Analysis: US projected to face shortages of these 6 healthcare occupations by 2025

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates healthcare will add approximately 2.4 million new jobs by 2026, a new analysis suggests this growth may fall short of industry demand in six occupations.

The analysis comes from Mercer's Workforce Strategy and Analytics practice. Here are six healthcare jobs projected to experience supply gaps by 2025. They are listed in descending order.

1. Home health aides — 446,300

2. Nursing assistants — 95,000

3. Medical and clinical lab technologists — 58,700

4. Medical and lab technicians — 40,000

5. Nurse practitioners — 29,400

6. Physicians and surgeons, all other — 11,000

More information about the study, including an interactive map that shows state-by-state projections, is available here.


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