Health Careers: Why Choose Health Care?
People enter health-related fields because they like to help others and the work can be exciting. Other important factors include job availability -- the number of jobs available is greater than the number of trained professionals -- and job security. Many healthcare professionals earn more money and have better benefits packages than equally well-trained people working in other fields.
More healthcare professionals are needed because of:~An aging population
~New forms of information technology
~The need for multi-skilled healthcare workers
~The move toward preventive and primary care
~The increase in outpatient surgery
~More preventive care in the workplace
~Decreasing number of healthcare professionals due to retirement
~Shortage of health care workers in rural and inner city areas