Independence Day Career Advice
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that of the 30 fastest growing occupations, 17 are healthcare related. The healthcare segment is one of the largest industries in the country, with more than 11 million jobs. The competition is so fierce that provider organizations, consulting firms and government organizations are in bidding wars for healthcare professionals. The nation’s healthcare bill is doubling almost every ten years with the greatest growth in private insurance on the payer side, and prescription drugs on the provider side. By 2012, the total bill amount will be 3.25 trillion, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services. Prevention is playing an important role in healthcare, with more jobs in nutrition and fitness sprouting up in hospitals, schools and retirement communities.
Based on statistics and the continued growth of federal aid within healthcare, it seems that our industry is very healthy and primed for significant growth.
What can you do, as an HIT professional, to take advantage of such growth?
Two words: Get Certified.
Certifications prove that you are a long-term player in the industry. They are the continuation of your learning and education, and offer significant value to your current and future employers because they differentiate you from the crowd. The more quality certifications you have, from reputable companies, the better off you will be in the future.
Happy Independence Day! Make it a great one!
Sheila Rogers is Founder and CEO. She can be reached at 214-929-8959.