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Healthcare is hiring, and you do not necessarily need an MD or Ph.D. to find a challenging career with competitive pay. There are many positions that require less education but still offer a substantial annual wage with job growth.
The following is a list of 10 top healthcare jobs predicted to see high rates of job growth over the next ten years…Read more
When considering a career as a nurse practitioner, it is important to envision what you would most like to be doing and what population you are most interested or enjoy. Whatever your area of preference is, you may or may not need a specialty certification. But even for areas where the certification is not necessary, obtaining a specialized degree does make you the most marketable for the position and allows you to provide top of the line care and practice to the fullest extent of your education.Read more
Working as an attending means a greater degree of responsibility than working as a resident. You are more likely to have hospital or system-level roles, be involved with committees or champion hospital initiatives. Having a sense of the job market gives insight into the context of your job interest and enables you make the best possible decision when pursuing a job.
For the purposes of this post, I’ll presume you know nothing about an area—you’re moving to a new location and would like to size up a job market that is completely foreign to you. Any information you have by word-of-mouth will only help solidify what you gather by using the approach below.Read more
When considering medical malpractice insurance, it is important to understand what is and is not covered to ensure adequate protection. This article offers a basic explainer on the various types of malpractice insurance including; claims made, nose & tail coverage, occurrence based policies, and claims-paid policies.Read more
Finding talent in the face of shortages across all aspects of the healthcare market can be challenging at best. When providers fail to extend an offer of employment, there is generally a very good reason for doing so. If these red flags pop up, it’s a better practice to cut your losses now and restart the hiring process…Read more
Death is an unavoidable. Whether you experience it at work or at home, you’ll need to be ready for how you’ll react. Practice. Memorize. Prepare yourself. When the time comes, you’ll be a great comfort to the family of your patient and know that you’ve done the right thing.Read more
Deciding upon a specialty can be one of the most difficult tasks faced by medical students during their training. As if the stress of studying for cardiology was not enough, now you’re being asked to select rotations and to make some of your elective choices based on what your chosen specialty will be. For many students, this added layer of anxiety comes without a clear idea of how to choose a specialty. While we have guides that tell us how to examine patients, how to take tests, even how to grade a patient’s stool, the medical school curriculum doesn’t seem to offer much in the way of a systematic approach to selecting the specialty you will dedicate your life to. What follows are some simple first steps to aid you in this process, and to hopefully help you find your dream specialty.Read more
Starting your first nursing job may seem overwhelming. You have finished one of the most difficult undergraduate educations that exists, but starting to put what you have learned into practice presents a whole new set of difficulties. Thankfully, there are several things that you can do that will help you to not only survive, but to thrive in your first year as a new nurse…Read more
From first contact to contract negotiation, the quality of the experience as a whole needs to communicate professionalism and genuine interest. It is clear to job seekers which employers invest in the recruitment process and which do not. A candidate can also tell which experiences are mass produced with little forethought and which are tailored specifically to the situation at hand.Read more