A Job In High Demand That Pays $68,000 A Year

As the nation's baby boomer generation has aged, there's been a corresponding increase in demand for workers to provide health-care services. It comes as little surprise then that the health-care sector has added an average of 28,000 jobs a month during the last 12 months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Not only is the number of health-care related jobs growing, many are also well-paying. They include positions such as case managers, who develop and implement care plans for patients dealing with severe or complicated diagnoses.

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According to salary surveys, case managers earn a national mean salary of about $68,000 a year. More than pay, however, the profession can be personally rewarding, since the aim of case managers is to get the best and most appropriate treatment for patients whose need for care is indisputable.

For more on becoming a case manager, including salary and employment information, check out the infographic and video below from CareerBuilder.

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David Schepp

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David Schepp has spent more than a dozen years covering business news for the electronic and print media, including Dow Jones Newswires, BBC News, Gannett Co., and most recently at AOL's DailyFinance. Nearly 10 years ago, he started writing a weekly People@Work column, looking in depth at issues facing workers in today's workplace. The syndicated column appeared in newspapers and websites nationwide before it made its debut on DailyFinance in 2010. Schepp now continues that tradition at Aol Jobs, covering the jobs beat and providing readers insight and analysis into the nation's challenging employment scene.

Schepp holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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