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[Excerpt] Whether you are filling a prescription, trying to find relief for a toothache, or looking for advice on proper nutrition, you probably will turn to a healthcare professional. Healthcare occupations represent a significant percentage of U.S. employment and are essential to the country’s economic health. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare fields. This Spotlight on Statistics uses May 2014 Occupational Employment Statistics data to examine employment and wages for healthcare occupations.


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Fayer, S., & Watson, A. (2009). BLS spotlight on statistics: Employment and wages In healthcare occupations. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.