According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, jobs in the healthcare industry are projected to grow by 14% between 2018 and 2028, which will equate to approximately 1.9 million new jobs in 10 years. This rate of growth is much faster than the average for all occupations. For those interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, this is great news! However, just because there will be so many jobs available doesn’t mean they’ll be easy to secure. As always, it is important to position yourself as a strong candidate to make sure you stand out from the competition and are successful in securing the job you are looking for.
EduMed, an online resource that provides comprehensive information about education and career options in the medical field, recently published a brand new Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Hired in Healthcare.
The guide, which can be accessed directly on EduMed’s website, features a six-step process, outlined below. Each step is broken down into specific recommendations and resources to help you progress through that step and move on to the next. Even if you are still a few years away from applying to jobs, it is never too early to learn about what you’ll need to do when the time comes. So, regardless of whether you just graduated and are knee-deep in the job search currently or are still within your first year of college, it’s a good idea for you to review this guide.
- Step 1: Build your professional network
- Step 2: Optimize your resume and review your online profiles
- Step 3: Master the job hunt
- Step 4: Start applying for jobs
- Step 5: Prepare for the interview
- Step 6: Evaluate job offers and make a decision
A final key feature of this guide is some job search insights from Andrea Clement, a healthcare staffing expert with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare staffing industry. If you are currently pursuing a career in healthcare or will be soon, there is no better place to get job search advice than directly from a healthcare recruiter!
After checking out this step-by-step guide, if you have additional questions about your job search or any steps of this process, schedule an appointment with a career coach.