If you're looking for job security, medical field jobs are the way to go. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. is expected to add 2.4 million jobs in healthcare over the next decade—a growth rate of 15% and more than any other occupational group. And jobs in healthcare include much more than nurses and physicians. The healthcare system relies on administrative jobs like receptionists and medical coders and healthcare support jobs such as medical assistants and phlebotomists to keep us healthy.
All sorts of people are suited for jobs in healthcare. As a healthcare worker, you could work in many settings, including a hospital, long-term care facility, school, lab, private practice, or community health center.
You can expand your search for a medical field job by searching for healthcare jobs. Some specific job titles you can search include:
Jobs in the medical field are available to everyone, from those who have high school diplomas to professionals with advanced education. Trying to figure out what career to pursue? Monster has compiled a library of job descriptions for various jobs in the medical field so you can find one that's the right fit for your skills and expertise. You can also check out job descriptions for popular healthcare support jobs.
No matter which position you decide on, you'll need a certain set of soft skills to work in healthcare, including empathy, communication skills, stress management, flexibility, and time management.
Applying for any medical field job on Monster requires a resume. Need a little inspiration to get started? We've compiled some general resume tips for healthcare jobs as well as resume samples for specific medical field jobs. Every great resume comes with a great cover letter. Browse all our resume and cover letter writing tips to find simple, practical steps that will help you put your best foot forward.
Nerves come with the territory when you're interviewing for a job you really want. But it helps to go in with an idea of what questions you'll be asked. Monster has put together a list of the toughest potential interview questions for jobs in healthcare:
Don't worry, we've also suggested ways to create thoughtful answers to these as well.
Just as the medical field offers a diverse selection of jobs, its salaries also vary widely depending on the position. For example, the median hourly pay for a registered nurse is $34.94 per hour while a nursing assistant makes approximately $15.79 per hour and a general pediatrician's median salary is $174,249. Those estimates will differ based on where you live as well.
Use Monster's Salary Tools to home in on salaries for more specific job titles in different parts of the country. You'll also find information on salaries for related jobs and how you can advance your career.
Intrigued by all the different job opportunities in healthcare? Then you've come to the right place! Take a look at the medical field jobs on this page to get started. Then create a profile on Monster so recruiters can find you.