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Geriatric Careers That Are On the Rise

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Baby Boomers are getting older while life expectancies are increasing every year. It’s a perfect recipe for an explosion in demand, one that will cause elderly care specialists’ stock to soar. So if you haven’t already considered a career in geriatrics, now is a great time to start.

Here are four geriatric career paths worth considering, according to ExploreHealthCareers. And as always, once you’re done reading, visit HealthCareerCenter.com to find the best job opportunities with top employers in your area.

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Job Outlook Report: Neurology

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At HealthCareerCenter.com, we don’t just bring you the latest, most sought-after career opportunities. We also bring you the information you need to make smart and informed career decisions.

Today, we’re focusing on neurology. If you’re interested in becoming a neurology specialist, you’re probably well aware that it’s a challenging field with a steep learning curve. But beyond that, there are many things about the profession that you may not know, like the employment landscape and how future demand is shaping up.

Below is a quick summary of what you’ll need to know to begin your neurology career, with insight from our own experts and the respected hiring professionals of CVTips and Rosman Search. If you’d like to keep reading, there’s a lot more information where this came from at HealthCareerCenter.com.

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Patients’ Patriots: Occupational Therapists Fight To Make Their Patients Independent

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Most Baby Boomers want to live independently in their homes for as long as they can.

Car crashes cause 4.4 million injuries every year.

More than a million 6-19 year-olds suffer serious sports injuries annually.

Those are major reasons why the U.S. government predicts a nearly 27% increase in the demand for occupational therapists between now and 2024.

“ As we have more [occupational therapists] coming into the field we have more places where they can go,” says Amy Lamb OTD, OT/L, FAOTA president of the American Occupational Therapy Association. “That allows us to meet the needs of [patients] wherever we’re needed and we are working to build that capacity.”

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Finding Fuel for Life: Careers as Nutritionists and Dietitians

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“My greatest satisfaction comes from providing comfort to individuals who may be experiencing one of the most difficult moments of their lives,” says Lisa Cimperman, a registered dietitian nutritionist and a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.    After more than 13 years in hospitals and currently at the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, her fascination with the connection between nutrition and disease is unabated. 

“I work with some of the best doctors and nurses,” she says.  “Dietitians are more and more a part of the [treatment] team -- and a critical part of that team.”

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The Difference Between Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs)

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Nearly all American nurses contemplating their futures have heard the numbers by now:  a nearly 35% uptick in the need for nurse practitioners by 2024 and an almost 41% salary hike when an RN becomes an “NP.”  The same kinds of opportunities lure those considering a physician assistant’s position.

So what’s the difference between the two in education and experiential requirements, and how does it feel to walk a mile in their Crocs?

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