Healthcare industry prospects

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare and social assistance industry is one of the largest in the United States, with nearly 22 million jobs projected for 2022. The job outlook is great as the healthcare and social assistance industry group is projected to be the fastest growing industry overall from 2012 to 2022.  The healthcare industry employs approximately 14.5 million people representing 10.3 percent of all jobs nationally.   A survey of local healthcare employers within the BOOST Consortium indicated a significant need for entry-level workers with specific skill-sets.

Some salary-related information - and the credentials needed for those jobs - is available in Programs.

 

SOC Code Description 2008 Jobs 2018 Jobs Change %Change Current Openings
31-1011 Home Health Aides, Orderlies 9,297 11,477 2,180 23% 4,845
 31-1012 Attendants 9,414 10,426 1,012 11% 2,847
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 244 292 48 20% 120
31-9092 Medical Assistants 2,544 2,948 404 16% 988
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 2,110 2,595 485 23% 943
29-2041 EMTs & Paramedics 1,832 3,910 2,078 113% 1,247
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 773 838 65 8% 271
29-1111 Registered Nurses 17,145 19,316 2,171 13% 6,351
Totals   48,829 57,921 9,092 19% 20,557

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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