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Why a Career in Healthcare Is One of the Most Rewarding Jobs

Physician, nurses, and a therapist
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When it comes to choosing a career, not many are more rewarding than the careers in the healthcare industry. The need for healthcare is increasingly becoming a demand, and given that the world is steadily evolving and changing, it shows no signs of slowing down. Although the healthcare field can be a very stressful space, it is also reaps several benefits simultaneously. Here are four reasons why the healthcare is one of the most rewarding fields there is.

Job Security

When an individual is in their last years of college or in the entry level stages of their career, job security is often thought of. No one wants to be without a job and without the opportunity to get another. Healthcare happens to be one of the most secure job fields and a collection of pending opportunities for those who need it. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that half of the 20 fastest growing jobs are within the healthcare field.

Pay/Benefits

Searching for a career that will eventually pay a high salary with the possibility of tipping over into a six figure salary? Healthcare is the right field to be a part of. Forbes reported positions like Biomedical Engineers, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists collect salaries well over $50,000, with some even in the six figure salary range. As expected, with big salaries comes a great benefits package loaded with insurances and 401K plans, which is a great to have.

Different types of positions

The healthcare field is often thought of as only positions like doctors and nurses, but there are a plethora of other options to consider. Since technology is becoming intertwined with healthcare, a lot of additional careers are becoming relevant. With a bachelor’s degree in health information management, an individual can become a registered health information technician to oversee the accuracy of medical records of patient data and electronic healthcare. Outside of positions involving technology, there are also positions like different types of pathologists, technicians, therapists and even positions on the business side of healthcare.

Taking Care Of People

There is nothing more satisfying than to know that you have assisted someone with better their health. As an employee of the healthcare industry, you will have the opportunity of witnessing the impact made on several lives. The relationships you build, the lives you save or any task performed in the name of an individual that needs assistance will be a long lasting satisfaction.

 

These are only four of the many reasons why healthcare is such a rewarding field. There are several paths to pursue, but there are many rewards of working in the healthcare industry.

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About Anita Ginsburg

Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO and often writes about business, education, finance and family. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family when she isn't writing.