If you are in search of a new career path and want a job that is both rewarding and financially secure, a career in healthcare could be perfect for you. With an abundance of jobs (and something there will always be a need for), getting a job in healthcare means you will likely always have a job. The Bureau of Labor Statistics even expects there to be 3.4 million new jobs in healthcare and social assistance by 2028!
So if you are considering a career change, here are a few reasons why a career in healthcare could be perfect for you.
The main reason that people want a career change is that they do not have job satisfaction in their current career. You may feel like you’re not making a difference, or that you’re just earning money for a company that doesn’t care about you much.
Working in healthcare, you won’t feel like you’re just working for the paycheck. Regardless of what role you have, you are still contributing in some way to making people’s lives better and helping them to stay healthy. Although the job can be very tough and demanding, you’ll likely have a high level of job satisfaction.
Good Advancement Opportunities
In a lot of careers, it may feel like you are just not progressing or going anywhere. It can be aggravating if you have been in the same job for years without a promotion or any new responsibilities.
There are numerous opportunities to advance your career in healthcare and improve your skills, which can provide a rewarding challenge for you. If you want to move into more senior positions, you can continue with your education and get qualified for different roles.
A Range Of Job Opportunities
A lot of people don’t consider a career in healthcare, because they think that it means training as a doctor or a nurse, and they don’t want to enter into such a high-pressure job. But there are so many different jobs in the healthcare industry, so whatever your skills and experience, you will be able to find something that suits you. For example, pharmaceutical sales, marketing, hospitality, and administrative positions are just a few. So, even if you have no specific healthcare experience, you could still find a job in the industry that might be a good fit for you.
Every Day Is Different
If you find that your job is tedious and you do the same thing day-in-day-out, you’re likely needing a change. There is never a dull day when working in healthcare because you see different people from all walks of life, and every day brings a fresh new challenge.
In addition to meeting new people, you also get to hear their stories and the changes that you may be making in their lives.
Need a little more help getting started? Check out this great guide to help you start your new career.
Alyson Pittman is a contributing writer for WBD and a JR marketing associate for Excite Creative Studios, an Atlanta-based creative agency.
Alyson graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. She was in multiple organizations at KSU where she held leadership positions. As a part of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Alyson held the Social Coordinator position and planned/promoted large events.