Jobs in Healthcare
With a demand for qualified professionals on the rise, the health care field is one of the hottest job markets at the moment.
Don’t have any interest in being a doctor or nurse? That’s fine! Many people don’t realize that the health care field offers a huge variety of exciting jobs far from the realm of the stereotypical doctor career. Working in the health care field can mean working as a dietician, an ultrasound technologist, a pharmacist, becoming a phlebotomist, a fitness instructor, or even working from home as a medical transcriptionist.
There will always be a need for well-trained health care professionals, making a career in the health care field one of the most recession-proof jobs you can find these days.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the health care field will generate at least three million new jobs between now and 2020, more than any other industry.Thanks to factors like an aging population, longer life expectancies and new medical technologies, the demand for qualified health workers shows no signs of lessening.
The career profiles provided in this section will cover all types of health care jobs, from EMTs to acupuncturists. Whether you’ve always dreamed of becoming a doctor or are curious about what it’s like to be a midwife, this guide will answer your questions. Each job profiled has the information you need to know, including the duties of the job, qualifications and training required to get the job, and salary details. To help you navigate all this information more simply, we’ve divided the health care jobs section into six categories:
- Medical Care Careers
- Health and Wellness Jobs
- Therapeutic Jobs
- Medical Technology Jobs
- Mental Health Careers; and
- Work-at-Home Healthcare Jobs
Check out the navigation menu and site map for the types of jobs you can find in each category. JobMonkey also has a complete nursing career section, which you should check out!
In addition, you’ll find interviews with real health care professionals, giving you the first-hand insight from people working in the field. You’ll find out how they got the jobs, what they love about their work – and even what they hate about it.
We’ve also included a few pages at the end of the guide which will help you get your own health care career on track, including tips on researching health care jobs and information on training and educational programs.