Healthcare is an important sector and if you are looking for a career in healthcare, then you will be more likely to find a job in one of the areas that are currently growing. For many of these roles, you will need to undergo specialist training.
Here are nine of the best healthcare jobs with real growth potential.
Home Health Aides
As we live in a society where people are living longer, we have a much larger ageing community. As such, there need to be more people on hand to give them the care and support that they need.
Home health aides help out with issues such as mobility, getting a patient dressed and washed, and making sure that they have food. They may also help out with the administering of medicine.
All of this is done from home to help to ensure that the patient maintains their own independence as best as possible.
A physician assistant is able to diagnose and to treat patients in much the same way as a doctor might, under the supervision of a doctor and in co-ordination with nurses and other healthcare professionals. There has been a major push for people to start seeking to get treatment away from hospitals. This coupled with an overall shortage of doctors means that there is a greater demand for physician assistants.
To work at this level, you will need to have studied to at least Master’s level within the field.
The population is forever growing. There will always be a call for midwives. The job involves helping pregnant women both before and during when they are giving birth.
To be a midwife, you’ll need to complete a master’s level degree in midwifery, you’ll also need to have a professional license too.
Healthcare Insurance Broker
One of the biggest areas of healthcare, particularly in the United States, is healthcare insurance. You could join Oscar Health Contracting and become an insurance broker or agent so that you can sell insurance.
Healthcare insurance is important and you could help others by making sure that they have cover in place in case they really need it.
A medical assistant works in a doctor’s office, hospital, or in any other healthcare facility to help maintain medical records and personal patient information. They may also help doctors out with examinations, take a patient’s blood pressure, and in some instances may be able to administer injections or medication.
Very often, this type of work can be carried out without any formal qualifications.
Phlebotomists draw blood for blood tests, transfusions, or for blood donations and research, To become a phlebotomist you will need to have a professional certificate.
Physical therapists or PTs for short are professionals in the healthcare sector who diagnose and treat people of every age who have medical issues and injuries. These injuries often limit their ability to move or perform everyday activities. As a physical therapist, your main goal should be to restore a patients functions, help them with their pain, and minimize the potential chances of further injury or disability by administering physical therapy programs.
To become a physical therapist, you will need to complete a doctorate.
Occupational Therapy Assistants/ Aide
An occupational therapy assistant or aide helps patients to develop or to recover the skills that they require in their daily lives and for working. An occupational therapy assistant is actively involved in providing therapy to patients while an occupational therapy aide will perform support activities. Both assistants and aides will work together under the direction of an occupational therapist.
As people are living longer these days, and having to work for longer, there is a greater need for long-term rehabilitation services that will increase the quality of life. People often live with chronic conditions for much longer now and because of this and an occupational therapy assistant will help them to live the most comfortable life possible.
You’ll need an associate degree from an accredited program, and you’ll also need to be licensed.
Massage therapists treat their patients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues within the body. Through using their touch, massage therapists are able to relieve pain, help to heal injuries, reduce stress, improve circulation, help the patient to relax and improve the general wellbeing of the patient.
Many states will require massage therapists to have a license and a certificate.