Healthcare is going through a period of massive expansion, which opens the door for a lot of people to find jobs. The field is projected to grow by 18% through 2026 as the demand for healthcare increases. Take a look at some of the jobs most likely to see growth.
Home Health Aides
This job is expected to grow by 41% through 2026. You will help older adults and others who are suffering from physical or cognitive disabilities in their daily tasks. You might help administer medicine or record vital signs. There are no formal education requirements for this job.
This job is expected to grow by 37% through 2026. You would work with physicians to diagnose and treat patients. You coordinate with nurses and others. One of the reasons for this growth is that patients are encouraged to look for care outside of hospital settings. Physician Assistants are in demand at outpatient and ambulatory care centers. You need a master’s degree and a professional license.
Nurse Anesthetists, Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners
This job is expected to grow by 31% through 2026. These three jobs are specialized nurses who are called Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). They provide care for patients who are going through any of these events, from anesthesia to delivering babies and more. You are required to have a master’s degree in your specialty area and a professional license. There is a national certification exam that is required.
Physical Therapy Assistants or Aides
This job is expected to grow by 30% through 2026. In this job, you would help patients regain movement while they recover from injuries or illnesses. You also help them manage pain. You answer to a physical therapist as you perform your duties. This job requires an associate’s degree from an accredited program, and then you must be licensed or certified. Some positions allow you to train on the job with a high school diploma.
This job is expected to grow by 26% through 2026. You would help people understand genetic diagnoses and disorders, and you would also help them understand the available tests. This is a move towards more personalized medicine that is possible as a result of advances in genomic science. You need a master’s degree in genetics or genetics counseling and board certification.