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Allied Health - Medical Technology - Medicine - Nursing


Combining medical technology and the human touch, those working in healthcare administer care around the clock.  They respond to the needs of millions of people from newborns through geriatrics; whether it's for health and wellness or caring for the critically ill.

Healthcare will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the elderly population. Most workers have jobs that require less than 4 years of college education, but health diagnosing and treating practitioners are highly educated.

Healthcare is the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well being through the services offered by a wide range of professions including allied health, medical technology, medicine, and nursing.  Within these broad categories are dozens of interesting career paths.  On this site you find in depth profiles of many fields in healthcare that are available to those with degrees of many sorts, including associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees.

For each field, there are links to professional societies that can provide support and resources throughout your career, and also to employers in a wide range of industries.  And, the Career Cornerstone Center provides career path forecasts for each field, offering insights about how fields may grow or changed over time.
 


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