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Ten-Step Guide to a Career in Healthcare


Step 2: Choose the Right Path

Two years, four years…10 years!

Healthcare is the largest industry in the United States, so there are more than a few choices when it comes to a career in healthcare. Eight of the ten fastest growing jobs are in healthcare, meaning that healthcare professionals are in demand all over the country. Whether you want to be a surgeon or psychiatric aide, or you want to live in Massachusetts or Minnesota, there are some things to consider…

Where Do You Live (Or Where Do You Want to Live)?

There is a shortage of healthcare workers all over the country, but some places are more in need of specific kinds of professionals. To find out where you might be needed, or see what your city needs, check out Big Cities, Big Bucks: Biggest Employers in America’s Top Cities.

How Much Do You Want to Make?

There is a wide range of salaries when it comes to working as a healthcare professional. Use your helpful salary calculator to find out how much you can make in the career you are interested in.

How Long Do You Want to Go To School?

Whether you were a professional academic in another life, or just the thought if two-hour lectures makes you doze off, the schooling for a healthcare professional can accommodate any personality. Check out some of the careers you can pursue with various academic degrees.

Associate Degree:Best Paying Jobs with an Associate Degree

Bachelor’s Degree:Pursue a Health Career with a Four-Year Degree

Master’s Degree: Advance Your Career with a Healthcare Master’s Degree

Step 3: Take the Prerequisites >>

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