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Top 10 In-Demand Health Care Occupations for 2016

Top 10 In-Demand Health Care Occupations for 2016

2016 can be the year that you take that next step and begin the journey to the career of your dreams! Here you will find out more about the top 10 in-demand health career occupations for the new year.

Registered Nurse

The number one position that is most in demand is a registered nurse. In 2016, there are expected to be 3,092,000 registered nurse jobs.

Home Health Aide

Home health aides act as caregivers for those who are unable to live on their own.  As the baby boomers age, it’s expected for jobs to grow. In 2016, projected employment is 1,171,000.

Medical Assistant

A medical assistant can work in a variety of facilities, as they tend to a myriad of responsibilities.  For medical assistants with training and certification, there will be many job openings. The projected employment for 2016 is 565,000.

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians are those who help provide medication to patients, including counting tablets, and labeling bottles. In 2016, there are expected to be 376,000 jobs.

Medical Secretary

As a medical secretary, it’s important to have a deep understanding of medical procedures.  For those who are certified, you can expect employment to grow faster than most. In 2016, there are expected to be 112,000 jobs for medical secretaries.

Dental Assistant

Within the dental industry, dental assistants are highly in-demand.  It’s projected that in 2016, there will be 362,000 jobs for dental assistants.

Healthcare Administrator

Healthcare administrators often oversee personnel within a practice or facility.  This is a growing position, and the projected employment for 2016 is 305,000 jobs.

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical records and health information technicians take care of the many files and documents produced within a healthcare practice.  The projected employment for 2016 is 200,000 jobs.

Physical Therapist

Becoming a physical therapist is a great option for those as there are many openings since many physical therapists have more than one job. The projected employment for 2016 for physical therapists is 220,000 jobs.

EMT and Paramedic

EMTs and Paramedics are very important to healthcare as they are relied upon to react quickly during emergencies. By 2016, the projected employment for EMTs and Paramedics is 240,000 jobs.

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