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Fastest Growing Health Care Careers in Rhode Island

Healthcare is an expanding industry throughout the country, with many jobs facing shortages and facilities offering greater benefits and salaries to interest new workers. According to Rhode Island’s Department of Labor and Training, hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and ambulatory healthcare facilities are expected to add thousands of jobs between now and 2014. Some of the fastest growing jobs in the state are home health aides, medical assistants, medical scientists, personal and home care aides, and occupational therapists. Job opportunity, however, is not limited to these careers.

Largest Health Care Employers in Rhode Island

The state’s largest employers are in fact hospitals. According to America's Career InfoNet these are some of the biggest healthcare employers in the state:

  • Rhode Island Hospital: Located in Providence, it is a major teaching hospital and leader in research and employs over 6,500 people.
  • Women and Infants Hospital: Also in Providence, it employs over 5,000. This award-winning facility is the tenth largest obstetrical facility in the nation and is affiliated with Brown University’s medical school.
  • WIC Clinic: Located in Providence, WIC employs over 2,600 people. This is a special program that provides nutritional supplementation for pregnant or nursing mothers and their young children in need.
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital: Also in Providence, this is the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital and employs 2,000.
  • Kent County Memorial Hospital: Located in Warwick, this nonprofit hospital is the second-largest single-site hospital in the state and employs 2,000 people.

Healthcare and social assistance jobs in Rhode Island are projected to increase 19% by 2016, according to Rhode Island’s Labor Market Information. You can benefit from this growth, by pursuing a job in healthcare. Explore the education links below and take the first steps toward a successful career in healthcare.

Schools Offering Health Care and Nursing Degrees in Rhode Island

tip Programs are subject to change.

Community College of Rhode Island – Warwick, RI:

Programs:

  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services
  • Histologic Technician
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Public Health
  • Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiographer
  • Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Work
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • RN Program - Associate’s

Rhode Island College – Providence, RI:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

Salve Regina University – Newport, RI:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

University of Rhode Island – Kingston, RI:

Programs:

  • Bachelors in Nursing

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