7 Reasons a Career in Health Care Might Be Right for You

At Central Ozarks Medical Center we know that those who work in the health care industry are attracted to it for a variety of reasons.  From our support staff to our medical providers at the Lake of the Ozarks, the draw may be different. Whether they like a constant change of pace and challenging work environment, or they prefer routine and organization, or they are compelled to make a difference in the lives of others, they can all find something that is a fit for them in the field of health care.  If you are curious about what a career in health care could look like for you, keep reading this blog.  We can’t wait to share 7 reasons it might be a great fit for you!

1) Fulfilling – Make a Difference

When you choose a career in health care you are spending each day helping people in one way or another.  Having the skills and heart to make a difference in the lives of others goes further than your job.  It uplifts families and the community, directly and indirectly, through the overall improvement of health in the individuals you care for and the community as a whole.

2) Job Security – Always In-Demand

The need for health care will never go away, and as the Baby Boomer population ages, the needs are already increasing.  That being said, the skills you develop in your career in health care will always be in demand. 

3) Flexibility – Find Work Anywhere

Health care is a 24/7 all-encompassing field and there are numerous positions and types of work available.  Keep in mind health care includes mental and behavioral health as well as dental services.  There is a need for people with all levels of education and skillsets, with lots of options for upward mobility.  There is also demand for health care workers nationwide, which creates an opportunity to travel for work and find jobs in any state.

4) Earning Potential – Above Average         

Most health care jobs provide wages that are above average.  This is especially true with the high demand for health care workers right now.  In some areas, a job in health care can be the most readily available professional-level job attainable, and your options could be wide open as far as the type of work you want to do.

5) Choices – Jobs of All Kinds

When people think about a career in health care, the first job that comes to mind is nursing.  But a career in health care can be many different things.  As mentioned, it also covers mental, dental, and medical health. Working in health care may mean working with kids, working with the elderly, helping people prepare for surgery, working in intensive care, or it may be clerical work or cleaning.  No matter what your skillset, there is something in the health care field that you would be perfect at.

6) Variety – Every Day is Different

No two days are the same in health care.  There is always something new, and you are usually looking to solve a problem or help a situation in some way at any given moment.  You will get to employ your critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities on a constant basis and be able to learn and teach as you do.

7) Free Education & Training – Earn AND Learn

There are incredible resources out there including employer-funded and government programs that will help pay for your education in health care.  Because of increasing demands in health care and ever-changing technologies, incentives have been created to encourage employees to grow and enhance their skills.  That means you can get your education and earn a paycheck too!

At Central Ozarks Medical Center we know firsthand how fulfilling it is to make a difference in the lives and health of individuals and the communities where we live.  We are happy we made the choice to enter the field and provide health care services at the Lake of the Ozarks and we want to share that opportunity with others as well.  We are especially proud to operate each day on the belief that everyone deserves access to high-quality care regardless of insurance status.  We know from experience that it is not just what we do at Central Ozarks Medical Center, but how we do it that makes all the difference.  For all your medical, dental, and mental or behavioral health care at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are here for you. For more news and health-related tips, follow us on our social medial channels listed below!

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