital, CoxHealth Systems
    Years of Experience: 2
    Education: Associate's Degree, Ozarks Technical Community College
    Salary: See PayScale's Research Center for the average respiratory therapist salary.

    Know the Salary for Respiratory Therapists

    Do you know the salary for respiratory therapists? Or the training required for a respiratory therapist career? If not, don't miss this interview with one of the many respiratory therapist workers in America. In our conversation with Glenna Muse, she talked about her respiratory therapist career path, various aspects of respiratory therapist jobs, hourly wage influences, the occupational outlook for respiratory therapists and more!

    Respiratory therapists work in a variety of settings with diverse patients. Glenna described her range of resposibilities as a respiratory therapist and discussed how respiratory therapist salaries are influenced by work setting. She explained that there are many factors that may affect a respiratory therapist's salary, including the difference between working as a certified respiratory therapist vs. a registered therapist.

    Glenna took a unique path toward starting her respiratory therapist career. If you're contemplating a second career or just want to know more about a the average respiratory therapist salary, then take a deep breath and enjoy this inspiring Salary Story!

  • Phlebotomy Salaries and Career Outlook

    Name: Angela Swicegood
    Job Title: Phlebotomist
    Where: Bentonville, Arkansas
    Employer: Private Clinic
    Years of Experience: 1
    Education: GED, Phlebotomy School, CPT (Certified Phlebotomy Technician)
    Salary: See the PayScale Research Center for the median phlebotomy salaries.

    Phlebotomy Salaries and Career Outlook

    We recently needled Angela about her phlebotomist career, work tasks of a phlebotomist, training required to become a phlebotomist and factors that affect phlebotomy salaries.

    Nobody likes to have their blood drawn, but Angela has some great tips for how to help patients feel more comfortable. She also gives advice on the importance of developing skills and experience for improving your phlebotomist career outlook. For readers interested in what it's like to be a phlebotomist, the average pay for phlebotomists, different phlebotomist career options, or the outlook for phlebotomist careers, this interview is required reading!

  • High Salary Careers: Anesthesiologist Career Information

    Name: Dianna Keneally
    Job Title: Anesthesiologist
    Where: Maine
    Employer: Private Hospital (formerly self-employed)
    Years of Experience: 21
    Education: B.Sc. in Chemistry, M.D., Anesthesiology Residency
    Salary: See the PayScale Research Center for median anesthesiology salaries.

    High Salary Careers: Anesthesiologist Career Information

    For folks who have ever asked "What is the job outlook for an anesthesiologist?" or wondered about anesthesiology salaries, this career interview won't put you under. We recently spoke to Dianna Keneally, an experienced anesthesiologist, who shed some light on this high salary career.

    This interview covers the job description of an anesthesiologist, factors that affect anesthesiology salaries, and how to become an anesthesiologist - including what education is needed to become an anesthesiologist. The path to becoming an anesthesiologist requires intensive training. The job also comes with great responsibility, which is reflected in high anesthesiology salaries, even for those just starting out. If you're looking for anesthesiology career information, this Salary Story will painlessly lead you in the right direction.

  • Occupational Therapy Careers

    Name: Cheryl Hall
    Job Title: Occupational Therapist
    Where: Baltimore, MD
    Employer: Independent Contractor in Home Health
    Years of Experience: 23
    Education: B.S. Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, California (now you need a master’s or doctorate degree to become an Occupational Therapist)
    Salary: See PayScale's Research Center for the average Occupational Therapist salary.

    Occupational Therapy Careers

    For those wondering about Occupational therapy careers, an Occupational Therapist salary, or the educational requirements of an Occupational Therapist, this Salary Story has all the right moves. Occupational Therapist Cheryl Hall told us about her own Occupational Therapy career (also mentioned on her blog, ot4function.com), the responsibilities of an Occupational Therapist, and factors that may affect an Occupational Therapist salary.

    She also described the training needed to become an Occupational Therapist, the outlook for Occupational Therapist job openings, and continuing education courses for Occupational Therapist professionals. If you're interested in Occupational Therapy careers, or want to know more about an Occupational Therapist's salary, this story is a must-read!

  • LPN Salary: Duties of a LPN

    Name: Linda J. Meikle
    Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
    Where: Columbus, Ohio
    Employer: K-Force Professional Staffing and Maxim HealthCare
    Years of Experience: Graduated LPN School in 1971. 36 years.
    Education: GED and LPN School and coursework for RN at various colleges.
    LPN Salary: See the PayScale Research Center for up-to-date information on LPN salary.

    LPN Salary: Duties of a LPN

    In a previous Salary Story, we learned about the job outlook on registered nurse careers. In this interview, we spoke to Licensed Practical Nurse Linda J. Meikle about factors that affect a LPN salary, duties of a LPN (mentioned at her blog: dustyangels.blogspot.com), her job in LPN nursing home care, the requirements for Licensed Practical Nurse candidates and advice for becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse; this Salary Story covers the vitals and more!

    In addition to her knowledge of the salary of Licensed Practical Nurse professionals, the duties of a LPN, and the average income of a Licensed Practical Nurse, Linda has written a memoir, Dusty Angels and Old Diaries. This is her life story depicted from diaries that she kept most of her life. She says it is a book for women (and nurses!) who want to be strong. And keep reading this Salary Story as she describes the duties of a LPN, a LPN salary and more!

  • Registered Nurse Careers

    Name: Kim McAllister
    Job Title: Registered Nurse - Staff Emergency
    Where: San Francisco Bay Area
    Employer: Medium-sized community hospital
    Years of Experience: 29
    Education: Associate's Degree in Nursing, Currently in school for my BSN
    Salary: According to the PayScale Research Center, the median registered nurse salary (for those who work in emergency rooms) can range from $54,968 to $69,352 in major cities.

    Registered Nurse Careers

    With a shortage of nurses in the U.S. and baby boomers getting older, the outlook on jobs for registered nurses is stronger than ever. In a previous Salary Story we interviewed a traveling registered nurse and learned about traveling registered nurse careers. This time around, we interviewed a registered nurse who works in an emergency room. Kim McAllister spoke to us about registered nurse careers, different jobs for registered nurses, interview questions for registered nurse candidates and factors that affect a registered nurse salary.

    She also told us about the job description of a registered nurse and the educational requirements to become a registered nurse. Kim explained that registered nurse careers involve more than just treating illness. Speaking from the experience of her own registered nurse career, Kim said that nurses "promote wellness through educating patients on healthy behaviors and working with them to help them stay well." For readers who want to learn more about registered nurse careers, the typical registered nurse salary and jobs for registered nurses, this chat is good medicine!

  • Massage Therapist Salary

    Name: Gilda Hart
    Job Title: Owner/Registered Massage Therapist
    Where: Round Rock, Texas
    Employer: Self-employed - Wholeness Therapeutic Massage
    Years of Experience:2
    Education: About 6 months of Massage School (plus some college in Business Marketing)
    Salary: According to the PayScale Research Center, the average massage therapist salary ranges from $26,579 (Philadelphia) to $72,250 (Austin)

    Massage Therapist Salary

    If you have ever wondered, "What is it like to have a career in massage therapy?" or "What is the average massage therapist salary?" this soothing Salary Story will answer your questions. Recently, massage therapist Gilda Hart spoke to us about the factors that affect a massage therapist salary, how to become a massage therapist, choosing massage therapy as a career, and how continuing education can influence the average massage therapist salary.

    You may already be working as a massage therapist and want info on how to boost your massage therapist salary. Or maybe you're sitting at your desk imagining a career change, wondering what it would be like to have your own massage therapy business. Whatever your reasons, if you want more info on the average massage therapist salary (and more), keep reading!

  • Salary Range for Recreational Therapist

    Name: Sherri Kelly
    Job Title: Recreational Therapist
    Where: San Diego, CA
    Employer: Various - Independent Contractor
    Years of Experience: 1
    Education: BS, Recreational Management, Utah State University
    Salary: Use the PayScale Research Center to find the median salary range for recreational therapist professionals.

    Salary Range for Recreational Therapist

    For readers who are considering a career as a recreational therapist or who want more info on recreational therapist salaries, this is one interview not to be missed! Recently, recreational therapist Sherri Kelly sat down with us and talked about her career as a recreational therapist, the requirements for starting a career as a recreational therapist, different jobs in recreational therapy (also touched upon at bls.gov), recreational therapist activities and factors that affect the salary range for recreational therapist professionals.

    This interview is frank and unflinching about the current outlook for jobs in recreational therapy and recreational therapist salaries. Sherri explains how recreational therapist salaries are being affected by some employers who are hiring less qualified recreational aides. She also discusses other factors that influence the salary range for recreational therapist positions, and gives an insider's view of what it's like to have a career as a recreational therapist.

    If you're wondering about a career as a recreational therapist, or want to know more about recreational therapist salaries, this Salary Story may change your life!

  • Average Salary for a Pharmacy Technician

    Name: Andrew Christian, CPhT
    Job Title: Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Where: Washington D.C.
    Employer: Target Pharmacy  
    Years of Experience: 3
    Education: Pharmacy Technician Certification Program, ACT College
    Salary: Use PayScale's Research Center to find the Average Salary for a Pharmacy Technician.

    Average Salary for a Pharmacy Technician

    With rapid growth in the pharmacy industry, the job outlook for pharmacy technician professionals looks promising. In this Salary Story, Andrew Christian told us how he climbed the pharmacy technician career ladder to become a certified pharmacy technician. He spoke about pharmacy technician duties, pharmacy technician programs, and how pharmacy technician jobs compare to pharmacist positions.

    Andrew also discussed the factors that can affect a pharmacy technician's salary. For instance, he noted that certification usually leads to higher pharmacy technician salary. If you're wondering about the average salary for a pharmacy technician, or which job settings provide the highest pharmacy tech wages, this interview is the right medicine!

  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

    Name: Marc Jones
    Job Title: Nuclear Medicine Technologist
    Where: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Employer: Medisys Health Group  
    Years of Experience: 1
    Education: Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia. Bachelors of Science (Biology), Diploma in Health Sciences (Nuclear Medicine Technology)
    Salary: See PayScale's Research Center for the average nuclear medicine technologist salary.

    Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

    For those looking for a cutting edge job in the medical field (that doesn’t require medical school), this Salary Story with nuclear medicine technologist Marc Jones is a must-read. He gave us insight into careers in nuclear medicine technology, the average nuclear medicine technologist salary, schools for nuclear medicine technologists, and where to look for jobs in nuclear medicine technology. Plus, Marc explained some of the academic and training requirements for jobs in nuclear medicine technology.

    In this interview, Marc also discussed the responsibilities and expectations of different jobs in nuclear medicine technology, factors that affect a nuclear medicine technologist salary, and the current outlook for careers in nuclear medicine technology. According to Marc, nuclear medicine technology is a challenging career that involves life-long learning. If you're considering jobs in nuclear medicine technology, or want more info on the typical nuclear medicine technologist salary, keep reading!

  • Travel Nurse Agency Jobs: Traveling Nurse Salary

    Name: Amy Robbins
    Job Title: Traveling Nurse
    Where: Tallahassee, Florida
    Employer: Multiple Agencies  
    Years of Experience: 12
    Education: Darton College in Albany, Georgia
    Salary: A traveling nurse salary depends on where the assignment is located. (High hourly wage of $40, low of $30)

    Travel Nurse Agency Jobs: Traveling Nurse Salary

    As the healthcare employment landscape changes, travel nurse agency jobs (mentioned at travelnursingjob.blogspot.com) are growing and many people are choosing a traveling nurse career over other nursing options. But what are the real benefits of a traveling nurse career compared to traditional nursing jobs?  In this Salary Story, we spoke to Florida-based nurse Amy Robbins about her traveling nurse career, the benefits of being a traveling nurse and the average traveling nurse salary.

    If you're wondering about the future outlook for traveling nurse salaries, what to expect from travel nurse agency jobs, or how to start a traveling nurse career, this Salary Story is just what the doctor ordered!

  • Working From Home: A Medical Transcriptionist Salary

    Name: Doralynn Kennedy
    Job Title: Medical Transcriptionist
    Where: Virtual
    Employer: Independent Contractor
    Years of Experience: 1
    Education: Medical Transcription School
    Salary: See PayScale's Research Center for the average medical transcriptionist salary.

    Working From Home: A Medical Transcriptionist Salary

    "How do I find medical transcriptionist jobs?" is a question we hear more and more these days. Many people are seeking flexible jobs that allow them to work from home. Medical transcriptionist jobs offer a great option for anyone who dreams of working at their own home office. Medical transcriptionist Dorylanne Kennedy recently gave us inside information about medical transcriptionist training, helpful websites for medical transcriptionists, home-based medical transcriptionist jobs, and medical transcription companies. She also gave us a realistic picture of a medical transcriptionist salary and what it's like to attend training. This interview is a must-read for anyone interested in working from home or pursuing medical transcriptionist jobs.

  • Average Salary of a Veterinarian

    Name: Wendy C. Brooks
    Job Title: Veterinarian
    Where: Los Angeles, CA
    Employer: self (private practice owner and specialist in canine/feline practice)
    Years of Experience: 19
    Education: 4 years college, 4 years veterinary school, 1 year internship
    Salary: The average salary of a veterinarian varies depending on the branches of veterinary medicine that one might be involved in.

    Average Salary of a Veterinarian

    For animal lovers, a veterinary career, with the standard veterinarian salary, sounds like a dream job. However, the requirements to become a veterinarian include quite a bit of schooling and a serious time commitment, as veterinarian Wendy C. Brooks explains in this Salary Story. While a veterinarian's salary depends on many factors, Wendy explains that a veterinary career almost always invoves working at home or on one's own time. She discusses the requirements to become a veterinarian, and that all important question, “What is the average salary of a veterinarian?"

    Wendy also explains the responsibilities involved in managing a successful veterinary career and what factors influence the average salary of a veterinarian. If you want to know how to become a veterinarian, this is one interview you don’t want miss!

  • Pharmacist Salary: The Right Career Prescription

    Name: Laura Pizzi
    Job Title: Pharmacist, Research Associate Professor of Health Policy
    Where: Philadelphia, PA
    Employer: Jefferson Medical College
    Years of Experience: 10
    Education: Pharmacy School: Rutgers College of Pharmacy (PharmD), Masters of Public Health: University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (MPH)
    Salary: See the PayScale Research Center for pharmacist average salaries.

    Pharmacist Salary: The Right Career Prescription

    As baby boomers age, pharmacist jobs are becoming more plentiful, creating heightened interest in pharmacist careers. In this Salary Story, Laura Pizzi gave us the inside scoop on the typical pharmacist salary, including detailed info on how pharmacist average salaries vary in different employment settings. She also gave us advice on how to become a pharmacist and pharmacist career information.

    Some job seekers may be surprised to learn that there are many pharmacist career options beyond retail pharmacy jobs. In fact, if you want to become a pharmacist, Laura encourages everyone to think outside the box when considering a pharmacy career. She explained that the educational requirements to become a pharmacist are challenging, but rigorous studying can lead to rewarding work and a high pharmacist salary. For readers wondering how to become a pharmacist, this interview is the right medicine.

  • Radiology Careers: Salaries of a Radiologist

    Name: E. Stephen Amis, Jr., M.D., FACR
    Job Title: Professor and University Chair, Department of Radiology
    Where: Bronx, NY
    Employer: Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center
    Years of Experience: 40 years as a physician, 29 years as a radiologist
    Education: B.S., M.D.
    Salary: See the PayScale Research Center for the average radiologist salary.

    Radiology Careers: Salaries of a Radiologist

    The salaries of a radiologist, requirements for becoming a radiologist and radiologist careers are hot topics these days. More people than ever are seeking info on topics such as radiologist starting salaries and radiology tech jobs. If you're in search for info about this unique doctor salary, then you've come to the right place. PayScale recently spoke to Dr. E. Stephen Amis, Professor and University Chair, Department of Radiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

    An experienced radiologist, Dr. Amis described the qualifications of a radiologist as well as what factors influence a radiologist's yearly salary. Dr. Amish also shed some light on the different salaries of radiology professionals and what to expect from radiologist careers. After this interview, we're confident that you'll have a perfect image of a radiologist yearly salary and doctors' salaries in general.

  • What Is the Average Dermatologist Salary?

    Name: Annette J. Gottlieb MD
    Job Title: Dermatologist
    Where: Beverly Hills, CA
    Employer: Private Practice
    Years of Experience: 15
    Education: BA, UCLA; MPH (Masters of Public Health, Nutritional Sciences), UCLA School of Public Health; MD, UCLA School of Medicine; one-year internship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; three-year Dermatology residency, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
    Salary: See PayScale's Research Center for the average dermatologist salary.

    What is the Average Dermatologist Salary?

    If you've ever wondered how to become a dermatologist, or searched for info on the average dermatologist salary, look no further. Today, our look into careers in dermatology leads us to Beverly Hills. Being a dermatologist - in the 90210 area - may sound glamorous, but this type of physician often juggles two careers: medical and cosmetic dermatology.

    Dr. Annette Gottlieb took a moment away from her busy practice to tell us about some of the different aspects of careers in dermatology, the lowdown on the average dermatologist salary, and info on how to become a dermatologist. She also offered advice for those considering careers in dermatology as well as some of the benefits and drawbacks of becoming a dermatologist. As you will see, careers in dermatology are as varied as the conditions they treat.

  • Doctor Salaries: Female Urologist On Call

    Name: Dr. Sharron Mee
    Job Title: Urologist
    Where: Los Angeles, CA
    Employer: Private Practice
    Years of Experience: 19
    Education: BA Biology and Physical Education - UCSF, Medical School - UCSF
    Salary: See PayScale's Research Center for different doctor salaries, including the average urologist salary.

    Doctor Salaries: Female Urologist On Call

    There are a million jokes about urology out there, but Dr. Sharron Mee’s journey was anything but funny, it was hard work. She entered medical school late in life and at a time when female urologists were rare; few women were even being accepted into medical school. If you have ever wondered about the field of urology, female urologists, or different doctor salaries, you don't want to miss this interview with Dr. Mee. She told us how she overcame ageism and sexism to become one of the early female urologists, long before the era of blogging female urologists such as Keagirl.

    Dr. Mee also spoke with us about her experience working as a female urologist, factors that affect different doctor salaries, urology business trends, working in a urology clinic, urology surgery and urology procedures. While the different doctors' salaries in this field are strong, there are several other reasons why urology is one of the top ten jobs in the medical field. Urology offers more than just well-paying doctor salaries, as Dr. Mee explains, it's also very rewarding on a personal level.