Below is a sampling of top occupations and wages in the Health & Life Sciences industry cluster.

Soc Code Title Richmond Metro Avg. Wage National Avg. Wage
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers $114,200 $106,100
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers $87,900 $91,200
17-2041 Chemical Engineers $88,800 $104,000
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists $73,900 $93,400
19-1022 Microbiologists $63,400 $76,200
19-1042 Medical Scientists, except Epidemiologists $74,000 $93,700
19-1099 Life Scientists $63,100 $79,900
19-2031 Chemists $75,400 $77,900
19-4031 Chemical Technicians $45,100 $48,700
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians $43,800 $45,800
29-1051 Pharmacists $116,300 $119,300
29-1141 Registered Nurses $64,500 $71,000
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners $67,000 $85,100
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $60,000 $61,900
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians $37,100 $41,400
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $58,600 $56,100
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians $55,600 $58,500
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians $30,000 $31,700
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $40,200 $44,000
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians $35,200 $40,400
29-2799 Health Technologists and Technicians $48,500 $45,700
31-1011 Home Health Aides $19,800 $22,900
31-1015 Orderlies $24,400 $27,600
31-9092 Medical Assistants $30,200 $31,900
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers $32,100 $32,000
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists $29,100 $35,700
43-6013 Medical Secretaries $33,700 $34,300
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians $46,600 $40,500
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians $41,500 $39,000
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians $38,500 $33,000

Source: JobsEQ®, Q2 2016