Healthcare Employment Outlook


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Healthcare Employment Outlook

  1. 1. To discover a world of opportunities in healthcare, visit today. healthcare employment outlook The demand for healthcare professionals is projected to rise 19 percent through 2023—resulting in more than 2 million new job opportunities in the healthcare industry. Changes in our nation’s healthcare delivery system are expected to put a strain on the ever-increasing shortage of healthcare professionals. The good news for healthcare workers—especially for professionals involved in outpatient care, behavioral health, and home care—is that future work opportunities are looking strong. Visit to learn about career opportunities. Source: Talent Market Analyst™ is a powerful resource from Kelly® , built in partnership with Economic Modeling Specialists International® , a CareerBuilder® company. Kelly Healthcare Resources® is a registered trademark of Kelly Services All other trademarks are property of their respective owners An Equal Opportunity Employer © 2014 Kelly Services, Inc. Z0573 19% growth 2,148,994 new jobs will be available in healthcare New York, NY +133,302 Los Angeles, CA +91,835 Dallas, TX +67,235 Houston, TX +57,281 Chicago, IL +56,839 Boston, MA +52,166 Washington, D.C. +44,346 Phoenix, AZ +40,292 Atlanta, GA +40,214 Minneapolis, MN +35,901 Top 10 locations These U.S. metropolitan areas will add the greatest number of healthcare jobs through 2023: healthcare job projections through 2023: Healthcare vacancy rates Current vacancy rates indicate a much stronger relative demand for healthcare workers compared to the nationwide average. Top 5 occupations In addition to home health aides, the following healthcare occupations are expected to grow by more than 50,000 jobs between now and 2023: Registered nurses +412,560 Nursing assistants +227,404 Licensed practical and vocational nurses +134,073 Medical assistants +118,264 Pharmacy technicians +56,872 $57,000annually The median income for healthcare professionals is 35% greater than that of general occupations ($42,000) 2023 Registered nurses Medical records technicians Physician assistants National vacancy rate 5.0% 6.8% 7.7% 2.9% In addition to the positions above, given the anticipated change in the U.S. medical coding system from ICD9 to ICD10, we expect to see substantial growth opportunities for medical coders and billers. – Drea Howze, VP, healthcare product leader, Centers of Excellence, Kelly®
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