ExploreHealthCareers.org is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website that gives students (and educators) a reliable, comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions. The link below will provide career information including
- Job Outlook
- Work Environment
- Job Description
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According to the South Dakota Office of Rural Health, South Dakota’s health care industry has experienced substantial and steady growth since1972 when record keeping began. Growth of the health care industry is projected to continue for the foreseeable future and is projected to be one of South Dakota’s largest growth industries over the next decade. The industry’s demand for workers is driven in part by:
- an aging patient population;
- an expanding general population;
- technological advances in the workplace requiring additional staff;
- a growing emphasis on disease management; and
- an aging healthcare workforce who must be replaced as they retire
Health care occupations that provide direct health care services are among the fastest growing professions in South Dakota and are projected to make up approximately 14% of the state’s projected new jobs between 2010 and 2020.
According to South Dakota's Department of Labor and Regulation, since 1990, the number of health care workers in South Dakota has increased by over 73%!