The State of Michigan offers several initiatives aimed at meeting the state's rising demand for healthcare workers. One initiative, entitled "Health Careers in Michigan," focuses on helping job seekers identify in-demand healthcare occupations and the education required for them.
Michigan Healthcare Job Market
The Health Careers in Michigan website lists 48 healthcare jobs expected to grow by 10% or more between 2002 and 2012. In total, these healthcare occupations are projected to represent over 4.9 million jobs in Michigan by 2012. With 48 different high-demand occupations, the list neatly sums up the breadth of healthcare jobs--from direct caregivers (doctors and nurses) to support staff and healthcare managers. Healthcare management is one of the top-paying non-clinical jobs on the list, with a median hourly wage of $32.
Some of the Michigan's healthcare education programs include:
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Medical Assisting
- BS in Health Administration
- MBA in Healthcare Management
- Medical Insurance Billing/Coding