Job Training for Health Care and Social Assistance

Health Care and Social Assistance BannerOJT for Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62)

The Health Care and Social Assistance sector is part of the Education and Health Services supersector.

Health Care and Social Assistance DescriptionThe Health Care and Social Assistance sector includes the following industry groups:

  • Ambulatory Health Care Services: NAICS 621
    • Offices of Physicians
    • Offices of Dentists
    • Offices of Other Health Practitioners
    • Outpatient Care Centers
    • Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
    • Home Health Care Services
    • Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
  • Hospitals: NAICS 622
    • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
    • Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
    • Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities: NAICS 623
    • Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
    • Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
    • Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
    • Other Residential Care Facilities
  • Social Assistance: NAICS 624
    • Individual and Family Services
    • Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    • Child Day Care Services

Sector Sizes for Job Training

The following chart shows the percentage of people that this sector employs, relative to all the other industrial sectors, and the projected growth of this sector through 2026.Sector Sizes for Job Training

Sector Industries for Job Training

This next chart breaks down the sector into its primary industries. It shows the percentage of people that these primary industries employ, relative to the entire sector, and the projected growth of these industries through 2026.Sector Industries for Job Training

Largest Occupations for Job Training

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this sector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Largest Occupations in Sector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Registered nurses 2,970.2 12.3 15.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Personal care aides 2,437.4 10.1 42.9 No formal educational credential Short term
Nursing assistants 1,510.9 6.3 11.3 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Home health aides 1,274.3 5.3 49.4 No formal educational credential Short term
Medical assistants 779.5 3.2 30.3 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 697.5 2.9 13.2 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Medical secretaries 654.8 2.7 23.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Receptionists and information clerks 568.5 2.4 20.5 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Office clerks, general 412.8 1.7 8.2 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Childcare workers 396.8 1.6 11.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short term

Growth Occupations for Job Training

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this sector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Highest Growth Occupations in Sector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Home health aides 1,274.3 5.3 49.4 No formal educational credential Short term
Massage therapists 54.3 0.2 48.6 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Personal care aides 2,437.4 10.1 42.9 No formal educational credential Short term
Physician assistants 134.7 0.6 40.5 Master’s degree None
Nurse practitioners 193.9 0.8 39.1 Master’s degree None
Statisticians 4.2 0.0 35.7 Master’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 31.8 0.1 35.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Lawyers 4.6 0.0 34.9 Doctoral or professional degree None
Actuaries 0.1 0.0 34.6 Bachelor’s degree Long term
Hearing aid specialists 2.5 0.0 34.0 High school diploma or equivalent None

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