What if you could find a job that pays well but is also one you truly enjoy? It’s easier than you think to find exactly that. Fortunately, even if you don’t have an advanced degree, you can get certified with MedCerts and take on a rewarding, well-paying career in no time.
Check out this list of some of the most fun jobs that pay well.
Median salary: $73,221
Why it’s fun: If you want to get involved in the world of healthcare and love handling records and data, this may be the job for you. Healthcare administration professionals are especially in demand after the switch to the electronic health record, and facilities of all kinds need these services, whether hospitals, clinics, or doctor’s offices.
The work is always different, and you get to use your brain every day in data processing or answering complex patient questions. After being certified, you may be able to start work at around $41,000.
Median salary: $71,459
Why it’s fun: IT network technicians are at the forefront of changing technology. Networks are a necessary part of every business these days, so IT technicians are in demand to help with the infrastructure, troubleshooting, installations, and hardware. These jobs take a lot of problem-solving skills and creativity, and there’s always something new to figure out within a network, so you’ll never get bored.
With a simple certification, you can see a starting salary of $42,000 and work your way up quickly.
Median salary: $69,636
Why it’s fun: Managing projects is an integral part of any organizational role. Professional project managers are skilled in coordinating and running initiatives within a larger organization. They may take on responsibilities related to IT, development, administration, and more. This kind of job gives creative people lots of flexibility and plenty of space to think through challenges.
After getting the Project Management Essentials certification from MedCerts, you may be able to start at $45,000.
Median salary: $56,505
Why it’s fun: Medical coding gives professionals lots of experience in the medical field without much schooling. Certified Professional Coders help with medical charts and assign diagnoses, so it takes close attention to detail. This job can be challenging (in a good way) with straightforward, satisfying results.
The Professional Coder Certification from MedCerts is your best bet for getting started with medical coding, and you’ll be on track to see a starting salary of $38,000.
Median salary: $37,819
Why it’s fun: Medical assistants get to be in on all the action, gaining experience in both clinical and administrative settings. These assistants are allied healthcare professionals who may take on various responsibilities in a healthcare facility, including educating patients, administering medication, assisting with procedures, and managing lab specimens.
These assistants can get started with a simple certification program and see a starting salary of $30,000.
These five well-paying fun jobs provide exciting opportunities for people looking to make an occupation change. With certifications from MedCerts, you can start your new medical or IT career path today.
Sharon Balke is the Director of Career Services for MedCerts. She is a graduate of St. Olaf College and has a Master’s degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She has been employed as a counselor in a variety of educational settings since 1992 and has been counseling in online programs since 1998. Before joining the Career Center at Capella University in 2008, Sharon was the co-founder and co-director of an award-winning online public high school, where she provided a range of student and parent services and developed online career services. Sharon is a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). In addition, she co-authored an article on online career services, which was published in the Career Planning and Adult Development Journal (Spring 2017).
Outside of the field of career counseling, she’s on the Board of the Minneapolis-Ibaraki (Japan) Sister City Association, and enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her micro-Goldendoodle, Benny!