Even though the national unemployment rate is hovering around 9.1%, a recent study by online job aggregator found that there are many opportunities available in the healthcare field, especially for registered nurses.

Thanks to aging baby boomers, other in-demand healthcare jobs include:

  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Case Manager
  • Patient Care Technician

To learn more, check out these online resources:

The Bureau of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook gives the education and training required, earnings, job prospects, what workers do on the job and the working conditions of hundreds of job titles.

Explore Health Careers is a comprehensive source of information including financial aid resources and detailed, practical information on 118 job titles ranging from animal behaviorist to speech language pathologist.

To find out which schools in your area offer programs for a particular health career, try All Allied Health Schools.

DPL cardholders can explore the Learning Express database and take advantage of practice tests, exercises, skill-building and eBooks for a wide variety of health jobs.

Health care vocational guidance books:

Top 100 Health Care-Careers: Your Complete Guidebook to Training and Jobs in Nursing, Allied Health, Medicine and More (2010) by Saul Wischnitzer

Health and Social Care Careers (2011) by Geoff Barker

Becoming a Healthcare Professional (2010) by LearningExpress

Written by Lisa on November 15, 2011

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