6 Hot Careers
With an aging baby boomer population, it should come as no surprise that seven of the 20 fastest-growing occupations are healthcare related. In fact, three of every 10 new jobs created in the U.S. economy by 2014 will be in healthcare services. But even in the promising healthcare field, there are a few key careers that really stand out.
2. Physical Therapist Assistant
- Job Duties: Assist physical therapists by providing patient treatment - such as exercises, traction and ultrasound - under supervision.
- Required Education: A two-year associate's degree from an accredited physical therapy assistant program. Some states also require licensing.
- Pay: Median annual salary of $41,360
3. Dental Hygienist
4. Dental Assistant
5. Personal or Home Healthcare Aide
6. Medical Scientist
Personal FinanceChanging careers can help you achieve life goals, but making a quick change for the wrong reasons can lead to disappointment.
RetirementInterested in a new career path but not sure where to start? Here are five top choices.
InvestingThere could be even more room for gains in healthcare sector stocks, as many of the bullish trends remain in place.
Personal FinanceYou may want to rethink that biotechnology career and refocus your innate technical abilities on a career in computer science.
InsightsBaby boomer is a descriptive term for a person who was born between the years 1946 and 1964.
Personal FinanceMillennials should consider careers in these areas for better initial opportunity, job security and even solid wages.
Financial AdvisorHere's why America's healthcare still ranks low among developed countries.
Managing WealthIt's not just blue-collar jobs that may be hard to do for a whole career, says this provocative study from Boston College's Center for Retirement Research.
RetirementWhether baby boomers are retired, semi-retired or starting second careers for fun, their choices will dominate American culture for a long time to come.