Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Forecast

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the healthcare industry as a whole will see a significant increase in demand for medical services, especially as the baby boomer population ages, average life span increases, and people remain active later in life. Employment for health care workers, and in elder care management, will see faster-than-average growth. Medical and health service managers are a professional group that works with older patients and specialize in elder care. These workers may manage an entire senior living community, a medical practice for a group of physicians, or specialize in a specific clinical area or department.1

A monthly labor review by the BLS found that services for the elderly and persons with disabilities, and community care facilities for the elderly, largely contributed to job growth in health care and social assistance industry from 2010-2016. Community care facilities for the elderly experienced more job growth than all private service-providing industries.2

Washington, D.C. is the center of power in the United States, and Georgetown University is well located and well connected. Students may be placed for capstone/internship experience in the Washington, DC area that is a national and international hub for regulatory, policy, advocacy, and industry interests in healthcare. Further, students in this program will have the opportunity to attend FDA hearings, Congressional hearings, NIH meetings, national organizational meetings, and other governmental and non-governmental events.