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The healthcare and information technology fields are growing at an extraordinary rate, and our training programs are designed so you will be prepared for anything and everything you will face in your chosen industry.  

Explore your career options in both of these burgeoning fields below.

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how healthcare is growing

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The healthcare industry in the United States continues to grow due to an aging population with increasing healthcare needs. 

In fact, U.S. healthcare spending reached $4.1 trillion in 2020, or $12,530 per person, and is estimated to reach $6.2 trillion by 2028, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

With growth comes career opportunities for professionals new to the healthcare industry, as well as experienced.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports healthcare jobs are projected to grow 16% through 2030, adding a total of about 2.6 million new jobs.

Locally in North Carolina, healthcare topped the list of industries adding the most new jobs, about 81,000 through 2028, and has the second-highest growth rate of 13.7%. 

In order to fill the gaps for in-demand jobs in high-growth sectors like healthcare, Greensboro College is dedicated to helping professionals develop necessary skills with our industry-recognized certificates. 

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Healthcare HR is looking for a combination of soft and hard (technical) skills in future healthcare employees. 

Ideal soft skills to possess within the healthcare industry include: 

  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Empathy and compassion

Ideal hard skills to possess within the healthcare industry include:

  • Record vital signs
  • Ability to read and analyze patient data
  • Understand insurance plans and practices
  • Knowledge of healthcare computer systems and databases
  • Handling laboratory specimens and providing patient education

Earning healthcare-specific certificates online from Greensboro College helps you quickly develop these in-demand skills, so you can confidently land the perfect healthcare job.

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how INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY is growing

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The IT sector is rapidly growing as technology continues to advance. All kinds of businesses rely on IT daily in order to develop software, collect and use data, as well as protect all collected data from cyber threats.

In 2021, the U.S. tech industry contributed around $1.8 trillion to the country’s overall gross domestic product (GDP), which equates to about 9.3% of total GDP.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), computer and IT jobs are projected to grow 13% through 2030, faster than average for all occupations.

In North Carolina the Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services industry is projected to be the fastest growing industry, with 15.8% growth, through 2028.  

Not only does the IT industry offer job security, but a promising income as well. The median annual wage for computer and IT employees was $97,430 in May 2021. 

Depending on the area of IT you work in, job growth and annual income increases. Take a look at these following IT career statistics from the BLS:

Popular IT career roles exist within the cyber security, data science, and software development fields.

To be successful in the tech industry employees must hold a number of in-demand soft and hard (technical) skills.

Ideal soft skills to possess within the tech industry include: 

  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Drive to help others
  • Project management

Ideal hard skills to possess within the tech industry include: 

  • Data modeling
  • Coding from scratch
  • Cloud computing to manage Big Data
  • Knowledgeable of SQL, Tableau, Python
  • Know common cyber attack tactics and how to defend against them

Earning IT certificates online from Greensboro College helps you quickly up-skill, so you can confidently land the IT job you’ve been dreaming about.  

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