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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
The Changing Jobs in Healthcare Administration
By: CareerCast.com
You can't read an online jobs report without coming across a headline announcing prospected job increases in medical professions. As millions of baby boomers retire over the next decade, medical professionals are being lost as the medical system itself becomes more burdened. Try typing "Baby Boomers" and "Medical Professions" into your favorite search engine and take your pick of the thousands of articles that pop up. Take this Washington Post article for example, " Retirements by baby-boomer doctors, nurses could strain overhaul ." With the explosion of jobs in medical professions comes a concurrent need for qualified heath care professionals ... more
Spike In Healthcare Employment Expected With The Affordable Care Act
By: CareerCast.com
Two years before the Affordable Care Act became law and three years before its full implementation, a cadre of concerned professionals was already asking an important question: Who will take care of all these new patients? Experts estimate that the additions of new workers to insurance rolls under the Affordable Care Act, increasing the need for health care specialists in everything from medical billing to medical sonography. “In general, when people have health insurance, they demand more health care,” said Joanne Spetz, who teaches in the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco. Which is ... more
Genome Project Could Be Medicine's Future
By: CareerCast.com
When the first Viking explorers began settling Iceland, none could have imagined that their descendants would pioneer the future of modern medicine by surveying the human genome. Fast forward 1000 years to today, when an Icelandic company has revealed its success in sequencing the largest-ever set of human genomes from a single population. The new wealth of genetic data has already begun changing our understanding of human evolutionary history. It also sets the stage for a new era of preventive medicine based on individual genetic risks for diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. The milestone in genome sequencing comes ... more
Top Healthcare Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
Even during the depths of the recession and the slow recovery of the U.S. economy, healthcare is considered among the most stable of careers. America’s aging population and evolving healthcare coverage point to top healthcare jobs across a wide range of disciplines. Primary and clinical careers Registered nurses. With the huge Baby Boom generation now carrying their AARP cards and the senior population predicted to surge in the next decade, the market will be wide open for private-duty and institutional nurses. The potential for career development includes options as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or nurse manager. The highest-skilled ... more
Healthcare Jobs Without A Medical Degree
By: CareerCast.com
When you ask a child what medical career he or she wants to enter, you will hear, “I want to grow up and be a doctor,” or, “I’m going to be a nurse.” Have you ever heard, “I’m going to be a cardiovascular technologist,” or, “I want to grow up and be a diagnostic medical sonographer”? For years, the standard mantra was that to provide for a family you had to have a good job, and to get a good job you needed a college education. However, while the recession took a shark-sized bite out of many incomes because of ... more
Healthcare Jobs Boom in 2015 First Quarter
By: CareerCast.com
Healthcare sector hiring in March 2015 increased by 22,000, bringing the industry's total employment increase for the year over 363,000, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Healthcare is the fastest growing sector through the first quarter of 2015, up to 18.391 million total employees throughout the United States. The BLS reports ambulatory healthcare and hospital jobs fueled the industry's gain. CareerCast.com has an extensive database of hospital jobs and ambulatory service jobs to browse.more
Tips For The Medical Job Search
By: CareerCast.com
In terms of the medical job search, the employment picture for healthcare professionals presents the classic “good news/bad news” scenario. The good news? Healthcare is one of the hottest industries in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts faster-than-average job growth through 2020 in disciplines ranging from physician and surgeon to medical assistants, to physical therapists and many more. The biggest gainer? Home health aides – projected to rise an amazing 70 percent as the Baby Boom generation continues into its senior years. The bad news? The best jobs are not going to just fall into your ... more
Retail Care Growth And Patient Demand
By: CareerCast.com
Access: It's one word that may ultimately reignite the expansion of retail medicine in 2014 and beyond. CVS Caremark has added 200 new clinics since 2011, with another 850 planned by 2017. While it’s still too soon to predict a large-scale national expansion in clinic numbers, some experts believe their calling card—convenience—should be a consideration for every medical practice in the United States. Retail clinics made their way into the healthcare market in the early 2000’s and began to grow significantly about 7 years ago. Since 2006 the number of retail clinics nationwide has expanded eight-fold from roughly 200 clinics ... more
Advances In Preventive Healthcare
By: CareerCast.com
The genetic testing services provided by Counsyl help people make knowledgeable decisions about their lives. They offers three tests: Family Prep Screen, Informed Pregnancy Screen and Inherited Cancer Screen. "We said, 'We’re gonna make the genome practical and useful for decisions, finally, after so long,'" says Ramji Srinivasan, co-founder and CEO of Counsyl. The Family Prep Screen and Informed Pregnancy Screen provide future parents with information about the genes that they will potentially pass on to children; the Family Prep Screen does so before conception whereas the Informed Pregnancy Screen test does so after. Genetic counselors are then available to ... more