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Rapid growth seen in healthcare jobs
3/13/2012
 
Confirming popular perception, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced health care and social assistance will see an increase of 5.6 million jobs over the next decade, more than in any other sector of the economy.

The bureau added that between 2010 and 2020 healthcare support occupations will grow 34.5%, personal care and services occupations will grow 26.8%, and healthcare practitioners and technical occupations will grow 25.9%.

The labor department also foresees 712,000 more registered nurses, 706,000 home health aides, and 607,000 personal care aides. "One-third of the projected fastest growing occupations are related to health care, reflecting expected increases in demand as the population ages and the healthcare and social assistance industry grows," the department said.