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Wisconsin Healthcare Careers

Explore clinical careers.

Those who work in clinical careers work with patients to provide direct medical care. Clinical careers require specialized training and education.

Occupational therapist

Occupational therapists evaluate and treat people who have injuries, illnesses, or disabilities to help them with vocational, daily living and other skills that promote independence.

Occupational therapy assistant

Occupational therapy assistants help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.

Mental health counselor

Mental health counselors advise people on a range of issues, such as those relating to alcoholism, addictions or depression.

Physician assistant

Physician assistants examine, diagnose and treat patients under the supervision of a physician.

Patient transporter

Patient transporters transport patients and clean treatment areas.

Entry level phlebotomists

Entry level phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research or blood donations.

Physical therapy assistant

Physical therapy assistants help patients regain movement and manage pain after injuries and illnesses.

Advanced practice nurse or nurse practitioner

Advanced practice nurses or nurse practitioners serve as primary and specialty care providers, delivering advanced nursing services to patients and their families.

Certified medical assistant

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

Radiology technologist

Radiology technologist perform diagnostic imaging examinations on patients.

Laboratory technologist or technician

Laboratory technologists or technicians perform medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Registered nurse (RN)

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


Ultrasonographers specialize in creating images, known as sonograms or ultrasounds, that depict the body’s organs and tissues. Sonography is often the first imaging test performed when disease is suspected.


Pharmacists dispense prescription medications and provide information to patients about the drugs and their use.

Physical therapist

Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve movement and manage pain.

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs)

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

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs)

Licensed practical nurses provide basic medical care.

Respiratory therapist

Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing—for example, because of a chronic condition such as asthma.

Surgical technologists

Surgical technologists help with surgical operations.

Certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)

Certified registered nurse anesthetists administer anesthesia and provide care before, during and after surgical, therapeutic, diagnostic and obstetrical procedures.

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