According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics............
6. Health Care
Health care pops up at the top of just about every list of hot careers. All of us are getting older and living longer, sometimes with chronic health conditions. What's more, health insurance practices may undergo a radical revision during the Obama administration, which has announced plans to address three central issues: coverage, cost, and quality of care. "Health care is a growing industry," says Bettina Seidman, "and not just for health care professionals. There will also be jobs for secretaries, accountants, and administrators."
- Registered nurses - Median salary: $60,010Education: associate's or bachelor's
- Dental assistants - Median salary: $31,550Education: secondary education, plus a few months to one year of on-the-job training
- Medical records and health information technicians - Median salary: $29,290 Education: associate's
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