Caregiver jobs among fastest growing occupations in US

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Posted at Feb 10 2014 04:16 PM | Updated as of Feb 11 2014 12:16 AM

REDWOOD CITY, California – Labor experts project that two of the three fastest growing occupations in the Unites States are in the caregiving industry.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that between now and the year 2022, the demand for personal care aides will grow by 49 percent, and the demand for home health aides will grow by 48 percent.

The BLS says workers in both occupations will be needed to care for the growing number of aging Baby Boomers.

The BLS says the number one growing occupation in the country is industrial-organizational psychologist.