PAs among best jobs of 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
January 2015, U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report recently published its ranking of best jobs for 2015. The occupations selected are those the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow the most between 2012 and 2022. Those top 100 jobs are then ranked based on projected openings, rate of growth, job prospects, unemployment rates, salary and job satisfaction. According to that recipe, healthcare and technology jobs rise to the top — in fact, seven out of the top 10 occupations are from healthcare.
PAs come in at No. 10. PAs aren't also-ran medical professionals who treat you when the doctor is too busy. They're well-trained personnel who diagnose ailments, analyze test results, monitor patient progress and prescribe treatment and medicine. Their skills and training are imperative to fulfill the growing need to see and treat more patients due to an aging population and the flux of healthcare reform.
The BLS predicts 38.4 percent growth for PAs between 2012 and 2022.