Health care is the largest and fastest-growing industry in the United States. The health care industry employs over 10 million workers in more than 200 careers. The current and projected health care workforce shortage is creating a health care crisis across the nation. Health care employment growth between 2000-2010 is projected to be 25.5 percent. A recent study commissioned by the American Hospital Association pointed our current vacancy rates that include 15.3 percent for imaging technicians, 13 percent for registered nurses, and 12.7 percent for pharmacists. The explosion of technology in health care and an unprecedented aging population contribute to the national health care workforce shortage.
135 health science careers with detailed and up-to-date information including:
- What They Do
- What To Learn
- Money And Outlook
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- Real Life Activities (what skills are used in each profession)
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