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4 Reasons Why an EMT is a Rewarding Career Option

For a lot of people who end up with thriving careers in healthcare, their first foray into the exciting and challenging field begins as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

An EMT career is a life-saving profession that is also high-pressure, fast-paced, and challenging. However, it’s also known to be one of the more fulfilling careers in healthcare. It’s a great starting point for building a career in the medical industry. Studying to be an EMT and learning the necessary skills to truly make a difference in the lives of others is a highly rewarding career option in itself. Here’s why:

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7 Things You Should Prepare for Before Starting Nursing School

You may have heard it from graduates themselves: nursing school can be one of the toughest training you’ll ever embark on. Studying to become a nurse demands time, dedication, and hard work. Even so, pursuing your dream of becoming a nurse is also fulfilling and rewarding. So, whether you’re still thinking about applying or are already about to start nursing school, it’s important to take note of the things that aspiring nurses should prepare for.

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Top 7 Fastest Growing Specializations in Nursing

While it’s true that job demand across various industries tends to fluctuate depending on the state of the economy, healthcare careers are thriving. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the healthcare industry is expected to add over 6 million jobs through 2029. Healthcare jobs are expected to have more openings than any other occupational group, driven by an aging population that will ultimately demand reliable healthcare services.

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Top 4 Trends Driving Demand for Healthcare Professions

Healthcare is poised to become one the fastest growing industries in the coming years, with five out of 20 industries projected to see rapid growth from 2019 to 2029 being in healthcare. This increase is mostly due to an aging population whose need for personalized care is growing due to chronic conditions and longer life expectancies.

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7 Reasons It’s Worth Pursuing a Career In Healthcare

Is it worth starting a career in healthcare?

Anyone who has worked in this field knows it’s one of the most challenging industries to enter. It’s fast-paced, competitive, and the job is often inherently tied to intense emotional and physical demands.

Still, numerous healthcare employees can attest to the fact that jobs in healthcare are indeed worth pursuing. In fact, in one study, six out of the 15 most satisfying jobs are in healthcare. Here are some reasons why:

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The Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Paramedic

What is a paramedic, what do they do, and how do you become one?

If you’re exploring a career in healthcare with an interest in this particular field, these are questions that you should be asking yourself before you commit to training as a paramedic. For whatever reason you’re drawn to this profession, bear in mind that learning the skills to become a great paramedic requires commitment and dedication. Nevertheless, the rewards are immense—with the ability to make a real difference in people’s lives.

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Choosing the Right Nursing School Matters

The nursing program that you choose to attend could affect your career and professional trajectory for years to come. While it’s not the only thing that counts, enrolling in a high-quality nursing program will lay a strong foundation for your career mobility and job prospects. So, choosing the right one will certainly pay off.

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LPNs vs RNs: What’s the Difference?

While RNs (Registered Nurse) and LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurse) are both fulfilling careers in healthcare, there are aspects of each that make them very different from one another. If you’re about to begin your educational journey as a nurse and unsure which path is right for you, it’s important to understand the following differences between RNs and LPNs.

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Top 3 Challenges for Nursing Students

Congratulations! You did it—you got into the nursing school of your choice. Are you ready to take on everything that could come your way as a nursing student?

Bear in mind that the coursework, homework, and clinical work that you’re about to take on as a nursing student are all designed for one thing: to prepare you to hold a patient’s life in your hands. In school, you will be taught how to make life-changing decisions, exercise quick decision making and critical thinking skills, as well as demonstrate expert clinical expertise.

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Why Nursing is One of the Most Satisfying Professions

Despite the demands and inherent challenges of Nursing, nurses willingly dedicate a lot of time and energy to their careers. Why? Because nursing is also considered one of the most rewarding and satisfying jobs in healthcare. In fact, according to one study, the majority of registered nurses love the fact that they can make a real difference in people’s lives and report overall job satisfaction.

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