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Why Jobs in Healthcare are so Plentiful Today

For anyone looking for a new job or thinking about changing careers, the healthcare industry is the place to be. There are numerous jobs in healthcare available as people continue to spend money on doctors, hospitals, and other allied fields to stay healthy and live longer.

Although doctors and nurses are still in demand, most of the available healthcare jobs have little to no direct contact with patients. These jobs include medical coders, clerks, bookkeepers, documentation specialists, Information technology (IT) personnel, security guards, laundry staff, and technicians.

Paraprofessional jobs that do have contact with patients include ultrasound technicians, physician’s assistants, physical therapists, and x-ray technicians. The organizations doing most of the hiring are hospitals, nursing homes, and doctors officers.

The reason for all the jobs is that the healthcare sector is usually recession proof. Although other industries may lose jobs during a downturn, the healthcare industry continues to hire people. In a bad economy, the number of available jobs in healthcare seems even more impressive, even though this field grows annually.

The growth in health care jobs is easy to understand. Whether in a thriving or sluggish economy, people become sick and get injured and need medical attention. People are also living longer, and often have more health issues as they get older. Also, medical advances have made it possible for people to survive medical conditions that in the past resulted in an early death.

However, ongoing medical care is often needed. Life-saving miracles seen with very premature babies can result in long-term hospitalization. All of this means that the healthcare industry needs people to perform diagnostic tests, help with occupational therapy, and billing the insurance companies.

5 Responses so far.

  1. James says:

    In no surprise, health care employers added thousands of jobs last month: The industry has gained more than 1 million jobs since Obamacare was signed into law back in March 2010, and is working on a 13-year streak of unprecedented jobs growth. But not all health care sectors are growing equally. And that was highlighted by Friday’s jobs reportwhile doctor’s offices and home health employers said they’d added nearly 13,000 jobs in July, I find it interesting that hospitals reported a loss of more than 7,000 jobs.

  2. James says:

    Health spending’s been damped down by the recession but it’s set to start growing at a faster pace again next year, according to a new projection. Spending by people whose employers provide their health insurance that’s most Americans will grow by 6.8 percent next year. In case you don’t see it, this is good news for anyone who is considering a career in home healthcare – as a certified nursing assistant. I would venture to say that it is a good time to embark on such a career path.

  3. John says:

    One reason why healthcare jobs are spiking could be because CNAs are commonly called on for home visitation. Typically, these are older people or those with disabilities who have trouble performing routine daily tasks. Think it’s not that important? Consider it from the view of the person receiving the help. Without the services of that CNA, that person would likely be moved to a nursing home, rehabilitation facility or be forced to live with relatives – devastating for some people.

  4. Chase says:

    The clerical type job in the health care industry is exactly what I have been looking for and this has shown me that they are still out there. However I am running across a lot of them that are requiring them to have a lot of schooling to get the job, I have 14 years experience in the clerical position is this something that will help me get a position?

  5. John says:

    James, I guess that isn’t really surprising because I have seen and heard that a lot of the hospitals are getting rid of a lot of the treatments that use to offer them being unique and they have done that because of Obamacare and the fact that the government is dictating what you can have and how much you can spend.

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