Medical Career Programs for Students 2016

Medical career triage could improve job prospects for local students interested in health care professions: editorial

Planning for the work force of tomorrow isn’t that difficult. Tomorrow’s needs will be about the same as today’s.

Planning for the work force that will be needed five years from now is a trickier proposition, especially in fields where technology improves constantly and workplace methods have to adapt.

So, kudos to the Northeast Ohio hospitals, colleges and universities involved in a collaborative effort to gauge what kinds of workers in which areas of expertise health care institutions will need by the time students enrolling today graduate.

“These efforts have generally failed in other areas because the parties involved are not willing to adjust what they do to meet their respective needs,” Elliot Kellman, chief human resources officer at University Hospitals, told Plain Dealer reporter Karen Farkas.

He said he believes this collaboration can overcome that institutional inertia.

A $50,000 Cleveland Foundation grant will fund a consultant’s comparison of health care work-force needs with college curricula. After that, the goal is to line up college courses of study with what people planning careers in health care will actually have to do once they’re on the job. Continue reading

Originally posted 2016-05-03 06:41:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What are the Best Medical Careers [Update] – 2016 Survey Reveals Good Prognosis for Healthcare Employment Outlook

The survey also indicates these workers are healthily optimistic, with 81% of Healthcare workers confident about finding a job within the next 12 months. Registered nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists are currently the top three occupations in demand, by volume of available jobs within the healthcare industry along with nursing, medical and home health assistants in supporting roles. Interestingly, the top markets with opportunities for these professions include some of the most sought after and most saturated job markets in the nation such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Houston2. More than one-third of respondents (34%) agree that there are more related job openings now than there were a year ago.

One area of dissatisfaction for healthcare employees is compensation. The survey found that few (20%) healthcare professionals believe their employers are willing to provide higher compensation compared to the previous year.

“This latest survey indicates stagnant compensation levels have left healthcare professionals dissatisfied, “said Jeffrey Quinn, Vice President of Monster’s Global Insights. “On a more positive note, about half (45%) of the surveyed participants agreed that their employers are willing to provide the time and training needed to support a job or job function. In addition, a majority (57%) believes hiring managers understand their skills and abilities. These survey results, in combination with current levels of demand for these skills, indicate Healthcare-related professionals have reason to be cautiously optimistic about their employment prospects.” Continue reading

Originally posted 2013-06-26 16:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Future Healthcare Careers in Demand – Update 2016

More men choosing nursing as a career

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Paul Fedorchak of Bedford was a plant manager for Morton Metal Craft. When the company was bought out and the plant was closed in 2009, he decided to switch careers. Fedorchak became a registered nurse.

“I always wanted to go into the medical field,” he said. “The plant closing was a blessing in disguise.”

He qualified for education assistance under the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance that helps trade-affected workers who have lost their jobs as a result of increased imports or shifts in production out of the United States. He was one of eight men in his nursing class. Fedorchak, 40, is now employed by Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown and specializes in respiratory patient nursing care. Continue reading

Originally posted 2016-05-03 06:41:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How to Become a Travel Nurse

How to Become a Travel Nurse

It’s true—there is a job that enables you to travel the country in a high-paying position while also helping people—that of the travel nurse. Travel nurses work as temporary fill-ins for people on sick or maternity leave, or help out during local emergencies or nursing staff shortages. A nurse must be an RN to become a travel nurse and the job duties correspond with the area of a nurse’s specialty—essentially the same duties the nurse would have within a healthcare establishment closer to home. Working outside of the country is also an option, although in general nurses tend to make significantly more money within the United States. Whether at home or abroad, travel nursing has excellent benefits, including the chance to gain useful and unique professional experience while seeing new places, and meeting new people.

The duties and responsibilities of a travel nurse depend upon the nurse’s specialty. A travel nurse who is a surgery specialist will assist in surgery while a travel nurse specializing in cardiac care will work in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or on the cardiac care floor. Travel assignments range from 8 to 52 weeks, although 13 weeks is a common period of time for assignments. Housing for a travel nurse is generally part of the hiring package and is often handled through a separate agency such as a travel nursing company. NurseTraveler is a good resource for those interested in learning more about international opportunities available.

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Originally posted 2013-08-18 00:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

High Paying Healthcare Careers 2016

Top Paying Healthcare Jobs with an Associate’s Degree

The healthcare market continues to be among the fastest growing service-providing sectors in the nation. The majority of health care jobs are extremely specialized and also require applicants have actually a required level. A permit and an affiliate’s level might be all that is needed to land some incredibly lucrative jobs in the market. Several of these occupations pay an average yearly wage of over $ 50,000, relying on experience and with geographic place.

Health care careers that offer an average pay over $ 50,000 a year with a partner’s degree consist of:

Radiation Therapist – $ 74,980

Radiation psychologists collaborate with a group of experts who supply radiation treatment for cancer people by using customized tools. Radiation therapists may qualify to operate after completing a 12-month certification plans. A lot of employers prefer to hire applicants that have actually finished an affiliate’s or bachelor’s degree in radiation therapy.

Nuclear Medicine Technologists – $ 68,560

Nuclear medication technologists browse patients for interior physical deviations making use of scanning devices and also radioactive medications. Technologists require an affiliate’s level in nuclear medicine modern technology. Companies select nuclear medicine technologists with a license and also qualification in the field. Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-12-20 03:06:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

20 Fastest Growing Job Opportunities Through 2020

Jobs Outlook Looks Promising as Healthcare & Medical Careers Take 8 of the Top 20 Fastest Growing Opportunities Through 2020

Fastest Growing Medical JobsAccording to the US Department of Labor, 8 of the top 20 fastest growing occupations will come from the healthcare sector through the year 2020, with careers in physical therapy accounting for three of the top healthcare opportunities.*

Physical Therapists are among the top paid professionals in the healthcare field and consistently have the highest job satisfaction ratings. Physical therapy assistants can also earn excellent salaries and only require an Associate’s degree to get hired. Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-10-08 13:21:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Different Types of Nurses – Choosing A Career

Nurses play a vital role in the health care industry. They provide basic care to patients and attend to patients’ needs and perform basic duties. Nursing is the most diverse of all the health care professions and nurses practice in a different and wide range of settings.

Types of Nurses:

Certified Nurse Assistant or CNA – they are known as nursing aide, or as Home Health Aides or HHAs. They work under a registered nurse’s supervision and assist patients in their daily tasks. Their main role is to closely observe their patient’s health status; reactions to medication and treatment and update their supervisor or the registered nurse. They work in hospitals but they can also be found in nursing homes, hospice facilities, private homes and adult living facilities. Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-10-31 11:22:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Top Careers in the Medical Profession

Choosing a profession in a medical profession could need people that may work irregular hours, consisting of holidays and weekend breaks. Some employers accept candidates with a high school diploma or degree and previous medical background. Different companies require a bachelor’s or an advanced degree, consisting of a clinical pharmacist. People can locate employment possibility in analysis establishments, fitness facilities, healthcare facilities and outpatient facilities.

Behavioral Health Technicians

Behavioral health specialists aid psychological health and narcotics abuse customers. Some responsibilities entail aiding with living abilities and keeping customers protected. Some employers accept health professionals with an affiliate’s qualification in community service with prior mental health encounter. Additional employers require a bachelor’s degree in community service or sociology. Job settings feature health facilities such as hospitals as well as outpatient centers. The ordinary yearly wage for behavioral health professionals is $ 31,627, according to a March 2010 report from Career Builder Salary. Continue reading

Originally posted 2016-05-03 06:41:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Key Issues for Hospitals and Health Systems – 2016

This article explores eight of the most challenging and interesting issues that hospitals are facing as they move into 2013. Such issues include physician alignment strategy, the ability of hospitals to stay independent, the development of accountable care organizations, the evolving priorities and concerns of CEOs and several other issues.

This article is written within the context of healthcare consolidation that is occurring at all levels. At the hospital level, hospitals are merging into other hospitals and independent hospitals are finding it more challenging to thrive on their own. At the hospital–physician level, the system has shifted toward one in which nearly 50 percent of all physicians are employed by hospitals and health systems, and nearly 80 percent of all physicians have some sort of financial relationship with hospitals. There is also increased consolidation among payors (although a great deal of this consolidation has already happened over the last 10 years). This has resulted in only several key payors existing in most markets. Finally, payors are increasingly re-entering the healthcare provider business, either as a hedge against provider market power in certain markets or in an effort to attempt investment in areas outside of insurance. Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-11-07 16:54:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Top List of The Future Nursing Jobs 2016

Americans’ ever-increasing consumption of medical services in current decades has led to a relatively insatiable need for practitioners within the health-care sector. Current employment numbers show that the sector gained 315,000 jobs last year, consisting of many nursing and related industries.

Need for nursing and psychiatric assistants is anticipated to grow by 18 percent in the next 10 years, ending in 2018, according to forecasts by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the other hand, the need for registered nurses, who are called for to have even more education, is predicted to rise by 22 percent.

The demand for a greater number of nurses has actually resulted in tough growth in nursing programs throughout the country.

In downstate Illinois, for example, Rend Lake College is broadening its nursing program in response to a 62-percent rise in registration throughout the past decade.

More than 100 university students graduate from the university’s program each year, however even more are interested, WSIL-TV reports.

“We have more candidates than just what we can take in,” nursing director Barb Crouse tells the southern Illinois station.

Though the profits potential for nursing and psychiatric assistants is modest– about $ 10 to $ 14 an hour, based on BLS information, registered nurses command a lot more, bringing home typical salaries of about $ 51,500 a year to more than $ 76,000 a year. Continue reading

Originally posted 2013-02-12 15:44:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter