1. Surgeon
Annual Average Salary: $233,150
Projected Growth by 2022: 18%

2. Physician (General Practice)
Annual Average Salary: $187,200
Projected Growth by 2022: 18%

3. Psychiatrist
Annual Average Salary: $178,950
Projected Growth by 2022: 18%

4. Orthodontist
Annual Average Salary: $149,310
Projected Growth by 2022: 16%

5. Dentist
Annual Average Salary: $146,340
Projected Growth by 2022: 16%

6. Petroleum Engineer
Annual Average Salary: $130,280
Projected Growth by 2022: 26%

7. Air traffic controller
Annual Average Salary: $122,530
Projected Growth by 2022: 1%

8. Pharmacist
Annual Average Salary: $116,670
Projected Growth by 2022: 14%

9. Podiatrist
Annual Average Salary: $116,440
Projected Growth by 2022: 23%

10. Attorney
Annual Average Salary: $113,530
Projected Growth by 2022: 10%

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics data recently released, there are 2.9 million job openings out there right now. However, only less than half of these openings are being filled.

Why?

First and foremost, an enormous amount of job seekers have just stopped seeking. Second, a tremendous amount of job applicants lack the increasingly required advanced degree skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Finally, scores of applicants are hindered by job relocation and mobility issues related to foreclosure burdens weighing down their household management.

Remarkably, there have been urgent calls among some U.S. workforce development experts for the nation to produce a million scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians in the next ten years in order for the U.S. to just remain globally competitive in the future.

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What additional indicators of job growth do we see specifically in the healthcare services industry?

Occupational Therapy job openings fall into the grand-challenge technology area we call “elder technology”, which is moving people, ideas, and things for an aging society of shifted demography and heightened engagement with an uncertain environment.

This is especially so during times of “stressed conditions” of “man-made” or natural disasters, like Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, and national emergencies, like the recent Asiana Airlines and Southwest Airlines crash evacuations, the recent Malaysia Airlines MH17 aviation disaster recovery, Boston Marathon bombings, schools and public access area gun violence shootings, and unanticipated 9-11 disaster or large urban area “rolling blackout,” power outages, and rioting unrest events.

In all of these cases, we called upon trained professionals of “elder technology” to move people quickly, to create good “life-saving ideas” virtually online fast on influence and social media, and to get “access to things” like food, water, clothing, shelter, and various other occupational and transportation technologies fast to where they are needed most during disaster recovery.

Diagnostic Medical technology jobs are emerging rapidly in what the top-ranked and best university medical centers, like UCLA are calling “population-based” medical care or “never enough” patient care, or even private philanthropic medical enterprises, like Cancer Treatment Centers of America are advocating as hope and faith-based “A Mother’s Love” patient care.

Such “relationship-based” health care and/or “holistic quality-of-life” patient care jobs of the future will be designed to elevate community-based health services inside a “population-based” age of Affordable Care (commonly known as ‘Obamacare’).

Here, “consistency drives predictable patterns of care, and ultimately, generates customer satisfaction,” UCLA medical enterprise and Cancer Treatment Centers of America leaders promote.

For job seekers looking into the above Health Industry Professions, or looking into the fields of Healthcare Services, and Diagnostic Medical Technology, consider this closing inspirational advice,

How far you go in life, depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life, you will have been all of these.” – George Washington Carver