12 healthcare jobs with most growth since 2007

The healthcare industry boasts 12 of the jobs across all industries that saw the most growth from 2007-17, with home health aides having the highest growth rate, according to online job finder platform CareerBuilder.

CareerBuilder based the data on Emsi, the job finder platform's labor market analysis arm, which aggregates information from multiple national and local employment resources. 

Although manufacturing jobs are rapidly disappearing, down from 13.5 million in 2007 to 12.5 million in 2017, the U.S. as a whole saw significant job growth during that time period, Matthew Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, told CNBC.

Here are 12 healthcare jobs with the most growth since 2007, ranked by growth rate, according to the full CareerBuilder report obtained by CNBC.

No. 1 — Home health aides: 46 percent growth (296,952 more jobs)

No. 2 — Physical therapist assistants: 34 percent growth (22,275 more jobs)

No. 3 — Nurse practitioners: 32 percent growth (38,563 more jobs)

No. 4 — Health technologists and technicians, all other: 30 percent growth (30,583 more jobs)

No. 5 — Genetic counselors: 31 percent growth (709 more jobs)

No. 6 — Hearing aid specialists: 28 percent growth (1,582 more jobs)

No. 7 (tie) — Mental health counselors: 27 percent growth (34,996 more jobs)

No. 7 (tie) — Physical therapists: 27 percent growth (49,202 more jobs)

No. 9 — Healthcare social workers: 26 percent growth (35,980 more jobs)

No. 10 — Medical secretaries: 20 percent (95,649 more jobs)

No. 11 — Registered nurses: 16 percent (397,315 more jobs)

No. 12 — Nursing assistants: 12 percent (163,770 more jobs)

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