There has never been a more exciting time to be considering a career in a healthcare
profession in this country. Today, unlike all era’s in the past, a large amount
of trained healthcare providers are needed to handle all current and upcoming population
problems that are about to be putting great demands on all parts of the healthcare
In America, and many other countries, there was a population explosion after World
War II. This baby-boom generation that was born between 1940 and 1959 are all entering
their retirement years and the point where a normal age-related expansion of healthcare
services are needed.
With so many healthcare worker shortages already showing in this country for those
with medical, dental, mental health, technological, IT support, senior care, pharmaceutical,
healthcare education, or any other type of healthcare training, jobs are abundant
everywhere today. When there is a shortage of workers in a labor force, employers
must vie to attract employees into their midst to cover all staffing needs.
Key career employment positions are coming with perks, incentives, sign-on bonuses,
free housing, cars, or other wonderful extras being offered by the recruiters who
are desperately trying to find trained healthcare labor today. In the future, this
situation can be magnified if enough workers are not found to fill all of the expanding
Careers in healthcare carry with them today job security, rising pay-basis, complete
benefit packages and the knowledge that the industry will need the people with higher
trainings to be stepping into career advancement spots as they become available
through baby-boom retirements and industry expansions.
There has been quite a discussion over where to find a ready-made trained healthcare
industry labor force to meet the needs of all retiring baby-boomers. But, the sad
news is that America is not in this labor shortage situation alone. There is a global
need for people who possess healthcare trainings, certifications, and degrees in
all areas of the industry, and this need is not expected to go away any time soon.