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CareerBuilder and EMSI Release Projected Growth in the Health Care Industry by Occupation for 2013-2023

The health care industry continues to expand at a healthy pace, while other industries struggle to recover from the recession. Home health aides, veterinary technologists/technicians, and diagnostic medical sonographers lead the list of health care occupations expected to grow the most over the next decade, according to new research from CareerBuilder and EMSI (Economic Modeling Specialists International).

The top 10 health care occupations expected to have the most growth 2013-2023 are:

1. Home Health Aides

  • # of jobs in 2013 - 1,086,244
  • # of projected jobs in 2023 - 1,562,590
  • Percentage of change – 44 percent
  • Education - Short-term on-the-job training

2. Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

  • # of jobs in 2013 - 86,026
  • # of projected jobs in 2023 - 119,881
  • Percentage of change – 39 percent
  • Education - Associate's degree

3. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

  • # of jobs in 2013 - 58,478
  • # of projected jobs in 2023 - 77,806
  • Percentage of change – 33 percent
  • Education - Associate's degree

4. Physical Therapist Assistants

  • # of jobs in 2013 - 71,957
  • # of projected jobs in 2023 - 94,825
  • Percentage of change – 32 percent
  • Education - Associate's degree

5. Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • # of jobs in 2013 - 31,865
  • # of projected jobs in 2023 - 41,700
  • Percentage of change – 31 percent
  • Education - Associate's degree

6. Physical Therapist Aides

  • # of jobs in 2013 - 50,917
  • # of projected jobs in 2023 - 65,986
  • Percentage of change – 30 percent
  • Education - Moderate-term on-the-job training

7. Audiologists

  • # of jobs in 2013 - 13,736
  • # of projected jobs in 2023 - 17,394
  • Percentage of change – 27 percent
  • Education - First professional degree

8. Physical Therapists

  • # of jobs in 2013 - 206,374
  • # of projected jobs in 2023 - 261,142
  • Percentage of change – 27 percent
  • Education - First professional degree

9. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

  • # of jobs in 2013 - 235,682
  • # of projected jobs in 2023 - 296,977
  • Percentage of change – 26 percent
  • Education - Postsecondary non-degree award

10. Dental Hygienists

  • # of jobs in 2013 - 193,311
  • # of projected jobs in 2023 - 240,358
  • Percentage of change – 24 percent
  • Education - Associate's degree

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