In a recent article posted by Media Matters for America, they discuss a point made by Bill O’Reilly, during The O’Reilly Factor, on the effect of Affordable Care Act on jobs. O’Reilly was quoted “Because the uncertainty continues, the hiring is going to be blunted, and the economy is going to be harmed.”
However, healthcare positions are on the rise. The Affordable Care Act provides more people with healthcare, bringing an influx of patients to health facilities, which will need to employ more healthcare professionals to attend to patients.
In May 2012 there were 798,860 job ads filling healthcare positions. That’s up 14% from a year ago and 38% since May 2009. The most in-demand positions include:
1. Registered Nurses
2. Physical Therapists
3. Occupational Therapist
4. Occupational Therapist Assistant
5. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
6. Speech-Language Pathologists
7. Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants
8. Medical Assistants
9. Physical Therapist Assistants
10. Physician Assistants
New York City leads in terms of demand followed by Houston, TX.
Do you think hiring will continue to trend up over the next year?
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