According to a recent study from the Georgetown Center for Education and the
Workforce : “The health care industry is projected to create about one quarter of all new
jobs in the U.S. economy through the year 2020.”
Here are four of the fastest growing jobs with degree requirements, within the Health
Care and Social Assistance industry:
The industry for nursed seems to be growing more and more every year. Whether
you’re a register nurse, have a bachelors degree in nursing or even a masters of
science in nursing, the market for nurses is booming. One career in particular,
a certified nurse educator, will allow you to work anywhere you want over the country as
well as it is in high demand.
2. Public Health
A Master’s Degree in Public Health is the preferred degree for employment in Public
Health. This work focuses on Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Social and Behavioral
Sciences. A newly developing specialty within the Masters of Public Health field
is Occupational Health Nursing.
Masters in Public Health programs are available in many medical schools,
and Schools of Public Health. Also, there are several very reputable online schools
which now offer the Masters in Public Health programs. This is the degree which is
believed to have the highest projected rate of future employment in the health related
3. Pharmaceutical Business
It is possible to enter this field with a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Business, but those who
go on to obtain a M,S. in this area can expect to earn more, and be promoted more
often. The Pharmaceutical business is a dynamic field, and those looking to enter this
field need specialized knowledge to be successful. This type of work requires not only
an advanced knowledge of science, and the latest technology, but also well
developed business skills.
The employee in this field needs to know and understand that the business has
changed to an account management format. An employee in the Pharmaceutical
Business is now required to have skill sets which encompass the marketing of new
pharmaceuticals, and he or she must have in-depth industry-specific knowledge.
One of the key parts of this type of work is the sale of new pharmaceuticals. This also
involves important tasks, such as educating physicians about new drugs being
introduced to the market.
4. Biomedical Writing.
Biomedical Writing usually requires a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Writing.
A successful job applicant will show knowledge of both science and writing, and will be
able to organize and communicate medical data in a clear manner.
Graduates of this type of program usually work in pharmaceutical companies,
regulatory agencies, consulting firms, and for professional journals.
As you can see the majority of up and coming degrees that employers are looking for
are in the medical realm. There are many career paths available you just need to take
the first steps to get yourself into this field and the opportunities are endless.