Healthcare

An aging population in western Pennsylvania is increasing demand for workers in the Healthcare industry. Not all healthcare workers need bachelor’s degrees, and those with direct training and licensure are needed for practitioner roles. Openings for these medical-related jobs also include those transformed or created by new technologies, like nurses with IT and data analysis skills. Increased management skills are in demand along with customer service skills when it comes to building relationships with healthcare patients.

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The following careers require less than a Bachelor's Degree and are projected to see the highest percentage of job growth through 2025 in the Pittsburgh Region:

Physical therapy assistants, 31 percent. Occupational therapy assistants, 30 percent.

Emergency medical techs, paramedics and secretaries, 16 percent. Nurses, 15 percent.

Career outlook for Registered Nurses in the Pittsburgh Area

Annual Median Wage: $65,380
Total Employment (as of 2017): 31,260
Projected Annual Openings through 2025: 1,705

Registered Nurses assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. Licensing or registration required.

Diagnostic medical sonographers, 21 percent. Cardiovascular techs, 19 percent.

More jobs in Healthcare:

  • medical records technicians
  • dental hygienists
  • home health aides
  • physical and occupational therapist assistants
  • clinical analysts
  • medical transcriptionists
  • phlebotomists

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