The home healthcare sector is expected to see exponential growth in 2017. As the healthcare industry continues on its upward trajectory, the home healthcare market will be a major factor of this anticipated growth.

According to Zion Research, home healthcare is expected to generate over $390 billion in revenue in the next five years. Between medical providers and new, advanced devices, this segment is taking off like never before.

So, what does this mean for you? Whether you are currently a home healthcare professional or aspiring to be one, now is a great time to further develop your skills and invest in your education. As the healthcare industry continues to grow and evolve, competition and the demand for qualified professionals will follow suit.

Between new health technologies and an increasingly health-conscious society, the need for skilled healthcare professionals is imminent. Another major driving force: one of the largest aging populations in the world, baby boomers.

The oldest of the baby boomers are heading into their seventies and this generation is expected to “fuel a 75 percent increase in the number of Americans age 65 or older requiring nursing home care,” according to the Population Reference Bureau. This population will rely on the support of caregivers, nurses and other healthcare professionals unlike any other before for round-the-clock home care, therapy and rehabilitation needs.

The top home healthcare positions in 2017:
• Nurses
• Caregivers
• Physical therapists
• Occupational therapists
• Speech therapists

Our advice to you is not to wait. Strike while the demand is high and advance your career. This is one industry where job security is not expected to diminish. For more continuing education resources follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn. For those in the Colorado Springs area, call 719.476.0200 to learn about MGA’s CNA certification program. To view the entire report, visit here.