CareerSource Palm Beach County

 Healthcare

9,347

Companies

80,296

Jobs in 2015 (EST.)

97,277

Jobs in 2023 (EST.)

$48,568

Average Salary

Healthcare is not only one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in Palm Beach County, but as of 2018 has become the nation’s largest employer, eclipsing even manufacturing and retail. Our country’s aging population and government subsidy of the industry has made health care a stable, rapidly expanding source of jobs, ranging occupations from home health aides, nurses and physicians to billing clerks and hospital administrators. There are positions in the health care industry for all levels of education, and, due to demand, many employers will pay for training to further your career. At the same time, healthcare professions can be highly demanding, often requiring one to work an irregular or extended schedule, deal with difficult and emotionally trying circumstances, and pay extreme attention to detail in many positions where a mistake can prove life-threatening. If you have a strong desire to help others and consider yourself someone who performs well under pressure, healthcare can be a highly rewarding career path with great opportunity for advancement.

Job Certifications

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification (BCLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)