Opportunity Is Knocking!

In Yakima, Kittitas and Klickitat Counties, healthcare jobs are growing at a faster rate than in most other industries. In some cases, there are critical shortages and employers are continually seeking new workers. Choosing one of the jobs listed below will put you on the top of the "most wanted" list.

The five fastest growing healthcare careers all have projected annual employment growth rates in the Tri-County area of over six percent through 2005. Because of extremely high demand, nursing aide and registered nurse are also shown. These jobs are growing at a slightly slower rate, but offer up to 100 openings a year in the Tri-County area.


Projected Growth Rate
(Tri-County Area Through 2005)

Hiring Outlook
Home health aide 8% Up to 100 openings per year
Medical assistant 6% Up to 60 openings per year
Medical records technician 7% Up to 25 openings per year
Nursing aide
4% Up to 100 openings per year
Physical therapist 6% Up to 25 openings per year
Physical therapy assistant & aide 6% Up to 25 openings per year
Registered nurse 4% Up to 100 openings per year


Upward Mobility in Healthcare
It's easy to use the skills and experience you gain in the healthcare field to move up to a higher paying job. Additional classes often lead to a higher level of certification — meaning higher pay. In some cases, employers even pay for your additional training. Click here to explore our career tree and find out more.

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