An aging population, advances in technology and the ongoing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- also known as "Obamacare" -- ensure that jobs in medical professions will continue to grow in the U.S. for years.
Employment for both salaried and hourly workers in the health care... Read More »
By Beecher Tuttle
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding "Obamacare" will have major implications for patients, insurers and hospitals. It will also determine the future of jobs in the health-care industry.
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Growing demand for health services and declining productivity will result in millions more health-care jobs by the end of the decade -- regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules next week on "Obamacare," a new Georgetown University report shows.
The demand for workers within the health-care industry is... Read More »
When you ask children what they want to be when they grow up, a common answer is "doctor." But when those children grow up, many find those dreams shift to another field in healthcare as they learn doctor is just one of many career paths.
With the aging boomers, the health-care field is growing fast. The Bureau... Read More »
In this era of high unemployment, many parents and students wonder which college degrees pay off -- and which don't.
A recent study by Georgetown University Center on Education looked at earnings and unemployment rates among recent and seasoned degree holders as well as those with graduate degrees and found... Read More »
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... Read More »
There are few stories more heart-wrenching than those in which workers take advantage of vulnerable senior citizens. But the case involving 86-year-old Renee Fuld is particularly egregious because the New York City woman also is disabled.
Fuld's aide, Jackie Pokuwaah, 52, was arrested last year for... Read More »
A woman responsible for taking care of a 95-year-old with dementia was arrested Sunday after leaving her in a car for more than two hours to gamble at a South Florida casino, police say.
According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Maria Holly, 53, was arrested after a visitor to the Seminole Casino Coconut... Read More »
As the recovery stutters along, one sector remains forever rosy. Over the past year, health care has added an average of 27,000 jobs per month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health care jobs keep going up and up and up, from 8 million in 1990 to 14 million today, reports Business Insider.
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By Anne D'Innocenzio
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's largest private employer, is scaling back the eligibility of health care coverage offered to future part-timers and dramatically raising premiums for many of its full-time workers. Industry observers say the changes could have... Read More »
They may not be sexy, and they may not sound all that glamorous, but the most important things about jobs for recent college grads is that they're available, they have a future, and most of all, they pay. A recent study shows that specialized health care positions are hot, as are those that involve a... Read More »
For the past decade or so, employers and employees alike have been stunned by the alarming rise in the cost of health care, which is sometimes blamed on over-treatment -- too many unwarranted tests and expensive therapies.
But the opposite it true, too. Some workers never or rarely see a doctor, which means... Read More »
Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder
When you're job hunting, knowing which industries are hiring is part of the battle. In the midst of high unemployment in the private sector, some industries are still emerging as safe bets for the coming years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational... Read More »
Dr. Meghan MacLean Weir is not afraid to admit her faults. In fact, in her debut book, 'Between Expectations: Lessons From A Pediatric Residency,' she boldly goes where other physicians fear to tread -- into a candid description of her struggles as a pediatric resident at Children's Hospital Boston and Boston... Read More »
Everyone knows that that health care industry is one of the few areas that has been consistently hiring despite the ups and downs facing the rest of the economy. But many people forget that you don't have to be a doctor, nurse, or a licensed health care technician to work in the industry.
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Male nurses have always been a slim division in an industry that's been booming for years -- an industry still dominated by women. According to Male Nurse Magazine (who knew?), out of the approximately 2.6 million registered nurses in the U.S., there are still only around 7-8 percent who are male nurses.
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Healthcare jobs are constantly growing, even despite a weak economy.
As job outlooks become desperate, both experienced professionals and recent graduates are hoping to break into the healthcare industry where jobs are consistently becoming available. The need for healthcare workers will continue to rise, mostly... Read More »