The 4 highest paid, fastest growing healthcare jobs that don't require an MD

Eighteen of the 30 fastest growing jobs in the U.S. are in the healthcare field, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics Data cited by MarketWatch.

Four of the 18 jobs listed as the fastest growing and highest paid don't require an MD. They are:

1. Physician assistants
Salary: $108,610
Growth rate: 17 percent

2. Nurse anesthetists
Salary: $167,950
Growth rate: 17 percent

3. Nurse practitioners
Salary: $107,030
Growth rate: 28.2 percent

4. Nurse midwives
Salary: $103,770
Growth rate: 15.7 percent

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