- March 14, 2011
- 3:50 pm
- Patty Sheehy
In celebration of the “spring forward” weekend – if in fact there is cause for celebrating the loss of one hour sleep – is that spring gives a renewed sense of what is possible and the extra energy to go and do things that we don’t want to do in the winter. One of these things is to contemplate going back to school – whether it be for personal enrichment or for a career change, spring is the time for a renewal of what can be done, what should be done and what the future holds.
One such option is to look at career track education. Everyone has seen articles touting the “6 best careers” or “10 highest paying jobs” in major media publications. You click on such articles in anticipation of what it may say, and then see that you need more or specialized schooling to get into these jobs. Don’t despair – these jobs are not out of your reach. Schools and training programs are waiting for you. Here at Loyola, we have many options. Let’s look at healthcare.
One such list, the latest US News and World Report lists healthcare as an always viable field – check out the healthcare part of the list at: http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2010/12/06/best-careers-2011-healthcare-jobs
Third on this years list is “laboratory technician” a rather generic term liked and used by mass media to describe the laboratory professional that works in hospital and other diagnostic testing facilities. In future postings, I will hope to clarify the various levels, names and responsibilities of those dedicated professionals in the laboratory and how laboratory professional make a difference in the healthcare field.
Just remember this – you don’t have to be a doctor or a nurse to work in healthcare.