Eight out of the twenty fastest growing occupations in the U.S. are in the field of healthcare, with nurses and physician assistants being one of the highest in demand. In spite of the current economic situation where unemployment is still on the rise, the market for healthcare jobs continue to grow.
Aside from nurses and physician assistants, today's top healthcare jobs include medical records technicians, social workers, clinical laboratory technicians, mental health counselors, pharmacists, physical therapists, medical transcriptionists and medical and health service managers. There is also employment opportunities in health care facilities like nursing homes. No wonder developing countries like the Philippines continue to experience brain drain because individuals seeking a better-paying job opportunity flock to the U.S.