Young and old, sick and healthy—everyone relies on healthcare services. We need physicians to perform routine checkups to help maintain good health. We need skilled emergency room personnel, nurses, and surgeons to help save lives. We need mental health professionals to help us when we're in a tough spot. If you're looking for an opportunity to earn a living while helping others, Monster lists thousands of healthcare jobs that you may be interested in.
In healthcare, the possibilities are endless. You can respond to emergencies, care for the sick and elderly, diagnose injuries and diseases, or treat common aches and pains. There will always be a need for healthcare professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare jobs are expected to grow 15 percent over the next ten years.
Looking for a specific job within the healthcare field? Consider these positions:
Healthcare job requirements vary by job type. For example, to become a registered nurse, you must have at least an associate degree in nursing (bachelor's degree preferred) and be licensed by your state licensing board. To become an audiologist, dentist, pharmacist, or other advanced healthcare professional, you'll need to complete a doctoral or other graduate degree along with a state-issued license and specialized training.
The skills and qualities healthcare employers typically look for include:
To learn more about what to expect, see Monster's list of healthcare practitioner job descriptions.
There are tons of healthcare jobs waiting for you to apply. But before you do, make sure your resume emphasizes your skills and qualifications, as well as your understanding of key changes in the healthcare industry. Monster's resume tips for healthcare professionals can help you choose the right resume format and buzzwords to boost your chances of getting an interview. Many healthcare employers will ask for a cover letter to accompany your resume. Have writer's block? Simply refer to our healthcare cover letter tips to learn how to create a cover letter that gets results. You can also learn how to properly format your cover letter by viewing our cover letter samples.
The stakes are often high in healthcare. That's why healthcare employers want to ensure they hire the best possible candidates they can find. They will ask several questions to make sure you're knowledgeable in your field, reliable, and a good fit for the job. While an upcoming interview can give you butterflies in your stomach, you can read through Monster's article on the toughest healthcare interview questions to prepare strong answers in advance.
Some questions employers may ask include:
As a healthcare worker, you're playing a vital role in public health and safety. It's important to know that you're getting paid what you're worth. The median yearly salary for a nurse manager is $86,717. Physicians typically earn $164,065 per year. Want to find out how much you can make at your job? Go ahead and see for yourself by using Monster's Salary Tools. You'll also find a list of areas where healthcare jobs are in high demand and potential next career steps.
There are tons of healthcare companies, hospitals, and clinics currently hiring. If you'd like to know more about a company you're applying to, you can search for them on our company profiles. You can find basic information about each company, as well as locations, size, company benefits, and photos.
Now that you're ready to land that healthcare job you're after, set up your free profile at Monster and begin clicking on job postings. We'll also keep you notified of new healthcare jobs and make your resume visible to recruiters.