According to Forbes1, jobs in healthcare will comprise “28% of the new jobs in the U.S. over the next decade.” These employment prospects, combined with the Affordable Care Art, mean forecasts are looking great for Licensed Acupuncturists.
The article notes that “extended longevity and an aging population, combined with expanding insurance coverage under Obamacare, are increasing the demand for all kinds of health professionals. That means at least 5.7 million new jobs by 2020 as measured by the BLS. Another compelling statistic for those considering a health care career: The BLS projects that health care wages and salaries will rise 27% through 2014.”
In addition to the growing number of healthcare professionals that are needed, hospital networks such as Kaiser have paved the way for acupuncturists to work in hospital settings in their Chronic Pain Clinic. Kaiser’s acupuncture department is just one of many in the United States today offering acupuncture services for a wide array of conditions.
Five Branches University is thrilled to graduate successful Licensed Acupuncturists in such an amazing time for the profession.