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Health Care and Medical Career info

Health care and medical careers are hot right now. 50% of the fastest growing occupations are in this field and more jobs are created every year in this field than any other.

This is the largest industry, providing over 12 million jobs and demand is still increasing.

 

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Nurses working to bring comfort to a sick baby. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

 

As the population grows older, their medical and health care needs increase thus increasing the demand for more workers.

We all know that it takes years of education and training to be a doctor and physician. But the majority of health care and medical careers actually do not require a 4 year degree!

Medical assistants, home health aides and medical and health information technicians are in great demand and do not require a 4 year college education.

If you're looking to enter this field or to switch careers, we've listed the requirements, salary potential and schools where you can take classes for the various health care and medical careers.

Do check out the information on this site or check out the below great books on health care and medical careers:

Now is a great time to enter this fast growing field -

1) demand is increasing with the first batch of Baby Boomers just turning 59 1/2 years old on July 1st, 2005;

2) while some people might look into performing some major medical procedures in less expensive countries, a large majority of the work cannot be outsourced to other nations and must still be done here in the US...more job security!

3) majority of the jobs do not need a 4 year college degree - less time and money needed

 

SAN DIEGO (July 23, 2010) Machinist's Mate Fireman George F. Avinger practices cone drills during physical therapy in the Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care facility at Naval Medical Center San Diego with physical therapist assistant Kristin Valente. Avinger lost his right leg during a motor vehicle accident in Oct. 2009 while stationed at Naval Base Guam. He has been receiving care at NMCSD since Nov. 2009. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.