Average Salary: $49,310
What They Do
These pros work behind the scenes in hospitals, clinics or government labs, conducting tests and analyses on bodily fluids, tissue or other substances. They play a critical part in helping physicians make their diagnoses.
Why It’s Hot
The BLS projects 16-percent growth through 2024 – much faster than average.
What You’ll Need
At minimum you’ll need an associate degree or postsecondary certificate. Technologists typically need a bachelor’s degree.