The Best Jobs In Health Care In 2014

The demand for quality health care professionals continues to grow as the population ages, technology advances and jobs are created. Based on projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health care sector will produce 5.6 million by 2020. As reimbursements for services shift toward a more outcome-driven model, health care providers will have to demonstrate a mastery of their profession. With the new year approaching, here are 2014’s projections for the best jobs in the Health Care Industry, according to Forbes.

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1 – Biomedical engineer Average salary: $87,000 Projected Growth: 62%

2 – Dental hygienist – Average salary: $79,000 Projected Growth: 38%

3 – Occupational therapist – Average salary: $75,000 Projected Growth: 33%

4 – Optometrist – Average salary: $98,000 Projected Growth: 33%

5 – Physical therapist – Average salary: $80,000 Projected Growth 39%

6 – Chiropractor – Average salary: $66,000 Projected Growth 28%

7 – Speech pathologist – Average salary: $70,000 Projected Growth: 23%

8 – Pharmacist – Average salary: $117,000 Projected Growth: 25%

9 – Podiatrist – Average salary: $116,000 Projected Growth: 20%

10 – Respiratory therapist – Average salary: $56,000 Projected Growth: 28%

11 – Medical records technician – Average salary: $35,000 Projected Growth: 21%

12 – Physician assistant – Average salary: $91,000 Projected Growth: 30%

 

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