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10 Reasons to Get Into a Healthcare Career

10 Reasons to Get Into a Healthcare Career

Pam Strayer, AllHealthCare

Looking for a career with legs? Here’s why healthcare is a great choice.

1. You’ll be in demand!

Healthcare is the fastest growing job sector in the workforce. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2004, of the 30 fastest growing occupations in the entire labor market, about half are jobs in the allied health fields. Think of the job opportunities there will be.

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2. Healthcare pays

According to the U. S. Department of Labor, with an associate degree, in some fields you can make as much as $80-100,000 (if you rank in the top 10% of salaries). If you go for a higher degree, you can also make a good living and do more than just pay your bills.

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3. Choices, choices, choices

There are lots of different opportunities in healthcare – something for everyone. You can work in med tech, labs, or directly with patients in hospitals, homes, or clinics.

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4. Get a free education

You can get your education paid for. Due to the staffing shortages in the industry, you can find employers and government scholarships to cover your educational costs.

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5. You’ll feel needed

Working in healthcare make a difference in people’s lives. Caring for people and helping others lead healthy lives is satisfying and important.

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6. Meet different people

Healthcare workers interact with different people everyday, including patients, doctors, medical staff. In some fields, you’ll interact with researchers, technology experts, or scientists.

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7. Health care is exciting

You never know what’s going to happen, and have to stay one your toes, solve problems and make good decisions. Every day is different.

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8. You can move up

There are lots of opportunities for advancement in healthcare. You can get promoted or move up to related healthcare fields that pay more. Physical therapists and paramedics make up a large part of programs for future physician assistants, a job that pays $80-100,000.

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9. Variety

You can change specialties. If you’re interested in pediatrics or prosthetics, you can move into those areas when the opportunities arise.

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10. The world is your oyster: travel far and wide

You can take it on the road! Healthcare jobs are in demand everywhere. With portable skills, you can go where you want.

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You have many options for a career in healthcare, the fastest growing field today. Get free information from great schools today!

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