It’s no secret that health care professions are the fastest growing and steadiest career sector in the United States and probably the entire world.
In the past few years, while manufacturing, construction, and finance were hit hard, with jobs in production dropping by almost 15% and finance by 33%, health care professions maintained there steady baby-boomer generation propelled growth.
Every year, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports their projected fastest growing jobs. It was no surprise that this year, most of the fastest growing jobs were in health care. In this article, I will go over the fastest growing health care professions, their education requirement and expected salary, personal feedback on them as a health career student, and summary of the job outlook.
During the Great Depression, a man walked 800 miles on his search for a job and Soviet companies with offices in the United States reported about 200 job applications per day from jobless Americans who wanted to go to work in the USSR.
Fortunately for us, 75 years later, the job finding process is much easier. However, during a recession people automatically assume that there are no jobs available because a few of their applications got rejected or were never responded to. As an applicant, you have to keep in mind that in the current economy, if you want a job that pays enough for your qualifications, there are certain things you have to remind yourself of:
Even during a rough economy, there are always booming job sectors for the qualified candidate. Recently, I was watching Nightline’s episode on the Repo Man, a man that made about 800 dollars a day repossessing cars from owners who defaulted on their payments. Here was a man, at the crossroads of two sinking industries (finance and automobile), but actually benefitting. After watching this show, I decided to give my visitors an opportunity to read about more booming jobs in 2009. Everyone knows that economists measure the health of a nation’s labor force by the unemployment rate (the percentage of people that are capable of working who don’t have a job). Even with the current job cuts and downward economic spiral, the total number of jobs in the USA will actually increase by about 11 million people due to a growing population. Of course, these job probably won’t be distributed evenly throughout different industries (sorry finance majors).
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