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21-Nov. 2008

Medical Career Trends

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In troubled times people consider career changes.  Sometimes through choice, sometimes because of a lay-off.  There are many career choices out there, and some are perfect for any kind of economy and some are best to only consider when the economy is booming.

A career in the medical field will always be a good choice, regardless of any economic downturn.  The medical needs of the population are not necessarily driven by the status of the economy.  As the population grows the need for highly trained and qualified medical workers may rise.  The Healthcare Job Outlook for 2008/2009 describes new job growth from 2006 - 2016 as excellent with over 3 million new jobs added for the period.  As well, the projected salary increase is 22% compared to just 11% for other industries combined.

The Department of Labor echoes the above findings:

Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 35 percent from 2006 to 2016, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the health care industry expands because of technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population, there will be an increased need for all health care workers. Increasing use of medical assistants in the rapidly growing health care industry will further stimulate job growth.

Numerous sources quote the same type of statistics for virtually all medical careers, not just for medical assisting.  Few industries can boast this kind of employment outlook.  A career in the medical field is recession-proof.  If you’ve been laid off in another work field, this should not be a concern for you when considering a medical career.  It is very unusual for medical layoffs to occur.

With the future of medical careers standing so bright, it’s best to get started right away and take advantage of the trend.  The start of your medical career is based on receiving the quality training that will set you on your way.  If you are thinking of a medical career , we can help point you towards the best training to get you on your way.  The career choices are nearly unlimited.  Spend some time here looking through the training resources.  You will find online training choices, degree programs, traditional college programs, nearly every type of medical training you may need.

As you start to research your choices and gather information, remember that there has never been a better time to consider this career field.  The trend for medical careers is on an upward climb.  Take your first step towards that new career today!

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