Note: This article contains affiliate links (hyperlinks, widgets, or through images), which means I receive compensation if you purchase a product through them. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and/or believe will add value to my readers. Visit my disclosure page for more information.
As a parent, one of our major roles is to guide our kids in making important life decisions. Of course, helping them doesn’t really mean making the decisions for them. Imposing our values and desires on them is the last thing we would want to do. Especially at this time when most kids put so much value in their free will.
So how are you going to be of help to them? Most of the time, all they need is a little push to be aware of the options that they have. So as a parent, you can intervene by supplying them with information that can broaden their horizons and open their eyes to things. This is especially important to those that they tend to overlook things or take things for granted.
In this article, we talk about some career paths your kids might want to consider if they are somewhat interested in the medical field.
Career Paths #1 Health Services Manager
The healthcare industry is among the most transformed in the US today. Recent years have seen a lot of legal efforts to improve it. So there are now laws that mandate all healthcare providers to have electronic records of their patients.
This change created a lot of jobs, especially for those who have technical knowledge of computer hardware and software.
The flow of the patient’s electronic information is also heavily regulated, and this is where health services managers come in. They are the ones who ensure compliance with various government requirements.
Because of this, they are highly valued professionals, with median earnings of around $95,000 per year. Health services manager positions are expected to increase until 2026.
Career Paths #2 Phlebotomist
Besides the many legal and technological improvements in the US healthcare industry, there is also a dramatic increase in the health consciousness of Americans. A lot of people now are more active and more conscious of what they consume.
Interest in getting tested is also increasing everywhere. Because of this, phlebotomists, or blood drawers, are becoming in demand. In fact, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the number of phlebotomy jobs will increase by as much as 25% by 2026.
Career Paths #3 Physical Therapists
In the previous point, we mentioned how many Americans are getting more and more interested in doing exercise. This trend is good not only for the people directly benefiting from the exercise but also for those who are skilled in physical therapy.
These professionals are helpful in soothing sore muscles that are brought about by the unique pressures of various exercises. They also help patients recover more effectively from serious injuries.
Because of all this, the number of physical therapy jobs that are expected to open from 2016 to 2026 is pegged at around 177,000.
So make sure that your kids are aware of these positions so that they can include them in their decision-making process.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.