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2010 High Priority Occupations in Health Care Industry Cluster
 
The Health Care cluster is comprised of industries that provide for the health and well-being of Pennsylvania residents. Direct patient care forms the cornerstone. Also included are industries that support direct patient care such as ambulance services, retail drug stores and health insurance carriers as well as public agencies that oversee health programs.
 
High Priority Occupations in Health Care
(New occupation additions in 2010 are marked with an asterisk.)
 
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SOC Code Occupation Educational Attainment 1 Industry Cluster Wage, 2008 Industry Cluster All Industries Percent Employment Change, 2004-2006 Percent Change in Wages, 2006-2008 Unempl. Rate, 2007-2009 Completers as Percent of Total Openings
11-9111 Medical & Health Services Managers BD+ $83,482 350 511 26.66% 7.54% 1.5% 279.65%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners & Investigators LT OJT $54,083 130 432 43.24% 11.01% 2.1% 10.42%
21-1011 Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors MD $38,195 220 349 90.13% 13.15% 4.8% 76.50%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors MD $35,607 454 647 81.22% 7.44% 4.8% 92.74%
21-1021 Child, Family & School Social Workers BD $35,275 164 733 20.36% 6.52% 2.5% 75.03%
21-1022 Medical & Public Health Social Workers BD $44,190 192 357 63.97% 3.54% 2.5% 75.63%
21-1023 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers MD $37,771 341 464 48.74% 11.70% 2.5% 58.62%
21-1093 Social & Human Service Assistants MT OJT $25,930 304 724 20.89% 3.85% 4.5% 42.96%
25-1072 Nursing Instructors & Teachers, Postsecondary MD (MSN)* $63,209 14 103 26.64% 10.87% 2.5% 21.36%
29-1021 Dentists, General PROF $132,199 83 120 6.73% 7.79% 1.0% 258.33%
29-1051 Pharmacists PROF $92,475 121 401 19.88% 9.68% 1.6% 207.23%
29-1062 Family & General Practitioners PROF $167,036 243 286 7.92% 20.52% 0.2% 127.27%
29-1071 Physician Assistants BD $69,079 124 135 20.75% 9.47% 0.0% 488.89%
29-1111 Registered Nurses AD $61,626 4,174 4,803 7.07% 7.63% 1.1% 162.79%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists BD $66,522 170 219 37.95% 3.77% 0.0% 147.95%
29-1123 Physical Therapists MD $73,442 286 341 16.42% 7.82% 1.7% 412.90%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists AD $52,615 146 155 9.03% 9.23% 1.5% 85.16%
29-2011 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists BD $50,557 165 249 36.38% 3.77% 3.0% 17.27%
29-2012 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians AD $38,464 201 282 5.90% 6.53% 3.0% 32.98%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists AD $56,443 320 324 -6.27% 12.02% 0.0% 78.40%
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians AD $49,765 98 108 30.08% 17.92% 2.9% 40.74%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists & Technicians AD $49,094 218 261 15.10% 8.54% 2.9% 193.10%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics PS VOC $28,088 347 415 -4.05% 8.38% 0.0% 21.20%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians MT OJT $30,788 172 854 52.92% 12.82% 2.6% 9.60%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists PS VOC $36,584 162 167 -5.98% 6.22% 2.6% 81.44%
29-2061 Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses PS VOC $40,154 1,176 1,450 2.31% 3.42% 1.8% 23.52%
29-2071 Medical Records & Health Information Technicians AD $31,117 271 340 30.85% 3.09% 7.2% 38.53%
31-1011 Home Health Aides ST OJT $22,087 1,554 2,277 81.09% 10.20% 5.1% 0.61%
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants ST OJT $25,043 1,492 1,833 14.92% 7.07% 5.1% 10.69%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants AD $40,557 141 150 47.81% 8.18% 0.0% 100.00%
31-9091 Dental Assistants MT OJT $30,603 513 527 42.14% 11.44% 1.7% 12.71%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists PS VOC $30,695 107 122 -20.93% 7.15% N/A 40.98%
31-9099 Phlebotomists N/A $28,577 106 149 -50.07% 9.68% 5.2% 375.84%
43-3021 Billing & Posting Clerks & Machine Operators ST OJT $30,686 122 341 0.25% 7.77% 2.7% 29.03%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries PS VOC $28,738 590 635 40.76% 6.63% 3.2% 16.85%
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians LT OJT $38,676 8 69 58.14% 17.11% 0.0% N/A
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians LT OJT $42,357 5 56 48.98% 12.98% 0.0% N/A
 
1 Educational Attainment Abbreviations:
 
ST OJT Short-term Training – basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training.
MT OJT Moderate-term Training – basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training.
LT OJT Long-term Training – basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training.
WK EXP Work Experience - in a related occupation, training is gained through hands-on work in a similar occupation.
PS VOC Post-secondary Vocational Training - training is gained through a vocational training program.
AD Associate’s Degree – degree completed after two years of full-time schooling beyond high school.
BD Bachelor’s Degree – degree completed after four years of full-time schooling beyond high school.
BD+ Bachelor’s Degree plus experience – a four-year bachelor’s degree plus experience gained through hands-on experience.
MD Master’s – training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor’s degree.
PhD Doctoral – training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor’s degree.
PROF First Professional Degree – training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor’s degree.
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