Numerous healthcare-related jobs can be found on the Money/PayScale.com's list of Best Jobs in America for 2009. Interestingly enough, physician extenders are in the 2nd and 4th spots on the list: #2 (Physician Assistant) ; #4 (Nurse Practitioner). Healthcare continues to be an area of tremendous growth and need.
This is not a huge surprise, but it is interesting to note the size of demand for these positions in light of forthcoming health reform. Many sellers and buyers of healthcare professional practices are anxious about upcoming reform. The increased use of extenders will likely be an important strategy for practices to employ in order to be nimble and adaptive in this changing environment.
Other notable healthcare-related jobs on the list are:
7 Physical Therapist
14 Occupational Therapist
15 Nurse Anesthetist
19 Physician/General Practice
23 Clinical Psychologist
27 Speech-Language Pathologist
44 Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative