Projected Healthcare Industry Job Growth

The general consensus is that a career in the healthcare or medical field is going to be an asset for at least the next ten years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are going to be 2.8 million healthcare jobs created in the next few years, a 26% increase between now and 2008. When you compare that to the average for all industries, which is a 16% increase, it is clear that the medical field will be growing much faster than almost any other industry. If statistics are your thing, then you'll be interested to know that because healthcare is one of the largest industries, it provides Americans with more than 11 million jobs and medical employment will account for 13% of all wage and salary positions created between 2000 and 2010. Healthcare boasts 9 out of the 20 occupations projected to grow most quickly within the next decade.