Health care jobs don't have to involve hands-on care. A health care organization, like any large corporation or even a small town, has a variety of roles and responsibilities that make them function the way they do.
The career of physician assistant came about when corpsmen who returned from Vietnam wanted to use their medical experience on the home front. PAs, who work under the supervision of physicians, have come a long way since then.
Medical reserve corps stand at the ready to supplement hospitals and clinics during public health emergencies. Although well-established in every Minnesota county, they still need volunteers, especially nurses.
You might call them a surgeon's extra set of hands. Surgical technologists gown and glove the surgeon, hand instruments to the surgeon and may retract the patient's wound for the surgeon to gain greater access.