Healthcare as a Career
Healthcare? According to U.S. government statistics,
healthcare is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the
United States. The aging population in the United States combined with
advances in medical treatments will significantly increase the demand
for well trained individuals in the healthcare field.
Healthcare is Dynamic and Stimulating Work!
A career in the allied healthcare field offers many rewards including
making a difference in the lives of patients, intellectual challenge and
continuous learning, job security and the ability to work almost
anywhere in the U.S.
Career opportunities in healthcare can provide men and women with
rewarding work in a variety of medical specialties, interaction with
medical professionals and the opportunity to work with and alongside
people of all ages and ethnicities.
The Healthcare Industry is Growing -
Employment in allied health careers is expected to increase - according
to the Huffington post the industry is on track to create 5.6
million new jobs by 2020
Why is Healthcare Growing? It’s due
to critical public health issues such as HIV/AIDS, cancer,
cardiovascular disease, obesity and the aging population in the United
In recent years, the medical industry
has grown a great deal because in part of the massive segment of baby
boomers now requiring more health care. This means that there are
many more jobs opening in this field, and medical assistants medical
office assistants and patent care technicians medical administrative
assistants are no exception. Dental Assistants are more needed
also because of the aging baby boomers.
Allied Health professionals are involved with the delivery of health or
related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation and
prevention of diseases and disorders, dietary and nutrition services,
rehabilitation and health systems management, among other fields. The allied
health “team” also includes medical assistants, dental hygienists,
diagnostic medical sonographers, dietitians, medical technologists,
occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiographers, respiratory
therapists and speech language pathologists.
Health Care People these professionals work in a variety of organizations such as
hospitals, health clinics, doctor medical groups, academic medical
centers, hospices, home health agencies and nursing homes, advocacy
organizations, out patient centers, public health departments and
numerous types of health related community based organizations.
One of the best benefits of choosing a career in allied healthcare is
the ability to pursue the opportunities that best fit your talents,
passions, and goals.
Medical Office Assistant
(Richardson Texas Campus)