Of all possible careers, why would someone choose the healthcare industry?
After exhaustive research, CCI Training Center presents herein five reasons they consider the most important and most widely cited by currently employed health system employees.
- Higher Income – The US Department of Labor (DOL) reports that entry level healthcare employees typically earn starting out $13 per hour. As they gain experience in their field, and particularly if they continually upgrade their degrees through continuing education part time or with online degree programs, they enjoy substantial levels of income and benefits. 1 2
- Making a Difference in Peoples’ Lives – Healthcare is a very people oriented profession. If you feel the pain and suffering of others, the medical fields offer unique opportunities to manifest your compassion. You can make a significant impact on the lives of hundreds, thousands every day with a medical diploma or degree. This reason should probably be at the top of this list, ahead of “Higher Income”. There are many women and men who train to be healthcare workers and care little or nothing for the big bucks.
- Career Advancement Opportunities – Healthcare is the largest industry in the US, with the second largest payroll at more than 13 million workers. Over the past 5 – 6 years healthcare has provided practically all of the new jobs created in America. This industry is intensely upwardly mobile with an extraordinarily high multiple-rung career ladder. In addition, the global demand for medical field workers is enormous; therefore, you might take an assignment to work at a sub-saharan village clinic, or even work as a nurse on a cruise ship line or corporate jet charter service.3
- Employment Security – With an industry growing as fast as healthcare, with shortages of qualified healthcare workers in basically every field and sub-field, it is not likely that a skilled worker would be summarily dismissed unless there is irrefutable evidence of some rule or policy transgression. In addition, The US Department of Labor (DOL) estimates more than a half million new healthcare jobs will be created every year for the foreseeable future. A person with a medically related education, along with experience and expertise in a certain field of healthcare rarely has a problem landing a decent, high-paying job.
- Live and Work Wherever You Wish – A Trained health professional, whether their diploma or degree qualifies them as a Medical Records Specialist, Health Information Specialist or even a Phlebotomist…(A Phlebotomist is a medical professional who is trained to acquire blood samples intravenously). Another perk of being a high demand employee is that you can do what you want to do. You can make lateral moves to fields of health and medicine you enjoy doing.
Today’s young adults are, indeed, blessed with opportunities that were unheard of a few decades ago. Now with comprehensive career training facilities like CCI Training Center a highly respected, highly paid career is literally within reach of every person starting out or moving up.