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Benefits of Working in Healthcare

Many of our blogs are meant to be read by those currently working in the healthcare industry.  This week, I wanted to write to those who may be considering a career in the home health industry because for me, I’ve found that I have received benefits from working in healthcare and wanted to share a couple with you.

Perhaps the most meaningful benefit I receive from working in healthcare is making a difference in peoples’ lives. People who work in the medical field have the opportunity to change peoples’ lives every day and the joy this brings is why most healthcare workers enter the field; they absolutely enjoy it. Healthcare workers are very compassionate about helping people who cannot do certain tasks for themselves anymore. In fact, some of my favorite times have been working as a CNA/Caregiver because you get to spend quality time with people each and every day, getting to know them and becoming more than just their CNA/Caregiver.  In some ways, you almost become family. For me, this is more than just a job.  Sometimes it feels more like a “hobby” because it is something I enjoy doing every day.

Another meaningful benefit to me is the opportunity for job growth and security. There is, and always will be, a high demand for healthcare workers. As the population of the United States ages, there will always be need for qualified healthcare workers. Sadly, there are always those who aren’t elderly, but whose life circumstance has created a need for Caregivers in order to perform tasks they once performed for themselves.  Once employed within the healthcare industry, it is unlikely that you would be unable to find work, whether part or full time.  Additionally, current statistics project that the industry is poised to experience significant growth in the next five to ten years and that means more jobs and opportunities to work.

Finally, another benefit of working in healthcare industry is that it has diverse requirements. Whether you have earned a high school diploma or a doctorate degree, there is likely a job available for you. Some jobs in healthcare require years and years of training while others require minimal training or education. You don’t have to be a genius or have a wall of diplomas in order to find a job and begin to make a difference in someone’s life.  The greatest requirement you need is a compassionate heart and willingness to work giving people dignity.

There is so much to love and so much benefits about working in healthcare, but I thought I’d share a few that are important to me.  Who knows?  Maybe it will inspire you to consider a career changing peoples’ lives in healthcare.