According to U.S. News and World Report, health care employment is on the rise. As the Boomer population ages, the demand for health care professionals is ever-growing. The need for at-home health, residential caregivers, and long-term care facilities are expected to significantly grow as life expectancies rise. As medical technology increases the number of people who recover from serious illness or injury, the number of patients who will require long-term therapy and care are also on the rise.

Here are the 25 fastest growing jobs in the health care field:

  • Orthodontist
  • Dentist
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatrist
  • Pediatrician
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Optometrist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Surgeon
  • Physician
  • Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Speech-language Pathologist
  • Prosthodontist
  • Pharmacist
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Dietitian and Nutritionist
  • Chiropractor
  • Respiratory Therapist

And these aren’t the only roles on the rise. As health care systems grow, so does the need for corporate, operational, and administrative support. And as long as technology continues to evolve, IT professionals and digital technicians will also be in demand.

If you’re interested in one of these growing career paths, search our new career listings in your area and connect with our recruiters to discover why a career in health care with VA is right for you.

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Published on Dec. 2, 2016

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