Health Care and Social Assistance
The Health Care and Social Assistance cluster includes industries that provide for the health and well-being of PA SIX residents. Direct patient care forms the cornerstone of this cluster.
Also included are industries that support direct patient care, such as ambulance services, health insurance carriers and public agencies that oversee health programs.
In addition, social assistance such as continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly are included with in this cluster.
Registered Nurses and Personal Care Aides are top occupations in the region.
The health care sector employs some of the highest paying occupations and Personal Care Aides, Home Health Aides, and Social and Human Service Assistants are among the fastest growing.
Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner are among the top certifications requested by employers.