Looking to grow your allied health career? We breakdown four top jobs to advance your career.
Many healthcare professionals know that allied health is a great area to launch a career as you can start in the field with an associate degree or a certification and continue to grow with additional education, experience and certifications as you look to increase your earnings and job choice opportunities.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) considers healthcare to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. Employment is expected to grow by 13% over the next 10 years – adding about 2 million new jobs over the next decade – which is much faster than all other occupations.
In addition, BLS projects about 1.9 million jobs open annually due to the replacement of workers who retire or move careers.
In this article, we discuss some of the top allied health job options that can help propel your healthcare career, including the top states for these jobs and the additional qualifications for each position.
We call them “angels of mercy.” We call them the “glue that holds the medical system together.” We call them “front lines” of American healthcare; “unsung heroes” of the medical profession.
Yet, our so-called angels of mercy are in a bad situation: they’re facing a dire nursing shortage that shows no sign of improving. If we have such glorified opinions of nurses, why are they dropping like flies? If nursing is one of the most secure and well-paid job markets in the country, why are we struggling to fill and keep nursing positions?
In the world of nursing, job change is a regular path to promotion or at least getting out of an unsatisfactory situation. However, for whatever reason you have decided to leave your nursing job,it’s essential to have a positive exit strategy. Your last impression of your current job can impact your career prospects for years to come.
Online lists stating the average pay for nurses nationwide can vary wildly and often suggest that huge rises or drop have occurred, but what’s the final word on how (and what) nurses actually get paid under various circumstances? We take a look at the most up-to-date numbers and what the statistics can – and can’t – tell us.