Depending on how you look at it, this is an exciting time to be a part of the healthcare industry. Reform will accelerate technological advances, which in turn, will help health care professionals deliver better care. Because of these changes, employment opportunities within the industry will be plentiful. According to a report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, the healthcare industry will generate 5.6 million new jobs by 2020.
In order to ride this wave of opportunity, you may have to consider additional training. An article in the Los Angeles Times reported, “82% of the expected influx of jobs will require post-secondary education and training. Even nursing candidates, whose opportunities will increase 26%, will need advanced degrees.”
If you think you’re up for the challenge and want to start or further your healthcare career, here are five cities where the healthcare industry dominates:
1. Austin, TX
Everything is bigger in Texas, including its healthcare industry. A number of reputable institutions are based in the Lone Star State where Austin just happens to claim the top spot. Runner-ups include San Antonio and Houston.
Salt Lake City is home to Intermountain Health Care–the largest private employer in the city. Recently, Salt Lake City made headlines for what doctors believe should be declared a public health emergency. What a breath of fresh air…
Health and education are prime industries in Baltimore, MD making it an ideal location for those pursuing a career and an advanced degree.
4. Boston, MA
Boston, a hub for high-paying healthcare and technology jobs, also has the highest average income per worker in the country. Pretty impressive.
Healthcare reigns supreme in Milwaukee, WI with five companies in the healthcare industry that employ over 15,000 people combined.