Being Thankful in Healthcare
As the holiday season approaches, I thought it would be a good time to pause and consider the many great attributes of our industry. Although we sometimes forget or take them for granted, there are many reasons that those of us working in healthcare, and even healthcare job seekers, should have to be thankful this holiday season. We hope our readers have a terrific Thanksgiving…
|Being Thankful in Healthcare|
As the holiday season approaches, I thought it would be a good time to pause and consider the many great attributes of our industry. Although we sometimes forget or take them for granted, there are many reasons that those of us working in healthcare, and even healthcare job seekers, should have to be thankful this holiday season. We hope our readers have a terrific Thanksgiving Holiday!
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Here are just a few reasons to give thanks if you are a healthcare professional or a healthcare job seeker:
Job Growth, Job Growth, and MORE Job Growth! – If you are a healthcare professional, the odds that you are unemployed are much lower than if you work in another industry. While the nation’s unemployment rate is 7.3 percent, unemployment in the healthcare industry is currently only 4.0 percent. Healthcare is hiring, and has continued to add jobs, even throughout the recession and recovery of the past few years. Specifically, the healthcare support operations category is predicted to be the fastest growing occupation group between 2010 and 2020, with an astounding 34.5% predicted growth rate which will add 1.4 million jobs over the next decade!
Touch Lives and Make an Impact – Working in healthcare offers many rewards. It’s not just a job, it’s a career or even a calling. As a healthcare professional, you are making a significant impact in the lives of others each day you go to work. In what other profession can you touch lives the way you can in the healthcare industry? You could help bring a new life into the world, or save a life from ending. You can change lives and impact families in ways that only healthcare professionals are able to.
Healthcare Reform, Population Growth, and Life Expectancy – These three factors essentially guarantee continued growth in demand for your services as a healthcare professional.
Technology – Electronic medical record technology is rapidly making your job faster, easier, more mobile, more accurate, and, if you are a healthcare IT professional, it’s also making you more valuable to the job market. Medical devices and equipment, as well as computer software continue to advance the practice of medicine and drive up demand for new procedures, new skills, techniques, and specialists.
Patients – They are the reason we are all here working in the healthcare industry. They are the end user of all of our efforts and labor as a healthcare professional, and they make the stress and challenges of working in healthcare worthwhile.
Social Media – Social media is allowing medical professionals to connect, share, educate, and consult with each other and with the patient population as they’ve never been able to before.