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8 High-Demand Healthcare Careers Over a Decade

It can be nice to have a job that is in high demand, because it means job security. Luckily, if you work in the medical field, you’re likely to always have a job. You may be interested in pursuing medicine in the future, but maybe you’re not sure where to start. Maybe you’re looking for a career change and you’ve stumbled upon medicine, and it turns out that practicing medicine is what your heart truly desires. Either way, we’re happy to help. We’ve compiled a list of the top 8 healthcare jobs that are in demand now and will be in demand for the next decade, if not longer! In this article, we’ve included the expected job outlook/growth of each job, how the expected growth compares to the average growth, the median salary, and the education requirements.

8 High-Demand Healthcare Careers Over a Decade

Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners ($117,670)
Expected Growth: 45% (well above average)
Entry-level Education Requirements: Master’s degree

Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides ($60,950)
Expected Growth: 34% (well above average)
Entry-level Education Requirements: Associate’s degree

Home Health and Personal Care Aides ($27,080)
Expected Growth: 33% (well above average)
Entry-level Education Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides ($49,970)
Expected Growth: 32% (well above average)
Entry-level Education Requirements: Associate’s degree

Massage Therapists ($43,620)
Expected Growth: 32% (well above average)
Entry-level Education Requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award

Physician Assistants ($115,390)
Expected Growth: 31% (well above average)
Entry-level Education Requirements: Master’s degree

Speech-Language Pathologists ($80,480)
Expected Growth: 29% (well above average)
Entry-level Education Requirements: Master’s degree

Respiratory Therapists ($62,810)
Expected Growth: 23% (well above average)
Entry-level Education Requirements: Associate’s degree

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