COVID-19 has turned the world upside down and impacted nearly every industry imaginable, especially healthcare. The pandemic forced colossal, long-term stress on healthcare workers across the globe, which lead to workforce shortages, burnout, and trauma. They truly are heroes for providing endless care and support during such unprecedented struggles. Now that we have entered a new normal, what’s next for the healthcare industry in the United States? How has the pandemic (and the lifestyle changes that came with it) and other factors influenced where it’s going? The team at U.S. Career Institute has created an insightful visualization on the fastest-growing jobs in healthcare. Check it out:
This may seem like a bit of a bland topic, but I actually love stuff like this! Ithealthcare-jobs-cover-image raises some intriguing questions on where societal values are heading. For example, physical therapists, massage therapists, fitness trainers and instructors, and chiropractors are all among the fastest-growing jobs. While this may be in part due to an aging population, the more active lifestyles adopted by many during the pandemic may also influence this. Marriage and family therapists and substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors are also on the rise. I feel that the pandemic has helped shine a light on the importance of mental health. Many people, especially children and teenagers, struggled and continue to struggle with anxiety and depression. This was in part due to the extreme isolation created by the pandemic. Veterinary jobs are also growing – could this be because a lot of people adopted pets during the pandemic? Lots of curiosity sparked by this graphic!