Health Care Jobs in New York are on the Rise
Jobs in the New York healthcare sector continue to accelerate rapidly due to aging baby boomers and significant increases in life expectancies from advancements in medical technology. Annual wages in the health care field, which average $38,917 in the Southern Tier, surpass many other sectors, including retail ($20,359) and the average for all sectors ($34,125).
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations in our economy with over a 27% spike in employment projected over the next 5 years. Many people have chosen to advance their education and participate in this unprecedented growth by earning various health care related certificates, degrees, and designations such as a nursing degree. Other health care workers, including physicians' assistants, medical records technicians, dental hygienists and home health care nurses have projected increases between 30 percent and 40 percent.
Taken as a whole spending in health care will continue to rise faster than the overall economy. According to a federal government report increased spending on hospital care, drugs and public health programs will push spending from 16.2 percent of the overall economy to 20 percent in 2015, based on projections from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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