Healthcare Employment Trends & Highest-Paid Jobs, With Salaries

For the first time in history, healthcare companies are competing for talent across the nation rather than just locally, which means employers are under more pressure to increase salaries, provide greater flexibility, and offer more benefits.

Read through the below healthcare employment trends from our 2023 Workforce Planning & Salary Guide to understand what employees value most — plus learn the highest paid healthcare jobs by average national salaries.

Highest-Paid Healthcare Jobs, with Salaries

RoleNational Avg. Salary
Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIS)$104,000
Practice Manager$97,097
Health Information Management Director$91,340
Mental Health Case Manager$89,262
Case Manager$89,225
Department Manager$82,911
Clinical Lead$82,798
Revenue Cycle Analyst$82,103
Long-Term Care Administrator$64,177
Financial Counselor$61,617
Behavioral Health Crisis Specialist$58,718
ProFee Coder$56,853
Insurance Verification Specialist$56,247
Denials Management$53,697
Insurance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator$53,697
Medical Billing & Collections Specialist$53,697
Utilization Review Specialist$50,407
Credentialing$46,019
Medical Scheduler$45,760
Patient Enrollment$43,910
Authorization Coordinator$42,766
Patient Access Specialist$42,408
Medical Coding Team Lead$42,106
Payment Collector$40,636
Medical Administrator$40,390
Customer Service Specialist$39,938
Medical Receptionist$39,809
Medical Assistant$39,673
Medical Records$39,668
Medical Clerk$39,289
Call Center Agent$31,808

Remote healthcare jobs are on the rise

Thanks to HIPAA-compliant telehealth tools, patient portals, and remote patient monitoring technologies, many appointments and programs are now virtual.

While most physicians, physician associates, and nurses are still required to work in hospitals and clinics, many non-clinical roles involving customer service, utilization review, billing and collections, medical coding, and case management are increasingly taking place online.

Heading into 2023, 17% of the 16 million employees working in healthcare will have jobs that allow for telecommuting.

Non-clinical healthcare workers support patient care behind the scenes and are critical to ensuring efficient and effective healthcare systems.

Additionally, since sensitive data must be encrypted and kept secure at all times, healthcare technology security roles are also in high demand.

Mental health awareness has increased demand for professionals

The stigma behind mental illnesses has drastically reduced over the years, making this area of healthcare a priority for many.

A focus on mental healthcare, in addition to physical well-being, has led to an influx of depression and anxiety patients, particularly since the onset of the pandemic.

Because more people are taking their mental health needs seriously, there has been an increased demand for mental health professionals across the spectrum, including psychiatrists, mental health nurse practitioners, therapists, counselors, clinical social workers, peer specialists, behavioral health technicians, and residential care specialists.

“There has been massive growth in telehealth, especially within the mental health arena, where we are seeing new roles and job opportunities emerge.”

Kelly Gorham, President of Healthcare, Addison Group

Healthcare professionals pursue growth opportunities

Many healthcare professionals are required to participate in continuing education throughout their careers, especially with all the new protocols and technologies introduced to the world year after year.

Employers that offer tuition reimbursement for courses and certifications appeal to candidates who are passionate about their vocations to help others.

Healthcare providers and technicians have the power to treat patients more safely and efficiently when they stay up to date with changes in medical knowledge and technologies.

Thorough training also allows healthcare professionals to improve their skills when it comes to treating new conditions, identifying symptoms, and confirming accurate diagnoses.

Continuing education opportunities are extremely appealing to job candidates who will be required to enroll to maintain their licenses.


This article feature trends from Addison Group’s 2023 Workforce Planning & Salary Guide.

For more valuable insights and national averages of salaries across hundreds of roles in administration, digital marketing, finance, accounting, healthcare, human resources, and information technology, download your free copy today.

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