With the first generation of baby boomers now turning 65 they have an increased need for medical and health care services. This aging population is opening up another new avenue for business, and in the coming years we can expect to see the health care businesses booming. Subsequently this comes with numerous job openings that accompany the booming industry. With unemployment rates increasing more generally, it is good to know what jobs will be in demand in years to come. Below is a list of the top 5 best paying jobs in the medical and health care professions.
1. Biomedical Engineers
Average salary: $81, 540
Percent Increase: 61.7%
Job Openings (2010-2020): 9,700
First on our list are biomedical engineers who work with as well as design and maintain biomedical equipment such as X-ray machines, respirators, dialysis machines, and so on. This specialisation requires a good understanding of mathematics, chemistry, engineering and biology. Because of the extensive knowledge required, these roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. Biomedical engineers are rewarded with impressive compensation, with qualified professionals earning around $81,540. It is projected that there will be 61.7% rise in the number of biomedical engineers required, which is a rise that is 4 times higher than most other jobs (at 14%). The Bureau of Labour Statistics explains that this demand is due mainly to the retirement of the baby boomers and their increased need for medical and health care services in order to maintain their health and continue an active lifestyle. The demand is increasing worldwide for biomedical engineers, so if you are looking for a Job whether in Jordan or the USA or many other places, biomedical engineering is a good specialisation to take up.
2. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Average salary: $64, 380
Percent Increase: 43.5%
Job Openings: 23,400
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities where they carry out ultrasounds and interpret the results. Between the years of 2010 and 2020, the increase in the number of positions for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is projected to be at 43.5%, raising demand to 77,100 posts from the current 23,400. The Bureau of Labour explains this increase in demand for sonographers is due to the evolution of ultrasound technology which will replace current expensive and invasive diagnostic procedures. The qualifications for job itself are an associate degree with most employers preferring graduates with professional certifications.
3. Marketing Specialists and Market Research Analysts
Average salary: $60,570
Percent increase: 41.2%
Job openings: 116,600
Marketing specialists and market research analysts are employed to study, monitor and forecast trends in sales. They also collect and analyse data about a company’s product or service. This job requires a bachelor’s degree although most analysts have a master’s degree (which is a marked advantage as the job is research based). Positions for this job are projected to rise to 400,000 the current 116,600 by the year 2020.
Physiotherapists assist patients with muscular and joint movement, and the related pain issues. They facilitate the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered strokes, or some other debilitating injury or a disability. This job requires a postgraduate (usually a doctorate) degree as well as a practice license. The job is considered to be one of the fastest growing jobs in the industry, with a projected growth rate of 39%. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, the increased demand for physiotherapists will once again come from baby boomers.
5. Dental Hygienist
Average salary: $60, 250
Percent Increase: 37.7%
Job Openings: 68,500
Dental hygienists are responsible for cleaning teeth and taking X-rays. This job does not require a professional degree or even any previous work experience, but an associate degree and a license are required. Between 2010 and 2020 job openings for dental hygienists are projected to increase by 37.7% from 68,500 to more than 250,000 job openings.
This article on business and jobs has been contributed by Mike Dermott. Mike write articles about the job market and which jobs will be in demand in the coming years.
This article on business and jobs is contributed by Mike Dermott. Mike write articles about the job market in Dubizzle and which jobs would be in demand in the coming years.