New Year New Career! The Best Health Care Careers For 2016

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2016 is around the corner and there is no better time than now to re-evaluate your life and career goals. Are you fed up with your current job? Or are you between jobs and thinking about a career change? Now is the perfect time to kick-start your new career in the healthcare industry!

You’ll be surprised by how much you can accomplish in just one year! Make a New Year’s resolution to further your education and career, and put yourself on the path to getting the job you’ve always wanted. Commit yourself to achieving success in 2016!

Why Start Your Health Care Career Now?

A great way to start off the year is by choosing a fulfilling career in the health care industry! Job opportunities are on the rise—as elderly baby boomers require more health care services, the health care and social assistance industry will grow an average 2.6% a year!

What does this mean? More job opportunities for you!

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Health Care Training = Excellent Employment Prospects

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health care industry is one of the largest in the country, with nearly 22 million new jobs projected for 2022. This is an increase of nearly 5 million jobs from 2012 to 2022. Employment in the health care industry is projected to increase by 29% through 2022, compared to an average of 11% for all industries. The health care industry group is projected to be the fastest growing industry overall from 2012 to 2022.

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If you have a passion for helping people, then the following healthcare professions may be right for you. According to the BLS, these healthcare career choices are on the rise in terms of job prospects, financial security, and financial growth in years to come.

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Ultrasound Technicians & Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and vascular technologists is projected to grow 39% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Ultrasound is a wonderful career path with many opportunities for advancement. Not only do Ultrasound Technicians or Sonographers experience the joy of participating in expecting mothers’ pregnancies, they also provide critical support to doctors and physicians, and help diagnose patient’s medical conditions. Ultrasound techs make positive impacts upon the lives of patients they scan.

Average Median Pay Annually = $67,170* (as of May 2013)

Lower-level salaries = $45,840*

Highest-paid salaries = $92,070*.

[*Bureau of Labor Statistics]

Annual salary for an ultrasound tech can increase with more work experience, and salary does depend on your employer and location.

Medical Assistant Technician

Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boomer population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, often provided by physicians. As physicians see more patients, they will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties. Patient Care Technicians are part of the day-to-day bustle at busy hospitals, doctors’ offices and long-term care facilities. They play important roles in the lives of the patients they care for.

Average Median Pay Annually = $29,370* (in May 2012), and Medical Assistants receive on average $32,956 every year. Indeed.com shows an average salary of $41,000 for medical assistants in New Jersey.

[*According to salary.com]

Phlebotomists

Employment of Phlebotomists is projected to grow 27% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform blood work, making this an in-demand career.

Medical Billing & Coding Specialists

As the population ages, the demand for health services is expected to increase and employment of health information technicians (including medical billing & coding specialists) is projected to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

In 2012, BLS reported that Medical Billing & Coding specialists earned approximately $34,160 per year. Another source shows that on average, medical billing and coders annual salary can range from $38,000 to $50,000, depending on their level of experience.

An estimated 170,000 medical billing and coding specialists are currently working in the industry. This figure is expected to increase to 200,000 by 2016 – good news for new graduates in this field!

Certified Nursing Aides (C.N.A.)

Employment of nursing assistants and nursing aides is projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the increasing number of elderly individuals in the United States, many nursing assistants will be needed in long-term care facilities. With great job prospects available, this is the perfect time to start your career as a Certified Nurse Aide!

Indeed.com shows that CNAs earn $24,000 to $32,000, depending on the place of employment.

Start Your Health Care Training Today

Start your journey to the job you have always wanted this January and we’ll help you every step of the way! Healthcare Training Institute can guide you towards success in your future medical career. We provide students with all the tools necessary for entering the workforce as soon as possible after graduation.

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