Choosing a career in healthcare isn’t as cut and dry as some people make it seem. It is a diverse field with several diverse areas filled with plenty of opportunities. In healthcare your job is to help people to feel better, and what’s better than getting paid to make a difference?
Compiled for you here is a list of the top health care jobs in North America. “Top” indicating that these professions have solid job growth, and of course offer a respectable median wage. As the baby boomer generation ages, many are retiring this creating an increased necessity for health care workers. If you are wondering what careers are available in healthcare take a look below.
- Health Care Manager- a health care manager or administrators are important members of healthcare teams. Their job is to strategize, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. This job is quite diverse itself, people in this profession may might manage an entire facility or an area of specializationby a specific clinical area, department, or medical practice for physicians.
- Head Nurse & Medical Supervisor- supervise registered nurses licensed practical nurses and other nursing personnel in addition to coordinating their activities in the provision of patient care. Head Nurse & Medical Supervisors work in health care institutions including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and agencies.
- Lab Tech and Lab Tech Assistant – a lab tech performs practical hands-on work in labs, in diverse settings including health care, research, and educational institutions, working in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, and chemistry. On the other hand, Lab Tech Assistants/ medical lab assistants play a vital role in the front-line of Health Care Teams. Theircommon duties are to collect blood samples from patients (draw blood), process blood sample and other biological samples,electrocardiograms, perform front office duties.
- Registered Nurse- is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program… for more information please visit the post on Nursing Jobs
- Psychologists- perform research, practice and teach a wide range of topics regard how people think, feel and behave. Such work may involve individuals, groups, families or even organizations in government and industry.
- Occupational Therapist -assesses and treatment in order to help develop, recover, or maintain the living and work skills of individuals who have with physical, mental, or cognitive disorders.
- Health & Occupation Inspector- works to evaluate and monitor various health and safety hazards in addition to developing strategies to control the risks in the workplace.