Medical doctors get all the press. Just think of House, M.D. and Grey’s Anatomy. What do you want to be when you grow up? A doctor, right? Nobody ever says “phlebotomist” or “radiographer.” But maybe they should!
As of January 2016, the healthcare and social assistance sector employed a whopping 19 million people in the US, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics - which is nearly twice the population of Greece or Portugal. Furthermore, the sector has grown by four million jobs since 2006, with barely a slowdown during the recession. The BLS Career Outlook also predicts that healthcare will post the fastest and largest employment growth of any industry in the country from now until 2024, by which time an additional 3.8 million new jobs will have been created in the sector.
The vast majority of those employed in the healthcare sector are NOT doctors. Nurses, coders, transporter, physical therapists, dieticians - these are just some of the specialities other than doctors which make up this rapidly growing employment field. We can see @Zoomdojo many healthcare jobs and healthcare internships underscoring the growth of this sector, not just for MDs!