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Health Care Jobs Gaining Strength
Monday, April 23, 2012

The demand for health care jobs has proven to hold up strong in an economy on the mend. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 10 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are in the health care field.

Even with such a high demand some employers are still under the misconceptions such as all jobs requiring extensive work with patients or take place in hospitals.

While some health care jobs do require a having a four-year degree, many other areas of the industry require less than one year of training or an associate's degree.

Places like Goodwill Industries have implemented initiatives to provide their local communities with job training and social services. People participating in these programs can then find opportunities to earn in-demand jobs.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Good Prospects initiative allows for customized services to help people within 84 rural, suburban and urban areas get back in the work force and provide for their families.

People looking for jobs can look into more than 80 different job types ranging from nutrition and massage therapists, administrative careers, and work as home health aides.

With job growth in the health care industry staying strong, initiatives like these give people the skills and preparedness they need to fill the expected
4 million new jobs by 2015.