Healthcare News: Healthcare Industry Still Growing despite Economic Challenges

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, May 2nd, 2012

healthcare jobsThe Healthcare Industry is one of our country’s fastest-growing, surviving the economy’s plunge in 2008 and prospering in the years since. Between 2007 and September 2011, while U.S. non-farm employment plummeted 4.7%, employment in healthcare actually grew 8.8%.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that healthcare and social assistance, along with professional and businesses services, will generate 8.2 million jobs by 2018, more than half the increase in total employment.

The evidence is clear on employment websites. There are numerous openings around the region for physicians (both primary care and specialists, particularly in rural areas), nurses, certified nursing assistants, technicians (radiology, surgery, and ultrasound), medical assistants and home health aides. There are positions related to healthcare, such as food service workers and information technology workers.

Have hope! All the evidence within the healthcare industry says nurses are and will continue to be in demand!

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