Welcome to HealthCareerNet, a career portal and jobs search engine for the healthcare industry. The healthcare industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the United States. It is also expected by the end of the next decade that more waged and salaried jobs would be created than any another industry.
For those interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and not sure what area they would like to get into or for those seeking looking to find another career path within the healthcare industry, you can have a look at our career profiles which provide information about jobs that can be found in healthcare, what the jobs entails and what the general requirements are for the job.Job opportunities can be found in the following healthcare establishments:
- Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
- Physician Practice Offices
- Dental Practice Offices
- Offices of other Health Care Practitioners
- Home Health Care Services
- Out Patient Centers
- Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
- Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
There with opportunities within the healthcare sector to full time or part time, with shift work being common in such occupations as nursing. Most the jobs in healthcare are found within the private sector and are can be found throughout the United States but tends to be concentrated in the largest states, mainly California, New York, Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania.
There is a wide variety in the types of jobs available within healthcare ranging from professional occupations, such as physicians and surgeons, dentists, registered nurses, social workers, and physical therapists, through technical occupations such as medical records and health information technicians and dental technicians to service occupations such as nursing aides, home health aides, dental assistants and medical assistants.
The wide range of healthcare jobs appeals to a variety of people with most workers having less than 4 years of college education, while practitioners dealing with the diagnostic and treatment services offered by the healthcare industry as amongst the most educated in the country.
A common thread amongst those currently working in the healthcare industry is a strong desire to help others, genuine concern for the welfare of patients and clients, and an ability to deal with people of diverse backgrounds in stressful situations. These qualities would be useful to anyone considering a career in healthcare.
The job outlook for the healthcare industry is quite rosy, already one of the largest industry, many of the fastest growing are within the healthcare industry, and the industry is instead expected to grow over the next decade. One of the reasons is that the number of people in older age groups will grow faster than the total population between now and the middle of the next decade. This group of people, known as the baby boomers, would have a much greater than average health care needs and as a result, the demand for health care will increase.