Aging population will continue to drive healthcare job growth

As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, the number of jobs that involve caring for them will continue to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that altogether, the healthcare sector is expected to grow at a 2.6 percent annual rate until 2022 and comprise about 5 million of the 15.6 million new jobs created during that period

"The aging of the population is the primary contributor," Bureau of Labor Statistics economist Michael Wolf told USA Today, although he added that the expansion of treatment options and healthcare technology will also spur job growth.

About half of the 30 fastest-growing job categories will include home health aides, physician assistants and occupational therapy assistants. Medical billing coders, nurses, and in the executive suite, chief medical officers and chief informatics officers are among the most current in-demand jobs.

>> Click here to read the full report at FierceHealthFinance

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.