Each year, more people get closer to retirement age, and they develop additional health related issues which require medical treatment, and prescription medications. As a result, there is an increasing demand for certified employees to work in the health care industry. Let's look at some of the possibilities that await you.
Pharmacy technicians are needed to fill prescription medication. A person who is good in math and has excellent people skills might enjoy keeping patient records updated, and talking with doctors offices to verify prescription information. As a pharmacy tech, you will also count tablets, operate a cash register and help maintain inventory. It can take only a matter of a few weeks of schooling to become a pharmacy technician, and many people are able to start work before they finish their courses through on-the-job training.
Radiology offers several areas of specialty which include ultrasound, CATs and MIs. In 18 to 24 months you can graduate and become certified and licensed. You will need good people skills and the ability to communicate effectively with others. In addition to mainstream financial aid possibilities, there are at least 10 privately funding scholarships available for students in the field of radiology.
As the population continues to grow, there are more cases where a surgical procedure is required to treat patients. Surgical Technicians are in high demand when they are people who possess the ability to remain calm in high stress, and emergency situations. These techs are responsible for maintaining the sterilization of the OR, and surgical tools, as well as making the stitches to close up after the surgeon is finished with the procedure. You would also be responsible for handing surgical tools to the surgeon during the operation, and you must learn exact purpose and function of each device.
Dental assistants, audiologists, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists are just a few more of the possibilities of job openings for people who enjoy working with others, and want to have a good paying career. All fields of medicine require background checks, and you must not have a criminal record, especially any charges against you concerning controlled substances.
In 2008, 40 percent of the health industry jobs were in the hospitals, 21 percent were available in nursing and retirement facilities, and 16 percent of these jobs were in doctors offices. There is an expected 3.2 million new health care related jobs expected to be available through 2018, and the highest salaries are given to those who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class.