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OPERATION OSWEGO COUNTY
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HEALTHCARE

Healthcare is one of today's most dynamic and growing fields, with a wide range of opportunities and challenges, and these career opportunities are an important and expanding component of the Oswego County economy.

Those interested in these occupations in the healthcare industry will find exciting opportunities in areas like Dentistry, Clinical Lab work, Mental Health Services, Nursing and Direct Patient Care, Nutrition, Rehabilitiation, and Radiology.

Examples include: Licensed Practical Nurse: Provides basic bedside care, under the supervision of an RN, in hospitals and nursing homes. Average salary $30,800/yr. Job opportunity increase of 12% within 10 years.

Social Worker: Social workers help people function the best way they can in their environment, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems. Social workers also assist families that have serious domestic conflicts, including those involving child or spousal abuse. Through direct counseling, social workers help clients identify their concerns, consider effective solutions, and find reliable resources. Some common areas of specialization include: child welfare or family services, child or adult protective services, mental health, healthcare, substance abuse, criminal justice and gerontology. Average salary $43,000/yr. Jobs is social work are expected to increase by 21% over the next 10 years.

Occupational Therapist: Helps people develop, recover, or maintain daily living or work skills. They not only help clients improve basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also compensate for a permanent loss of function. Average salary $60,000/yr, with a 26% increase in job opportunities over the next 10 years.

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