Dont Make This Healthcare Career Mistake

Dont Make This Healthcare Career Mistake

How to Kill Your Chances at a Good Healthcare Career

There are many people who are looking for a good career field and healthcare is a good one. There are a lot of opportunities for those who really want them. But many people don’t fully appreciate what it takes or how to give themselves the best chance for success.

I heard from one young healthcare hopeful the other day. They asked if there was a way they could quickly get a job in the healthcare field without a lot of schooling. They just wanted to make some money and thought there were a lot of opportunities in the field. What a shame.

While they were right about the opportunities, they were dead wrong about how to take advantage of them. The quickest way to kill your chances for success in healthcare is to look for the quickest and easiest way to just “find a job.”

There is nothing wrong with taking advantage of entry level jobs as a starting point. And it is true that many of these do not always need a lot of specialized training and education. They all don’t need 6+ years of medical school. For example, the medical assisting field has many practitioners who received only on the job training. There is no state that requires licensing of medical assistants.

But make no mistake about it. I here from medical assistants all the time that are looking for ways to get the right credentials for better opportunities to further they’re careers. Again, for medical assistants certification can provide opportunities that otherwise may not be there – both in terms of pay and benefits.

The bottom line is there are things you should do so you don’t find out too late you’ve killed you’re chances for the kind of career you want. Get the right training and education when you are starting out. Don’t take the short cut. Get the best training you can. In many healthcare specialties you can find programs that confer an associate’s degree or a certificate. The associate’s degree will take longer (probably at least 2 years) and cost more. But this is your career. Get as much education as you can afford in both time and money.

Finding the right training program is not always that easy. But for most entry level jobs today, you can find both campus and online programs available. There are places you can go online to find a wealth of information about the various programs available.

Don’t make mistakes that you may regret later or that will limit your opportunities in the field. Plan what you want to do and go for it. If for example, becoming a medical assistant is your career goal, do what it takes to get the best training and education. In the healthcare field you can never have too much training or education. Take the steps to give yourself the best chance for success rather than killing your chances for a rewarding career.

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