An aging baby-boom generation is expected to increase demand for health care in the coming years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between the years 2000 and 2050, the fastest-growing segment of the population will include those aged 85 and over.
Health care jobs in Missouri
There were 180,870 jobs for health care practitioners and technical occupations in Missouri in 2014, and 78,340 health care support occupations in the state in the same year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). If you don't feel ready for a clinical job, many health care jobs involve office-oriented functions such as management and healthcare administration. These jobs can be very rewarding--financially as well as personally. Medical health and services managers earned a mean annual income of $99,850 in 2014, according to the BLS. Earning a degree or certification might help you be more competitive in the job market. Browse the schools below to find the right fit for you.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, Missouri, Occupational and Employment Wage Estimates, May 2014, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mo.htm#29-0000