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The coronavirus epidemic has sparked a boom in healthcare: how to get a medical specialty in the USA

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy of the United States and the world is written almost every day. But at the same time, little attention is paid to the impact of this virus on the labor market in the healthcare industry.

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First you need to objectively analyze the current information about the coronavirus.

Similarities between coronavirus and influenza:

  1. Both viruses cause fever, muscle aches, and fatigue.
  2. In both cases, the disease can occur in mild, severe and fatal forms. According to experts, more than 80% of cases of Covid-19 are mild.
  3. Both flu and coronavirus can lead to pneumonia.
  4. Both viruses are treated by lowering body temperature and eliminating symptoms (e.g., fluid intake, ibuprofen, etc.). In severe cases, more intensive treatment may be required.
  5. In both cases, the spread of infection can be prevented by frequent and thorough hand washing and other hygiene practices, as well as self-isolation during illness.

The number of infected

Coronavirus (data as of March 11):

  • 118 infections worldwide;
  • 4 deaths around the world;
  • 1 cases of infection and 004 deaths in the USA.


  • An average of 1 billion infections per year worldwide;
  • 9,3 to 45 million infections per year in the United States;
  • From 291 to 000 deaths per year in the world;
  • Between 12 and 000 deaths per year in the United States.

It is likely that coronavirus can spread faster and easier than flu, but data is still being collected and more information will be available in the coming weeks or months. Since many cases of Covid-19 (a disease caused by Chinese coronavirus) are characterized by mild symptoms that do not require a visit to a doctor, it is very likely that mortality rates from coronavirus at this stage are too high.

On the subject: How to build a medical career in the US

How epidemics affect the health labor market

The data below shows the overall growth of the US labor market and the growth of health care employment from 2001 to 2013.


The second graph shows the same data showing the periods of known epidemics, as well as the Great Recession of 2008.


At a time when the American economy and medicine are going through difficult times, the healthcare sector is the only ray of light on the US labor market.

From 2001 to 2014, the number of jobs in this industry increased by 31,6%, while the total number of jobs in the United States increased by only 5,7%.

2007-2010 is the period spanning the largest economic downturn of our time and one of the worst global pandemics: American health care jobs grew by 6,6%, while the rest of the US labor market declined by 6,9 %.

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How coronavirus will affect the labor market in the medical field

Now is the time to think about a medical career. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics notes the growth of the health sector, which expands job opportunities. Over the next 6 months, this growth is expected to continue, creating a particularly high demand for professionals such as Certified Nurse Aide, Medical Assistant and Patient Care Technician.

When planning the next steps in your career, consider your qualifications, skills, as well as your understanding of ideal work and responsibilities. If you are thinking about changing your profession, then choosing the right education in the field of healthcare will help you gain the necessary knowledge and skills to master one of the fastest growing and sought-after professions.

And if you are a healthcare professional looking to advance your career, acquiring additional knowledge will open up new opportunities for you to grow. An analysis of historical data and current trends in the labor market makes one fact obvious: the new epidemic has a negative impact on the world and the economy as a whole, but at the same time employment in the healthcare sector is practically the only career path that will not face a reduction, on the contrary, it will continue to grow. ...

Where to get a medical education quickly and for a reasonable price

You can master a promising medical specialty in Institute of Career Continuity.

Combining the knowledge of the president of the company that spent most of his career in medicine, and the head of training programs with over 35 years of experience in managing educational projects, Institute of Career Continuity created a unique approach to career planning, education and job support. This technique helps students achieve real and lasting changes in life.

The company has developed more than 20 licensed programs in New York that provide students with knowledge in the field of clinical and administrative medicine for further obtaining certificates and work in different regions of the United States.

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At school, you can get specialties that are in constant demand in the American labor market:

Material prepared in partnership with

Institute of Career Continuity

Address: 17 Battery Place, Suite 636
New York, NY, 10004
Tel: 212-335-0711

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