Why earn a degree in healthcare?

Earning a degree in healthcare is an ideal career choice if you want a high level of financial and job security for years to come. Healthcare employment is enjoying record growth across the board that is much faster than other occupations. In fact, more than 2.3 million new healthcare jobs will be added by 2024. Now is the time to get your healthcare degree. Are you in?

The employment in all healthcare positions stands to increase by 19% from 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In fact, all healthcare occupations will add more employment than any other occupation group in the US. The growth is largely the consequence of a US population that is getting grayer and older.

Career Path Nursing

Nursing is the healthcare position that makes the entire system run efficiently. Nurses are relied upon more and more in the 21st century to provide excellent, efficient healthcare to the aging population. Millions of new nursing jobs of various levels will be added in the next decade in hospitals, long term care facilities, doctors’ offices and more. You might start out with an associate’s degree and eventually work your way up to a graduate degree and become a highly paid, advanced practice nurse.

Career Path Mental Health

The demand for more mental health care workers is rising just as rapidly as other areas of the profession. After all, with people living longer and more active lives in America today, they want to be as fit mentally as they are physically. This desire for strong mental health is driving demand for all areas of psychology as well as mental health nurses, social workers and counselors.

Career Path Medical

The medical field is broad and there are many jobs in this area that pay well, have high demand and you can enter them with only a bachelor’s degree. Whether you enjoy more technical tasks on advanced medical equipment, or a clinical and administrative role in a medical office, you are certain to find plenty of job demand in a medical field that suits you. Some healthcare professionals get started in one medical field and eventually leverage that experience into becoming a physician.

Career Path Healthcare

There is an almost endless number of healthcare specialties that you can choose from that will provide you with a very exciting career and a great income. As with nursing, you can often get your foot in the door in a healthcare profession with an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s. As you gain experience and credibility in the field, you can then earn a graduate degree in the same or a related field.

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