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Healthcare Job Growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), “employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations will add more jobs than any other group of occupations.” The increase of healthcare jobs is due to the aging population and federal health insurance reform, which that guarantees health care services to many individuals.
Median annual wage for Healthcare professionals, which includes registered nurse, physicians, surgeons and dental hygienists, was $63,420 in May 2016, and median wage for all occupations in our economy was $37,040 (Healthcare Occupations, BLS).
Median annual wage for Healthcare support occupations, including home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists, was $27,910 in May 2016, lower than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy. (Healthcare Occupations, BLS)