Although job growth has been an undeniably hot topic the last few years, the healthcare industry remains relatively solid—after all, there’s always an ongoing need for knowledgeable healthcare professionals, and even more so now that the baby boomer generation is aging in record numbers.
What’s interesting, however, is that healthcare is shifting in response to consumer need. A greater emphasis is being placed on psychological health, in addition to physical well being—having a healthy mind is becoming equally as important as having a healthy body. As a result of this and other factors, jobs in healthcare are in high demand.
- Registered Nurse
- Medical Assistant
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Clinical Laboratory Technician
- Massage Therapist
If you’re in the market for a career change, you just may want to consider healthcare. Not only is the industry growing; it also offers a number of benefits like job security, good pay and a job experience that’s rewarding and fulfilling—provided you’re willing to work hard, of course.
Despite the increase in demand for healthcare workers, many of these careers remain extremely competitive. If you’re interested in breaking into the healthcare industry, consider shadowing a healthcare professional, educating yourself on applicable techniques and joining relevant professional networks—all of these tactics will not only give you greater familiarity with your prospective line of work, but you’ll also boost your network and better position yourself for job opportunities and referrals. You may also want to enlist the help of a mentor or volunteer at a health organization, which will also help expand your personal network of contacts while giving you relevant, hands-on experience in a healthcare career field that interests you.
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