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Nurses needed, and so are nursing assistants

RN LOGOMaybe you are looking for a career in the medical field, but becoming a nurse isn’t the right fit for you. Before we talk about what options exists besides nursing, let’s take a closer look at the nursing industry.

“The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that nursing jobs for RNs will grow by 22 percent through 2018, a pace that is much faster than the average for all professions,” wrote Greg Scott Neuman for US News. “This means there should be almost 600,000 new RN positions created over the next eight years, in addition to hundreds of thousands of openings that will result from nurses who retire or otherwise leave the field.”

Once again, nursing might not be the right career field for you. But there is a growing demand for nursing assistants, which is a career you may be able to enter with just several months of training from a school like The Healthcare Institute.

One of the reasons for the growth in medical professionals, including nursing assistants, is because new healthcare laws have created a higher demand for medical services. The growth in healthcare insurance and medical coverage means that the healthcare industry is preparing to experience rapid growth and that will mean a growing demand for professionals in a variety of career fields, including as a nursing assistant.

The healthcare industry has already been one of the nation’s fastest growing job sectors, but that growth is expected to remain as changes come the healthcare industry. Those changes are not only creating more patients, but they are creating new ways to providing care, charging for that care and organizing the medical records of those receiving care. That means healthcare employers are looking for nursing assistants who have relevant training and can hit the ground running in today’s new world of medical coverage.

 

If you have always had an interest in working in the medical field, then becoming a nursing assistant could be the right fit for you and there has hardly been a better time to seek professional medical assistant training from a school like The Healthcare Institute than right now. The Healthcare Institute’s nursing assistant training program teaches students the ins and outs of the profession, including assisting with examinations, obtaining vital signs, performing office laboratory procedures and a variety of other tasks today’s healthcare employers require from medical assistants.

Many jobseekers are drawn to this profession because it offers them the chance to help others and play an important role in the medical industry. Nursing assistants are in increasing demand, especially those with relevant training in today’s clinical and administrative tasks that are a central part to the medical industry.

The medical assistant profession is one career in the healthcare field that offers the chance to work closely with medical professionals and patients and professionally trained medical assistants are able to provide valuable support through various clinical procedures and this field is also one of the fastest growing in the nation.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the nursing assistant field will grow by as much as 34 percent over the next decade with nearly 200,000 positions needing to be filled as the healthcare industry continues to grow. The prospect of a good paying and stable career in this growing field have made it an attractive destination for job seekers, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics also cautions those looking to enter this field to obtain professional training, as those that do are in a better position to secure employment as a medical assistant and are much more likely to last in this field, which can be challenging, especially to those that lack proper training.

The Healthcare Institute’s nursing assistant training program teaches students the ins and outs of the profession, including assisting with examinations, obtaining vital signs, performing office laboratory procedures and a variety of other tasks today’s healthcare employers require from medical assistants.

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    Angelica Vargas
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