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MiracleWorkers.com Lists Top Health Care Jobs for 2015
-Occupational Therapy Assistants Lead Job Growth Projections

CHICAGO, December 9, 2014 – December marks the end to yet another year of strong employment growth within the health care industry. An estimated 225,000 health care jobs were added at an average of 23,000 per month so far in 2014 (Bureau of Labor Statistics), and according to a new list from MiracleWorkers.com – CareerBuilder’s job site for health care professionals –2015 promises to be just as promising for job seekers.

“The health care jobs that will be most in demand next year are often the hardest for employers to recruit,” said Eric Gilpin, president of CareerBuilder’s health care division. “The fields on this list are great specialties for students to enter, as each are projected to grow significantly faster than the national average for all occupations and promise solid incomes.”

The U.S. workforce is projected to grow by 1.2 percent in 2015; however, 28 health care jobs are projected to grow at 3 percent or more. Seventeen of those jobs have median hourly earnings greater than $20 per hour.*

The following list details the fastest-growing, high-paying jobs in health care next year.

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2014 - 2015 Change

2014 - 2015 % Change

Median Hourly Earnings

Occupational Therapy Assistants

31,690

1,569

5.0%

$26.75

Physical Therapist Assistants

74,844

3,607

4.8%

$25.79

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

60,626

2,885

4.8%

$32.44

Audiologists

11,957

552

4.6%

$34.11

Genetic Counselors

2,482

111

4.5%

$29.75

Physical Therapists

211,296

9,048

4.3%

$38.63

Physician Assistants

93,943

3,773

4.0%

$45.49

Orthotists and Prosthetists

8,860

351

4.0%

$32.46

Nurse Practitioners

118,477

4,488

3.8%

$45.20

Occupational Therapists

116,064

4,179

3.6%

$37.18

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

52,275

1,824

3.5%

$25.71

Surgical Technologists

101,057

3,489

3.5%

$20.94


*Source: Economic Modeling Specialists, a CareerBuilder Company, 2014.3 Class of Worker dataset

About MiracleWorkers.com and CareerBuilder®

MiracleWorkers.com connects employers to the top talent in the health care profession. Users can also post resumes, sign up for automatic job alerts, and tap into advice on everything from writing resumes to on-the-job success. MiracleWorkers is a division of Careerbuilder.

CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract great talent. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors and 1 million jobs. CareerBuilder works with the world’s top employers, providing everything from labor market intelligence to talent management software and other recruitment solutions. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com.

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