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December __, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment growth in health care occupations, May 2004–May 2008

Employment and employment growth, selected healthcare occupations in the health care and social assistance sector, May 2004–May 2008
Occupation Employment,
May 2004
Employment growth,
May 2004 to May 2008
Percent growth

Medical and clinical laboratory technicians

118,130 8,799 7.4%

Medical records and health information technicians

132,850 9,116 6.9%

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

120,540 21,471 17.8%

Medical and clinical laboratory technologists

134,210 12,271 9.1%

Healthcare support workers, all other

141,920 6,857 4.8%

Physical therapists

131,350 21,545 16.4%

Dental hygienists

152,580 16,474 10.8%

Radiologic technologists and technicians

167,200 30,452 18.2%

Dental assistants

255,380 26,407 10.3%

Medical assistants

357,690 87,445 24.4%

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

586,390 32,580 5.6%

Home health aides

541,220 293,653 54.3%

Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

1,225,180 65,003 5.3%

Registered nurses

1,969,660 199,960 10.2%

These data featured in the TED article, Employment growth in health care occupations, May 2004–May 2008.

 

 

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