Careers in Healthcare

Careers in Healthcare

Are you interested in a fast-paced career? Than a Career in Healthcare may be right for you. Health care professionals must have a strong desire to help others, a genuine concern for the welfare of patients and clients, and be able to deal with people of diverse backgrounds, particularly in stressful and emotional situations.Those interested in this field must be flexible to work overnight hours and on weekends. Because of the 24-hour scheduling, professionals in this field, particularly those in the in clinical area, usually work in extended hour shifts.[i]

Those seeking health care professions can find openings in a variety of establishments, including: hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, physicians and dental offices, home health care, other health practitioners’ offices (chiropractors, podiatrists, occupational and physical therapists etc.); outpatient care centers, ambulatory health care services, and medical and diagnostic laboratories.[i]

In addition, educational levels for careers in healthcare also vary widely. In fact, more than half the workers in nursing and residential care facilities, and a fifth of the workers in hospitals have only a high school diploma or less. However, pursuing a healthcare specific certificate or degree at the associate, bachelor's, or graduate level is strongly encouraged in order to excel in this industry.[i]

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