When you start to look at paychecks at hospitals, you will find that they vary greatly. Whether they are working at a large regional hospital or a local one, you will find that there is a lot to be said about the whole thing. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the medical salaries that you may be looking at when you go to visit a hospital.
Nursing: $65,130. Okay, so you’ve heard the hype about the influx of nursing jobs in chicago and other large cities, and their salary increase is definitely a huge part of that. Accountants make that much in a year! Nurses also usually get any extra training or recertification that they may need paid for by the hospital that they are working for.
Anesthesiologist: $225,000. Yes, that’s in a year. The guy that knocks you out to get your wisdom teeth out makes a good chunk of change. The specialized training and stress of the job are good indicators of why they make more than your average doctor, but that still seems like a lot of money!
Paramedics: $31,980. For such a high-stress, high skill job, it’s a shame their average isn’t higher. Being trained in a medical field isn’t enough for a raise? No one else wants to do it; it’s definitely a field where people need to have the heart to stay in it.
Human Resources Coordinator: $40,200. This is the lowest one on this side, but in relation to other administrative jobs (secretaries, call-center personnel), this is a lot of money to be made. The fact that they are salaried is also a big deal; often times, administrative jobs are hourly.
There are so many people that get paid in the hospital that it’s a good idea to look at what’s out there and see if, perhaps, you can get a job in this field as well.