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
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