If you're looking for Denver medical jobs, consider occupations in the health diagnosing and treating practitioners sector.
Employment of health diagnosing and treating practitioners in the Denver metro area is expected to grow from 473 workers during 2008 to 535 workers by 2018, accounting for an average annual growth rate of 1.2 percent. This is higher than the average growth rate of .6 percent expected for all occupations.
Of the anticipated 14 openings per year, 42.9 percent will be from job growth and 57.1 percent will come in the form of replacement positions, according to the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment. When it comes to all occupations, 27.3 percent of openings will be due to job growth and 72.7 percent will be from replacements.
The top industries that employed health diagnosing and treating practitioners in Denver last year were ambulatory healthcare services, with 123 workers, accounting for 26.1 percent of employment, and hospitals, with 33 workers, accounting for 7 percent of employment. Those were followed by educational services and management of companies and enterprises.
During 2008, the average wage for health diagnosing and treating practitioners was $31.94 per hour, or $66,441 per year. Throughout Colorado as a whole, the median hourly wage was $31.25, while the median annual wage was $64,997.
As a whole, the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield area's education and health services industry employed 139,500 workers during December 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is down from 139,700 workers during November, but a 2.3 percent increase from December 2008.