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CareerCast Identifies Ten Best Jobs in Healthcare

Physical Therapist, Pharmacist and Dental Hygienist Among the Hottest Healthcare Jobs

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Physical therapist, pharmacist and dental hygienist rank among the best healthcare professions for 2015, according to a new CareerCast report on the top job opportunities in healthcare. Other hot careers in healthcare include audiologist, dietician, medical laboratory technician, medical technologist, optician, physiologist and podiatrist.

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Healthcare jobs dominate the list of the nation's fastest growing occupations, with an expected 5 million new jobs created by 2022, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

"Job prospects across the entire healthcare sector are expected to grow through the next decade as more Americans gain access to health insurance and providers add staff to meet the demand," says Tony Lee, Publisher, CareerCast.

The healthcare industry is the backbone of the U.S. job landscape, and with good reason—it's one sector where hiring growth is above average, and many professionals in the industry strive to make an impact on the lives of the people they help.

Physical therapists, one of the year's best jobs in healthcare along with dental hygienists and audiologists, are devoted to maintaining quality life and function. All three fields have the highest growth outlook in healthcare and strong salaries, as well as the public's increased awareness of their importance.

Many of the top jobs in healthcare require either an associates or bachelor's degree, such as medical technologist and dental hygienist. Some, like pharmacist, require residencies and apprenticeships after completing pharmacy school.

Below are the 10 best jobs in healthcare heading into 2015, according to CareerCast's Jobs Rated report metrics:

AUDIOLOGIST
Average Annual Salary: $69,720
Projected Growth by 2022: 34%

DENTAL HYGIENIST 
Average Annual Salary: $70,210
Projected Growth by 2022: 33%

DIETITIAN 
Average Annual Salary: $55,240
Projected Growth by 2022: 21%

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 
Average Annual Salary: $34,160
Projected Growth by 2022: 22%

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST 
Average Annual Salary: $47,820
Projected Growth by 2022: 22%

OPTICIAN
Average Annual Salary: $33,330
Projected Growth by 2022: 23%

PHARMACIST
Average Annual Salary: $116,670
Projected Growth by 2022: 14%

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Average Annual Salary: $79,860
Projected Growth by 2022: 36%

PHYSIOLOGIST
Average Annual Salary: $42,690
Projected Growth by 2022: 19%

PODIATRIST
Average Annual Salary: $116,440
Projected Growth by 2022: 23%

To see the full report, go to http://healthcare.careercast.com/article/best-jobs-healthcare-2014

About CareerCast 
CareerCast, created by Adicio, is a job search portal that offers extensive local, niche and national job listings from across North America; job-hunting, career-management and HR-focused editorial content; and videos and blogs; and provides recruiters with the ability to post jobs directly to more than 800 niche career sites. CareerCast also compiles the Jobs Rated Report (www.jobsrated.com), where 200 jobs across North America are ranked based on detailed analysis of specific careers factors.

Editor's Note:  Photos are available. This material may be published with a link to http://healthcare.careercast.com/article/best-jobs-healthcare-2014

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Beth Brody, Brody PR
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