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WHAT DO THEY PAY?

Here are annual salary ranges for various health-care specialties, according to PayScale, global online compensation data company. All compensation data shown is the 25th to 75th percentile and is national. Pay can vary greatly by location:

Ÿ Dental hygienist — $51,447 to $75,349

Ÿ Diagnostic medical sonographer — $47,070 to $68,729

Ÿ Health information technician — $27,297 to $39,022

Ÿ Nurse — $46,771 to $66,971

Ÿ Pharmacy technician — $19,106 to $28,470

Ÿ Radiologic technician — $37,000 to $53,154

Ÿ Respiratory therapist — $41,310 to $58,696

Ÿ Surgical technician — $32,125 to $45,499

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