Looking Closer: Student Interest in Healthcare Support

In recent posts, we shed some light on some of the career interests of STEM Premier student members. Now we’re delving deeper into select industries to see exactly what jobs students have on their radar. Today, we’re looking at the healthcare support occupational area. 

As the Baby Boomer generation continues to reach retirement age, the population of the U.S. continues to age. in 1970, the median age of U.S. citizens was 27 years old. By 2015, that figure had leaped to nearly 38 years old. As a result, the demand for healthcare jobs is projected to rise dramatically in order to keep healthy our older citizenry. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the healthcare industry is expected to grow nearly twenty percent between 2014 and 2024, and add nearly 2.5 million new jobs. This projected growth is faster than any other occupational area.

Needless to say, ensuring this demand for workers is met will be a challenge for hospitals, nursing facilities, and dental offices around the country. The good news is that there are STEM Premier student members who are ready to fill this gap. Here are some examples of healthcare support occupations that STEM Premier students are interested in.

  • Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
  • Dental Assistants
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Massage Therapists
  • Medical Transcriptionists

We are also proud to be partners with HOSA - Future Health Professionals, whose many members are showcased through our platform. This is yet another way to find the type of talent you're looking for.  

Are you a college or company wanting to connect with upcoming talent in the healthcare fields? Join STEM Premier today.