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Discover Opportunities in the Future of Healthcare

The future of healthcare is promising, for those who are considering careers as nurses,
nursing assistants, and related medical professions. The reason for growth in the healthcare
industry is the increasing aging population. This group of Americans will require more
frequent, and more comprehensive health services, as they reach retirement age and beyond.

Another contributor to the strong future of healthcare is the growing number of citizens
obtaining health insurance benefits. There will be an increase in the number of patients
receiving care in hospitals, in long term care facilities, such as nursing homes and assisted
living centers, and in their homes.

When healthcare organizations, like hospitals, nursing homes, and home health care companies experience increases in demand for their services, they will need to hire additional nurses’ aides, nurses, and therapists. Now is the right time, for anyone interested in a possible healthcare career. A certified nursing assistant program, such as the one offered by Charter Health Care Training Center in Michigan, is a great

way to get your foot in the door in the healthcare industry.

A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, provides direct patient care and assistance to nursing staff.
Those who work as CNAs fulfill a vital role in providing competent and compassionate care to those
who need it. There are many different opportunities available for nursing assistants.

Hospitals use aides to help with direct patient care, like bathing, turning, checking
vital signs, and assisting with treatments. In nursing homes, nursing assistants will
perform many of the same tasks. Home health care agencies rely on nursing aides to provide
many home care services, including checking vital signs, assisting with self-care needs,
maintaining a safe home environment, and sometimes, helping home bound people with nutritional
needs. Becoming a certified nursing assistant is a great way to explore further careers in
healthcare, while fulfilling the demand for the future of healthcare.

5 Responses so far.

  1. Debra says:

    You made some very interesting points here about why getting into the medical industry, especially as a nurse is something worth looking into. I never stopped to think about the fact that people are living longer now or the fact that more people are covered by insurance now as a reason to do something like this. Very interesting thank you for sharing this with us.

  2. Randy says:

    I think your favorite social apps will soon enhance more than just your lifestyle. If you think it’s cool sharing a dish at your favorite restaurant with your friends via Facebook or Twitter, imagine using social media to quit smoking, lose weight or avoid a debilitating knee injury or heart attack. I just recently tore my meniscus and I could have used some instant medical advice from my mobile device. I didn’t have such an app, so I had to do extended research from my laptop.

  3. Carl says:

    Choosing a good home health care provider is becoming more important than ever. It’s also becoming a more lucrative career path for students in the medical field. Rapid advances in healthcare technology and the economics of healthcare delivery are creating unprecedented opportunities for more healthcare services to be delivered in the comfort of patients’ homes. And not a moment too soon, because all studies point to growing pressures on our healthcare system as Baby Boomers age.

  4. John says:

    I have thought about doing something in healthcare before and the thought of home health care was appealing until I was informed that most of the patients you have for home health care are terminal patients and they are not going to get any better you are just making them comfortable for the remainder of their lives.

  5. Carl says:

    Health care has, for decades, been a stable and profitable career choice. But health care reform, changes in reimbursement methods, government cuts and hospital debt are predicted to upend the health care economy. Hospitals are cutting costs and shrinking their workforce. Meanwhile, certain fields such as primary care and nursing face significant staffing shortages. The things I wonder are: How will this era of accelerating change impact hiring and career planning? How can someone planning a career in health care anticipate and adapt to these rapid changes?

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