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Healthcare Careers Predicted to Remain Stable Under Obama

Healthcare Careers Predicted to Remain Stable Under Obama

Georgia Price / AllHealthcare

Obama is also expected to promote biotech research and development, including the creation of more generic drugs. Job outlook should also be good for those in the biotech field, including pharmacists, biotechnologists, and medical scientists.

An increased demand for health care reform across America forces the health care industry, and its many workers, into the spotlight. Will dramatic change come overnight? Not likely. But one thing is for sure, the health care industry is predicted to remain a stable place for jobs over the coming years under President-elect Obama.

In-Demand Occupations:



Registered Nurses

Current Employment: 2.5 million
Projected Employment, 2016: 3,092,000
Projected Need: 1 million employees
Overall Job Growth: 23%
Job Growth by Industry:

• Offices of Physicians: 39%
• Home Health Care Services: 39%
• Outpatient Care: 34%
• Employment Services: 27%
• General Medicine and Surgical Hospitals: 22%
• Nursing Care Facilities: 20%
Employment Change by 2016: 587,000 new jobs


Home Health Aides

Current Employment: 787,000
Projected Employment, 2016: 1,171,000
Projected Need: 454,000 employees
Overall Job Growth: 27%
Employment Change by 2016: 384,000 new jobs


Medical Assistants

Current Employment: 417,000
Projected Employment, 2016: 565,000
Projected Need: 199,000
Overall Job Growth: 27%
Employment Change by 2016: 148,000 new jobs


Pharmacy Technicians

Current Employment: 285,000
Projected Employment, 2016: 376,000
Projected Need: 178,000
Overall Job Growth: 27%
Employment Change by 2016: 91,000 new jobs


Dental Assistants

Current Employment: 280,000
Projected Employment, 2016: 362,000
Projected Need: 130,000
Overall Job Growth: 27%
Employment Change by 2016: 82,000 new jobs


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