Did You Know?

  • Of the 20 fastest growing occupations, seven are health care related. 1

  • Most workers have jobs that require less than 4 years of college education, but health diagnosing and treating practitioners are among the most educated workers. 1

  • There are more than 200 health careers to choose from, with many training opportunities and many shift options. 1

  • Employment growth in the health care industry is projected to increase 24 percent from 2008 - 2018.

  • By 2012, Oklahoma will employ nearly 43,000 RNs and LPNs, a 22 percent increase from 2004. 2

  • Registered nursing jobs alone are projected to increase by 13 percent and home health aides by 22 percent during 2009-2015. 3


1) U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Career Guide to Industries, published 2009.
2) Oklahoma’s Health Care Industry Workforce 2006 Report, Governor’s Council on Workforce and Economic Development.
3) EMSI Complete Employment - 2nd Quarter 2010