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Wisconsin Healthcare Careers

There's a career path for YOU in a Wisconsin hospital.

The most in-demand hospital careers in Wisconsin.

  • Certified nursing assistants provide basic care and help patients with activities of daily living.

    Typical work week: Although most nursing assistants work full time, some work part time. Because nursing and residential care facilities and hospitals provide care at all hours, nursing assistants and orderlies may need to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

    Median pay: $36,750 per year in Wisconsin

    Education required: In Wisconsin, nursing assistants must complete a training program and pass the competency exam.

    Job outlook: 4% (as fast as average)

  • Certified medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks, such as scheduling appointments and taking patients’ vital signs.

    Typical work week: Most medical assistants work full time. Some work evening, weekend or holiday shifts in medical facilities that are open around the clock.

    Education required: Postsecondary non-degree award

    Median pay: $42,110 per year in Wisconsin

    Job outlook: 14% (much faster than average)

  • Radiology technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations on patients. 

    Typical work week: Most radiologic and MRI technologists work full time. Because imaging is sometimes needed in emergency situations, some technologists work evenings, weekends or overnight.

    Median pay: $66,670 per year in Wisconsin

    Education required: Associate's degree

    Job outlook: 6% (faster than average)

  • Surgical technologists help with surgical operations.

    Typical work week: Most surgical assistants and technologists work full time. Surgical assistants and technologists employed in hospitals may work or be on call during nights, weekends and holidays. They may also be required to work shifts lasting longer than 8 hours. 

    Median pay: $60,830 per year in Wisconsin

    Education required: A certificate or additional training after high school is required.

    Job outlook: 5% (faster than average)

  • Registered nurses provide and coordinate patient care and educate patients and the public about various health conditions.

    Typical work week: Nurses who work in hospitals and nursing care facilities usually work in shifts to provide round-the-clock coverage. They may work nights, weekends and holidays. They may be on call, which means that they are on duty and must be available to work on short notice. 

    Median pay: $81,000 per year in Wisconsin 

    Education required: Associate or Bachelor’s degree 

    Job outlook: 6% (faster than average)

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Jobs you can do...

Patient access scheduler or medical secretary

Patient access schedulers or medical secretaries schedule appointments, assist in billing patients, and compile medical charts, reports and correspondence.

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Room to grow.

Feeling pressure to have it “all figured out”? 

Know that in health care, there are so many options to grow your first job into a rewarding career, no matter your interests or skills. 

Wisconsin hospitals have options for you that offer great pay, flexible schedules and require varying levels of education. 

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Find comfort in stability.

Hospital and health care careers are in demand. These careers are stable and will always be needed.

Build a life where you want to.

Whether it’s in the city, suburbs or a small, rural community, there's a hospital and a job for you.

Enjoy flexibility in working a job that fits your schedule.

Not all hospital jobs are 9-5, and not all hospital jobs cover the night shift.

Receive competitive pay and benefits.

Wisconsin hospitals are exceptional employers who offer great pay.

Serve your community.

Health care careers are meaningful and valued. Hospitals are the cornerstone of their communities.

Find your people.

Create lifelong friendships and connections with the people you work with (and care for) every day.

Explore extensive advancement opportunities.

The start of your career is just the start. Wisconsin hospitals have programs that can support you in pursuing a degree or certification.

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Why work in a Wisconsin hospital? 🏥

The sky's the limit for YOU in a Wisconsin hospital.

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