Bureau of Labor Statistics: Fastest-growing careers are in healthcare

The year 2020 may sound like it is a long time away, but it really isn’t for those planning their careers.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics has data related to the growth of different career fields through the end of the decade.  Healthcare job creation is expected to outpace job growth in other career fields for a number of reasons.

There are currently 40.3 million adults over the age of 65 in the U.S., and that number is expected to soar to 88.5 million by 2050.  This aging of the population combined with other factors will expand the number of opportunities available for those interested in medical careers.

While many career fields are stagnating or losing workers, those in the health care sector are expected to be blessed with double-digit percentage increases in employment.  This goes all the way from CNA’s to nurses, healthcare IT staff, and other very high paying jobs.

Desert Medical Careers can help you to take advantage of these new opportunities in a field that is still creating many jobs.  The number of nurses is expected to increase 26% by 2020 to meet growing demand.  The job outlook for medical secretaries and administrative assistants is also looking bright, as opportunities in that field are expected to expand by 12% through the end of the decade.

Fastest Growing Careers, 2010 – 2020
#1 Personal Care Aides +14.3%
#2 Home Health Aides +70.5%
#3 Biomedical Engineers +69.4%
#8 Physical Therapist Assistants +45.7%
#11 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers +43.5%
#12 Occupational Therapy Assistants +43.3%
#13 Physical Therapist Aides +43.1%
#16 Medical Secretaries +41.3%
#20 Physical Therapists +39.0%
#21 Dental Hygienists +37.7%
#23 Audiologists +36.8%
#24 Health Educators +36.5%
#27 Medical Scientists +36.4%
#28 Mental Health Counselors +36.3%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012.

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