Skills re­quired for pa­tients

Five health-care jobs in need of more staff

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Med­i­cal tech­ni­cian Med­i­cal tech­ni­cians op­er­ate anaes­thetic, car­diac, op­er­at­ing theatre and med­i­cal test­ing equip­ment as well as per­form and as­sist with lab­o­ra­tory tests and com­plete pre­scrip­tions. The av­er­age weekly wage for a med­i­cal tech­ni­cian is $900. un­der­taken in hos­pi­tals. The av­er­age anaes­thetist’s salary is $3000 a week. set­tings. They in­clude hospi­tal order­lies, sup­port work­ers for nurses, per­sonal care as­sis­tants and ther­apy aides. Work­ers who hold nurs­ing skills are in high de­mand be­cause they can help health-care teams with a pa­tient’s care. These work­ers earn on av­er­age $750 a week.

DRESS CIR­CLE: A team of med­i­cal staff is re­quired to en­sure pa­tient health.

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