The health care field was once limited to doctors, nurses and dentists, but it has expanded to include more than 40 different specialties dedicated to wellness, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And as the health care industry has grown, so has the demand for qualified workers to fill open positions.
While the health care industry as a whole is thriving, 17 roles in health care are projected to grow much faster than average from 2010 to 2020, according to the BLS. Among the fastest-growing roles, home health and personal care aides lead the way with a projected 70 percent growth, followed by physical therapist assistants and aides (45 percent), diagnostic medical sonographers (44 percent) and occupational therapy assistants and aides (41 percent).
These roles require varying levels of education and experience, though recent grads have cause to be optimistic about their employment plans. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 56 percent of human resources managers and hiring managers in health care plan to hire recent graduates this year.
Whether you’re beginning your career or you’re a seasoned worker, view the list below of seven health care companies hiring workers right now:
1. Ascension Health Ministry Service Center
Health care focus: Shared service, support
Sample job titles: Contact center specialist, asset management accountant, Family and Medical Leave Act specialist, HR shared services administrator, business technology specialist, project manager
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
2. Genesis Healthcare Systems
Health care focus: Skilled nursing, long-term care, home health, rehabilitation
Sample job titles: Physical therapist, occupational therapist, certified nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse
3. HCR ManorCare
Health care focus: Post-acute rehab, home health and hospice
Sample job titles: Registered nurse, nurse manager, administrator, director of nursing, physical therapist, occupational therapist
4. Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital
Health care focus: Hospital
Sample job titles: RN staff, nurse practitioner, physician therapist, occupational therapist
Location: Binghamton, N.Y.
Health care focus: Health services
Sample job titles: Clinical technician, sterile processing, physician assistant
Location: Nashville, Tenn.; Fort Worth, Texas; Louisville, Ky.; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Sacramento, Calif.
6. Veritas Home Health
Health care focus: Home health
Sample job titles: Registered nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, account manager
Location: Dallas and Plano, Texas
7. Watermark Retirement Communities
Health care focus: Long-term care/skilled nursing facility
Sample job titles: Registered nurse, community life (activities) assistant, licensed practical nurse, human resources director
Jason Lovelace is the president of CareerBuilder Healthcare.