As of December 2010, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was reported at 9.40 percent. However, opportunities in health care jobs continue to expand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics health related jobs like physician assistants, physical therapists and nurses are among the fastest growing careers today and will continue in the coming years. No wonder a lot of people shift to Nursing (or take this as a second course) or other health care courses. Not only are these jobs in demand, they also carry high paychecks.