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  • Clay 10:13 am on May 17, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: doctor, high paying, medical   

    7 Ways to Find a High Paying Medical Job 

    Even though money doesn’t grow on trees, if it did, you’d have to climb a very tall career-ladder to reach the big bucks at the top. The Medical profession is no different: the high paying jobs require more education than the lower paying jobs. It’s not true that any job in healthcare will pay well, but here are some ways you can find the jobs that do pay.

    1. The more education you have, the more money you can count on in your paycheck. RNs make more money than LVNs for just one more year of school in most cases. In fact, The College Network of online accredited universities offers LPN/LVN to RN programs with fast-track options available to make it even easier to increase your pay through advanced education.
    2. Specialization is another way to demand higher pay. Pediatric nurses who specialize in emergency care for children are paid better than general nurses or just pediatric nurses for example.
    3. If you are willing to travel, Travel Nursing agencies will be willing to pay you for your flexibility as well as provide housing and benefits.
    4. Learn about the tech side of things. Medical Assistants, technicians and technologists – the men and women who work the MRI machines and other medical test equipment – make very good money. With so many online training programs, it’s an easy and rewarding field to go into.
    5. Finding high paying medical jobs sometimes comes down to location. Find out where medical professionals are paid most by looking up statistics provided on government websites. California, Florida, and New York are among the top paying states for nurses – although they are also among the most expensive states to live in.
    6. Medical careers aren’t confined to hospitals. Dental Hygienists not only are paid well, but often work in small practices with hours that accommodate family life.
    7. Anesthesiology was the number one highest paying profession on a list of the 25 best paying jobs of 2004 – and not a lot has changed since then. The bottom line is, if you want to earn the most money in a medical career, become a doctor!
     
  • Clay 3:03 pm on April 14, 2010 Permalink  

    7 Reasons You Should Consider A Career as a CNA or Medical Assistant 

    There are undoubtedly countless reasons to go into the medical field right now. Job stability alone makes any medical career attractive in these uncertain times. Still, there are many more reasons than this to pursue a job in the medical field and as a CNA in particular. As you make your way down this list you may realize that a career as a CNA could bring with it more benefits that you ever thought before.

    Income

    You can make good money as a medical assistant. Or perhaps it should be said that you can make better money with this training than without it. You will be uniquely qualified to get a job that makes more money.

    Increasing Demand

    While the demand for many jobs seems to be shrinking by the day, the demand for individuals with CNA training continues to grow. Medical care is one area where individuals cannot cut back as easily, even in hard times. Those who need medical care still need it and these numbers are on the rise. The always expanding segment of the population that is elderly individuals with health problems is not going anywhere but straight to medical facilities where CNA trained individuals will help to provide care for them.

    Work Anywhere

    For some careers, you have to move to certain areas to be successful or to even find a job. This is not the case if you are a CNA. Medical assistants are needed wherever there are medical facilities and there are medical facilities wherever there are people. This means that with your CNA training you will be able to find a job almost anywhere.

    A Chance To Help

    If you want a career that has a higher purpose behind it then look no further than being a CNA. You will be providing care to those who need it on a daily basis and this type of service is rewarding for anyone who wishes to spend their life helping others. Your direct contact with patients will show you just how much of a difference you can make in this world.

    Career Options

    Medical assistants can do much more than just pick what part of the country they want to work in. They can also work in a variety of medical facilities. Medical assistants, or home health aides as they are often called, are needed around the clock. Patients need direct care at all times so your schedule is not limited to a 9 to 5 arrangement. The potential to work in different facilities and on different shifts is more flexibility than you will find from most careers.

    A Stepping Stone

    You do not need to end your education with your CNA training. Many medical facilities will offer tuition assistance for those wishing to continue their training in order to become a registered nurse. This assistance, coupled with the priceless experience that you get while working as a CNA, can make becoming a registered nurse a natural progression. This career advancement will also allow you to increase your earning potential.

    A Quick Start

    While many careers in the medical field require years of training, you can become a CNA in a short amount of time. In less than the time it takes to complete one semester of coursework for other medical training you could have your CNA training and be working in the field. These are 7 reasons you should consider a career as a CNA or medical assistant. This job appears to have nothing but benefits. As long as you want to help people, make good money, have choices, and have a future then this career is for you.

     
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