That's excellent news for health care professionals who work as medical assistants. The U.S. Department of Labor also recently reported that employment within the medical assisting field is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations through 2014 This exciting statistic shows the growing demand for medical professionals.” Second, with any career there comes some sort of education or training, and with colleges like Westwood, they give aspiring medical professionals the upper hand by offering short-term training programs so we can quickly gain the experience and education necessary to start work. Schools that typically focus on training you in the subjects you need to know on a daily basis, the “trade”, instead of attending a two or four year college and taking general education classes, or prerequisites, then to have finally started taking classes towards your degree. Schools like Westwood offer classes where you can be certified and train you in pharmacology, phlebotomy and pathophysiology. Last but not least, the money.
Home health care and nursing homes will offer the most new jobs for RNs due to patients being released from hospitals earlier and requiring more long term care. This assignment has been very beneficial in that I have compared two careers that were similar, yet different, and focused on pros and cons. I have chosen the path of obtaining my LPN degree and working in the field while I pursue my RN degree. The availability of job openings and potential earnings will allow for me to provide for my family, further my nursing skills, and eventually obtain my
Demographic Paper Target the aging population Cheryl Etchison HCS/490 Cindy Perkins December 23, 2013 The elderly, a population of people whose healthcare needs make up a vast majority of people in the United States that has the greatest impact on the needs in healthcare. Everyday someone is diagnosed with a condition that is prevalent among the elderly population called dementia. Dementia is a debilitating condition that effects the brain to where it does not function properly anymore. And these people come to a point where they are no longer able to take care of themselves, not because they care physically unable to but because they cannot remember how to to perform simple tasks because the brain is slowly deteriorating. Most often this is in the form of Alzheimer’s disease that can be diagnosed as early as 40 and rarely earlier but most often in people 50 and older.
The growth of jobs in this field is influenced by many medical record and health information technicians that will be retiring in the years to come. Another thing that impacts the growth is that some people just decide that it is time for a career change and leave the occupation permanently. Technology is and will continue to have an affect also because, employers are and will be looking for employees that understand and keep up with the steadily changing technology. In the year of 2008 there was an estimated amount of 172,500 people employed as medical record and health information technicians in the United States. The United States Department of Labor expects there to be an estimated 207,600 job openings as a medical record and health information technician in the year of 2018, In conclusion the health information technician field has its many advantages from being one of the few occupations in the medical field that has no-contact career, and there is an opportunity to make little bit more than 42k annually.
There is an increasing shortage of nurses, especially minority nurses. In the past three decades, nursing schools have worked hard to attract more minority nurses. They have increased availability of scholarships, grants, and promotion of career advantages. Because the U.S. is growing more and more diverse, increasing the number of minority health care professionals would definitely be the key to eliminate care disparities related to patient and ethnicity. “Although African-Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians make up nearly 25% of the United States population, only 9% of nurses belong to these ethnic groups,”(Mee).
David Sholl (firstname.lastname@example.org) Nut1 Task2 Nursing Informatics Computerized Management systems have been around for about 20 years or more. From the beginning until now these systems have become more user friendly, faster and more accurate. Hospitals have to make very important decisions when choosing the proper systems that meet their needs due to the high cost of the systems, they want to make sure that it becomes cost effective. The management system must have security, function and be user friendly. As of 2011 there are over 300 different EMR's on the market.
One is that ultrasound technicians receive some of the highest salaries in the medical industry. The second is job security. Which means even when the economy is down the need for ultrasound technicians increases year by year. Another benefit is not only does the ultrasound technician gets great health benefits, their family gets it as well. The fourth benefit is that even though one has went and finished ultrasound technician school, they learn new things on the job every day.
In fact, 30 U.S. states today have nursing shortages. And by 2020, the government projects, 44 states plus the District of Columbia will have shortfalls. Many people don’t want to do this job anymore because it’s demanding work and can be dangerous. Diana Mason, editor in chief of the American Journal of Nursing says, “we will never have enough nurses unless we fix the work environment.” In order to address this problem, some facilities have tried out some different solutions, for example, more than 1,000 nurses from the Philippines were hired in the U.S. in the last five years. Other facilities are increasing salaries, and providing better hours and working conditions.
However, as personality type ESFJ, my personality characteristics are very suited to the work of a pharmacist. Also what I feel is suited to me is the dependability of the profession and the salary. Pharmacists are in demand and especially good ones are in demand and their salaries are good ones. In fact, most of the large chain pharmacies are opening 24/7 pharmacies and so the need for pharmacists is continually going up. Also with the aging of the baby boomers in America, there will come a greater and greater use of healthcare and a greater use of medications as the baby boomer generation ages.
When the benefits and costs are equal ideal performing occurs (Fullbrook, 2008). Marginal analysis is founded on utilitarian beliefs that have been described as the greatest good for the greatest number of people (Bureau of Health Professions, 2004). Marginal expenses in health care are the costs sustained to train more registered nurses or establishing additional health care services to increase the supply of nurses. This cost raises with increased construction, for example, as more individuals are enrolled in nursing programs, the price of educating him or her increases because the colleges and universities must employ more educators and find more places for students to practice his or her clinical skills. The increased expense caused by the number of nurses trained causes a strain on the available limited resources (Fullbrook, 2008).