5 Reasons to Consider a Healthcare Career

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A career is more than just a paycheck. And while a particular career may pay you well, there are other factors to consider when choosing a career. In addition to the pay, you’ll find some terrific advantages to working in the healthcare industry that you may not have considered. Let’s take a look at some of the meaningful benefits that typically come with a healthcare career:

1 – Make a difference in the lives of others.

If you are a “people person” and find joy in helping others, most likely, you’ll love a career in healthcare. As a nurse, medical assistant, health services administrator, teacher of healthcare, or other medical professional, you are in the business of creating a healthier world and helping others in the healing process. The American Psychological Association reports that finding meaning in your work can influence your life outside of work and has a long list of benefits, including increased motivation, personal fulfillment, and decreased stress.1

2 – Have job stability.

In an unpredictable world as we find ourselves in, job stability is paramount. And while there’s no such thing as a 100% recession-proof job, some jobs remain far safer than others. The reality is, people get sick whether the economy grows or shrinks. In an article entitled “Top 27 Recession-Proof Jobs & Careers––Do They Exist?,” healthcare heads the list of recession-proof jobs at #1.2

3 – Work in a growing industry.

In addition to greater job security in good times and bad, the industry itself is growing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is projected to grow 15% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population that creates a greater demand for healthcare services.3

4 – Work and live anywhere you want.

It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, there will always be people in your locale who are in need of medical help. Live where you want to live. Chances are, you’ll find clinics, hospitals, and other medical facilities nearby where there may be opportunities for work.

5 – Have a fast-paced workday.

Most healthcare careers offer a stimulating environment, which tends to make the workday go by fast. The medical field is exciting, with patients of all ages, personalities, and health issues. For many healthcare workers, every new day is quite different from the last. If a healthcare career interests you, then train now for a career as a medical assistant or surgical tech. We offer a flexible, BlendEd format that combines in-class and online learning. Earn your Associate’s degree from Independence University in as few at 19 months! We’re conveniently located in the Ogden area with classes starting monthly.

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  1. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2013/12/job-satisfaction
  2. https://www.moneycrashers.com/recession-proof-jobs/
  3. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/ healthcare/home.htm


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