Are you aware about the continuous need for more and more healthcare professionals around the US every year?
The table below shows some data that you should see.
|Total population (2016)||322,180,000|
|Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2013)||53,960|
|Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2016)||76/81|
|Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births, 2018)||6|
|Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population, 2016)||142/86|
|Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2014)||9,403|
|Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2014)||17.1|
Latest data available from the Global Health Observatory
The healthcare industry is the largest employer in the United States, and it’s only getting bigger: the BLS predicted that over 2.4 million healthcare jobs would be added between 2016 and 2026. But jobs in healthcare aren’t reserved for nurses and doctors anymore, and it’s the non-medical roles that are receiving the majority of the attention. Healthcare administration, in particular, is projected to grow at almost triple the average rate of all U.S. professions.
Perhaps the biggest trend driving healthcare growth in the United States is the country’s aging population. By 2030, all Baby Boomers will be older than 65, making them eligible for Medicare. The Census Bureau projects that by 2035 there will be more Americans over 65 than under 18, and more than 20 percent of Americans will be of retirement age. An older population understandably necessitates an increased provision of medical services, and that increase is one that the American healthcare industry is planning for now with more hiring, spending, and research.
Most Trending Jobs in Healthcare-
- Medical Assistants
- Medical Managers
- Radiation Therapist
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These insights from Deloitte show the need for innovative people in healthcare-
- Health care stakeholders are implementing payment reforms such as value-based payment models that help providers, payers, and patients achieve the best outcomes at the lowest cost.
- Technology-enabled patient engagement strategies are enabling increased financial independence for patients in their health care decisions, in addition to improving interactions with their health care systems.
- Governments are also moving the needle by adopting universal health coverage and introducing pricing controls on pharmaceuticals and medical technology devices.
- Population health management (PHM) is being used to identify people’s health care needs and offer services accordingly.
- Improving the health of a population requires new care models and technologies that address the drivers of health, enable early diagnosis, and monitor response to treatment.
- Hospital leaders might invest more in virtual care technologies or existing facilities rather than expanding their physical footprint.
- Health care systems can also link digital offerings to a strategically segmented customer experience and invest in core analytics to create a 360-degree view of the consumer, thus eliminating any operational barriers.
Are you still confused whether to choose healthcare as a profession?