Decent careers in the medical field with a 2-year degree?

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    Sep 11, 2014 5:38 PM GMT
    I'm currently working on a Bachelor's in Business Management, but I originally started out pursuing pharmacy school.

    My heart has always been in the medical field and to work in a hospital or some kind of medical facility. I'm 24, and I don't have a degree yet, so I'm interested in pursuing a decent medical career that only requires an Associate's degree or completion of a 2-year program. I want something that has decent pay, but will also allow me to go back to school in the future if I decide I want to move up or make more money.

    I've been considering Respiratory Therapy and Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound), but I've heard that there are "no jobs" in these fields anymore.

    Anyone have any idea about this?
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    Sep 12, 2014 12:52 PM GMT
    The 2 year degree jobs will always have less jobs available because more people want to go and get done quick. I'm not sure if the radiology techs are 2 year or 4 year degrees, but that's another option. Surgical techs are a 2 year degree( the people that hand instruments etc to the surgeons( unless the particular hospital uses scrub RN's but many no longer use Scrub RN's as they get paid more than techs)
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    Sep 12, 2014 12:55 PM GMT
    Nursing can be done at a community college. There were pre-reqs though so it normally takes more than 2 years. But if you already have a bachelor's degree there are programs where you can get a bachelor's of nursing in only one year. The programs are pretty intense but will get you where you want to go.
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    Sep 12, 2014 1:06 PM GMT
    Own an ambulance service. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 14, 2014 1:51 PM GMT
    Or start a medical supply company and gouge Hospitals for things that could easily be bought at a local store for 25% the cost......icon_eek.gif