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As a student interested in pursuing a Masters Degree in Health Care Industry, I recieve many fine comments on my career choice due to the thriving Industry. I do wonder however, after the wave of baby boomers, will the industry continue to thrive?

Sophomore at Worcester State Univeristy. Majors: Business Administration and Visual Art. Eventual Masters Degree for Health Care Industry. Employment: Intern at UMass Medical Center: Diabetes Center of Excellence.

I am asking this question because I do realize that a career in health care is a fine choice considering the Industy is presently booming, however I have concerns about when the massive wave of baby boomers is no longer contributing to its growth. I have been working in the field since I was a volunteer at the hospital at 15 years old. I love working in the hospital, and while I am not too interested in the medical sciences, there are ample business opportunities that I am extremely interested in. My academic records show a history of excellence and determination. I am prepared to embark on this rigorous pursuit for higher education and in doing so, would like to be fully informed on the TRUE potential for the health care industry. #medicine #healthcare #health #medicare #healthcare-industry #careers-in-healthcare #health-policy

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Blake R.’s Answer

Yes, as the "Baby Boomer" generation nears retirement it will.

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Krishna Chaitanya’s Answer

Yes, it will continue to thrive as the life expectancy in US is increasing and is expected increase by 5 percent by end of this decade. Healthcare is going to undergo a lot of change as entire system is moving towards value based payment systems from Fee for service. We are still taking first baby steps in introducting innovation to healthcare industry and a lot is going to happen to make healthcare sustainable.

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Amanda’s Answer

Stay the course! If you are passionate about healthcare then stay the course as the industry will always be there in some form. Hospitals, health insurance agencies, home health care, ect will always need health care workers. Unfortunately healthcare will always be a societal need, especially as people age. Whether you are looking at a desk career or hands on there will never be a position shortage. Between private health insurance and government funded healthcare there are plenty of careers waiting to be filled.
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Krishna Chaitanya’s Answer

That is a very good question, It continues to thrive even after baby boomer wave, because baby boomers are driving only medicare line in Health care. We still have people from different generations with different healthcare needs. With emphasis being shifted to curbing the costs and create innovative care models, I see lot of potential opportunities in that area where you can contribute to the solution. Healthcare needs are ever increasing. I don't see a reason why there should be a decrease in demand for healthcare after the baby boomer wave
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