Number of Healthcare Jobs Still Increasing
Medical jobs are growing and look to continue to grow as the economy rebounds.
First, don't forget that healthcare is not JUST straight-up "medicine"--working at the pharmacy, at the hospital, at the Doctor's office. There will be jobs everywhere. There are independent MRI and imaging centers that will need employees. Assistive care programs will need more aides to cover their patient load and some jobs may not even exist now and--yet--will be there in the future.
This opens up opportunities for everyone. If you're thinking you've only got one pharmacy in your town or one doctor's office or one hospital--there might be 100 people who need home assistance. How long before those 100 people are too much for the people who are trying to hold it down right now? How long before the demand becomes so great that some of those jobs move to hospitals?
There's a reason why healthcare jobs keep growing--the demand keeps increasing. If you watch Kirstie Alley's show you know that even her assistant has an assistant--because she's too busy. It's the same thing in healthcare.
If a therapist has so many patients that they can hardly see everybody then perhaps they need more than one assistant. If a Doctor has so many patients that they can't see them all then more staff will be needed or a new Doctor can roll into town. It's advantageous to think about what might come when more people can afford healthcare.
Now, does this mean that the whole thing is going to fall in your lap just because the system is growing and we expect great growth in the next few years? Nope. You still have to deal with the fact that you have to be proactive in looking for work. Sometimes, when you get a hold of someone who doesn't hire you they might tell you about someone else who needs help. Networking is key in this market. Be nice to people. Put your best foot forward let the chips fall where they may.
Now, because things are growing this also means you're going to have a hard time getting in the door. Don't' be afraid to directly contact the people who do the hiring or the people who make the decisions. Most folks--especially in a competitive place like medicine--like a go-getter and will not AT ALL be offended by your initiative.
So, how long are you going to wait to find the medical job that is just waiting for you? Let's start looking now!