One in nine workers in Greater Kansas City works in the health care industry, according to a report compiled by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and released last week.
It's the area's fastest growing industry, averaging more than 3,000 jobs per year over the last decade.
And demand over the next five years is only expected to increase — in some cases significantly.
Listed below are the top 25 health-related occupations, along with projected changes over the next five years, annual openings and median hourly earnings.
The table comes from the 2015 Regional Health Assessment for Greater Kansas City, prepared by MARC on behalf of the REACH Healthcare Foundation.