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Allied Health Occupation Outlook

Allied Health Occupation Outlook

Allied Health Occupation Outlook

What job growth is expected for allied health professionals?

The healthcare industry is ever-changing as we face the onset of healthcare reform, growing patient populations, and provider shortages. What does the job market look like for allied health professionals? The Bureau of Labor Statistics posts data on the employment projections for the United States by occupation. According to their findings, this is the expected job growth for allied professionals over the next decade:


Occupation % Growth 2010-2020
Registered Nurses 20%
Physician Assistant 29.5%
Occupational Therapists 33.5%
Physical Therapists 39%
Pharmacists 25.4%

Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsĀ 

 

 

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