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Spike In Healthcare Employment Expected With The Affordable Care Act
By: CareerCast.com
Two years before the Affordable Care Act became law and three years before its full implementation, a cadre of concerned professionals was already asking an important question: Who will take care of all these new patients? Experts estimate that the additions of new workers to insurance rolls under the Affordable Care Act, increasing the need for health care specialists in everything from medical billing to medical sonography. “In general, when people have health insurance, they demand more health care,” said Joanne Spetz, who teaches in the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco. Which is ... more
Genome Project Could Be Medicine's Future
By: CareerCast.com
When the first Viking explorers began settling Iceland, none could have imagined that their descendants would pioneer the future of modern medicine by surveying the human genome. Fast forward 1000 years to today, when an Icelandic company has revealed its success in sequencing the largest-ever set of human genomes from a single population. The new wealth of genetic data has already begun changing our understanding of human evolutionary history. It also sets the stage for a new era of preventive medicine based on individual genetic risks for diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. The milestone in genome sequencing comes ... more
Top Healthcare Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
Even during the depths of the recession and the slow recovery of the U.S. economy, healthcare is considered among the most stable of careers. America’s aging population and evolving healthcare coverage point to top healthcare jobs across a wide range of disciplines. Primary and clinical careers Registered nurses. With the huge Baby Boom generation now carrying their AARP cards and the senior population predicted to surge in the next decade, the market will be wide open for private-duty and institutional nurses. The potential for career development includes options as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or nurse manager. The highest-skilled ... more
Healthcare Jobs Without A Medical Degree
By: CareerCast.com
When you ask a child what medical career he or she wants to enter, you will hear, “I want to grow up and be a doctor,” or, “I’m going to be a nurse.” Have you ever heard, “I’m going to be a cardiovascular technologist,” or, “I want to grow up and be a diagnostic medical sonographer”? For years, the standard mantra was that to provide for a family you had to have a good job, and to get a good job you needed a college education. However, while the recession took a shark-sized bite out of many incomes because of ... more
Healthcare Jobs Boom in 2015 First Quarter
By: CareerCast.com
Healthcare sector hiring in March 2015 increased by 22,000, bringing the industry's total employment increase for the year over 363,000, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Healthcare is the fastest growing sector through the first quarter of 2015, up to 18.391 million total employees throughout the United States. The BLS reports ambulatory healthcare and hospital jobs fueled the industry's gain. CareerCast.com has an extensive database of hospital jobs and ambulatory service jobs to browse.more