In addition to Registered Nurses and LPN's who work for travel
or employment services in the health care industry there are a number of other health
care workers who travel or earn wages. Health care salaries vary by profession, the
amount of training, demand and even perceived value of the profession. For example, nurse assistant salaries are considerably
less than doctor salaries. A nurse assistant may have as little as two to four
weeks of formal training while a doctor may has as much as 8 to 15 years of
formal medical education depending on the specialty chosen.
Health care workers and practitioners are spread across a wide
range of skills and education. According to the United States Department of
Labor they fall into two broad categories of workers. The first category is called Healthcare Practitioner and Technical
Occupations and the second group is titled Healthcare Support Occupations.