Nearly every type of company is looking for people who can analyze and interpret data to solve problems,” said Kim Castro, executive editor at U.S. News.
“This technological boom is creating new opportunities for statisticians, engineers and software developers– these workers are developing the algorithms that are rapidly changing the global job market.”
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the health care field is expected to grow by 18% by 2026
Employers expect health care costs to increase by 5.5%* in 2018, up from a 4.6% increase in 2017, according to the 22nd annual Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey by Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW).
In 2015, U.S. health care costs were $3.2 trillion. That makes health care one of the country's largest industries, equaling to 17.8 percent of gross domestic product.
In comparison, health care cost $27.2 billion in 1960, just 5 percent of GDP. That translates to an annual health care cost of $9,990 per person in 2015 versus just $146 per person in 1960. Health care costs have risen faster than the annual income.