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Careers in Cardiac Sonography
By: CareerCast.com
Thanks to media attention for the American Heart Association's "Go Red" campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women, you may already know that heart disease is the top killer of American women each year. What you may not know are the factors fueling the demand for cardiac sonographers, the specially trained health professionals who use ultrasound technology to help detect and monitor heart disease. According to Ken Horton, the Chair of the Council on Cardiovascular Sonography of the American Society of Echocardiography, the cost, safety, efficiency, and portability of cardiac ultrasound in comparison to other imaging modalities are ... more
Four High-Paying Healthcare Jobs That Aren't Medical
By: CareerCast.com
Jobs in the healthcare industry are on the rise due to an aging population, with many employment options expected to have double the openings over the next decade than any other sector. So there's a huge and growing number of job opportunities for people who work in medicine. If blood and guts gross you out, it doesn't mean you can't get a job in healthcare, however. There are many opportunities job seekers can look for without ever requiring a stethoscope or a lot of open wounds. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when you look at the ... more
National Healthcare Hiring Trends Fuel Metro Job Growth
By: CareerCast.com
Nationally, the health care industry employs 14.5 million people, the Brookings report said. Although physicians are among the best-paid people in the nation, health care workers include people at all levels of education, skills and pay. The report was written by Martha Ross, a fellow at Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington, D.C., and Siddharth Kulkarni. a research assistant. Health care is a growing part of the economy, Ross said, adding 2.6 million jobs nationwide over the past decade, a 22.7 percent growth rate that is 10 times faster than the average for other industries. Of the 100 largest metro ... more
Know Your Healthcare Options During The Job Search
By: CareerCast.com
Whether you’re a recent grad who’s never had to navigate the insurance conundrum before, or a parent with a family to cover, finding good health insurance –- not just a high salary –- is a big priority during your job search. As a former health insurance exec and founder of Wellthie, a digital healthcare startup, I’m well acquainted with the importance (and high price) of insurance. The average cost of a single person’s premium for employer-sponsored insurance is $490 per month, or $5,884 per year. (The average for families is $1,363 per month, or $16,351 annually.) Employees pay 18% of ... more
A New App To Improve The Doctor-Patient-Pharmacist Dynamic
By: CareerCast.com
How can community pharmacies survive in today’s demanding environment, challenged by preferred pharmacy networks, stagnant or declining reimbursements, and slimmer profit margins? For independents armed with the right tools and a well-rounded offering of clinical services, it is possible not only to survive but thrive, says David D. Pope, PharmD, CDE, chief of innovation at Creative Pharmacist. In July the Creative Pharmacist, which specializes in solutions for community pharmacies seeking to expand their clinical services, launched Spark Health, a new health app available at the App Store, to help clinical community pharmacists connect with patients, follow their progress, and provide ... more
8 Ways to Beat Stress and Burnout
By: CareerCast.com
Extreme stress and burnout are not abnormal for those who have healthcare jobs. Heavy workloads, odd hours, difficult situations and having other people's health and well-being in your hands, can place those working in the healthcare industry under great mental and physical pressure. Those who can identify the differences between stress and burnout, are best able to gain the greatest amount of satisfaction from their work. Coping strategies and figuring out what is most important in your life, can keep you healthy, happy and prevent physical illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension, as well as mental illnesses like anxiety ... more
Physical Therapy Careers Are In Demand
By: CareerCast.com
If you have ever had an injury or become disabled, you have likely worked with a physical therapist (PT). He or she was the professional who helped you regain strength and improve movement during your rehabilitation, the one who patiently but firmly coaxed you along the road to recovery. Physical therapy is not only critical to patient care, but makes a terrific career if you like to help people and appreciate the value of one-on-one interaction. According to the Unites States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for physical therapists, assistants and aides is one of the highest ... more
Tips To Prepare For Healthcare Leadership Roles
By: CareerCast.com
One of the many privileges of advancing in your career is taking on more leadership responsibility. Many of you, at one point in the early part of your career, probably will be approached to be in charge of something, some people, or a project. My advice is to take advantage of any such opportunity. Taking on a leadership role earlier in your career will help you plan and become ready for more leadership roles as your career progresses—whether as a physician leader, division head, lab director, or researcher. Leadership may be natural to some, but it can easily be learned, ... more
Bioengineering Advancements Making Walking Easier
By: CareerCast.com
Steven Collins, associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, was part of a team that found a way to create a better exoskeleton for walking, but with one small twist. It doesn’t rely on power. “We tried to make the body more efficient, so that it doesn’t require extra power and might be cheaper and run for longer periods of time,” Collins says. “We set up to try and design a device to reduce costs.” But how? They tried to draw from decades of biomechanics studies on calf muscles for walking. READ MORE AT ASMEmore
How to Negotiate a Raise in Healthcare
By: CareerCast.com
In the healthcare industry, negotiating a raise can be difficult due to many healthcare jobs having specific salaries. Healthcare organizations also have tight budgets to manage, so negotiating for a higher amount can make anyone nervous. With the right know-how you can confidently and successfully negotiate a raise in healthcare. If you feel that you're not being adequately compensated for the work that you do there is hope. The following tips can be used to help you learn how to negotiate a raise in the healthcare industry: A self-assessment: Before you are able to negotiate a raise it is important ... more