The health and social services industries are, between them, the leading employers in 16 of the 25 emerging occupations identified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics 1993 Occupational Employment Statistics survey. (See chart 1.) Emerging occupations may be entirely new or may be occupations in which employment increased from very low levels.
Health services jobs
Emerging health care management occupations were reported very frequently. Among these occupations are discharge coordinators and planners who arrange for medical care after a hospital stay and medical and mental health case managers who assess patient needs and develop plans to ensure that the patient receives appropriate care.
In addition, as more health care services are reimbursed by …