How to Get Started in Healthcare Part 4

 

6- Physical Therapist Aides: 30% (Projected Ten Year Growth Rate)14 

Physical therapist aides15 work under the direct supervision of physical therapists and much of their workday is spent with patients. Aides typically will spend time setting up equipment and preparing treatment areas.

College Degree Required: On the job training. This career path is often used as an entry point into the healthcare field.

2010 Median Pay: $23,68016

Number of jobs in 2013: 50,917
Number of expected jobs in 2023: 65,986

7- Audiologists: 27% (Projected Ten Year Growth Rate)17

Audiologists18 diagnose and treat hearing issues and problems in patients. 

College Degree Required: Professional or Doctoral degree

2010 Median Pay: $66,660 

Number of jobs in 2013: 13,736
Number of expected jobs in 2023: 17,394

8- Physical Therapists: 27% (Projected Ten Year Growth Rate)19

Physical therapists20 help rehabilitate and treat individuals with chronic issues and injuries by helping patients improve movement and manage pain.

College Degree Required: Professional or Doctoral degree

2010 Median Pay: $76,310

Number of jobs in 2013: 206,374
Number of expected jobs in 2023: 261,142

9- Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics: 26% (Projected Ten Year Growth Rate)21

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)22 and paramedics are first responders in a medical emergency. They are charged with assessing medical needs, treating, and transporting patients in an emergency medical situation. 

College Degree Required: Postsecondary certificate (non-degree) 

2010 Median Pay: $30,360 

Number of jobs in 2013: 235,682
Number of expected jobs in 2023: 296,977

10- Dental Hygienists: 24% (Projected Ten Year Growth Rate)23

Dental Hygienists24 work with a dentist to clean teeth and provide preventative dental care and maintenance. 

College Degree Required: Associate degree

2010 Median Pay: $68,250

Number of jobs in 2013: 193,311
Number of expected jobs in 2023: 240,358

The Demand for Trained Healthcare Professionals Has Never Been Greater 

As the growth rates of the healthcare careers above show, there’s never been a better time to get on the fast track to your dream degree in healthcare. Americans are using walk-in emergency care centers, same-day surgical centers, emergency rooms, dialysis providers, test centers, and many other kinds of healthcare providers more than ever before. Each of those businesses need trained professionals to staff their operations. In the same way, the change to ICD-10, the complexity of medical insurance policies and new healthcare legislation have increased the opportunities for qualified medical billers and coders, and as the population ages, demand for healthcare services will only continue to grow. 

The healthcare jobs are out there waiting for you. Thanks to online education, you’ve got access to a flexible, convenient, and affordable way to earn the college degree that will let you have the career you want in healthcare. 


 14Career 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

 15Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Healthcare Occupations, 3/2012, p.1
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/

16Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook, Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides: Pay, p.1
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm#tab-5

17Career 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

18Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Healthcare Occupations, 3/2012, p.1
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/

19Career 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

20Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Healthcare Occupations, 3/2012, p.1
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/

 21Career 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

22Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Healthcare Occupations, 3/2012, p.1
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/

23Career 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

24Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Healthcare Occupations, 3/2012, p.1
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/

 

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