(Elderly Care, Senior Citizens, Medical Technology)
I was recently helping my son to find a job and came across interesting, and useful news about the growth in the healthcare field. This is information so many people will find useful and interesting. Keep this in mind if you are looking for employment.
Now that the baby boomers are growing into senior citizens it is no wonder the demand for qualified workers in the healthcare industry continues to grow. There is a current need for workers in all areas of the profession ranging from specializing in elderly care to a range of jobs in the medical technology field.
If you are looking for an entry level job in the healthcare industry, a medical assistant job may be just what you are looking for. With on the job training available and minimal education needed beyond high school, a medical assistant job is a great way to discover the inner workings of the healthcare industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a medical assistant’s main responsibility is to record medical information pertaining to the patient, but of course their duties reach far beyond taking charts. Besides the organizational skills needed for this position, it is important for the medical assistant to have great people skills as they often develop rapport with patients. A medical assistant may work at a doctor’s office, a specialized senior citizens facility specializing in elder care, as well as several other potential settings. Once working as a medical assistant there is potential to invest in further education in areas such as medical technology which can significantly increase starting wages from the average of $28,860/year or $13.87/hour.
Nurses are needed now, and looking into the future it appears as if the demand for nurses is only going to increase up to 26% according to the BLS. Nurses have options beyond working a hospital. Nurses may also focus their career in public health by giving immunizations and educating young families, teaching health education in schools or specializing in elder care at a specialized living facility for senior citizens. The duties of the nurse can also vary depending on what type of hospital or doctor’s office they choose to work at. Their job can include a variety of duties such as: administrating patient medication, working with various medical technologies and medical records organization. In addition to working with patients and providing excellent care, you can take pride in an average salary of $64,690/year or $31.10/hour.
A beautiful smile never goes out of style and neither will the job of a dental hygienist. With only an Associate degree, you can be earning on average $68,250/year or $32.81/hour according to the BLS. Hygienists often work in dentist offices and clean patients teeth and may also be responsible for other general dental work depending on office policies. Hygienists are not limited to working in an office, but can choose to specialize in public health education programs educating schools and other community groups about proper oral hygiene.
The healthcare industry is booming with many thanks to the babyboomers. With a range in variety of options, you could be on your way to a stable and fulfilling career in the healthcare industry. Learn more about each career with the supplied links.