Category — Health Care Jobs
We were recently sent this new ranking for online MPH programs that was just published last week by a site called MPH Online. While we get dozens of rankings emailed to us that are of poor quality, we took a look at the ranking and think it is currently the best one of its kind (for online MPH programs) on the Internet (based on the quality of schools and programs included).
You will be trained at any of these programs to take on the great health challenges of our generation and to help encourage public health. An MPH degree (Masters in Public Health) allows you to be involved in the general well being of society.
Top 10 Online Schools for a Masters in Public Health
#1. Creighton University
#2. A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
#3. University of Liverpool
#4. Benedictine University
#5. Concordia University-Nebraska
#6. Walden University
#7. Grand Canyon University
#8. Capella University
#9. Kaplan University
#10. University of Massachusetts Amherst
Each of these schools is regionally accredited and we can recommend them highly for anyone looking to pursue an MPH degree online.
May 31, 2012 No Comments
One of the most popular and fastest growing health careers is travel nursing. Traveling nurses get the opportunity to travel around the United States, and experience different cities throughout the year. It is the ideal job for single people who don’t want to be tied down. Many travel nursing jobs also offer lodging stipends which afford you the opportunity to live the high-life everywhere you go. Below we’ve shared with you an infographic on Travel Nursing Careers that we found very useful and we hope that it gives you some insight into whether this is a good career for you.
November 13, 2011 No Comments
Many people want to go into health care but do not want to be a doctor. While the highest paying jobs in health care typically are doctor related careers, you can still get a high paying job in health care without becoming a doctor.
Below is a list of the top 10 paying non-doctor health care jobs according to the site SuperScholar:
1. Pharmacists – Salary: $106,630
2. Physician Assistants – Salary: $84,830
3. Radiation Therapists – Salary: $77,340
4. Physical Therapists – Salary: $76,220
5. Occupational Therapists – Salary: $70,680
6. Nuclear Medicine Technologists – Salary: $68,450
7. Speech-Language Pathologists – Salary: $68,350
8. Dental Hygienists – Salary: $67,860
9. Audiologists – Salary: $66,850
10. Orthotists and Prosthetists – Salary: $66,600
For more details and a description of each of these careers along with a longer list (they include 20) please visit the source article: 20 Best Paying Health-Care Careers Where You Don’t Need to Be a Doctor. In addition to salaries and career descriptions, the original article also includes educational requirements for each job.
February 21, 2011 No Comments
Coming as no surprise to us at Health Careers Journal, it pays very well to work in the health industry. According to the US Department of Labor, in 2008, seven of the top 10 best paying jobs were in the health care industry.
1. Surgeon* – $181,850 salary per year
2. Anesthesiologist* – $174,610 salary per year
3. Obstetrician/Gynocologist* – $174,600 salary per year
4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon* – $169,600 salary per year
5. Internist* $156,790 salary per year
6. Prosthodontist* – $153,710 salary per year
7. Orthodontist* – $153,240 salary per year
8. Psychiatrist* – $151,380 salary per year
9. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – $140,880 salary per year
10. Engineering Manager – $140,210 salary per year
*Indicates a health career or job
March 18, 2010 No Comments
On Thursday, February 14, 2008 shortly after 3pm a gunmen entered a crowded classroom at Northern Illinois University. The gunmen opened fire, killing five students injuring 18 others and eventually taking his own life. In the early morning hours of April 16, 2007, a gunman attacked the campus of Virginia Tech killing 32 people. Unfortunately, stories like these are becoming all too common. For students of health care, the danger is increased due to the vulnerability of hospitals and health care workers. According to Keith Kelly, Director of Security at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing, Michigan, violence in the workplace is on the rise. Most vulnerable are those who work alone, those who work with money and valuables (including drugs), healthcare workers, and women.
While tips such as locking your personal belongings in your car or locker while at class and/or work, never walking alone and staying off your cell phone while walking so you are not distracted, may keep you safe in a personal safety situation, would you know what to do if your school or place of employment fell victim to an attack like those seen last week in Illinois or last April at Virginia Tech?
February 20, 2008 1 Comment
Did you know there is a school, started in 1972, that offers one of the best educations in the world? It is the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine and Graduate School of Nursing; which is part of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.
It serves all four branches of the military and Public Health Service. Uniformed students receive their usual pay and benefits. Medical students have a seven year obligation to serve after graduation. Only military nurses are accepted in the post-graduate nursing programs for Master’s degree or PhD completion. Some civilians who are employed by the federal government may be eligible for admission and receive their full salary while attending.
February 16, 2008 No Comments
Health and wellness-related careers are in demand. In addition to baby boomers reaching their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, an age where regular health care and doctor visits are key, more people are hoping to lead healthier life styles. With this in mind, you might consider one of these great health and wellness-related careers.
1. Personal Chef – Lots of families are on the go nowadays and nutrition is compromised. Personal chefs see to it families are fed well-balanced, properly-portioned meals. Requires 18 months or more of culinary training.
2. Nutritionist/Dietician – Like the personal chef, a nutritionist will help see that individuals and families are eating properly. Schools, hospitals, spas, rehabilitation facilities and others have nutritionists on staff. Must have a college degree with required health, math, communication and science courses completed. Will also have to have a license or other certification. Check the guidelines for your state.
3. Personal Trainer – Personal trainers help people get into shape or stay in shape by tailoring exercises regimes to each participant’s lifestyle. A personal trainer can work out of a health club or spa or pay home visits. Check your state for the requirements necessary for a license or certification.
February 11, 2008 No Comments
Osteopathic versus Allopathic Physicians: Do You Know the Difference (and Then There are Chiropractors)?
The practice of medicine began with Hippocrates. It progressed from an education by tutelage to formal training in specialized schools.
In 1874 a physician grew wary of the treatments rendered and lack of success with most medications. Dr. Andrew Taylor Still founded a school that paralleled the teachings of medicine and added the concept of holistic health. He determined nutrition played a large part in the maintenance of well being; the body has the potential for healing itself, and the musculoskeletal system plays a role in good health. The best way, perhaps, to put the differences succinctly, is to say medicine tends to treat the individual ailments while osteopathy treats the entire being.
February 8, 2008 No Comments
Preparing for a career in health can begin in high school. While you will probably not get on-the-job training, there are ways to hone your personal skills and develop a strong base of knowledge.
There are a number of fundamentals shared by almost everyone who wants to be involved in the health industry: from EKG technician to the physician who does stereotactic radiosurgery. All such occupations involve taking care of the human body in one way or another: and this means being capable of handling the emotional as well as physical aspects of treatment.
Here are eight concrete things you can do while in high school to get ready for a college education and career in health.
February 5, 2008 No Comments
What criteria are considered when selecting a profession? Which factor is the most significant? All things being equal, salaries are largely dependant on the geographic region versus exactly what function is performed. For instance, a cardiovascular technician and technologist in Florida can expect a mean annual salary of $31,900. The same position in New York will pay a median wage of $46,700 (the national median is $42,300)
Financial influences in your decision should include housing costs, utility bills, urban versus rural living, and whether you want to ski or play golf. Of course you could do both in a place like New Mexico for most of the year; but the cost will be a lower wage: but living expenses will be lower. If you live in New York City, you may only be able to afford a one-room walk-up.The training required for those choosing cardiovascular, is two to four years. Technicians and Technologist take similar courses in the first year, then go on to specialized areas. Technologists can qualify to take the national certification exam and generally earn a bachelor’s degree.That being said, it’s time to discuss the breadth of occupations within the healthcare industry.
February 4, 2008 1 Comment