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Career Profile Overview

  • People oriented
  • Curious
  • Persistent
  • Able to handle pressure
  • Discrete

Working in healthcare offers enormous potential for career growth and job stability. As a trained healthcare professional, you will not only benefit from an interesting and fulfilling career, but you'll make a positive difference in the lives of other people.

Though adequate training can require multiple years of education, healthcare workers often earn a good wage. The average entry-level healthcare worker earns between $15 and $50 per hour. The more training and experience you get in your field, the more money you can make, and there are always opportunities for overtime.

Unlike a lot of occupational fields that are currently shrinking, the health care field is growing rapidly. The US Department of Labor expects that between 2006 and 2016 more new wage and salary jobs in healthcare will be available than in any other industry. Almost every corner of the United States has a high demand for healthcare workers in nearly every field.

From treating patients in an office studying cells through a microscope, from working in a private practice in a small town to a medical center in a big city, the range of skills and experiences you can gain in the healthcare field is almost limitless. As a trained healthcare worker, you can choose when, where, and how you work.

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Learn from "Our Stories": Get a firsthand perspective by reading about Career Connect mentors in the field of healthcare.

Explore more about jobs in healthcare.

Occupational summary: from O*Net Online: See entry level requirements, wages and labor market forecasts for careers in healthcare.




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