Report: Healthcare Jobs Among Fastest-Growing Occupations this Decade

According to the most recent 10-year projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), healthcare jobs will account for one in six new jobs in the next decade. The BLS predicts that registered nurses, nursing assistants, personal care aides, and home health aides will have the most employment increases, adding 1.6 million jobs now through 2022. RNs are expected to grow 19.4 percent (526,000 jobs) and home health aide jobs will increase 48.5 percent (424,000 jobs). However, because healthcare spending is growing slower than the economy for the first time since 1997, some experts believe BLS’ predictions might already be “deflating” although they acknowledge that it is difficult to predict the “unknowable future.”

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