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Medical Assistant Among the “8 Blazing Health Care Jobs of 2012”

Posted Monday, May 21, 2012 by Allen B. Ury

Medical AssistantsMedical assistant is among the “8 Blazing Health Care Jobs of 2012,” according to a recent article by U.S. News and World Report. The article describes the eight health care-related career fields poised to grow the most over the next decade according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Because of the industry’s persistent presence in our everyday lives, it’s no surprise that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that these eight outstanding health care jobs will continue to add positions well into 2020,” states reporter Jessica Harper. “Many of these careers (like medical assistant and clinical laboratory technician) will support the many doctors and nurses who work in hospitals and private practices throughout the nation.”

In describing the medical assistant career field, Harper writes, “Today’s medical assistants are more than sideline players. They actively assess patients’ weights and prep them for examinations prior to their consultations with a nurse or doctor. Their profession will grow 30.9 percent in the next decade. Certifications are helpful, but not required.”

Here’s U.S. News and World Report’s complete list of the “8 Blazing Health Care Jobs of 2012”:

  1. Registered Nurse
  2. Pharmacist
  3. Medical Assistant
  4. Physical Therapist
  5. Occupational Therapist
  6. Clinical Laboratory Technician
  7. Paramedic
  8. Massage Therapist

You can read the entire article, which also details how to enter these fields, here.

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