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If you had to guess, which industry would you say will grow the fastest within the next decade? Despite what you might see on the news, it’s not tech or energy — it’s healthcare. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare as a whole is expected to add more jobs than any other industry between 2014 and 2024 (about 9.8 million). In fact, just last month, health care added 59,100 new jobs.

Many workers today in fields like retail and the fossil fuel industries are feeling the pressure of declining industry growth due to automation and globalization — but with the U.S. population growing, as well as the Baby Boomer generation aging and entering retirement, the outlook for healthcare is incredibly bright. So if you find that your job is becoming endangered, health care is a great field to transition into.

And don’t worry. It’s not all just positions with advanced degrees, like doctors and nurses, that are hiring. Below, we’ve outlined some of the most popular healthcare jobs out there, in fields as varied as speech language pathology to medical transcription to pharmacy and more. Read on to learn about these hot jobs — how many job openings there are, what they earn, how you can enter the field, and more!

1. Physical Therapist

Number of Open Jobs: 59,272

Median Salary: $66,180

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree (often, but not always) + 3-year Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

What They Do: Physical therapists work with those who have injuries or illnesses to help them regain movement and mitigate pain.

Available Physical Therapist Jobs

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists
Jackson, MI
4 days ago 4d
Physical Therapist
The Jackson Clinics
Aldie, VA
5 days ago 5d
Physical Therapist
Fremont Therapy Group
Rock Springs, WY
23 hours ago 23h

2. Caregiver

Number of Open Jobs: 46,022

Median Salary: $20,000

Education Required: High school degree/GED + certification

What They Do: Caregivers assist those with illnesses and injuries, the elderly, and others who need assistance with day-to-day living.

Available Caregiver Jobs

Caregiver
Clatsop Care Memory Community
Seaside, OR
3 days ago 3d
Caregiver
Assisting Hands Home Care Fox Valley South
Aurora, IL
23 hours ago 23h
Caregiver
Genesis In-Home Care
Lake Orion, MI
23 hours ago 23h

3. Occupational Therapist

Number of Open Jobs: 23,324

Median Salary: $69,100

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree + 2-year Master’s degree

What They Do: Occupational therapists help those with injuries, illnesses, and disabilities learn how to perform the tasks required in daily life.

Available Occupational Therapist Jobs

Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Empower Speech Therapy and Life Skills Center
Fresno, CA
5 days ago 5d
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Partners in Pediatric Therapy
Bardstown, KY
23 hours ago 23h
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Playful Learning Pediatric Therapy
Wasilla, AK
23 hours ago 23h

4. Pharmacy Technician

Number of Open Jobs: 11,971

Median Salary: $23,932

Education Required: High school degree/GED + certification

What They Do: Pharmacy technicians fill prescriptions and assist pharmacists with the everyday business of running a pharmacy.

Available Pharmacy Technician Jobs

Pharmacy Technician
Meijer
Petoskey, MI
6 days ago 6d
Licensed and Certified Pharmacy Technician
Costco Wholesale
Naperville, IL
23 hours ago 23h
Pharmacy Technician
Baltimore Medical System, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
4 days ago 4d

5. Speech Language Pathologist

Number of Open Jobs: 13,186

Median Salary: $69,309

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree + 2-year Master’s degree

What They Do: Speech language pathologists diagnose and treat communication disorders.

Available Speech Language Pathologist Jobs

Speech-Language Pathologist
Candor Consulting and Diagnostics, LLC
Killeen, TX
6 days ago 6d
Speech Language Pathologist
South Shore Therapies
Norwood, MA
23 hours ago 23h
SLP - Speech Language Pathologist Home Health $2,000-$5,000 Bonus
Boone Memorial HomeCare-LHC Group
Danville, WV
6 days ago 6d

6. Certified Nursing Assistant

Number of Open Jobs: 171,866

Median Salary: $24,000

Education Required: High school degree/GED + certification

What They Do: Certified nursing assistants care for patients by attending to their hygiene, feeding them, performing basic medical procedures like checking vitals, and assisting nurses with their daily work.

Available Certified Nursing Assistant Jobs

Certified Nursing Assistant
Gateway Transitional Care Center
Pocatello, ID
23 hours ago 23h
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Smith Village
Chicago, IL
23 hours ago 23h
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant
Alden Court Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Fairhaven, MA
23 hours ago 23h

7. Medical Assistant

Number of Open Jobs: 86,457

Median Salary: $28,880

Education Required: High school degree/GED + certification

What They Do: Medical assistants are tasked with recording patients’ medical histories, performing basic medical procedures like checking vitals, and assisting with the day-to-day operations of the facilities in which they work.

Available Medical Assistant Jobs

Medical Assistant
CareRev
Saint Louis, MO
6 days ago 6d
Medical Assistant
Marathon Health
Wilkesboro, NC
4 days ago 4d
Medical Assistant
Tennessee Oncology
Lebanon, TN
23 hours ago 23h

8. Physician Assistant

Number of Open Jobs: 50,748

Median Salary: $93,090

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree (often, but not always) and 2-year Master’s degree

What They Do: Physician assistants examine, diagnose, and prescribe medication to patients as well as performing some medical procedures like tending to wounds and removing casts.

Available Physician Assistant Jobs

Physician Assistant
Skilled Physicians Group
Atlanta, GA
4 days ago 4d
Physician Assistant
Rio Grande Pain Team
Weslaco, TX
23 hours ago 23h
Physician Assistant
AMC Urgent Care Plus
Ponca City, OK
6 days ago 6d

9. Patient Care Technician

Number of Open Jobs: 60,995

Median Salary: $25,400

Education Required: High school degree/GED + certification

What They Do: Patient care technicians assist in medical procedures like taking vitals, administering medication, and helping patients with tasks like feeding, grooming, and walking.

Available Patient care technician Jobs

Medical Assistant
CareRev
Saint Louis, MO
6 days ago 6d
ED Technician
The Villages Regional Hospital
The Villages, FL
5 days ago 5d
Patient Care Technician Med/Surg & ICU
Prairie Ridge Health
Columbus, WI
2 day ago 2d

10. Surgical Technician

Number of Open Jobs: 9,825

Median Salary: $40,945

Education Required: High school degree/GED + certification

What They Do: Surgical technicians assist surgeons in the operating room by preparing the room, providing equipment and tools, and more.

Available Surgical Technician Jobs

Surgical Technician
Covelo Group, Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO
5 days ago 5d
Surgical Technician
American Surgical Professionals
Milwaukee, WI
2 day ago 2d
Surgical Technician
South Lake Surgery Center
La Place, LA
4 days ago 4d

11. Medical Coder

Number of Open Jobs: 5,092

Median Salary: $40,000

Education Required: High school degree/GED + certification

What They Do: Medical coders translate doctor’s notes on patients regarding medical history, diagnoses, and treatments into standard medical codes in a database.

Available Medical Coder Jobs

Certified Medical Coder
Summit Healthcare Alliance
Bellevue, WA
23 hours ago 23h
657 IDD Medical Records Clerk
Helen Farabee Center
Wichita Falls, TX
23 hours ago 23h
Billing Coding Specialist
ImageTrend Inc
Lakeville, MN
6 days ago 6d

12. Case Manager

Number of Open Jobs: 53,866

Median Salary: $35,062

Education Required: Minimum of high school degree/GED + certification, although many employers prefer Bachelor’s or Associate’s degrees as well

What They Do: Case managers work with those who have injuries, illnesses, and disabilities to map out a treatment and recover plan.

Available Case Manager Jobs

Mental Health Case Manager
Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals
Detroit Lakes, MN
5 days ago 5d
CASE MANAGER - FULL TIME HOURLY
JusticeWorks
Towanda, PA
6 days ago 6d
Case Manager
My Choice Wisconsin
Portage, WI
23 hours ago 23h

13. Medical Transcriptionist

Number of Open Jobs: 884

Median Salary: $30,970

Education Required: High school degree/GED + certification

What They Do: Medical transcriptionists take audio recordings of doctors, nurses, and more and turn them into written documents like medical histories and reports.

Available Medical Transcriptionist Jobs

6 days ago 6d
Transcriptionist - Lab - Days - 40 hrs. wkly.
Valleywise Health System
Phoenix, AZ
5 days ago 5d
6 days ago 6d

14. Direct Support Professional

Number of Open Jobs: 22,005

Median Salary: $21,500

Education Required: Varies by state, but typically training/certification programs

What They Do: Direct Support Professionals work with those with disabilities in order to help them thrive in their communities and daily lives.

Available Direct Support Professional Jobs

Direct Support Professional
Marcfirst
Normal, IL
5 days ago 5d
Direct Support Professional
Our Homes South Inc
Faribault, MN
6 days ago 6d
Direct Support Professional
Grand Traverse Industries
Traverse City, MI
23 hours ago 23h