Healthcare Employment Opportunities Increase

Healthcare Employment Opportunities
In The Growing Healthcare Industry

"Healthcare Employment Opportunities are all around us, especially as the population ages!"

"The opportunities in healthcare employment continuously amazed me when I was working in the healthcare field before my retirement."

I made those two statements to a nursing class I had been asked to speak to. In what I call medical careers with purpose, health care government research has confirmed that there will be new and emerging health care occupations providing exploding job possibilities in the healthcare field.

In fact, when I was still a hospice chaplain before retirement, our Medical Director encouraged our staff to pursue getting their masters degrees in order to teach in the Nursing Education Programs that were emerging as the population aged. 

New And Emerging Health Care Occupations
Means Continued Healthcare Employment

In essence, these healthcare career opportunity studies reveal there is also an ever increasing demand for more physician services and that this demand is highly sensitive to several healthcare factors, such as

  • changes in consumer health care preferences,
  • healthcare reimbursement policies,
  • and federal healthcare legislation as well as state and local legislation.

Demand for physician services may also be affected because patients needing healthcare services are turning to other healthcare providers for various healthcare services. Emerging health care occupations included in the list of healthcare providers whose services will supplement physician services are

  • physician assistants,
  • nurse practitioners,
  • optometrists,
  • and nurse anesthetists.

Good News For Those Seeking Healthcare Employment

As you can see, employment opportunities for those pursuing healthcare careers such as physicians and surgeons are expected to increase.

Fueled by reports of shortages of healthcare services in some specialties as well as inadequate number of doctors in some geographic areas, the result will be that those looking to change careers should consider becoming a physician as their healthcare career choice.

Healthcare training opportunities will also need staffing as medical school educators respond to the medical professional shortage. The need for medical education will encourage medical schools to expand programs, prompting hospitals to increase their available residency slots.

And of course, even career opportunities for chaplains will open up as these healthcare employment trends develop, providing chaplain career jobs in the exploding healthcare industry.

This information is Adapted from Bureau of Labor Statistics. After arriving on the site, do a search of "healthcare" for more information on healthcare employment opportunities.

Open Your Eyes To Emerging
Healthcare Employment Opportunities

Back to the two statements I made at the start of this article. I was one of the Faith Coordinators for the County of San Diego, and was asked to speak to a nursing class at Point Loma Nazarene University.

SD County publishes a catalog of resources for Senior Citizens every year and so I gave one to each of the nursing students in class. I asked them to page through the periodical for the elderly and tell me their response.

The consensus was that it did not apply to them since it was for old people, not college-age nursing students. I then said one word that changed their perspective and opened their eyes as they saw the hundreds of services from both the private sector and governmental programs, all of them geared to the needs of senior adults.

That one word? "JOBS!"

So keep your eyes open when you see ads on TV for Retirement Centers or products gear to the elderly.  You should be seeing healthcare employment opportunities!