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Opportunities in Health Care

As Oklahoma’s population continues to increase in age, its health care needs also increase. According to the Census Bureau, Oklahoma's 85+ population will increase by 73.7% by the year 2025. This means the demand for jobs in health care will continue to grow.

Oklahoma is already experiencing shortages of the following workers, including but not limited to:

  • nurses;
  • lab technicians;
  • imaging technologists;
  • respiratory therapists;
  • physical therapists and PT assistants;
  • dietary managers, aides and assistants;
  • surgical technologists;
  • certified nurse aides;
  • certified medication aides;
  • occupational therapists;
  • emergency medical responders;
  • mental health therapists;
  • speech language pathologists; and
  • pharmacists.

These needs are expected to continue to increase in the future.

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Health Career Chart
Career descriptions, salary, education, etc.

Career Assistance

Health career assistance from Oklahoma hospitals

Up-to-date glance on Oklahoma's job market