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PA, NP, OT, PT, RN, and OD Among the Top 20 Best Healthcare Careers (U.S. News and World Report)

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, total occupational employment is expected to increase 3.7% between 2019 and 2029. The BLS also predicts Physician Assistants to be in high demand due to the aging population and policy changes that have expanded certain healthcare services. For healthcare-focused professions, the field is filled with opportunity.

    And now, the official rankings are here: U.S. News and World Report has released the 2021 Best Health Care Jobs, and the list is comprehensive.

    Among the top 20 jobs? Physician Assistant at #1, Nurse Practitioner at #2, Dentist at #5, Occupational Therapist at #10, Physical Therapist at #11, Registered Nurse at #14, and Optometrist at #20.

    U.S. News and World Report looked at a number of factors when ranking the careers, including median salary, employment rate, 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, future job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance.

    At Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), we are proud to prepare graduates for successful and meaningful future careers across the healthcare spectrum. All of our 100+ programs are designed to empower current and future healthcare leaders to maximize their potential and take their place in a fast-growing industry.