If you're looking for a career in Colorado, you may want to consider the various Denver medical jobs that are available, many of which have a positive outlook.
The healthcare industry itself is expected to grow by 18.3 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is faster than the 5.8 percent growth rate expected for all industries in the Denver area. That means 6,828 healthcare jobs, or about 683 jobs per year, will be created during the 10 year period.
There are currently about 155 employers in the hospital sector in the Denver-Aurora area. That includes general medical and surgical hospitals, psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals and other hospitals.
Employees in the hospital sector - including physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers - provide medical, diagnostic and treatment services. Hospital workers can be responsible for providing inpatient or outpatient care.
The top 10 occupations in the hospitals sector, according to the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment, include:
- Registered nurses with 12,712 employees
- Janitors and cleaners with 890 employees
- Medical and clinical laboratory technologists with 888 employees
- Radiologic technologists and technicians with 873 employees
- Secretaries with 654 employees
- Medical records and health information technicians with 631 employees
- Respiratory therapists with 630 employees
- Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses with 598 employees
- Executive secretaries and administrative assistants with 583 employees
- Pharmacists with 550 employees
Recent statistics show the healthcare industry's ability to grow and add jobs, despite the current economic recession, which also points to the fact that the industry is quite stable and will continue to progress in the future.
The Denver-Aurora-Broomfield area's education and health services industry employed 137,600 workers during September, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is up from 135,900 workers during August and a 2.4 percent increase from last year.