The Best Entry-Level Healthcare Jobs
Georgia Price / AllHealthcare
Everyone has to start somewhere, but it can be confusing to know which positions are best when it comes to breaking into a new occupation. If you are in school, you’ll want a job that can help you pay your rent and gain experience, and if you’re done with school, you’ll want a career that will let you move up in the healthcare world. While there is a plethora of healthcare jobs to be found, many require a least a year or two of experience. But don’t worry – we’ve done the searching for you and have put together a list of the best entry-level jobs in healthcare. No matter where you want to go with your health career, these jobs can get you there.
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Why It’s Great:
Occupational therapy assistants work alongside occupational therapists aiding patient treatment by creating treatment plans, documenting the progress of patients,and assisting with routine functions. OT assistants get plenty of hands-on experience and on-the-job training. There is an estimated need for 10,000 OT assistants by 2016.
Where You Can Go:
Most OT assistants eventually become licensed occupational therapists. Other career paths include nursing, physical therapy, and mental health counseling.
What You Will Make:
$13 – $28/hr