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This presentation provides information on the job market and earnings potential for a variety of healthcare positions / fields. The data is specific to the United States.

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  • 1. Healthcare Career Outlooks USA Sources: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-09 and Occupational Employment Statistics
  • 2. Table of Contents
    • Nurses……………………….…......................……………………………………………………………….…….page 3
    • Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses
    • Nursing Aides………………………………………………………………..……………………….………………….page 4
    • Also Psychiatric Aides, Home Health Aides
    • Physicians & Physicians Assistants……………………………………………….…..…………………….page 5-6
    • Also Surgeons, Specialties, Physician Assistants
    • Occupational Therapists…………………………………………............……………………………………..page 7
    • Also Therapists Assistants, Therapist Aides
    • Dentists…………………………………………………………..........…………………………………….……….page 8-9
    • Also Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists
    • Pharmacist………………………………………………………………………………………………..................page 10
    • Also Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Aides
    • Emergency Medical Technicians………………………….…………………………………….…………….page 11
    • Also including paramedics
    • Other Allied Health……………………………………………………………..……………………………….page 12-13
    • Respiratory Therapists, respiratory therapy techs, radiation therapists, radiologic techs, cardiovascular techs, medical sonographers, nuclear medicine technologists, lab technologists, lab techs, surgical techs
    • Medical Administrative Support………………………………………………………………………………page 14
    • Assistants, transcriptionists, secretaries, information techs
    • About peoplemenders.com…………………………………………………………………………………page 15-17
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,  Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition and Occupational Employment Statistics
  • 3. Nurses: RNs, LPNs, LVNs Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,  Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition and Occupational Employment Statistics Employment projections to 2016 Occupational title SOC Code Employment, 2006 Projected employment, 2016 Change, 2006-2012 Number Percent Registered nurses 29-1111 2,505,000 3,092,000 587,000 23% Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 29-2061 749,000 854,000 105,000 14% Employment estimate and mean wage estimates, 2008 Occupational title Employment Employment RSE Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage Wage RSE Registered nurses 2,542,760 0.5% $31.31 65,130 0.2% Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 730,500 0.5% $19.28 40,110 0.2%
  • 4. Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides Sources: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-09 and Occupational Employment Statistics Employment projections to 2016 Occupational title SOC Code Employment, 2006 Projected employment, 2016 Change, 2006-16 Number Percent Home health aides 31-1011 787,000 1,171,000 384,000 49% Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 31-1012 1,447,000 1,711,000 264,000 18% Psychiatric aides 31-1013 62,000 62,000 0 0% Employment estimate and mean wage estimates, 2008   Occupational title Employment Employment RSE Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage Wage RSE Health Care Aides 892,410 0.9% $10.31 21,440 0.3% Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants 1,422,720 0.5% $11.84 24,620 0.2% Psychiatric Aides 59,050 2.1% $13.10 27,260 1.0%
  • 5. Physicians and Physician Assistants Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,  Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition and Occupational Employment Statistics Employment projections to 2016 Occupational title SOC Code Employment, 2006 Projected employment, 2016 Change, 2006-2012 Number Percent Physicians and surgeons 29-1060 633,000 723,000 90,000 14% Physician assistants 29-1071 66,000 83,000 18,000 27% Employment estimate and mean wage estimates, 2008 Occupational title Employment Employment RSE Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage Wage RSE Physician assistants 71,950 1.6% $39.24 81,610 0.6%
  • 6. Physicians and Physician Assistants – Con’t Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,  Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition and Occupational Employment Statistics Median compensation for physicians, 2005 Specialty Less than two years in specialty Over one year in specialty Anesthesiology $259,948.00 $321,686.00 Surgery: General $228,839.00 $282,504.00 Obstetrics/gynecology: General $203,270.00 $247,348.00 Psychiatry: General $173,922.00 $180,000.00 Internal medicine: General $141,912.00 $166,420.00 Pediatrics: General $132,953.00 $161,331.00 Family practice (without obstetrics) $137,119.00 $156,010.00
  • 7. Occupational Therapists and Therapist Aides Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,  Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition and Occupational Employment Statistics Employment projections to 2016 Occupational title SOC Code Employment, 2006 Projected employment, 2016 Change, 2006-2012 Number Percent Occupational therapists 29-1122 99,000 122,000 23,000 23% Occupational therapist aides 31-2012 8,200 10,000 1,800 22% Occupational therapist assistants 31-2011 25,000 31,000 6,400 25% Employment estimate and mean wage estimates, 2008 Occupational title Employment Employment RSE Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage Wage RSE Occupational therapists 94,800 1.4% $32.65 67,920 0.5% Occupational therapist aides 7,410 4.5% $14.22 29,580 1.1% Occupational therapist assistants 25,610 2.6% $23.29 48,440 0.6%
  • 8. Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,  Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition and Occupational Employment Statistics Employment projections to 2016 Occupational title SOC Code Employment, 2006 Projected employment, 2016 Change, 2006-2012 Number Percent Dental assistants 31-9091 280,000 362,000 82,000 29% Dental hygienists 29-2021 167,000 217,000 50,000 30% Dentists (total) 29-1020 161,000 176,000 15,000 9% Dentists- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 29-1022 7,700 8,400 700 9% Dentists - Orthodontists 29-1023 9,200 10,000 800 9% Dentists - Prosthodontists 29-1024 1,000 1,100 100 1% Dentists - all other specialists 29-1029 6,900 7,400 500 7%
  • 9. Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants – Con’t Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,  Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition and Occupational Employment Statistics Employment estimate and mean wage estimates, 2008 Occupational title Employment Employment RSE Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage Wage RSE Dental assistants 293,090 0.7% $15.95 33,170 0.3% Dental hygienists 173,090 1.1% $32.19 66,950 0.4% Dentists - general 85,910 1.6% $74.17 154,270 0.9% Dentists- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 4,760 8.1% $91.55 190,420 4.2% Dentists - Orthodontists 5,500 8.0% $93.72 194,930 3.4% Dentists - Prosthodontists 370 20.3% $81.64 169,810 9.1% Dentists - all other specialists 4,770 6.4% $68.30 142,070 4.4%
  • 10. Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Aides Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,  Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition and Occupational Employment Statistics Employment projections to 2016 Occupational title SOC Code Employment, 2006 Projected employment, 2016 Change, 2006-2012 Number Percent Pharmacists 29-1051 243,000 296,000 53,000 22% Pharmacy aides 31-9095 50,000 45,000 -5,600 -11% Pharmacy technicians 29-2052 285,000 376,000 91,000 32% Employment estimate and mean wage estimates, 2008 Occupational title Employment Employment RSE Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage Wage RSE Pharmacists 266,410 0.8% $50.13 104,260 0.2% Pharmacy aides 53,190 3.2% $10.34 21,500 0.6% Pharmacy technicians 324,110 0.8% $13.70 28,500 0.3%
  • 11. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Sources: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-09 and Occupational Employment Statistics Employment projections to 2016 Occupational title SOC Code Employment, 2006 Projected employment, 2016 Change, 2006-2012 Number Percent Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 29-2041 201,000 240,000 39,000 19% Employment estimate and mean wage estimates, 2008 Occupational title Employment Employment RSE Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage Wage RSE Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 207,610 1.2% $15.38 31,980 0.6%
  • 12. Other Allied Health Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,  Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition and Occupational Employment Statistics Employment projections to 2016 Occupational title SOC Code Employment, 2006 Projected employment, 2016 Change, 2006-2012 Number Percent Respiratory therapists 29-1126 102,000 126,000 23,000 23% Respiratory therapy technicians 29-2054 19,000 19,000 200 1% Radiation therapists 29-1124 15,000 18,000 3,600 25% Radiologic technologists and technicians 29-2034 196,000 226,000 30,000 15% Cardiovascular technologists and technicians 29-2031 45,000 57,000 12,000 26% Diagnostic medical sonographers 29-2032 46,000 54,000 8,700 19% Nuclear medicine technologists 29-2033 20,000 23,000 2,900 15% Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 29-2011 167,000 188,000 21,000 12% Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 29-2012 151,000 174,000 23,000 15% Surgical technologists 29-2055 86,000 107,000 21,000 24%
  • 13. Other Allied Health – Con’t Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,  Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition and Occupational Employment Statistics Employment estimate and mean wage estimates, 2008 Occupational title Employment Employment Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage Wage RSE Respiratory therapists 103,870 1.0% $25.55 53,150 0.3% Respiratory therapy technicians 16,210 2.2% $21.00 43,670 0.6% Radiation therapists 14,850 3.2% $36.28 75,450 1.3% Radiologic technologists and technicians 208,570 0.8% $25.59 53,230 0.3% Cardiovascular technologists and technicians 48,040 1.3% $23.38 48,640 0.6% Diagnostic medical sonographers 48,920 1.4% $30.12 62,660 0.3% Nuclear medicine technologists 21,200 1.5% $32.44 67,480 0.4% Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 166,510 1.0% $25.99 54,050 0.3% Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 149,670 1.3% $17.86 37,150 0.4% Surgical technologists 89,600 1.2% $19.27 40,070 0.3%
  • 14. Medical Administrative Support Positions Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,  Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition and Occupational Employment Statistics Employment projections to 2016 Occupational title SOC Code Employment, 2006 Projected employment, 2016 Change, 2006-2012 Number Percent Medical assistants 31-9092 417,000 565,000 148,000 35% Medical transcriptionists 31-9094 98,000 112,000 13,000 14% Medical records and health information technicians 29-2071 170,000 200,000 30,000 18% Medical secretaries 43-6013 408,000 477,000 68,000 17% Employment estimate and mean wage estimates, 2008 Occupational title Employment Employment RSE Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage Wage RSE Medical assistants 475,950 0.7% $13.97 29,060 0.2% Medical transcriptionists 86,200 1.4% $15.84 32,960 0.4% Medical records and health information technicians 168,650 0.9% $15.85 32,960 0.3% Medical secretaries 454,500 0.7% $14.81 30,800 0.3%
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