Job Growth in Michigan – Expected Sooner Than You Think

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In a “Livingston Daily” article from September, former Gov. John Engler said, “…the Michigan business climate is very much on the mend.”Additionally, as reported in “mLIVE,” the August 2013 unemployment rate was down from 9.3 percent, where it was at this same time last year, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Michael Williams of Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives says in the “Detroit Free Press” that: “Payroll jobs in Michigan have been consistently trending upward in 2013, averaging a monthly gain of 9,000 through August.”

These optimistic numbers mean that there has never been a better time to enroll in a career training program in a place like Dorsey Schools. Whether you have a passion for beauty and creativity running through your veins, or you’re interested in a rewarding career in the medical field with direct patient interaction, we have a career training program that is perfect for you!

Within the next three years, an increase in the number of nail salons and spas is expected to propel growth for manicurists and pedicurists. Dorsey School of Beauty combines lecture in theory with “hands-on” practice in a clinic, resulting in the graduation of highly-skilled beauty professionals and cosmetologists.

Our Dental Assistant program (offered at the Dearborn and Roseville, Michigan campuses) will prove to be valuable for students who are seeking a career that is truly in demand. The need for dental assistants is expected to see a projected increase of 29.2 percent through 2016, due to the improving dental health among older generations (which means an increase in routine preventative care).

There is also an expected need for pharmacy technicians (by 32 percent through 2016). This projected growth is on account of the aging population, in addition to the growing trend for pharmacies to shift more responsibilities from the pharmacists to the technicians. Upon graduation from this unique and challenging branch of the medical field, students of Dorsey Schools have the opportunity to become certified as pharmacy technicians.

While on the topic of health care, another career that promises encouraging growth through 2017 is that of the professional medical assistant. The prediction is that there will be a 35.4 percent increase in the demand for this occupation, due to advances in technology, combined with the aging “baby boomer” population. In just 12 months at Dorsey Schools, students will be qualified to become medical assistants, who are important members of a health care team. The Medical Assistant program at Dorsey Schools is offered at the Roseville, Dearborn, Southgate, Farmington Hills, Madison Heights, Waterford-Pontiac, Wayne, Saginaw, and Lansing campuses.  In addition, the Medical Assistant program of Dorsey Schools (taught at the Roseville, Madison Heights, Farmington Hills, Waterford-Pontiac, Wayne, Southgate and Saginaw campuses) is programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Debra Aurebach, a blogger for CareerBuilder, recently cited in an article published in “The Detroit Free Press” that there is an anticipated  60,000 new medical assistant jobs between now and 2017. Going further, medical secretaries are expected to see a 14% increase in job openings. Dorsey’s Medical Administration and Billing Program will prepare eager professionals for this specialized career in the medical field.

This past October, Dorsey Schools announced the launch of their newest medical career program, the Clinical Nurse Aide Training Program. And again, Aurebach references in her article published in “The Detroit Free Press” reported that personal care aides and home health aides can expect positive job outlooks over the next four years, with a projection of 400,000 new jobs.

The Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth, Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives reports positive trends for those interested in careers as heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers. Specifically, they are predicting that employment in this occupation will have grown 19% through 2020 in the State of Michigan. If training for a career as an HVAC Systems Technician is something that interests you, our Wayne campus has a program that may be a great fit.  If you’re interested in a career in the Skilled Trades, check out the programs offered at Dorsey Schools.

If your creative juices flow in the kitchen, a career in the food service industry may be worth considering. The Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth, Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives projects that people who are employed as cooks in full-service restaurants can expect to see a 15.4% increase in this occupation through 2020. Dorsey Schools has a Culinary Arts program specially designed to balance classroom instruction with hand-on industry experience. Additionally, the Culinary Arts program (available at the Roseville and Waterford-Pontiac campuses) is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission.

Finally, two other careers that are expected to experience growth over the next four years are those of emergency medical technicians and paramedics. The aforementioned article from Debra Aurebach in“The Detroit Free Press” reports that these highly-trained professionals can expect to see an additional 30,000+ jobs. Superior Medical Education and Michigan Academy of Emergency Services (which is a division of Dorsey Schools), offers an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic Training Program for individuals who have strength, compassion, and tenacity – three qualities that are mandatory for work in these demanding fields.

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