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5. Medical laboratory technician

Average annual income: $36,280

These are the people who actually work in a lab. They do lab tests and analyses — everything from blood work to autopsy-related tests — whatever health-care need comes in. They have to be methodical and precise — there are no deadlines.

“Anyone who’s ever waited for a medical report knows there are no deadlines!” Lee quipped. “They want to get it done right.”

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