Healthcare Jobs Are Still Going To Grow
As often as we hear bad things about the economy we will STILL hear bad things about the prospects of medical jobs.
Because the jobs that are lost are not always in the "trenches" we must then remember that the medical jobs community is always trending up. Just as the stock market may look bad and we must recall that it is higher than it's ever been we must also realize that the economy looks bad, but medical jobs will always be rising in numbers.
Between now and 2016 there will be hundreds of thousands of medical jobs added throughout each type of job and skill-level and training-level. It may seem bleak now, but the industry is ALWAYS trending upwards and people are ALWAYS looking to get into medicine because they believe, rightly, that medical jobs are "recession-proof".
Why, if you look at news reports from cities all over the country you'll see that students are moving in droves to medical training so that they can get into a career that they believe will not be pulled out from underneath them. It's one thing to SAY that medical jobs will always trend upwards, but just looking at the sheer numbers of people who are acting on this knowledge is something completely different.
So, what does this mean for you? Don't change course. It's easy to say "Oh crap, well forget that job as a nurse...it'll never happen", but it's also just as easy to go through training and get a job if you're willing to do the work
Yes, the medical industry does require some hard work, but it also requires some smarts. Look into jobs in medicine that you can REALLY get in to, and look at medical jobs that suit your area and your talents. Don't get discouraged when it looks like nothing is opening up. Remember that there are medical equipment companies, testing companies, hospitals, doctor's offices, and countless other places that allow you to work in medicine without despair.
So, take heart...the jobs are out there...they are not disappearing before your eyes. Stay focused and pursue your goals. The medical industry will open up for you if you give it a chance.