Why a Career in Health?

  • Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • The health care sector is the largest employer in the the U.S and is projected to add 2.4 million new jobs, more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.
  • The rate of employment in the health care sector has grown faster than the rate of employment in all other sectors.
  • 20 of the 30 fastest-growing occupations nationally are projected to be in health care occupations, including occupational therapy assistants (43%), physical therapy assistants (41%), physical therapy aides (39%), home health aides (38%), and nurse practitioner.
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Health Career Students in medical suits
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