Having worked in the healthcare industry, there are numerous jobs that will always be in high demand. The fact is that people will always get sick and will need medical attention. There are medical jobs that require a specific skill set such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, X-Ray Technology, Ultrasound Technology, Dental Hygienist, Medical Assistants, Physicians, Nano-technologist, Research, Surgeons, Nurses, Patient Care Aide staff, Pharmacy, Medical Billing and Records staff. Depending on the type of medical institution and or hospital you decide to work and in which city you live in the pay can change exponentially. Take time to familiarize yourself with different medical associations and journals. There are plenty of options but you want to find a job that you will love to go to everyday. This is key to our health and the path to long life and happiness.
Carmen recommends the following next steps:
- Let us know what you decide and keep us updated. Best wishes to you and don't be afraid to ask more questions!
- Some of the jobs/careers that I mentioned will only require a 2-year degree and some will require a 4-year degree in addition to passing a test to get registered. There are certificate and degree programs offered online but if for example, you are interested in becoming a phlebotomist, I would definitely recommend a classroom. Hands-on training is the best in my opinion.
- Write down what you like from all the jobs you search and highlight which are more interesting to you. Research schools/colleges and or universities that offer these degree programs. Keep in mind if you do choose an out of state university, meaning that you are not a resident of the state in which the college is located, you will pay more in tuition.
- There are various Internet sites you can use. I recommend doing a search on sites such as https://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm. This web page is useful and will provide feedback on various companies, salaries and even tips for interview questions. Another recommendation is https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/ which give you the opportunity to create a road to college planning.