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08.14.2012As was reported earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) expects more than a quarter of all new jobs created within the next year to come from the healthcare and social assistance industries. Citing the DOL's Occupational Outlook Handbook, a Yahoo writer penned a summary of the types of jobs expected to become more numerous in the upcoming years. Specifically, the writer said we shouldn't be surprised to see a lot more healthcare administrators, medical assistants, health IT techs, dental assistants, nurses and technicians.
If the DOL is proven correct, there are going to be more medical careers growing than merely those six. During the next ten years, the DOL also anticipates an upsurge in physician's assistant job opportunities. According to its occupational outlook, the employment of physician's assistants will grow by 30 percent in that time. In theory, the already substantial need for more primary care experts, such as physician's assistants, will expand once even more doctors begin practicing in specialized medicine.
Likewise, the DOL forecasts a 33 percent growth of employment for EMTs and paramedics who work alongside emergency department physicians.
Though there is a degree of general consensus that the healthcare sector is doing well, some medical professionals still worry about the current state of the economy, even if they aren't worried about their own jobs. The newly released Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index tells us that faith in the economy among healthcare industry professionals dropped from 58.4 to 53.9 during 2012's second quarter.
"The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to uphold the healthcare reform legislation all but ensures the future growth of the healthcare industry. Understandably, healthcare workers are concerned about the overall economy, but this does not seem to be hampering their personal confidence in their own abilities," said Steve McMahan, VP of the Randstad HR firm.
More than 50 percent the healthcare professionals who participated in the survey felt confident that they could find a new job if they wanted or needed to, while barely less than 60 percent felt sure their employers would continue to be profitable into the future. Interestingly, the attitudes of some medical workers don't reflect the DOL's predictions. About 25 percent of the individuals surveyed by Randstad thought they were seeing an increase in healthcare jobs, but just under 50 percent thought they were seeing fewer jobs.
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