The healthcare sector is comprised of businesses engaged in providing healthcare and social assistance for individuals. Types of employers can be medical/surgical hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare, medical and diagnostic labs, and offices of physicians. This sector encompasses the delivery and administration of healthcare as well as health innovations that advance the ease and efficiency of delivering services to patients. Missouri is home to a Healthcare Sciences and Service sector workforce that employs 426,861 workers.

Jobs in Healthcare

  • Dental Assistants

    Dental assistants have many tasks, ranging from patient care and taking x rays to record keeping and scheduling appointments.

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  • Medical Assistants

    A medical assistant is a health professional that supports the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting.

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  • Registered Nurses

    Registered nurses set up plans for patient care. Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient careand provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

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  • Pharmacy Technician

    Pharmacy Tech is a health care provider who performs pharmacy-related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of locations usually in community, retail, and hospital pharmacies.

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  • Certified Nurses Aid

    Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

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Healthcare Stats


Projected Growth

Target healthcare careers are projected to grow more than 23% from 2010‐2020 with more than 8
million openings (16% of total openings in the U.S.).


Target Careers

Target careers in the healthcare industry constitute 14% (20.7 million jobs) of total occupational
employment in the U.S.


Healthcare Unemployment

The unemployment rate of those previously employed in the Healthcare industry is 3.3%.

5 Pillars of Healthcare

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