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Healthcare – Job Summaries

Healthcare – Job Summaries

Healthcare

Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations (such as home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists) are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2020).

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Dietitians and Nutritionists

Dietitians and nutritionists advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.

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First Responders

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.

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Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians collect data on and analyze many types of work environments and work procedures.

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Nurse: Licensed Practical (LPN) and Licensed Vocational (LVN)

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic nursing care.

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Nurse: Registered (RN)

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care and educate patients and the public about various health conditions.

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Nursing Assistant/Aide

Nursing assistants provide basic care and help patients with activities of daily living.

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Physician Assistant

Physician assistants practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers.

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Physician and Surgeon

Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses and address health maintenance.

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Physical Therapists

Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve movement and manage pain.

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Recreational Therapists

Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses.

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