According to the July 2010 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health care industry gained 217,000 jobs over the past 12 months. We saw roughly 9,000 new jobs in the month of June.
Is the health care industry "recession-proof" as some would like to think? It's probably more "recession-resistant" compared to many other industries, but I wouldn't say that it's recession-proof. I know quite a few doctors who are having difficulty finding employment right now.
In June, the unemployment rate was 9.5%. There are approximately 14.2 million people who are unemployed right now. Maybe you're one of them and you're thinking about a career change. Perhaps it's time to go back to school or find an entry-level position so that you can effectively "break in" to a brand new industry.