The healthcare field is a rapidly growing career path and many people are choosing to enter into this fun and exciting career. However, the need for these jobs is also reaching new records as well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years 2012 and 2022 there is a projected job growth of around 15.6 million jobs in the healthcare industry. Based on the median salary and projected job growth here are the top five healthcare careers.
Number one, medical and healthcare services manager with a median salary of $99,940 and a job growth of nearly 23% by 2022. Number two, registered nurse with a median salary of $66,220 and a job growth of nearly 19% by 2022. Number three, Medical Records and Billing with a median salary of $34,970 and a job growth of nearly 22% by 2022. Number four, a medical assistant with a median salary of $29,610 and a job growth of nearly 29% by 2022. Number five, pharmacy technician with a median salary of $29,320 and a job growth of nearly 20% by 2022.
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Original Article: 5 Growing Health Care Careers
See how the right education could prepare you for a hot career in health care.
Interested in pursuing a career in the health care industry? Now might be a good time to start preparing. As an industry, health care is projected to create about 15.6 million jobs from 2012-2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. To help you decide which health care career is right for you, we’ve highlighted five careers with favorable employment growth through 2022.
Career #1 – Medical and Health Services Manager Median annual salary: $90,940*
If you’ve got a passion for management- and health care – you’re in luck. Medical and health services managers plan, coordinate, and direct health services and medical services for anything from a small clinical department to an entire health facility, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Employment Growth: According to the Department of Labor, employment of medical and health services managers will grow by 23 percent from 2012-2022.
Education: Medical and health services managers usually need a bachelor’s degree at a minimum to enter this occupation. Master’s degrees, in fields such as long-term care administration, health services, business administration, public administration or public health are also common.
Career #2 – Registered Nurse Median annual salary: $66,220*
Want a career that lets you help save lives? As a registered nurse, you could set up treatment plans for patients, administer medicine, and consult with doctors, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Registered nurses show patients and their families how to manage injuries and illnesses and coordinate patient care.
Employment Growth: Nurses are in high demand. In 2012, there were over 2.7 million registered nurses employed and from 2012 to 2022, 526,800 new RN jobs will open up, according to projections by the Department of Labor. That means employment of registered nurses will grow 19 percent.
Education: The three typical educational paths to a career as a registered nurse are a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing, an associate’s degree in nursing, and a diploma from an approved nursing program, according to the Department.
Career #3 – Medical Records and Health Information Technician Median annual salary: $34,970*
Think a career in health care means you have to work with patients? Think again. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, as medical records and health information technician, it could be your job to work with patients’ health information – not the patients themselves.
Employment Growth: Medical records and information technicians are projected to experience 22 percent job growth from 2012 to 2022, according to the Department of Labor.
Education: Don’t want to spend years and years in school just to prepare for a new career? This may be a good option for you. According to the Department, a postsecondary certificate is typically needed to enter this position, although some may have an associate’s degree. Professional certification will also be required by many employers.
Career #4 – Medical Assistant Median annual salary: $29,610*
Unlike medical records and health information technicians, medical assistants work directly with patients, often taking their medical histories and vital signs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. If you’re more of a people person, a career as a medical assistant could be what you’re looking for.
Employment Growth: Medical assisting jobs are projected to grow by 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the Department of Labor.
Education: Medical assistants usually graduate from postsecondary education programs, says the Department. Programs may lead to a certificate, diploma, or an associate’s degree.
Career #5 – Pharmacy Technician Average annual salary: $29,320*
Interested in a health care career, but can do without working in a medical setting? About half of all pharmacy technician positions are in a pharmacy and drug store setting, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The gig itself often involves helping licensed pharmacists provide prescription medications or answer customer phone calls.
Employment Growth: The Department of Labor estimates employment of pharmacy technicians and aides will grow by 20 percent from 2012 to 2022.
Education: According to the Department, some pharmacy technicians learn on the job, while others join the occupation after finishing a postsecondary education program in pharmacy technology. Most of these programs grant a certificate, although some could lead to an associate’s degree.
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