At a rate of 14%, the employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow faster than any other occupational group. You don’t have to go to med school, earn a doctorate, or rack up thousands of dollars in student debt to land a top-paying job within this diverse field.
While physicians and surgeons continue to earn some of the highest salaries in the nation and top the payroll for medical institutions. Plenty of other positions require much less education and pay more than $35,000 annually.
Accounting for four spots our Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs For High School Graduates, which is more than any other industry occupation group.
This growth is largely stimulated by our aging population resulting in a greater demand for healthcare services. Baby boomers are living longer and have increasing healthcare-related needs.
As a result, the demand for healthcare will increase with a beneficial impact on the people working in the industry. Specifically, among healthcare support occupations which account for seven spots on our Top 10 Most In-Demand Healthcare Jobs list.
However, the three highest-paid spots on that list belong to healthcare practitioners and technical occupations. Which had a median annual wage of $68,190. With every variety of nurse ranking high on the list.
Consider this, the top two fastest-growing and most in-demand jobs in the entire country are paid just over $24,000 per year. Which is over $15,000 below the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy – $39,810.
Healthcare support professionals are vastly underpaid for the value in which they provide to the economy. They are among the most valuable workers in our economy. Who is taking care of one of the most vulnerable groups in our society.
Shouldn’t all healthcare workers be at least paid according to the median annual wage for all occupations?