I recently saw a 10 year projection of employment change for healthcare professionals put out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. I found the results to be useful for those considering a medical career, as well as encouraging for those already established in one. Most growth is expected for Physician’s Assistants, but an increased demand for healthcare workers is expected pretty much across the board.
These in-demand careers are sure to give you a good return on your investment.
Physician’s Assistants (38% Growth)
The PA is trained to offer diagnostic advice, provide some preventative healthcare, and even take a look at test results. Not only is a 38% growth rate expected, but they can count on making nearly $100,000 a year.
Healthcare Service Managers (23% Growth)
Hospitals and other facilities require people trained in a variety of skills to manage patient care. They might handle marketing, accounting, and human resources in addition to managing the needs to both patients and physicians. Did you known that Medical and Health Services Managers make even more than RNs, bringing in an average of $88,000 annually?
Healthcare IT Managers (22% Growth)
People with a background in computer science and IT administration are needed to take care of all the records, billing, and data collection that goes into proper healthcare. This field is expected to expand by 22% over the next 8 years. All that data analysis will bring in close of $100,000 a year!
Lab, Radiology and MRI Techs (21-22% Growth)
Technicians perform all the testing requested by doctors when diagnosing and treating patients. It takes very specific skills to operate the equipment that makes this possible. Since proper diagnosis is one of the most crucial pieces of patient care, it is no wonder that up to 22% growth is anticipated. These professionals require less school, but still get paid well because of their specialized skills. Depending on the kind of tech, salaries to start around $50,000.
Nurses, Nurse’s Aides and Attendants (19-21% Growth)
Those who spend the most time with patients are often nurses and those who assist them. Despite the continued shortage of nurses, this field is also expected to grow over the next few years. Median income for RN’s is about $65,000 a year. If you are promoted to Director of Nurses, you will be in the highest paying nursing career, making nearly three times the average nurse!
Pharmacists (14% Growth)
A pharmacist is mainly trained to prepare and distribute drugs prescribed by doctors. They are a crucial part of routine hospital care and scientific research. While growth will likely be less substantial than other areas of healthcare, this is a great career choice providing both fulfillment and job security. Pharmacists are also in the $100,000 a year club, so it’s worth a look!
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