Healthcare Spending, Jobs Set to Increase Regardless of Election Results

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With the over 65 crowd expected to double by 2030, healthcare jobs are poised to rise right alongside them.

Following the vice presidential debate on October 11, 2012, one thing is perfectly clear: the presidential candidates couldn’t have more differing views on healthcare. If Obama wins, the largest expansion of healthcare since Johnson’s Great Society programs will go into effect; if Romney wins, the healthcare law will be repealed. No matter who wins, healthcare costs and jobs are expected to soar in the coming years due to the ever-increasing number of aging baby boomers., a job search website, shows concrete evidence of this trend. In August, the site had 439,523 jobs listed. This number increased to 480,903 in September. Over the past four months, the site has seen a 3.46-percent growth rate in number of open positions.

The economy has made it difficult for many to find jobs, yet a continually expanding healthcare industry will provide a significant employment boost.

By 2030, seniors over the age of 65 are anticipated to double. Currently, 27% of Medicare costs are dedicated to end-of-life care. As more baby boomers become elderly and ill costs are predicted to mount. That’s 76 million baby boomers requiring expanded levels of care.

There’s no evidence of growth in the health care sector slowing any time soon. “We have seen a consistent rate of growth across all healthcare sectors,” says A. Harrison Barnes, CEO of “Despite a less than ideal unemployment rate, healthcare as an industry seems poised to grow well into the next few decades.”

Certainly, increased healthcare costs are a problem for many people, but the significant growth spells opportunity for job seekers in the health care industry.

About is a job search website based in Pasadena, CA. It is a part of the Employment Research Institute and is owned and operated by A. Harrison Barnes.

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