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Four Skills You Can Transfer to a Healthcare Career

Four Skills You Can Transfer to a Healthcare Career

Megan Malugani, Monster Contributing Writer

4. Grace Under Pressure

Healthcare organizations are usually overjoyed to employ people with military backgrounds. Veterans who have been on the front lines of a war or conflict have undoubtedly accumulated skills transferable to a fast-paced, high-stakes healthcare job. “Obviously time is of the essence, and they’ve had to quickly think on their feet,” says Douglas C. Ansary, Arizona regional director of recruiting for Banner Health’s Talent Acquisition Group. The consequences are far less dramatic in most jobs than in the life-or-death setting of the battlefield – or emergency department. However, people with experience working in other pressure-cooker settings where their adrenaline is regularly pumping — like the stock trading floor – probably have a leg up when it comes to managing the stress of a healthcare environment.

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