Health|June 11, 2011 5:00 PM

Health care jobs: The details

Fastest-growing jobs in health care -- nationwide and in Colorado

Health care jobs are predicted to provide nearly a quarter of the new jobs in the country between 2008 and 2018. The charts below will help you figure out the demand for specific jobs nationally, and in even more more detail for Colorado as a whole and in each of Colorado’s metropolitan areas. Scroll down to see all the charts.

The state Department of Labor and Employment breaks down the demand for fast-growing health care jobs in Colorado, and for the state’s major metro areas.
Source: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Colorado Statewide Health care Jobs

Occupation
Number of openings annually
Registered Nurses1919
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1119
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners683
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants579
Medical Assistants312
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses305
Pharmacy Technicians300
Dental Assistants257
Medical Secretaries225
Pharmacists192
Dental Hygienists157
Physical Therapists144
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians131
Medical and Health Services Managers130
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians130
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other128
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists102
Massage Therapists102
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics101
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians98
Surgical Technologists93
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators82
Speech-Language Pathologists78
Veterinarians77
Occupational Therapists77
Respiratory Therapists73
Family and General Practitioners66
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians64
Dentists, General64
Physician Assistants63
Opticians, Dispensing55
Medical Transcriptionists45
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other43
Surgeons33
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers33
Chiropractors33
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians29
Physical Therapist Assistants29
Dietitians and Nutritionists28
Optometrists28
Anesthesiologists27
Obstetricians and Gynecologists25
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists24
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other23
Therapists, All Other20
Medical Equipment Preparers19
Dietetic Technicians19
Physical Therapist Aides18
Psychiatric Technicians17
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other14
Radiation Therapists13
Psychiatrists11
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers11
Pediatricians, General10
Nuclear Medicine Technologists9
Audiologists9
Orthodontists7
Athletic Trainers7
Internists, General7
Podiatrists4
Recreational Therapists4
Respiratory Therapy Technicians3
Orthotists and Prosthetists2
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians2

Boulder Health Care Jobs

Occupation
Number of openings annually
Registered Nurses147
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners44
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants43
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners33
Home Health Aides29
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses26
Pharmacy Technicians20
Dental Assistants19
Medical Assistants19
Physical Therapists18
Pharmacists15
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians11
Medical and Health Services Managers10
Medical Secretaries10
Dental Hygienists9
Veterinarians9
Surgical Technologists8
Massage Therapists8
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists8
Occupational Therapists8
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other8
Speech-Language Pathologists7
Physician Assistants6
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators6
Family and General Practitioners5
Respiratory Therapists5
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians5
Chiropractors5
Opticians, Dispensing5
Dentists, General4
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers3
Optometrists3
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics3
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other3
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other3
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians3
Dietitians and Nutritionists2
Therapists, All Other2
Surgeons2
Athletic Trainers2
Medical Equipment Preparers1
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists1
Physical Therapist Assistants1
Psychiatric Aides0
Audiologists0
Pharmacy Aides0
Nuclear Medicine Technologists0

Colorado Springs Health Care Jobs

Occupation
Number of openings annually
Registered Nurses249
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners146
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners84
Home Health Aides74
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants61
Medical Assistants54
Dental Assistants47
Pharmacy Technicians45
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses40
Medical Secretaries38
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians23
Dental Hygienists22
Physical Therapists22
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics20
Pharmacists18
Medical and Health Services Managers16
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians13
Massage Therapists12
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians12
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other12
Occupational Therapists11
Speech-Language Pathologists11
Surgical Technologists11
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other11
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators10
Family and General Practitioners10
Surgeons9
Respiratory Therapists9
Opticians, Dispensing8
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other7
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists7
Physician Assistants7
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians6
Physical Therapist Assistants5
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other5
Optometrists4
Psychiatrists4
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers4
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists3
Medical Transcriptionists3
Medical Equipment Preparers3
Chiropractors3
Dietitians and Nutritionists3
Pediatricians, General2
Nuclear Medicine Technologists2
Occupational Therapist Assistants2
Dietetic Technicians2
Radiation Therapists1
Athletic Trainers1
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians1
Therapists, All Other0
Psychiatric Aides0
Recreational Therapists0
Audiologists0

Denver / Aurora Health Care Jobs

Occupation
Number of openings annually
Registered Nurses999
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners631
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners315
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants312
Pharmacy Technicians159
Medical Assistants156
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses139
Dental Assistants129
Pharmacists114
Medical Secretaries108
Dental Hygienists93
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other76
Physical Therapists70
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists68
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians67
Medical and Health Services Managers61
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians61
Massage Therapists53
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics49
Surgical Technologists48
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians47
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other46
Speech-Language Pathologists42
Respiratory Therapists41
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators40
Occupational Therapists39
Physician Assistants37
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians35
Family and General Practitioners33
Veterinarians31
Opticians, Dispensing30
Medical Transcriptionists26
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers20
Obstetricians and Gynecologists18
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians18
Optometrists17
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other17
Surgeons16
Anesthesiologists16
Chiropractors15
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists14
Dietitians and Nutritionists13
Therapists, All Other12
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other11
Physical Therapist Aides10
Physical Therapist Assistants10
Medical Equipment Preparers9
Radiation Therapists8
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other7
Audiologists6
Nuclear Medicine Technologists5
Dietetic Technicians5
Psychiatrists5
Pediatricians, General5
Psychiatric Technicians3
Athletic Trainers3
Podiatrists2
Recreational Therapists2
Internists, General2
Orthotists and Prosthetists1
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians1
Respiratory Therapy Technicians0

Fort Collins / Loveland Health Care Jobs

Occupation
Number of openings annually
Registered Nurses157
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners82
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants39
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners37
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses28
Medical Assistants26
Home Health Aides21
Dental Assistants18
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians17
Pharmacy Technicians17
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other14
Medical Secretaries14
Pharmacists10
Physical Therapists10
Medical and Health Services Managers10
Dental Hygienists10
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians8
Veterinarians8
Occupational Therapists8
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians8
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators8
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians8
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists7
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other7
Surgical Technologists6
Speech-Language Pathologists6
Family and General Practitioners5
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians4
Respiratory Therapists4
Opticians, Dispensing4
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers3
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other3
Dentists, General3
Chiropractors3
Physician Assistants3
Medical Equipment Preparers3
Optometrists2
Medical Transcriptionists2
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other2
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other2
Dietitians and Nutritionists2
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists2
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers2
Nuclear Medicine Technologists0
Therapists, All Other0
Psychiatric Aides0

Grand Junction Health Care Jobs

Occupation
Number of openings annually
Registered Nurses67
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants31
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners25
Medical Assistants17
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners14
Medical Secretaries12
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses11
Pharmacy Technicians11
Dental Assistants10
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other10
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators6
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians5
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other5
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians5
Physical Therapists5
Dental Hygienists5
Pharmacists5
Medical and Health Services Managers4
Surgical Technologists4
Medical Transcriptionists4
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other4
Dentists, General3
Veterinarians3
Physician Assistants3
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians2
Occupational Therapists2
Dietetic Technicians2
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics2
Speech-Language Pathologists2
Physical Therapist Assistants1
Opticians, Dispensing1
Dietitians and Nutritionists1
Surgeons1

Greeley Heath Care Jobs

Occupation
Number of openings annually
Registered Nurses56
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners38
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants19
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners12
Medical Assistants11
Medical and Health Services Managers8
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians7
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses7
Pharmacy Technicians7
Dental Assistants7
Veterinarians6
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics6
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators6
Medical Secretaries6
Physical Therapists5
Dental Hygienists5
Pharmacists4
Speech-Language Pathologists3
Occupational Therapists3
Physician Assistants3
Family and General Practitioners3
Respiratory Therapists3
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians3
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians2
Opticians, Dispensing2
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other2
Massage Therapists2
Medical Transcriptionists2
Dentists, General1
Dietitians and Nutritionists1
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers1
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other1
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists1
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other0
Audiologists0
Physical Therapist Assistants0

Pueblo Health Care Jobs

Occupation
Number of openings annually
Registered Nurses72
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners24
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants19
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners14
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses12
Pharmacy Technicians10
Medical Assistants8
Medical Secretaries8
Medical and Health Services Managers5
Surgical Technologists5
Dental Assistants5
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians4
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other4
Pharmacists4
Speech-Language Pathologists3
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other3
Dental Hygienists3
Physical Therapist Assistants2
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists2
Occupational Therapists2
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators2
Dentists, General2
Dietitians and Nutritionists2
Physical Therapists2
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians2
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other2
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians2
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics2
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians1
Family and General Practitioners1
Medical Transcriptionists1
Occupational Therapist Assistants1
Veterinarians1
Opticians, Dispensing1
Medical Equipment Preparers0
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other0
Optometrists0
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists0
Psychiatrists0
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