No Signs of Ebbing for Healthcare Careers

July 2, 2012 in News

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With today’s job market it is difficult to know which jobs will be available or into which career to delve into.  Well, one thing is for sure, you cannot go wrong by choosing a career in healthcare.  Healthcare remains a field with bright opportunities in the job market.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is one of the faster growing jobs available and will continue to be for some time, showing no signs of ebbing in the near future.

There are a tremendous amount of healthcare careers to choose from.  Many may not fit your individual needs, but it is almost a guarantee that there is one that is a perfect fit for you.

Toward the beginning of this year a bulk of the job gains found in healthcare were in ambulatory care services.  Those positions were in physician offices, outpatient care centers and home care services.  Hospital jobs, nurses and residential care facilities also made up a large percentage of the jobs available.

Information from Wanted Analytics showed that in May 2012 there were over 620,000 job ads on line from employers in healthcare careers.  This proved to be a 5 percent increase from last year and a 14 percent increase from 2010.

The top three healthcare position listings were for RN positions, physical therapists and occupational therapists.  52,000 ads were found coming from general medical and surgical hospitals.  Other job setting with many advertisements were in physician offices, home care services, outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers and ambulatory healthcare services.

When it comes to location, the highest number of healthcare job postings was in the New York area.  Other metro areas in the top 10 were Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Houston, Boston, Miami and Atlanta.  As you see, many urban areas to choose from when you have a degree in a healthcare related field.

Job ads were posted for an average of about six weeks.  This suggests that it takes about 6 weeks to find a qualified applicant to fill the position.

Obviously, if you are looking for a change in careers or are just graduating high school and thinking about which career to choose, a career in healthcare may be your best bet.  With job openings nationwide and a plethora of career choices for you, healthcare is a great career choice.  There are plenty of accredited schools nationwide.  Do some research in healthcare careers and the education/training it take, and you are sure to find the right career for you.  Good luck!

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