I received this from an old friend who is a health care professional:
Fred published a chart in a previous post about salaries for various workers.
His analysis is on target, and the same can be said about healthcare work.
Attached is crude chart (I used a better one when I taught at a university on public health).
As you can see, the closer you are to direct patient care – let’s say a health worker who changes diapers in a nursing home for dementia patients or who walks up 3 flights to bathe a shut-in senior – the less you make.
Then there are the nurses and doctors.
Hospital CEO’s, even in non-profits, are in the 7-figure level.
And so on up the ladder, until the ones making the most money never set foot in a healthcare delivery setting.
Just look up how much the CEO of United Health makes.
Those in the classroom make less than administrators and those in various for-profit educational ventures, including the testing companies.