Thanks to a larger aging population, advances in technology and a focus on preventative care, health care is the most rapidly expanding industry in the US. Many career options are available in this popular industry, attracting workers from all types of backgrounds.
Here is a projection of the fastest-growing health care jobs between 2006 and 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
|Personal and home care aides||53.0%|
|Home health aides||46.9%|
|Physical therapist assistants||29.7%|
|Social and human service assistants||28.9%|
|Paramedics and EMTs||22.3%|
|Medical billing and coding||18.6%|
|Physicians and surgeons||17.1%|
|Clinical lab technicians||14.3%|
|Licensed practical nurses||13.4%|