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Healthcare Industry Overview
Nearly 17 million Americans work in healthcare, and the aging of the Baby Boomers will increase demand for healthcare services and drive up the number of healthcare jobs in the coming years.
Most jobs in healthcare involve clinical care (working with directly with patients), but nonclinical options, such as medical records and medical transcription jobs, are also available.
Healthcare employment exists for people with nearly every level of education -- from orderly jobs that require only a high school diploma to physician jobs that require a four-year medical degree, internship and residency. Many healthcare jobs also have certification, state licensure and continuing-education requirements.
Healthcare Job Market
Although political changes could alter the employment landscape, the outlook for healthcare jobs is solid. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports from 2010 to 2020:
- Physical therapist jobs will grow 39 percent.
- Medical assistant jobs will grow 31 percent.
- Registered nurse jobs will grow 26 percent.
- Pharmacist jobs will grow 25 percent.
- Licensed practical nurse jobs will grow 22 percent.
In general, the more education you have, the more you’ll make in a healthcare career. Here are 2011 median salaries for some common healthcare jobs, according to the BLS:
- Pharmacist: $113,390
- Physical therapist: $78,270
- Registered nurse: $65,950
- Licensed practical nurse: $41,150
- Medical assistant: $29,100
Description Per diem. Responsible for treatment for inpatients and outpatients upon delegation from the physical therapist. The PTA follows the plan of care for each patient and is responsible for communication with the PT for patients reassessment. PTA documents in accordance with the neurology physician practices policies and procedures relative to care and treatment of patients. Qualifications...
Description GREAT GERIATRIC TELE RN PER DIEM OPPORTUNITY IN BROWARD!!! We currently have a demand for RN's with Geriatric Tele experience!!! Opportunities for days and night shifts Priority for shifts at other Tenet facilities too Weekly pay Very competitive hourly pay rates Matching 401k contributions Exposure and work experience at different hospitals Please apply online or call Yolanda Basse, R...
Nurse Home Visitor Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative Salary - $ 55,000.00/Yr to $ 59,000.00/Yr, together with benefits package. The Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative (SNJPC) is a non-profit agency that serves the seven southern most counties of South Jersey. SNJPC is dedicated to improving health outcomes for pregnant women, babies and children. Nurse Home Visitor for Camden City,...
Description Desert Regional Medical Center has provided a full range of quality medical care to one of the world's most famous resort area since 1951. Our 394 bed acute tertiary care facility is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the nation's oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. We are located in Palm Springs, California,...
DescriptionThe Nursing Supervisor has shift responsibility for supporting the nursing staff of all departments in daily operational and clinical functions. Has fiscal responsibility to ensure that department budget constraints pertaining to staffing guidelines are met. Coaches, mentors, and advises staff in coordinating and facilitating services which ensure quality care, cost-effectiveness, custo...
DescriptionReporting to the Sterile Processing Supervisor, the Sterile Processing Tech is responsible for the processing and maintenance of supplies, instruments and equipment through cleaning, packaging, sterilization and storage procedures for the hospital; responsible for supplies to the OR via the case cart system, instrument trays, etc., to the floors as needed; must be able to work with litt...
DescriptionReporting to the Director of Patient Care Services/Shift Manager, the Registered Nurse is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and providing high quality individualized patient care using the components of the nursing process. Qualifications CA RN license BLS ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC and MICN required 3+ years ED experience required...
Description Reporting to the Director of Patient Care Services/Shift Manager, the Registered Nurse is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and providing high quality individualized patient care using the components of the nursing process. Qualifications CA RN license BLS ACLS, PALS required 1+ years OR experience required...
Description The Behavioral Health Inpatient Clinician is a Masters level non-licensed classification whom is registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, this position will be providing diagnosis, prognosis,counseling, and psychotherapeutic intervention. The Inpatient Clinician performs required functions also referred to as Social Wor...
Description Reporting to the Clinical Programs Manager, the Activity Therapist provides appropriate assessment, treatment groups and record keeping on all patients involved in Creative Therapies program. Activity Therapist performs all functions as outlined in Title XXII under activity therapy. Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning. Represents specific specialization as well as Crea...
Description Reporting to the Nursing Director/Shift Manager, the RN is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and providing high quality, individualized patient care using the components of the nursing process. This position is subject to overtime, shift work, working holidays and weekends, standby, and callback assignments. Qualifications CA RN license BLS 2+ years Psych experience req...
Description Full Time/Days Delivers advanced professional and technical nursing care to adult and geriatric surgical patients during the immediate post surgical period. Nursing care complies with the objectives and policies of the hospital and care is performed in accordance with the standards and practices of the Association of Peri-anesthesia Nurses (ASPAN). Nursing care utilizes the nursing pro...
Description Per Diem/Evenings (3:45p-12:15a) Delivers nursing care to patients who require mental health services. Performs nursing techniques for the comfort and well being of the patient. Complies with the objectives and policies of the hospital utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Prepares equipment and assists physicians during treatments and e...
Description Full Time/Days Coordinates social work services for med/surg floors and provides social work assessment, counseling, resource information, and referral to patients/families and the healthcare team to maximize coping skills to deal with the impact of illness, hospitalization, treatment and continuing care issues. Supervises BSW and MSW interns. Qualifications MSW, LCSW preferred Minimum...
Description Per Diem/Flexible schedule (as needed) Perform a variety of technical procedures that will require independent judgment, with ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for radio logic diagnosis. Assumes responsibility for designated areas or procedures as required. Accountable for the professional and technical ability to perform high quality examinations with min...
Description Full Time/Nights - 11pm - 7:30 am, Every Other Weekend Perform a variety of technical procedures that will require independent judgment, with ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for radio logic diagnosis. Assumes responsibility for designated areas or procedures as required. Accountable for the professional and technical ability to perform high quality exami...
Description Per Diem/Flexible schedule Performs all aspects of Computed Tomography including but not limited to neuro, dynamic and CT guided paracentesis and biopsies under the direct supervision of the Radiologist. Shall be proficient in the operation of all equipment associated with the performance of scanning, including the CT units, its accessories, injectors, teleradiology, monitors, and gene...
Description Full Time/Nights - 7p-7:30a every other weekend Responsible for performing general secretarial and clerical duties in the patient care areas. Interacts with patients, families and physicians on a daily basis. Responsible for the transcription of physician orders. Assists the nursing staff in coordinating the activity of the unit. Determines priorities confidently and directs patient fl...
Description Per Diem/Days Delivers advanced professional and technical nursing care to adult and geriatric surgical patients during perioperative period. Nursing care complies with the objectives and policies of the hospital and care is performed in accordance with the standards and practices of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN). Nursing care utilizes the nursing process of assessmen...
Description Full Time/Nights (7p-7:30a EOW) Delivers professional and technical nursing care to patients of all ages presenting to the Emergency Department for care. Nursing care delivered complies with the objectives and policies of the hospital. Adheres to the monitoring of and compliance with all licensing and regulatory agency guidelines including but not limited to JCAHO, ACHA, OSHA, CMS, DCF...
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