TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the explosive growth of the healthcare industry, students are now more interested than ever in evaluating this industry as a possible career choice. U.S. News University Directory is pleased to provide a greater level of information and support for students interested in pursuing careers in the allied health sector of the healthcare industry.
According to a 2009 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the healthcare industry will generate over 3 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry. In addition, 10 of the 20 fastest growing occupations will be related to healthcare. Employment in the healthcare industry is projected to increase 22 percent through 2018.
The new online resource offers prospective students detailed information about in-demand allied health professions. The new content provides an easy-to-use interface that makes locating accredited schools and colleges that specialize in specific allied health training and education easy as possible. The combination of career, training and up-to-date news and career information all on the same page makes the new allied health section an invaluable resource for anyone interested in entering or already working in the healthcare field.
U.S. News University Directory's new section on allied health careers and allied health degrees will arm prospective students with the information they need to pursue training and education that will prepare them to work in clinical healthcare professions. The Allied Health section will help students locate allied health schools, degree and certificate programs, job descriptions with videos, and industry news.
The allied health sector includes most healthcare positions outside the core fields of dentistry, medicine and nursing. It accounts for the majority of healthcare jobs and includes fields and degrees or certifications such as:
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Transcription
- Medical Billing and Coding
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Social Work
According to the BLS, employment opportunities in allied health fields are expected to grow faster than average between 2008 and 2018. Candidates with certifications or formal education, such as a bachelor's in medical assisting or a master's in social work (MSW degree), should have the best opportunities. Those who wish to pursue a career in fields such as medical assisting or social work will find the new U.S. News University Directory section to be particularly useful. The new directory section contains valuable information such as job descriptions and overviews, videos, and resources and reference materials for training and accredited education options, including various degrees and certifications available.
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