Top 3 Medical Careers for 2020

The top 3 medical careers for 2020 are Medical Assistant, Certified Home Health Aide and Phlebotomy. Let’s talk why these careers are the top 3 careers.

Medical Assistant

The first top career of 2020 is Medical Assistant. There are many reasons why Medical Assistant is the first top career. But, first, there will be more employment for Medical Assistants. It is projected to grow 23 percent from 2018 to 2028. This is much faster than the average for all occupations. Second, it takes a minimum training. A program can be completed in as few as 4 months to less than a year. Third, they work with a dependable healthcare team. And finally, Medical Assistants can work in variety workplaces. In addition, their hourly wage a year is $28,530 and $13.72 an hour.

Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

The second top career of 2020 is Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA). A CHHA is important because they are a personal caregiver to people who need assistance in their day-to-day activities due to a medical condition, prolonged illness, physical impairment, cognitive impairment, and/or old age. The demand CHHA’s will increase by up to 48.5 percent by 2022, producing up to 400,000 jobs in the next 8 years. Their hourly wage is $24,060 a year and $11.57 an hour. Furthermore, the CHHA classes are cheap and can be as short as 3 weeks.


The final top career of 2020 is Phlebotomy. Phlebotomy is important because Phlebotomy is not only about taking blood from the body for medical examination, but it is also understanding the nature of the job. Professors train you in lab safety, precautions, and strict health policies to protect you from diseases. Their hourly wage is $34,480 a year and $16.58 an hour. Furthermore, a Phlebotomist can work in the field within 80-hours of training. This 80-hour class translates to only 4-weeks.  In other words, this is only one-month of course time. The length of the certification class is short, and it’s less expensive than other programs!


Here’s a lovely visual summary of the top 3 medical careers for 2020.