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Frequently asked questions about health care jobs
There are two types of health care workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Health care practitioner and technical occupations, such as nurses and doctors, are one type. On average, health care practitioner and technical occupations earn $75,040 each year. Health care support jobs have an average salary of $29,880.
Over the next 10 years, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Physician’s Assistants can expect the fastest growth rate of all health care jobs. The number of nurse anesthetists, nurse midwife and nurse practitioner jobs will increase by 40% by 2031. Physicians assistants, the second fastest growing health care job, will see a 20% increase by 2031.
Many health care jobs do not require graduate school or even higher education. Learn more about the highest paying jobs that do not require a college degree
There are more than 15 million health care jobs in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 8.8 million health care practitioner or technical jobs. Additionally, there are 6.6 million health care support jobs.