Over 45,000 new healthcare jobs will be created in Philadelphia by 2020

It might be hard to believe that 45,000 new healthcare jobs will be created in our great City over the next decade, having lived through our current recession and read depressing headlines about jobs and economic growth.

But that’s exactly what Select Greater Philadelphia, the economic arm of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, reported in its employment forecasts. Moreover, healthcare is the fastest growing industry in America, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It will generate 3.2 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry.

As a working adult who is thinking about going back to school to further your career, you need to ask yourself two questions:

  • Where will the job opportunities be in Philadelphia over the next 10 years?
  • What am I doing to prepare myself for those jobs?

Like you, Peirce College is looking ahead to where Philadelphia’s jobs will be in the future, as well as where the opportunities are today. That’s why Peirce College launched two new healthcare degree programs in Fall 2010.

  • Health Information Technology: Prepares students with the practical skills needed to manage electronic healthcare data and the integrity of patients’ records. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam, and will have gained skills that make them candidates for medical coordinator, documentation specialist, or health information management director roles.
  • Healthcare Administration: Bachelor’s degree provides a solid foundation of business concepts integrated with industry knowledge for future leadership in this sector. Our new healthcare degree programs are guided by an advisory board of active healthcare practitioners. That’s how we make sure our programs meet the real-world demands of jobs in the healthcare sector, and prepare you to land the jobs that are being developed as you read this blog post.

And for those of us who can’t put on a Band-Aid without getting queasy, the good news is, the coming jobs are not all about biology, prescriptions, and surgery. The healthcare opportunities we’re talking about are the non-clinical side: information technology, management, business administration, and more — all the stuff that keeps a growing healthcare economy running smoothly.

Our new programs uphold our traditionally high standards for what we offer our students. We recruited an all-star faculty who are fresh from the healthcare field to lead our programs. We engaged education consultants and experts in healthcare to be certain we covered all the essentials in building our degree offerings and curriculum.

We can’t tell you if your current job will be around 10 years from now — we’ve all seen how quickly jobs disappear when Wall Street hiccups. Yet healthcare has been the exception, expanding even during the recession, adding 1.7 million new jobs since 2001.

You can wait for the economy to come roaring back, and hope that your career will come roaring back with it. Or you can make the most of this time and prepare yourself for a better, brighter future in a better, brighter field where job growth is all but certain: healthcare.

Schedule some time for an honest, open-ended, no-obligation conversation with a Peirce enrollment representative. You can be with us from the start as we continue to look for the latest breakthroughs and expand our degree programs to stay in step with the industry.

Contact Peirce today to get the whole story about how a small college like Peirce can put you on the fast track to big opportunities in your career. Call .GO.PEIRCE (888.467.3472), ext. 9000, today or e-mail us right now at Info@Peirce.edu.