Top Paying Healthcare Careers
There’s no argument that healthcare is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs in healthcare are expected to grow at an astonishing rate of 23% job growth over the next decade, with an estimated 974,000 new jobs expected. This rapid growth is due, in part, to greater health insurance accessibility and the maturing of the large Baby Boomer population. Hospitals, health systems, private practices, long-term care facilities are looking to boost their services with qualified, licensed clinical and support (or ancillary) staff.
Colleges and universities, recognizing the need to educate qualified clinicians and ancillary personnel, are increasingly offering online courses and degrees for those interested, or already employed, in healthcare. Online, accredited degrees, allow students to quickly move into the work force; and, provides currently employed clinicians or healthcare workers easier paths to advance their education to the next level. Most, but not all, healthcare careers can be attained through accredited, online education.
Salary ranges for healthcare professions vary depending on the degree, area of study and licensure. Employment and earnings (not including physicians) for those working in healthcare range from $20,000 to $102,950 annually and requires individuals with diverse educational and technical backgrounds to qualify for positions in the clinical and non-clinical healthcare setting.