In North America, an aging demographic has increased the demand for virtually all careers in the healthcare field; from the surgeon to the nurse, from the healthcare administrative technician to the certified medical assistant.
It almost doesn’t matter which career you choose; electing to train for a career in healthcare is a smart idea. While it doesn’t guarantee you a job (there will be plenty of other people applying for the same jobs you are, of course) it’s about as close as you can get (in these troubled economic times anyway) to a guarantee of landing decent paying employment.
Plus, because demand is not going to go anywhere but up for the next several decades, medical jobs offer long term employment security – also a rarity in the current economic climate.
In addition to the fact that the majority of healthcare jobs are extremely rewarding, these jobs are highly mobile occupations, in that many offer both national and international employment opportunities. Plus, the requirement for some jobs is quite low; some require no more than a one-year certificate, while others require multiple post-graduate degrees.
And of course, because these are “hands on “jobs performed in local communities, they can’t be outsourced overseas.
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics reports that approximately 26% of the new jobs created in the U.S. in the period from 2008-2018 will be in the health care sector. That equates to approximately 4 million jobs.
Of course, paying to get educated in your chosen healthcare career can prove to be a bit of a challenge. While some careers (eg., pharmacy technician, phlebotomist, medical biller and coder, medical transcriptionist, medical assistant, licensed practical nurse, etc) don’t require the years of study that careers like medical doctor or surgeon require, that does not mean that coming up with the necessary funding isn’t tough. This is especially true if you are an adult with already existing financial responsibilities – like rent, mortgage, car payments, etc, etc.
Luckily, there are plenty of grant and scholarship programs that will help cover the cost of your chosen medical/healthcare career. Choose from the list below to learn more.
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Acupuncture / Alternative /Oriental medicine: Covers grants and scholarships for alternative medicine.
Anesthesiology Assistant: Looking to become an anesthetist? Then you’ll need money, and lots of it. The resources here will help!
Biomedical Technician: The U.S. Bureau of Labor of Statistics indicates this is a very promising field. Pay for your new career with these grants.
Cardiovascular Technician: Funding opportunities for those wanting to become cardop techs.
Chiropractor: Aligning spines your thing? Find out how to get the money!
Clinical Laboratory Technicians: Get paid to work in the lab! And get paid to learn how to get paid to work in the lab. What could be better?
Dental Assistants: Work with dentists and their clients. Collect paycheck. But you have to get there first!
Dental Hygienist: Funding options for dental hygienists!|
EKG Technician: We`ll show you where the money is – get started on your healthcare industry career today!
Gynecologist: Grants and funding options for budding gynos.
Licensed Practical (Vocational) Nurse: Money to pay for the training needed to become a LPN.
Medical Billing And Coding: Learn and master the art of medical billing and coding. And find money to help you do so!
MRI Technician: Imagining technicians make serious dough. Get funding for your career!
Nursing: Highly professional, always in demand professionals. You can`t go wrong becoming a nurse! Lots of opportunities to have your schooling paid for as well!
Nurse’s Aide (Nursing Assistant): Funding options.
Patient Care Technician
Paramedic / EMT: Start your EMT career with a grant!
Pharmacy Technician: Work alongside other pharmacy professionals dispensing medication. Get paid to learn the trade!
Pharmacist: Grant and scholarship options for those who want to become pharmacists.
Phlebotomist/Phlebotomy: Get paid to drain the blood from your customers!
Physician Assistant: A 4 year program, one step from a full fledged M.D., you`ll definitely want some financial help with this one.
Physical Therapist: It`s a lucrative career, but it`s expensive to learn the trade. Find funding option.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychologist/Psychology. Get money to help fund your psychology career,
Radiology Technician: Another imaging job not going out of style. Find grant and scholarship options.
Surgical Technologist : Funding options to support your new career as a surgical technologist.
Ultrasound Technician: You know, to look at babies and stuff.
Veterinary Technician: Learn how to find money for this great career!