Friday, 15 May 2009 11:43
Jobs in health care are predicted to increase, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with health care alone projected to generate three million new wage and salary jobs between 2006 and 2016. This is more than any other industry.
To meet that need, workers in all sectors of health care will need to be trained and educated. The need will be especially significant on Long Island, whose demographics point to an aging population with more than 800,000 baby boomers turning 65 in less than two years. Aging seniors will require more care for their chronic and complex medical conditions.
A new guide “A Career in Health Care” recently published by the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council offers first time job seekers and those wishing to make a meaningful career change information on types of jobs available, the education and training required, and where on Long Island that training can be obtained. This useful resource provides job descriptions, offering those interested with some sense of what a particular position might entail.
“While nurses are still in great demand, there is also tremendous need for medical laboratory technologists, pharmacists and pharmacy techs, radiology techs, medical coders and billers, physical therapists, and many more direct patient care jobs,” said Kevin Dahill, president and CEO of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, the association that represents Long Island’s hospitals.
Find the career guide at www.nshc.org/publications or call 631-435-3000 for free copies.