The Top 4 Reasons to Choose a Career in Healthcare


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What do you want to be when you grow up? Have you considered a future career in the healthcare industry? Health Science is the fastest-growing sector of the South Carolina job market, and high demand for healthcare workers means their jobs are among the best paying in the state, as well.

Nearly 150,000 people in South Carolina are employed in hundreds of different Health Science occupations. And most of the people who work in the industry are NOT physicians. In fact, there are seven times as many registered nurses in South Carolina as there are doctors. There are still a wide variety of career opportunities and different specializations that offer you the chance to help people.

Here are some of the top reasons you should consider a career in healthcare.

1.) Medical Professionals Are in High Demand

People in this field can expect to be in high demand for years to come. The main reason for this is the increasing population of elderly people. In the next 25 years, the number of people aged 65 or over in the state is expected to double. The older the population is, the greater the demand for healthcare workers.

2.) Options, Options, Options!

As South Carolina’s population ages and demand for health care increases, opportunities expand for employees who like working with people and have mastered the basics in math, science, and communications. Even better, you don’t have to go to school for 10 years, either—plenty of good healthcare jobs require only associate’s or bachelor’s degrees and some only require a high school diploma with special certifications.

In addition, non-clinical positions such as healthcare administrators and managers are needed just as much as doctors and surgeons, because they are the ones that ensure that everything runs smoothly for patients. This means that any specialization you choose will put you on the path to a rewarding career and that your work will always be needed and appreciated.

3.) Great Pay

Fifteen of the top 20 fastest growing jobs in South Carolina are in the Health Sciences. That means that these jobs often offer relatively high salaries and job security, not just to doctors, but also to the many people who help doctors care for the sick.

According to US News 2017 “Best Jobs” list, 15 of the top 25 best paying jobs in the nation are in healthcare. So if you ever have to move out of South Carolina (although we’d hate to see you go), it will be just as easy to find a high-paying job anywhere with your experience and training.

4.) A Chance To Make a Difference

What distinguishes the careers in healthcare and medicine is that they represent a calling. There is something inherently noble about helping people when they need help the most, and careers in healthcare and medicine present the perfect opportunities for people that want to offer that help. 

South Carolina’s booming Health Science sector needs you. Are you up for the challenge?