U.S. News & World Report just listed the best jobs you’ve never heard of, and seven were in healthcare. These careers might not be the ones you first think of when considering a health profession, but they are worth looking into. The health careers in the list below offer satisfying work, good salaries, and potential travel opportunities.

  1. . Genetic Counselor 
    As a genetic counselor, you’ll help individuals and families understand their genetic risks and make informed decisions about their health.
  1. Medical Equipment Repairer
    Medical equipment repairers make sure that medical equipment is in good working condition, which directly helps patients get the care they need to stay healthy and happy.
  1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
    These surgeons specialize in treating diseases and injuries in the jaw, face, and mouth, ensuring smiles stay bright and healthy.
  1. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
    Sonographers use ultrasound technology to create images that help doctors diagnose and treat various medical conditions.
  1. Respiratory Therapist
    Respiratory Therapists specialize in assisting patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, in managing respiratory challenges, enabling them to thrive and enjoy life to the fullest.
  1. Ophthalmic Medical Technician
    As an ophthalmic medical technician, you’ll play a vital role in helping people see clearly. From assisting in eye exams to providing patient care, this job offers a unique blend of science and hands-on patient care.
  1. Clinical Laboratory Technician
    Laboratory technicians conduct tests on blood, tissue, and other bodily fluids, playing a crucial role in diagnosing diseases and monitoring treatment.

So, if you’re passionate about healthcare but are looking for something a little less mainstream, think about looking into one of these professions.¬† Who knows? Your dream career might be waiting for you there.