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What Jobs Will Healthcare Stimulus Funding Create?

What Jobs Will Healthcare Stimulus Funding Create?

Josh Rossheim / Monster Senior Contributing Writer

With billions of economic stimulus dollars flowing to healthcare, American workers can expect a burst of job creation in the industry in 2009 and beyond, including new positions for clinicians and professionals in key support areas.

The numbers are impressive: More than 200,000 clinical and nonclinical jobs could be created by healthcare stimulus spending, according to government estimates. And that’s in an industry that continued to increase hiring through 2008, a year of recession: Just over 5.6 million healthcare and social-assistance hires were made in 2008, more than in any other year this decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Where will the jobs be? All over the country, in many care settings and in many healthcare industry sectors, but most significantly in these three:

• Healthcare information technology.
• Medical and allied-health training.
• Community health.

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