How to Get Started in Healthcare Part 3

 

The Top Ten Healthcare Careers Expected to Have the Most Job Growth in Next Ten Years (2013-2023) and the College Degrees You Need

Below, you will find a list of the top 10 healthcare jobs expected to have the most growth over the next ten years (2013-2023). Did you know that among the top 15 college majors ranked for earnings and unemployment rates, health majors rank #3 and #1, respectively. We’ve included the educational requirements appropriate for each healthcare career path, so it’ll be easy for you to know how to start training for a career in healthcare, and be well informed as your pursue your career and educational goals.

1- Home Health Aides: 44% (Projected Ten Year Growth Rate)4

A home health aide5helps a number of different populations that need personal assistance such as the chronically ill, cognitively impaired, and older adults.  

College Degree Required: No college degree required; on the job training. This career path is often used as an entry point into the healthcare field. 

2010 Median Pay: $20,170

Number of jobs in 2013: 1,086,244
Number of expected jobs in 2023: 1,562,590

2- Veterinary Technologists and Technicians: 39% (Projected Ten Year Growth Rate)6

A veterinary technologist7, under the guidance of a licensed vet, performs medical tests to assist veterinarians in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury in animals.  

College Degree Required: Associate degree

2010 Median Pay: $22,040

Number of jobs in 2013: 86,026
Number of expected jobs in 2023: 119,881

3- Diagnostic Medical Sonographers: 33% (Projected Ten Year Growth Rate)8 

A diagnostic medical sonographer9uses imaging equipment (sonogram, ultrasound, echocardiogram) to assess a patient’s health condition. 

College Degree Required: Associate degree 

2010 Median Pay: $64,380

Number of jobs in 2013: 58,478
Number of expected jobs in 2023: 77,806 

4- Physical Therapist Assistants: 32% (Projected Ten Year Growth Rate)10

A physical therapy assistant11works under the supervision of a physical therapist to help patients regain movement and manage pain. This position typically works hands-on directly interacting with a patient.

College Degree Required: Associate degree 

2010 Median Pay: $37,710 

Number of jobs in 2013: 71,957
Number of expected jobs in 2023: 94,825 

5- Occupational Therapy Assistants: 31% (Projected Ten Year Growth Rate)12

Occupational therapy assistants13work under the supervision of an occupational therapist to help patients recover and/or improve their skills required for every day activities. 

College Degree Required: Associate degree

2010 Median Pay: $47,490 

Number of jobs in 2013: 31,865
Number of expected jobs in 2023: 41,700 


4Career Builder, CareerBuilder and EMSI Release Projected Growth in the Health Care Industry by Occupation for 2013-2023, 6/12/2013, p.1
http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?sd=6%2F12%2F2013&id=pr764&ed=12%2F31%2F2013

5Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Healthcare Occupations, 3/2012, p.1
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/

6Career Builder, CareerBuilder and EMSI Release Projected Growth in the Health Care Industry by Occupation for 2013-2023, 6/12/2013, p.1
http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?sd=6%2F12%2F2013&id=pr764&ed=12%2F31%2F2013    

7Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Healthcare Occupations, 3/2012, p.1
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/

8Career Builder, CareerBuilder and EMSI Release Projected Growth in the Health Care Industry by Occupation for 2013-2023, 6/12/2013, p.1
http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?sd=6%2F12%2F2013&id=pr764&ed=12%2F31%2F2013

9Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Healthcare Occupations, 3/2012, p.1
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/

10Career Builder, CareerBuilder and EMSI Release Projected Growth in the Health Care Industry by Occupation for 2013-2023, 6/12/2013, p.1
http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?sd=6%2F12%2F2013&id=pr764&ed=12%2F31%2F2013

11Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Healthcare Occupations, 3/2012, p.1
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/

12Career Builder, CareerBuilder and EMSI Release Projected Growth in the Health Care Industry by Occupation for 2013-2023, 6/12/2013, p.1
http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.aspxsd=6%2F12%2F2013&id=pr764&ed=12%2F31%2F2013

13Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Healthcare Occupations, 3/2012, p.1
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/

 

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