at eastern college of health vocations, while we understand that careers in healthcare are in high demand, we also realize that not everyone is suited to work in this challenging field. if you are wondering whether you have what it takes to be a dental or medical assistant, let’s take a look at a few things to keep in mind when deciding if you are ready to take a step toward a rewarding future as a certified health professional.
- you enjoy challenge.
working in health and wellness offers tremendous potential, but it can also be quite demanding – it will require study and determination from an academic standpoint, and then a solid work ethic once you enter the field.
choosing the right school for the field you desire is the first step, and here at eastern we provide the resources that not only make your learning go smoothly, but we’re here to guide you through the challenging job hunting process as well. in fact, career counseling is available even after graduation.
- you seek job security.
jobs in healthcare are not only secure, but on the increase. in fact, the u.s. bureau of labor statistics ranks healthcare jobs in general among the country’s fastest growing professions. some projected 10-year growth rates spike as high as 38 percent!
if a steady job with projected growth opportunity is what you seek, then — with the right training — you’ll be well-positioned to find it as a medical or dental assistant.
- you love working with people.
healthcare jobs by their very nature, involve interaction with people. strong interpersonal skills are critical to success in this field — whether you work in a hands-on capacity, as a medical or dental assistant, or take on an administrative role, such as in medical billing or as an office medical assistant, you will be interacting with people all day.
- learning is important to you.
thanks to advancements in science and technology, the field of healthcare is always changing. if you’re looking for a static career, a job in healthcare may not be right for you. but if the idea of continuing to learn and expand your skill-set through professional enrichment, then healthcare is the right choice. this field not only mandates continued learning, but rewards the pursuit of higher levels of knowledge.
- you want to make a difference.
we have been upfront about the challenges of a career in healthcare, but there is good news too. the demands that are put upon you, are far outweighed by the great pay and benefits, as well as the total satisfaction of knowing that you are helping others. this is not a job – it is a potentially life-changing career.
if you are still on the fence about whether or not you are ready, or up for the challenge, call one of our career counselors today at either our little rock campus at 501-568-0211 or our new orleans campus at 504-736-0654 and they can guide you towards the right decision for you.
however, if you have already decided, and are committed to starting your promising career in healthcare, just click here to take your first step.