Job growth can be hard to find these days, but it’s there if you look in the right field. The healthcare industry is one of the nation’s fastest growing and you don’t have to become a doctor or nurse to take advantage of this growing industry and the jobs it offers.

The health care industry is the fastest-growing employment sector in most states and the nation, and was estimated to have added close to 5.6 million jobs to the U.S. economy in 2012. Jobs in this industry will expand by 27 percent (compared with 17 percent in other sectors) between 2010 and 2020, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce report. Healthcare is also a stable career field that offers great starting pay and many chances to advance, especially for workers with advanced or technical training.

Nearly 82 percent of all positions in the healthcare industry require some type of advanced degree or training and the pay difference between those with training and those without is large.

“The pay gap is enormous,” Anthony P. Carnevale, the author of a recent health care pay scale report, said. Carnevale also noted that a healthcare worker with
training is likely to make 2.5 times as much as a non-trained medical office professional.

If you are looking to enter the growing health care industry then receiving training as a medical assistant is the way to go. Students at Milwaukee Career College receive some of the best training in the nation and because the demand for medical office professionals is so large, many graduates leave with multiple job offers and leads.