According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Healthcare Sector will gain more than 5.6 million jobs between the years 2010 and 2020, significantly more than any other sector of the country’s economy. The US employment market lost roughly 7.5 million jobs during the recession but the growing Healthcare employment segment will account for about 25% of those lost jobs. Additionally, the BLS predicts nine of the thirty occupations expected to have the most growth over the ten-year period are in the healthcare sector.
Experts are predicting that new jobs in healthcare will be equally distributed geographically. Often, the healthcare jobs that continue to become available are found in smaller, economically struggling towns where Healthcare will be one of the few job markets with any growth remaining. Much of the employment growth in Healthcare can be attributed to an aging US population. The Center for Health Workforce Studies found that, consistent with findings from previous analyses of BLS projections, although the employment growth in all other sectors declined, jobs in healthcare will continue to grow between 2010 and 2020. consistent with findings from previous analyses of BLS projections and consistent with findings from previous analyses of the BLS. In addition occupations that are related to Healthcare with graduate degrees have a average annual salary of $80,000.
What Are Some of the Careers With the Highest Predicted Growth for 2010 to 2020 in Healthcare Management Related Fields ?
Some of the highest areas of growth for employment in Healthcare Management include:
- Health Information Managers in the US are forecasted to grow, as a field, 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations and is driven by increasing demand for clinical information technology, and administrative solutions and services.
- Social and Community Service Managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They direct and lead staff that provides social services to the public. Employment of social and community service managers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increases in the elderly population, and increases in demand for substance abuse treatment and mental health and health-related services.
- Manager Human Resources Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need more human resources staff to oversee and administer their programs.
- Public Health Administrator will be a big part of the need for public health professionals at the national, state and local levels continues to rise. For example, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 21% increase in community health workers between 2012 and 2022.
- Medical practice managers are those professionals that manager the day to day responsibilities in every medical office, urgent care clinic, hospital, nursing facility, and home care agency. They are responsible for insuring the quality of patient care by creating an efficient and cost-effective atmosphere. Employment is projected to grow in offices of health practitioners, as many services previously provided in hospitals will shift, especially as medical technologies improve. Demand in medical group practice management is expected to grow as medical group practices become larger and more complex. Growth in this area of employment is expected to grow 23 percent between 2010 and 2020.
Although the growth rate of employment varies per specific career, growth in all areas of Healthcare Management far supersedes most other areas of the employment marketplace.