Arkansas College of Health Careers
Specializing in effective teaching strategies, producing well trained,
highly-skilled and knowledgeable allied health care professional
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Why Become An Allied Healthcare Professional

Health care jobs have grown considerably over the past two decades. In February, employers posted more than 130,000 job ads for health care jobs, a 33 percent increase compared to February 2012.

In addition to the volume of job ads increasing the number of employers looking to hire health care workers grew in the past year. More than 15,100 employers advertised job openings in February, up from about 13,000 last year. The employer with the most job ads was the U.S Air force, which placed more than 3,300 ads during February.

By far, registered nurses were the most advertised job, with more than 56,000 unique job postings in this time period, accounting for about 41 percent of the health care hiring demand.

Other health care positions in demand were physical therapists, occupational therapists, licensed practical nurse, phlebotomist, nursing assistants, certified medical business offices, and speech-language pathologists.

Across all health care jobs, the 15 tools and technologies most often required of candidates included electronic medical records, Microsoft Office, personal protective equipment, orthotics, medical information, Microsoft word, word processing, Microsoft PowerPoint, orthotic devices, catheters, calculators, pulleys, ambulances, personnel management and telemetry units.

The most-demanded certification listed in online job ads were certified registered nurse, basic life support, certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, advanced cardiac life support, basic cardiac life support, long-term care, and American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and pharmacy technician.

- Adopted and modified from Wanted analytics
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