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Is a Career in Healthcare Right for Me?

The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing career paths in the country, adding about 2.4 million new jobs by 2026. So, if you’re looking to make a career change, and you’ve been obsessed with popular TV medical dramas like Grey’s Anatomy, the healthcare industry might be just the place for you. And you don’t need a higher degree to land a great paying position in a hospital or clinic, you just need the right training.

But, before jumping into this rewarding career in healthcare, there are some things to consider beyond having a kind heart, patience, and compassion. Great healthcare workers also possess certain traits and skills to be successful whether working in a hospital, nursing home, or clinic:

  • Strong desire to help others – you have to want to help others. Your job will be about challenges and highs and lows, and you will be best equipped to handle the pressures by being excited about your work and knowing you are making a difference.
  • Excellent communication skills – you must listen to your patients in order to provide the best information in a clear manner. You will also need to have strong interpersonal skills, as you may have to deliver negative news to patients.
  • Ability to multi-task – working with doctors, nurses and patients requires the ability to move from one task to another in a swift manner while providing accuracy.
  • Empathy and Compassion – you will need to have emotional stability and be able to stay calm under pressure, all while showing empathy and understanding your patients’ emotions without feeling them yourself. You should have compassion and caring for your patients in whatever they may be going through.

If you are ready to be the next medical assistant to Dr. Meredith Grey, now is the time to earn a certification and begin your career. What does a certification in a high demand healthcare profession earn you?

  • Job Satisfaction – healthcare workers spend their time in the care of others, which can lead to increased job satisfaction and higher motivation due to working to make a difference in other people’s lives.
  • Above-Average Earning Potential – healthcare workers in an entry level position typically make a starting wage of around $15 per hour. With certifications and degrees in a specialty, as well as stackable skills, the hourly wage increases, and you have the potential to earn $45,000 to $75,000 per year.
  • Variety of Career Opportunities – there are many career opportunities in the healthcare field – medical assistants, EKG technicians, pharmacy technicians, patient care technicians, and many more. Once in the healthcare industry you can learn new skills (called stackable skills) to help take you to the next level of your career.
  • Positions at ALL Education Levels – working in healthcare is for people with all levels of education, from high school graduates to someone with a doctorate degree. If you don’t have the time, desire, or funds to train to be a doctor, your next best thing is to earn a certification in your desired field. This shows your employer that you are educated and trained properly.
  • Flexible Schedules – caring for patients isn’t a 9 to 5 career. You may be working in a hospital on the overnight shift, caring for patients day and night in a nursing facility, or working in a clinic during regular business hours.

There is no better time than now to earn the certification(s) you need to enter the healthcare field. Or study a new healthcare career and stack your skills for the potential of higher pay.

Let ProTrain be your source for earning a certification in Healthcare. In just a few short months you can be working in your own Grey + Sloan Memorial Hospital.