As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in April of 2020, despite being, arguably, the most needed and relevant industry, healthcare accounted for approximately 6.8% of the more than 20 million jobs lost in the U.S. during that time.
Fast forward to present day, and healthcare is rebounding at a steady clip. Despite the current overall unemployment rate being 5.8%, unemployment in healthcare has dropped to only 3.1%. Healthcare has consistently seen notable job gains over the last several months, including most recently when it added 23,000 jobs in May of 2021.
What types of therapy professionals are needed the most right now? And where are they needed? We break it down for you below, according to data from our jobs site.
1. Speech-Language Pathologist
2. Physical Therapist
3. Occupational Therapist
4. Respiratory Therapist
5. Physical Therapist Assistant
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