- Why Choose a Career in Health Care?
- Which career is right for me?
- What does the future look like for Health Careers?
- How do I get started?
- How do I prepare for professional training programs?
- Why is volunteering important?
- What are the options for paying for training?
- What about the military?
- Texas Needs Health Care Professionals
- Find out the Top 5 Reasons to Work in Health Care
Why Choose a Career in Health Care?
Did you know that the health care field is one of the fastest-growing industries in America? According to the U.S. government, there are more than 16 million people employed in health professions across the country. And over the next 10 years, there will be at least another 4 million people hired to keep up with the demand for healthcare services.
Health careers offer a wide range of options for career seekers—from widely varying job duties to many different work settings to long- and short-term education requirements. The sky is the limit in imagining the different options, whether it is
• working directly with patients in hands-on care; processing lab and other test results; working with medical equipment or computers; handling the medical information that has to be shared between health care providers, insurance companies, and patients; or working on the business side of health care.
• working in a hospital, clinic, office, or in people’s homes.
• working 8-5 every day or flexible shifts that allow for setting your own schedule.
• working as an employee for a health care organization or becoming an entrepreneur and starting a business.
There are almost 50 careers in health care that do not require four years of college to get started. Many careers have from a few weeks to only a year or two of training. There are many careers that allow you to work their way up through education and training at their own pace. If you choose to study in health care, you will have many options to choose a career that is a good fit for you.
Texas Needs Health Care Professionals
Find out the Top 5 Reasons to Work in Health Care