The health care industry is divided into several areas, generally consisting of hospital activities, medical and dental practice activities and other human health activities. These activities are generally under the supervision of nurses, therapists, laboratories, clinics, residential health facilities or allied health professionals.
Nurse: Serving the patients, serving a noble cause. Taking care of sick people and nursing them back to health, there cannot be a better job. Being a registered nurse with major hospitals is a growing demand, more and more opportunities are available in the industry. This is one of the most sought after careers with multiple avenues to grow, creating more jobs.
Personal Aide: Personal aides are medical assistants and nurses who devote their time to care for the patient. They dedicate their efforts to taking care of all things that might be needed by people who live on their own or don’t want to be hospitalized, since they feel more comfortable at home.
Assistant: Working as an assistant, allows you to participate in various medical procedures while assisting a licensed doctor or practitioner. This job usually has flexible timings and allows the assistant to take up another job to explore options. Also, it does not necessarily require a fancy degree since most people learn on the job.
Technician: Working as an information technician or medical records technician generally requires the person to maintain documents to be processed and produced for various departments in the health care industry. They take care and maintain patient records which are private and confidential, organize them and most importantly avoid mix-ups.
Therapist: Working as a therapist opens a lot of avenues since this job allows you to work with multiple patients. Therapists can cater to people who are just in for a general consultation to the elderly and people who are differently-abled. Working as a physical therapist allows you to have your own private practice as well as work for a hospital or medical institution. This allows flexibility in terms of money and work experience. The number of jobs for therapists has increased over the years.
The health care industry is a booming platform, with more and more opportunities and interesting jobs to apply for which also offers flexibility in terms of compensation and roles.