Texas’s growing population of elderly and aging baby boomers continues to fuel an unprecedented demand for healthcare workers. To put it in simple terms, the high demand for healthcare workers creates a stable and secure career option that is filled with opportunities for sustainable growth.
The United States Department of Labor projects a 30.3% increase nationwide in the number of health care jobs between now and the next decade. That’s 5 million new health care jobs. Health care careers are the rising stars of the employment outlook.
In February 2011, Department of Labor Market Statistics through 2018 reported the following:
- Healthcare will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the elderly population.
- 91% of the occupational employment growth in Texas will occur in service-producing industry sectors such as Healthcare.
- Health Support occupations will grow by 28% over the next 7 years. 92,728 new jobs are predicted to open in the Healthcare industry over the next 7 years.
Throughout the 2012 recession, these statistics have proven true as Texas’s unemployment rates reached record-highs. While most career fields experienced drastic decreases (many in the double digits), the employment demand for healthcare workers experienced an increase of more than 4%.
Many of the fastest growing health care jobs are concentrated in the health services field and 19% of all health care job growth in the next decade will be in health services. To best serve and address the long-term career objectives of our prospective students, Elite Medical Academy offers programs with high demand such as Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, Patient Care Assistant and more.