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Reenter the Healthcare Job Market

Reenter the Healthcare Job Market

Megan Malugani / Monster Contributing Writer

Talk the Talk

As you’re researching career options, you should also investigate health-industry trends. Take note of the latest buzzwords and acronyms that may be bounced around during interviews. Books, professional magazines and journals, and online chats are all great resources for gleaning this type of information, Anderson says. On a company-by-company basis, you should make yourself aware of a prospective employer’s history and goals.

Refresh Your Skills

The longer you’ve been away from healthcare, the more you’ll need to brush up on your clinical skills. At a minimum, you must fulfill the necessary educational requirements for professional re-licensure in your state. Because these requirements can often be met through lectures rather than hands-on experiences, you may also want to take a clinical refresher course. For example, if your assessment or IV skills have gotten rusty, take a class to get back in the groove. It will look good on your resume and prepare you to work with new technologies. If you’re pursuing a new direction in healthcare altogether, you may have to attain a new degree or certification.

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