Healthcare Jobs that Help you Make a Difference

People who work in healthcare are usually dedicated professionals whose one aim in life is to improve the health of patients they are dealing with, or show people how to prevent some medical conditions before they become ill. If you want to be working in the ‘caring profession’ there are many job options available to you. In the field of physicians alone there are nearly 100 different specialties you can choose, and in nursing, there are several as well as being many choices in teaching the medical professional of the future and other jobs that involve caring for other people.

Registered Nurse

A registered nurse (RN) will assist physicians and oversee the work of the support staff. You would also have to evaluate a patient’s condition, monitor their vital signs and distribute medication. If you want to progress further than this you can do an RN to BSN online program that will make you better qualified to do even more. The more you can do, the more you can help and the more fulfilled you will be.

Licensed Practice Nurse

Licensed Practice Nurses assist RN’s and do similar tasks under their supervision. They are likely to record patients notes and generally assistant the RN and physicians whenever they can. Providing care to the patient is their most important job of all.

Family Practice Nurse

FNP’s usually deal with all members of a family and the care they give is very much focussed on this. They can diagnose illness and provide treatment but they also try to help families live a healthier lifestyle to prevent illnesses.  They can be found in doctor’s clinics and hospitals, but also it is not unusual for them to have their own practice.

Medical Scribe

If you can type quickly and accurately you may enjoy a career as a medical scribe. This involves accompanying physicians when they see patients and detailing everything that is said, what conclusions are reached and what treatment is prescribed. Having a medical scribe with them frees up a lot of the physicians time and means they can deal with more patients each day.

Medical Assistant

A medical assistant will carry out routine tests, take blood samples, change dressings and generally help a physician in many different ways. There are a variety of important medical tasks they can do, which takes some training, but it can be a very rewarding career.

Massage Therapist

A massage therapist is taught how to bring relief to sore muscles with a variety of therapeutic and relaxation massages. They manipulate the soft tissues and this can help with all types of muscle problems including those caused by an injury.

Physical Therapist Assistant

A physical therapist assistant works alongside a physical therapist to offer support to patients that have been injured in an accident or have been ill. This is a time when patients can be feeling very vulnerable and the help you can give them can assist to rebuild their confidence.

This is just a sample of the healthcare jobs that are available, but you will see that if you have a caring nature, are compassionate and like dealing with people, one of these careers could be ideal for you.

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