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We've complied information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to help you get a better idea of employment in Healthcare in Fox Valley.

Registered Nurses

  • Registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation, with 2.5 million jobs.

  • About 59 percent of jobs are in hospitals.

  • The three major educational paths to registered nursing are a bachelor's degree, an associate degree, and a diploma from an approved nursing program.

  • Registered nurses are projected to generate about 587,000 new jobs over the 2006-16 period, one of the largest numbers among all occupations; overall job opportunities are expected to be excellent, but may vary by employment setting.

Medical, Dental, and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

  • Around 55 percent of salaried jobs were in medical equipment and supply manufacturing laboratories, which usually are small, privately owned businesses with fewer than 5 employees.

  • Most technicians learn their craft on the job, but many employers prefer to hire those with formal training.

  • Slower-than-average employment growth is expected for dental and ophthalmic laboratory technicians, while average employment growth is expected for medical appliance technicians.

  • Job opportunities should be favorable because few people seek these positions.

Health Care

  • As the largest industry in 2006, health care provided 14 million jobs-13.6 million jobs for wage and salary workers and about 438,000 jobs for the self-employed.

  • 7 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are health care related.

  • Health care will generate 3 million new wage and salary jobs between 2006 and 2016, more than any other industry.

  • Most workers have jobs that require less than 4 years of college education, but health diagnosing and treating practitioners are among the most educated workers.

Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides

  • Numerous job openings and excellent job opportunities are expected.

  • Most jobs are in nursing and residential care facilities, hospitals, and home health care services.

  • This occupation is characterized by modest entry requirements, low pay, high physical and emotional demands, and limited advancement opportunities.

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

  • Most training programs, lasting about 1 year, are offered by vocational or technical schools or community or junior colleges.

  • Overall job prospects are expected to be very good, but job outlook varies by industry.

  • Replacement needs will be a major source of job openings, as many workers leave the occupation permanently.

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