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Benefits of a health care career

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ursuing a career in the health care
industry can lead to numerous benefits and opportunities for growth.
Aside from earning a quality salary,
workers in the field learn on-site lessons
from both peers and those they serve.
You don’t have to be a doctor or surgeon
to make a difference in a clinic, hospital
or office. Check out the advantages
waiting for you when you take a journey
into a health care career.


Even beginning your health care career in an entry-level position can open
doors to multiple opportunities. Being
in an environment with highly educated
medical experts can create motivation
for you to pursue advanced goals and
higher education.
Another perk of involvement in this
fast-paced work setting is networking
with professionals in different fields
who can advise you on the steps to take
to achieve a new role. Many hospitals
are willing to cross-train employees for
different positions or even cover the

In-demand careers for 2020
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costs for their workers to obtain certification for a medical career.

Since the health care industry is
growing at such a fast pace, employers
work to attract and retain top talent.
They typically offer exceptional incentives like sponsored health insurance,
life insurance, vacation and paid time
off for sick days.
When searching for a
health facility to take on
a new position, be sure
to consider the benefits
offered by different hiring
A rewarding aspect of
working in health care is
aiding residents in your
community during their
time of need. Even in an
administrative role, your
presence can enlighten patients and calm their nerves
before necessary tests or
discussions with a doctor.
Health care employees should be
compassionate and enthusiastic when
working with the public. Medical-related roles result in high levels of trust
between professional and patient and
can create lifelong relationships.
Since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the health care industry to add
1.9 million new jobs through 2028, hiring
managers will continually look to recruit
new talent. With the population getting
older, a career in health care continues to
look up for interested jobseekers.


he U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics (LBS)
expects a demand in health
care to increase by 14 percent between now and 2028.
This significant growth
is projected to create 1.9
million new jobs within the
industry. An aging population is the main contributor to the growing need for
medical employees.
If you’re considering
pursuing a health care
role, you should know the
most in-demand jobs for this year and
their projected growth. Here are a few
of the fastest-growing fields and how
demand will grow through 2028, per
the LBS.

36% increase
Typically, to become a home health
aide, candidates must hold a high
school diploma or equivalent. The median salary is about $24,060 per year
and can be performed in homes, nursing facilities and service programs.
Their primary role is to offer support
with daily tasks like bathing and dressing, laundry and organizing patient’s
schedules and appointments.
ASSISTANTS: 33% increase
An assistant for an occupational
therapist generally helps patients recover and improve after accidents, to
maintain the skills needed for daily
living. They usually work in hospitals, nursing facilities or therapist
offices. Their median salary for 2018
was $57,620 per year and required an
associate degree from an accredited


program while operating under strict
state regulations.

27% increase
The role of a genetic counselor is
primarily to assess risks for genetic
diseases or congenital disabilities for
individuals or families. They are commonly found in university medical
centers, hospitals and laboratories.
A median salary for this position was
approximately $80,370 in 2018 and the
typical entry-level education is a master’s degree.
23% increase
A phlebotomist works in hospitals,
blood donor centers and doctor’s
offices to draw blood for tests, transfusion and research. Most employees
in the field must receive certification
from a phlebotomy program rather
than obtain a degree from an accredited college.
The median pay for phlebotomists
in 2018 was around $34,480 per year
and an increase of 29,500 jobs is expected before 2028.


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