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Healthcare jobs you might not know about



—NUTSHELL:
As career fields go, healthcare is hot. And there are lots of cool jobs, including some that arenít as well known. Find out about three of them here.


—SNIPPET:
Healthcare careers provide the chance to help people, do interesting technical work, and earn relatively high salaries. But thatís not all. The healthcare industry also offers some of the best employment opportunities in the economy. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), wage and salary employment in the healthcare industry is projected to grow 22 percent between 2006 and 2016. That translates into about 3 million new jobsóor nearly 20 percent of the total number of jobs expected to be added to the economy over the projections decade. 

Of the dozens of different healthcare occupations, however, many people are familiar with only a few, such as nurse, doctor, and physical therapist. This article takes a look at some other healthcare careers you might not know about.

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Last Updated: October 15, 2008