AHEC Career Corner
Whether you are a student planning a career in health care, or an adult seeking to expand your skills or a career change, there is a strong demand for qualified employees in health care at many levels.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Care Occupations, is a good source of information on different health careers.
For summaries of some of the most popular health care occupations: Click on the below links:
For detailed information on health care occupations, consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Occupations, provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there will be an estimated 6 million new health care jobs between the years 2019-2029. Here is what they say about the health care sector:
- It is one of the largest industries
- There are more jobs in health care than any other job sector
- Most jobs require less than four years of college
Some of the Fastest Growing Occupations
- Biomedical Engineer
- Physician Assistant
- Medical & Dental Assistant
- Medical Scientist
Examples of Health Careers by Education/Training
Types of Health Care Jobs
Health Care Practitioners
Chiropractors; Dentists, Dietitians; Optometrists; Pharmacists; Anesthesiologists; Family and General Practitioners; Internists; Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Pediatricians, General; Psychiatrists; Surgeons; Physicians and Surgeons; Physician Assistants; Podiatrists; Registered Nurses; Occupational Therapists; Physical Therapists; Radiation Therapists; Recreational Therapists; Respiratory Therapists; Speech-Language Pathologists; Veterinarians; Audiologists; Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians; Dental Hygienists; Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians; Diagnostic Medical Sonographers; Nuclear Medicine Technologists; Radiologic Technologists and Technicians; Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics; Dietetic Technicians; Pharmacy Technicians; Psychiatric Technicians; Respiratory Therapy Technicians; Surgical Technologists; Veterinary Technologists and Technicians; Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses; Medical Records and Health Information Technicians; Opticians; Health Technologists and Technicians; Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians; Athletic Trainers.
Home Health Aides; Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants; Psychiatric Aides; Occupational Therapy Assistants; Occupational Therapy Aides; Physical Therapist Assistants; Physical Therapist Aides; Massage Therapists; Dental Assistants; Medical Assistants; Medical Equipment Preparers; Medical Transcriptionists; Pharmacy Aides; Phlebotomists; Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers.