5 Reasons to Get a Job in Healthcare in 2015

Working in the healthcare industry offers many rewards and benefits. It may not be the perfect industry for everyone….remember, not everybody likes the same thing….but for many job seekers out there, a medical career could be a perfect fit.

  1. Your skills will be demand.
    According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry added 203,000 jobs in 2013; in 2014, 311,000 jobs were added – a 50% increase.

    Furthermore, 3 of the top 5 fastest growing jobs in 2015 are expected to be in the healthcare industry. So what does this mean for you? It means that – thanks to advances and medical technology, ACA requirements and an aging population – there will be plenty of opportunities and much more job security and stability.

  2. You can do work that interests you…with people, or without people.
    A healthcare career can lead in many different directions. You can treat patients in an office or analyze lab results. You can work at a small medical practice or in a large hospital. You can work alone or on a team. No matter what you like to do, there are choices available to you.
  3. Jobs are available for all educational and experience levels throughout the country.
    As long as you are willing to keep learning, there will be opportunities within the healthcare industry. Every sector of healthcare is hiring….from home health aides to traveling nurses to locum tenens. You have the opportunity to build the career you want, while taking care of all your other responsibilities. In addition, you can live and work anywhere. Almost every region of the United Sates needs healthcare professionals in a wide range of fields. This gives you the choice of living and working where you choose. Who wouldn’t like that level of flexibility?!
  4. Great Salaries.
    Careers in healthcare are some of the most lucrative ones available. The more highly skilled you are (in terms of education, certifications and experience), the higher your pay will be. For example:

    • A medical technologist can earn $48K
    • A medical laboratory technician can earn $34K
    • A dental hygienist can earn $70K
    • A medical receptionist can earn $30K
  5. A sense of purpose.
    Healthcare is fast paced; in many cases, you will be asked to deal with life or death situations. A wide variety of patients will come to you – ranging from young to old and across all different ethnicities and races. Every day will be a new adventure. Most healthcare workers – even those who work in the office of a small practice – feel proud of the contribution they make to society.

At Snelling Medical Professionals, we match great talent with great medical facilities. So if you are ready to reap the rewards and benefits of a healthcare career, locate your local Snelling office and contact us today!