Heath care jobs are set to boom, with home health leading the charge.
Among the top trends in health care jobs in the coming year, an increasing demand fork home health care options for aging adults makes the top three, according to annual rankings based on data compiled by U.S. News and World.
The three trends include an increasing demand for home health care for aging adults, a need for tech staff to assist top-tier employees, and a focus on preventative and wellness care, U.S. World and News writes.
“There is going to be a lot more community care that is going to be needed as we move forward,” Deborah Rowe, senior director of Genesis HealthCare, told U.S. News and World. Further, she said, the emphasis will be on caring for aging adults who wish to remain in their homes.
“There is an increasing demand as [senior citizens] are getting older and managing their chronic diseases and living with them,” Rowe told the publication.
According to U.S. News and World Report’s rankings this year, health care fell to the No. 2 spot for jobs in demand, second to the tech sector. However, health care jobs are still trending up with opportunities abound.
“Take your pick of the 38 health care jobs, and you’ll find the same story: There are more openings than applicants to fill them,” U.S. News wrote in late January.
Written by Elizabeth Ecker