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Healthcare is Hopping!

January 18, 2013

BY: Mike Brandstetter

The U.S. healthcare sector has maintained a healthy pulse in the midst of a brutal economic climate. It not only survived the 2007-08 financial collapse, but actually experienced a growth in employment during the fallout. The healthcare industry is expected to continue to thrive in coming years according to employment projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Furthermore, U.S. News and World Report forecasts that six of the ten best jobs of 2013 are in healthcare, another robust sign that the demand for workers in this sector will remain steady.

Why is the outlook for U.S. healthcare employment so positive? According to a December 2012 Huffington Post article, the answer is rather simple: People will always get sick, and no matter how high healthcare costs may become, they’ll eventually need to get treatment. A rapidly aging baby boomer population doesn’t hurt either.

Want to know more about past and future healthcare employment trends as well as which healthcare jobs experts consider the hottest in 2013? Scroll down to the infographic below for all of the details.

Sources:

“Health Care Jobs Continue to Grow Faster than the U.S Economy,” Huffington Post, December 2012

“The Best 100 Jobs,” US News & World Report, 2013

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov)

For a complete list of sources, please view the infographic.

Healthcare is Hopping