If you would like a rewarding career in a growing industry, then the healthcare industry is probably the right way to go for you. The healthcare industry is constantly growing and you do not have to worry about the economy slowing it down.
A fast-growing area in the medical field is Home Health Aide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the career home health aides opportunities will increase 49% by the year 2022. What is the cause of this you may ask? The answer is quite simple: Baby Boomers.
Baby Boomers is the generation defined as persons born Post World War II between 1946-1964. The baby boomer generation is a large group of roughly 76 million Americans. This generation is aging and relies on home health aides to assist them with preparing food, administering medication, companionship, etc.
Why aren’t these people living in senior citizen homes? Well the likelihood is that people prefer to live in their own private homes. However, if they are sick or injured they may need some kind of assistance. This is where home aides become beneficial.
People are willing to pay for them. Meaning there is a high likelihood that you will find a job. There are also policies in place that protect home health aides and make sure you are getting fair treatment.
Remember a career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by location.