Careers in Healthcare
Every month, more than a quarter-million Americans turn 65.¹ As a nation that tends to place personal value on a job well done, retirement isn’t quite as appealing as it used to be. Some feel the need to work longer to afford the lifestyle they desire to lead during retirement and others fear the lack of purpose that comes with walking away from the professional world. Either way, our time-honored tradition of working hard until we reach a certain age, and then never working again, just doesn’t work for everyone anymore. [click to continue…]
Let’s take it back to our elementary-school years…. For many of us, a summer would not have been complete without a week or more spent in camp. What was not to like about being away from home and being around kids who were just like you? And from that most memorable summer camp experience, we left with much more than we came with: a few fond memories, lasting friendships, and invaluable life lessons that have molded us into who we are today.
For children facing serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges, summer camp gets a little more complicated. Actually, a lot more complicated. Their complex and sometimes life-threatening medical needs require not only a fun and recreational space, but also a medically supportive environment with access to the appropriate healthcare professionals for their needs.
It wasn’t until the creation of Camp Twin Lakes that the state of Georgia was able to host camp programs for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and life challenges. Camp Twin Lakes provides summer camps and retreats at three fully-accessible and medically-supportive campsites, daycamps, and hospital-based Camp-To-Go programs. Twenty-one years later, it has become a national model for camps serving special populations. [click to continue…]
With the upcoming increase in the aging population, the job growth in this field is expected to be excellent, with up to 50 percent more jobs by 2018, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That translates into roughly half a million new jobs, which is faster growth for the occupation of home health aide than most other jobs.
A home health aide usually works in a residential care facility or the home of a patient with age-related challenges, chronic illness, or disabilities that require care under the supervision of a medical professional.
Whether this is an entry level position or a stepping stone to a more specialized medical career, if you’re passionate about having a positive impact on the lives of others and want to work in health care, you can find career prosperity as a home health aide by following the steps below. [click to continue…]
In November, we explored how and why health concerns have become one of the most popular Internet topics today in our “Beware of Dr. Web” post. We’re revisiting the dreaded “Google Self-Diagnosis” concept, this time focusing on one of the biggest health information hubs on the Web. [click to continue…]
If you arrive for your next shift, only to find that your get-up-and-go is consistently gone (even after a full night’s sleep) you could be experiencing TATT, or ‘Tired All The Time syndrome.’ [click to continue…]
Over the last decade, the number of nurse practitioners working in the U.S. has exploded from an estimated 97, 000 to more than 189, 000.
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FOX Focus: Pursue a career in healthcare with help from Bryant & Stratton — fox6now.com
(WITI) — Healthcare is in high demand for careers. But there are more careers in healthcare than just doctors and nurses. Bryant and Stratton College may be able to help you sort this out — in this FOX Focus.