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What's your professional personality?

Whether you're led by your heart, head, or hands—there's a career for everyone in the hospital care system. And in a few short questions, we'll help you learn what yours can be.

Top Career Opportunities in Maryland Hospital Care

Licensed Practical Nurse
Certified Nursing Assistant
Surgical Technician
Radiology Technician

LPNs are at the patient’s bedside providing basic nursing care. They comfort patients who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled.

Salary & Benefits

$24-48/hour or $44,000-78,000/year

  • Full benefits, like paid vacation and sick leave, health and medical insurance.
  • Exact benefits vary by hospital.

availability

40-hour work week

Education requirement

High School Diploma (or GED) + Graduate from an accredited LPN program. An LPN program can be completed in as little as 1 year.

CNAs help patients with their basic health care needs, often under the supervision of a nurse.

Salary & Benefits

Starting average range $32,000-38,000/year

  • Full benefits

availability

Varies

Education requirement

Complete an approved nursing assistant program or equivalent training. Maryland requires student nurses to hold CNA certification. Graduate nurses and international nurses may also apply.

Assist in the operating room under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel.

Salary & Benefits

$53,000/year

  • Full benefits

Education requirement

Associate Degree, A Certificate, or Some College

Take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes.

Salary & Benefits

$74,840/year

  • Full benefits

Education requirement

Associate Degree, A Certificate, or A Bachelor's Degree

Licensed Practical Nurse

LPNs are at the patient’s bedside providing basic nursing care. They comfort patients who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled.

Salary & Benefits

$24-48/hour or $44,000-78,000/year

  • Full benefits, like paid vacation and sick leave, health and medical insurance.
  • Exact benefits vary by hospital.

availability

40-hour work week

Education Requirement

High School Diploma (or GED) + Graduate from an accredited LPN program. An LPN program can be completed in as little as 1 year.

Certified Nursing Assistant

CNAs help patients with their basic health care needs, often under the supervision of a nurse.

Salary & Benefits

Starting average range $32,000-38,000/year

  • Full benefits

availability

Varies

Education requirement

Complete an approved nursing assistant program or equivalent training. Maryland requires student nurses to hold CNA certification. Graduate nurses and international nurses may also apply.

Surgical Technician

Assist in the operating room under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel.

Salary & Benefits

$53,000/year + benefits

Education Requirement

Associate Degree, A Certificate, or Some College

Radiology Technician

Take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes.

Salary & Benefits

$74,840/year + benefits

Education Requirement

Associate Degree, A Certificate, or A Bachelor's Degree

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There's a fit for everyone.

Hospital care is for the both-brained. The science-minded, the creative caregivers—and every combination in between. Here are some of the current careers that satisfy every personality type.

Head-Strong

Medical Laboratory Scientist

Perform complex medical tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

Information Services & Technology Assistant

Provide expertise to computer users. Answer questions and resolve computer problems in person, via telephone, or electronically.

Unit Clerk/Secretary

Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures.

Hands-On

Respiratory Therapist

Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Responsible for all respiratory care modalities, like the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.

Sterile Processing Technician

Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.

Patient Care Assistant/Technician

Provide assistance to patients with disabilities or illness who require help with personal care and activities of daily living.

Heart-Felt

Clinical Social Worker

Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Help family through difficult situations and advise caregivers.

Community Health Worker

Work within the community and help individuals adopt healthy behaviors and healthier lifestyles.

Registered Nurse-Forensic Nurse Examiner

Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations.

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Nursing kind of found me. I said, You know, I guess I can be a nurse. I can do nursing for a while till I figured out what I wanted to do in life... I’ve been a nurse ever since. So, it found me, it fits. It’s just so rewarding to be a part of one of the leading pediatric healthcare delivery systems in the country and my contribution, I just take great, great pride in it.

Calvin Burke, RN

36 Years in Nursing

FAQs

No matter your interests or education level, there is a career in health care waiting for you. Learn more about the benefits of working in Maryland hospitals.

What is JoinMdHealth?

JoinMdHealth is an initiative launched by the Maryland Hospital Association and its members — all of the state’s hospitals and health systems — to promote exciting careers in health care.

There are an abundance of opportunities in Maryland to enter the health care workforce, incite change, innovate and advance your career — all while giving back to the local community.

The goal of JoinMdHealth is to highlight these opportunities for Marylanders of all backgrounds to find a career in health care that fulfills you and matches your personal and professional goals.

Whether you lead with your head, heart, or hand, there’s a spot for you in a Maryland hospital.

Where can I find Maryland hospital job opportunities?

To learn more about open jobs and careers in Maryland hospitals, visit our careers page.

What are some of the benefits of working in Maryland hospitals?

Maryland has over 60 hospitals and health systems across the state, so wherever you live, you can work. If you are the type of person that enjoys caring for others, a job in a hospital is a way to turn your passion into a career that offers a wealth of growth opportunities.

Working in a hospital offers a great starting salary, benefits, and the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated, talented team of people who truly care for others and want to help. Visit our hospitals page to learn more about the benefits.

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What experience is needed to work in a hospital?

Many hospital entry-level positions don’t require certifications or college degrees, but most require at least a high school diploma or GED. Many hospitals offer on-site training and certificate programs in partnership with Maryland community colleges, to help you learn while you earn.

How do I apply for a job at the hospital?

To help you apply for jobs, browse the hospitals’ career sites on our locations page. View each hospital in Maryland sorted by county and location.

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How can I become a nurse or health care professional in Maryland hospitals? / What is the passing rate for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) exam?

Nurses and health care professionals must be certified and licensed to work in the state of Maryland. As of 2020, Maryland’s NCLEX overall pass rate is 87.4%.

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