10 In-Demand Jobs in Health Care

  • Nursing jobs
    1. Nurses
    $44,190 -$95,130
  • Home Health and Personal Care Aides
    2. Home Health and Personal Care Aides
    $20,560 / $19,640
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers – Health Care
    3. Computer and Information Systems Managers – Health Care
    $71,420 -$166,400
  • Health Care Informatics
    4. Health Care Informatics
    $38,600-$106,000
  • Computer Systems Analyst – Health Care
    5. Computer Systems Analyst – Health Care
    $48,360 -$119,070
  • Health Educators
    6. Health Educators
    $26,730 -$81,430
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
    7. Medical and Health Services Managers
    $51,280 -$144,880
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists
    8. Dietitians and Nutritionists
    $33,330 -$75,480
  • Physical Therapists
    9. Physical Therapists>
    $53,620 -$107,920
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
    10. Marriage and Family Therapists
    $23,870 -$72,280

For  jobs with  bright futures take a look through our gallery of 10 in-demand jobs in heatlth care – from nursing to informatics – that deliver higher than average employment opportunities.

1. In-Demand Jobs in Health Care:

1. Nurses

Job Outlook: Expected to grow by 26% from 2010 to 2020.

Annual Wage: The lowest 10% earned less than $44,190 and the top 10% earned more than $95,130, with a median salary of $64,690 (as of May 2010).

Did You Know? The Institute of Medicine predicts that 80% of nurses in 2020 will require a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing). This can be earned online in less than 18 months through a RN-to-BSN program of study – a practical option for working nurses.

 

2. Home Health and Personal Care Aides

Job Outlook: Expected to grow by 69% from 2010 to 2020.

Annual Wage: The median salary of home health aides was $20,560; for personal care aides it was $19,640 (as of May 2010).

Did You Know? Home health aides differ from personal care aides. They typically work under the supervision of a nurse for agencies that must comply with government regulations, such as certified home health or hospice agencies.

 

3. Computer and Information Systems Managers Health Care

Job Outlook: Expected to grow by 18%, however increased growth is expected for health-specific computer and IS manager jobs.

Annual wage: The lowest 10 percent earned less than $71,420 and the top 10 percent earned more than $166,400, with a median salary for those in the health care industry of $101,840 (as of May 2010).

Did You Know? The health care industry is expected to greatly increase IT use, resulting in significant job growth.

 

4. Health Care Informatics

Job Outlook: More than 50,000 jobs projected in the next five to seven years, according to the American Medical Informatics Association.

Annual wage: The lowest 10% earned less than $38,600 and the top 10% earned more than $106,000, with a median salary of $62,330.

Did You Know? Entry-level education is a bachelor of science in health information management, while for HI management and leadership positions a master of health informatics is typically required.

 

5. Computer Systems Analyst Health Care

Job Outlook: Expected to grow by 22% from 2010 to 2020, with additional job growth specific to health care fields such as electronic medical records and healthcare IT.

Annual wage: The lowest 10% earned less than $48,360 and the top 10% earned more than $119,070, with a median salary of $77,740.

Did You Know? Systems analysts specialize in a specific business field. For example, if working in a hospital a bachelor’s or master’s degree in health information management or health care administration may be required.

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 6. Health Educators

Job Outlook: Expected to grow by 37% from 2010 to 2020.

Annual Wage: The lowest 10% earned less than $26,730 and the top 10% earned more than $81,430, with a median annual wage of $45,830 (as of May 2010).

Did You Know? You can study for a bachelor of science in health science or health and wellness online, from your home on your own time.


7. Medical and Health Services Managers

Job Outlook: Expected to grow by 22% from 2010 to 2020.

Annual Wage: The lowest 10% earned less than $51,280 and the top 10% earned more than $144,880, with a median annual wage of $84, 270 (as of May 2010).

Did You Know? Medical and Health Services Managers titles vary according to where they work, and may include: nursing home administrator, clinical manager, program manager, and health information manager.

 

8. Dietitians and Nutritionists

Job Outlook: Expected to grow by 20% from 2010 to 2020.

Annual Wage: The lowest 10% earned less than $33,330 and the top 10% earned more than $75,480, with a median annual wage of $53,250 (as of May 2010).

Did You Know? You can study for a bachelor of science in nutrition science, health science, or health and wellness online.

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 9. Physical Therapists

Job Outlook: Expected to grow by 39% from 2010 to 2020.

Annual Wage: The lowest 10% earned less than $53,620 and the top 10% earned more than $107,920, with a median annual wage of $76,310 (as of May 2010).

Did You Know? Most physical therapists work in the offices of health practitioners (37%) or in hospitals (28%).

 

10. Marriage and Family Therapists

Job Outlook: Expected to grow by 41% from 2010 to 2020.

Annual Wage: The lowest 10% earned less than $23,870 and the top 10% earned more than $72,280, with a median annual wage of $45,720 (as of May 2010).

Did You Know? Education required is typically a graduate degree, such as a master of science in psychology.

 

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Sources

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, 
on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh (visited August 9, 2013).

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