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|
|31-2022||Physical Therapist Aides||244||292||48||20%||120|
|29-2041||EMTs & Paramedics||1,832||3,910||2,078||113%||1,247|