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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
AthletiCo
Saint Louis, MO
23 hours ago 23h
Women's Health Physical Therapist
Greater Therapy Centers
Flower Mound, TX
23 hours ago 23h
Physical Therapist - PRN
Kindred Healthcare
Albert Lea, MN
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
Rivera Mansions
Portland, OR
23 hours ago 23h
Caregiver
JEA Senior Living
Bryan, TX
23 hours ago 23h
Caregiver
FirstLight Home Care
Nashville, TN
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

Occupational Therapist - PRN - 5 STAR SNF
Regency Canyon Lakes
Kennewick, WA
23 hours ago 23h
Full-Time Occupational Therapist/OT-Home Health
Signature Healthcare at Home
Central Point, OR
23 hours ago 23h
Occupational Therapist Part -Time
AthletiCo
Hudson, MI
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
Premier Medical Associates
Monroeville, PA
23 hours ago 23h
Certified Pharmacy Technician (PT/FT)
Knightdale Pharmacy
Knightdale, NC
23 hours ago 23h
Pharmacy Technician - Bilingual
divvyDOSE
Moline, IL
23 hours ago 23h

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 (SLP)
Speech Pathology Group
Elk Grove, CA
23 hours ago 23h
23 hours ago 23h
Speech Language Pathologist
Meaningful Day Services
Jeffersonville, IN
23 hours ago 23h

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

PT Nurse Aide - Nursing Assistant - Non-Certified
Concordia Lutheran Ministries
Butler, PA
23 hours ago 23h
Certified Nursing Assistant CNA
AIDS Services of Dallas
Dallas, TX
23 hours ago 23h
Certified Nursing Assistant (Part Time)
Genesis Healthcare
Fairmont, WV
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

Cardiology Medical Assistant
Plaza Personnel Service
San Diego, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Certified Medical Assistant
CODA
Portland, OR
23 hours ago 23h
Medical Assistant
Centura Health
Durango, CO
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

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23 hours ago 23h
Physician Assistant
Physicians Immediate Care
Chicago, IL
23 hours ago 23h

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

Patient Care Technician
Dialyze Direct
Pontiac, IL
23 hours ago 23h
Patient Care Technician - Hematology/Oncology
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, AZ
23 hours ago 23h
23 hours ago 23h

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
Tower Health
Phoenixville, PA
23 hours ago 23h
Surgical Technician First Assist
Central Florida Regional Hospital
Sanford, FL
23 hours ago 23h
Surgical Technician II- LDR Full Time, Days
Tower Health
West Reading, PA
23 hours ago 23h

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
Capitol Staffing
Jackson, MS
23 hours ago 23h
Billing Coder-Auditor
Vista Community Clinic
Vista, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Coder II ( Outpatient Pro Fee & E/M)
Lee Health
Cape Coral, FL
23 hours ago 23h

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

Clinical Nurse Case Manager - Full Time - General Surgery - Closes 12/19
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Anchorage, AK
23 hours ago 23h
Case Manager Registered Nurse
University of New Mexico Hospital
Albuquerque, NM
23 hours ago 23h
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

Medical Transcriptionist
Tucson Pathology Associates
Tucson, AZ
23 hours ago 23h
Medical Transcriptionist II - Seattle, WA req
Quest Diagnostics Inc
Seattle, WA
23 hours ago 23h
Medical Transcriptionist
The CSI Companies
Tampa, FL
23 hours ago 23h

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

Self Directed Community Support Professional
Racker
Tompkins Corners, Chemung, NY
23 hours ago 23h
Direct Support Professional (DSP) 2 –
Cape Abilities
Hyannis, MA
23 hours ago 23h
(Full Time) Direct Support Professional
Independent Case Management, Inc
Harrison, AR
23 hours ago 23h