The Best Jobs In Health Care In 2015

Forbes released a list of the best jobs in health care in 2015, according to projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“The growing health care sector offers career paths that lead to generous compensation and a secure future. In the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest ten-year projections for industry growth, dating from 2012 to 2022, it projected that the health care and social assistance industry will produce one in three of the new jobs in the U.S. over the next decade. Extended longevity and an aging population, combined with expanding insurance coverage under Obamacare, are increasing the demand for many health professionals, from dental hygienists to physical therapists. That means nearly 5 million new jobs in the sector will be created by 2022, according to the BLS.”

Be sure to check out the careers that made the list:

1. Pharmacist (Median Salary: $116,670; Projected Growth: 14%)
2. Podiatrist (Median Salary: $116,440; Projected Growth: 23%)
3. Physical Therapist (Median Salary: $179,860; Projected Growth: 36%)
4. Dental Hygienist (Median Salary: $70,210; Projected Growth: 33%)
5. Audiologist (Median Salary: $69,720; Projected Growth: 34%)
6. Dietitian (Median Salary: $55,240; Projected Growth: 21%)
7. Medical Technologist (Median Salary: $47,820; Projected Growth: 22%)
8. Physiologist (Median Salary: $42,690; Projected Growth: 19%)
9. Medical Laboratory Technician (Median Salary: $34,160; Projected Growth: 22%)
10. Optician (Median Salary: $33,330; Projected Growth: 23%)