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.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Why It’s Great:
Physical therapy aides work alongside physical therapists, helping by documenting a patient’s progress, creating treatment plans, and help with routine activities. PT assistants get plenty of hands-on experience and on-the-job training. There is a projected need for 27,000 more physical therapy assistants by 2016.
Where You Can Go:
Most PT assistants eventually go on to become licensed physical therapists. Other career options include occupational therapy, physician assistant, and nurse.
What You Will Make:
$13 – $28/hr