Health Care Job Growth…

Besides home-health aides, other health care occupations expected by CareerBuilder to see more than 30 percent job growth by 2023 are: veterinary technologist and technicians, diagnostic medical sonographers, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapy assistants and physical therapist aides.

Jobs for audiologists and physical therapists should see a gain of 27 percent increase. Emergency medical technicians’ and paramedics’ positions are projected to increase by 26 percent and dental hygienists by 24 percent.

A new report by CareerBuilder projects that, nationwide, there will be 44 percent more home-health aide jobs available in 2023 compared to 2013, rising from 1.1 million to 1.6 million, respectively.

Altru Health System today employs nine home-health aides and is looking to hire two more for flexible-hour positions in Cavalier and Grand Forks.

Peggy Anderson, Career Coordinator

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