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Healthcare Heroes: Up, Up and Away with Projected Growth

The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the incredibly vital role of medical professionals across the globe. 

The phrase “healthcare heroes” became popular—and at Bar-Ray, we for one, hope the label sticks! We salute all medical professionals for their dedication, knowledge, skills, and service to their communities.

Let’s take a closer look at this vital industry. Who are these healthcare heroes?

The Census Bureau tells us there are 22 million healthcare workers, accounting for 14% of all American workers. That’s according to the latest data collected in 2019. 

Of those 22 million workers, 7 million work in general medical, surgical, or specialty hospitals. And women account for 75% of all full-time, year-round healthcare workers.

These everyday “heroes” are adding to their ranks. Healthcare positions are projected to grow 15% from 2019 through 2029, adding approximately 2.4 million new jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the healthcare industry is forecasted to add more jobs than any other industry. This projected growth is mainly due to the aging demographics of our American population.

Bar-Ray’s mission, since 1930, is to continue being an industry leader in developing and manufacturing personal radiation protection products to support the healthcare industry. We look forward to continuing to evolve and grow with the industry.

Our on-site experts constantly work to improve our current products and develop new ones as the industry demands. Additionally, our products are extensively tested, both in-house and by consultants at Johns Hopkins, so that our radiation protection products meet or exceed all expectations. 

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Thank you again to all healthcare heroes. We salute you today and always! And we are honored to support your vital work through our innovative products, today and in the future.


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