A career is more than just a paycheck. 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. Let’s take a look at some of the meaningful benefits that typically come with a healthcare career:

Make a difference in the lives of others

As a medical professional, you are 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

Have job stability

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 the article “Top 27 Recession-Proof Jobs & Careers–Do They Exist?” healthcare heads the list of recession-proof jobs at #1.2

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, adding about 2.4 million new jobs.3

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.

If a healthcare career interests you, then train now for a career as a medical assistant or surgical tech. Earn your associate degree from Independence University in as few at 19 months! We’re conveniently located in the Ogden area with classes starting monthly. Call 801-284-3216 to learn more.


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


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