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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports: The health care and medical field careers with the highest projected employment increases are registered nurses, personal and home care aides, home health aides, nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants; medical assistants, and licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses. Some of these medical field jobs require less than 1 year of medical field education.
Out of the 30 occupations projected to have the largest percentage increase between 2012 and 2022, 14 are related to healthcare careers and the medical field careers.
Four major occupational groups are projected to grow more than 20 percent – nearly double the overall growth from 2012 to 2022: healthcare support occupations (28.1 percent), healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (21.5 percent), construction and extraction occupations (21.4 percent), and personal care and service occupations (20.9 percent) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov).
Medical Field Careers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in health and medical careers is projected to grow at a rate of 19 percent from 2014-2024. This will account for an estimated 2.3 million new jobs. Also, when it comes to annual median wages, the healthcare and medical field had an median annual wage of $61,710 in 2014.