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Which medical jobs are in high demand for next 10 years and have good pay?

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Carmen’s Answer

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Krystal,




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.
Your answer is great Carmen, thanks so much for sharing your expertise! At this moment there are more than 800 unanswered questions so I wanted to encourage you to keep going! So many students will benefit tremendously from hearing from you. Keep up the great work! Jordan Rivera COACH
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Amy’s Answer

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Krystal,


Most jobs in the medical field will be in high demand because like Wael Al-Rihawi stated there will always be a need. Here is a list from USNews that has the top current best jobs along with there pay: http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/search?healthcare=true&healthcare_support=true&ranking=the-100-best-jobs


Job needs for the next 10yrs can't always be predicted accurately however I can give you the following advice: Unless you have a passion for wanting to be a doctor, don't. There has been a subtle movement for years now to use less doctors because they are too expensive. Instead the medical field has been using more nurses and increasing their scope of practice that is why nursing jobs have been in high demand. The one exception to doctors is in the plastic surgery field; plastic surgery continues to be on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down.


-Amy

Thank you so much for the information you had provided. May I ask which nursing field will be high in demand and make good pay? Wi nurse anesthetist have difficulty in finding job in the future ? Krystal N.
While you can never perfectly predict the future Nurse Journal (http://nursejournal.org/nurse-anesthetist/nursing-anesthetist-careers-salary-outlook/) predicts a 31% growth over the next decade. If you are worried about job security you can always fall back into other nursing positions because you have to complete a lot of schooling for an anesthetist it will not be difficult to move into a different nursing position. Nurse Practitioners in the field are pushing legislator expand their scope of practice which is a result of the medical field wanting less doctors and more nurses. I see NP's still being needed in the future as a result. Amy Alemany
As for pediatricians by 2024, the government projects there will be 3,600 new pediatrician positions that will crop up at a rate of 10 percent. http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/pediatrician The most versatile position is a RN you can work in the hospitals (most any department), urgent care facilities, clinics, doctor's offices, nursing homes, home care, prisons, or a traveling nurse. Amy Alemany
Keep in mind that the pay you make will not just depend on job demand but location and who you work for. Also benefits such as medical care, educational opportunities, vacation, and retirement, as well as what your schedule will be, are also big factors in determining the "worth" of a job. Remember what is important is finding a job you can realistically enjoy and where you can have compassion for your patients. Amy Alemany
Thank you so much. I'm thinking of studying nursing and work my way up. I had thought about nurse practitioner too, but I'm not sure if Doctor of nursing will be require in the future in replace of master degree. Krystal N.
To require a Doctorate for an NP (Nurse Practitioner)? Yes that is in the future plans along with requiring RNs to have a bachelors... however that doesn't mean you will lose or job when the change comes. If you have received your license before the change over you will be grandfathered in and in many cases the place you work for will pay for your continuing education if they desire you to have an upgraded degree. It can take awhile before every state can work all the specifics of making these changes for example in Maine requiring a RN to have a bachelors has been discussed for years now but it still has yet to be changed over. Amy Alemany
Thank you so much for your insight advices . If I had more question may I message you ? Thank you. Krystal N.
Yes feel free to message me anytime. Amy Alemany
Found this and thought of you: https://www.discovernursing.com/explore-specialties#no-filters Amy Alemany
Thank you for the link . You are the best Krystal N.
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Wael’s Answer

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Krystal, people get sick and the earth population is projected to increase until 2050. In other wards, medical jobs would be in demand. Moreover, the highest paying jobs in the states are in the medical field.


Check the links below.
http://allhealthcare.monster.com/careers/articles/1801-top-10-in-demand-healthcare-occupations?page=1
http://www.businessinsider.com/top-paying-jobs-in-america-2015-9

Thank you so much for the advice and sharing the link. Krystal N.
You are welcome. Let us know if you have any other questions. Wael Al-Rihawi
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