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Health care industry will create 5.6 million more jobs by 2020: Study

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According to a study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce, with the demand for health care is growing at a rate twice that of the national economy and is on track to create 5.6 million jobs by 2020, but those jobs will do little to alleviate the jobs crisis among unskilled workers. “Healthcare will continue to grow fastest and provide some of the best paying jobs in the nation,” wrote the authors of the report. “But the people in these jobs will increasingly require higher levels of education to enter the field and continuous certification once they are in.” More than 80% of the new jobs will require postsecondary education and training, the study found.