Are you looking for specialization with amazing future job opportunities or you’re a student with study abroad aspirations? Then, read on! As a career mentor with many years of teaching and mentoring experience at universities in the United States, I monitor employability ‘trends’ in global economies that indicate which industries are thriving and where the jobs of the future will grow. Tech is certainly one of them. But, today I’m not talking about Data Analytics and Computer Science! This blog is about another industry that has grown immensely since the pandemic in the healthcare industry. The jobs in healthcare have seen a huge spurt globally! And, this trend is projected to continue. Countries will implement what they have learned about the importance of health systems during the pandemic and translate that into projects. This will generate millions of job opportunities at different levels of the healthcare industry. In this blog, I will tell you about types of careers in healthcare, what are the best study programs for careers in healthcare, etc.
Basic fact :
- Healthcare is not the same as the study of medicine! It’s a much broader term including a variety of functions and services related to the health and management of ‘Care-Work’.
- Are all healthcare jobs in hospitals? Not at all! The Healthcare industry has millions of jobs that do not require a medical degree.
Patients are the ‘clients’ but they can be serviced at health centers or other facilities. All patients may not be acutely ‘ill’. They may have chronic conditions which require supervision or need long-term rehabilitation, physical therapy, counseling, etc. Therefore, if you are studying Social Sciences, Humanities, Psychology, Public Health, Data Science, or any other subject, you can certainly explore jobs in healthcare.
What are the ‘Care-Work’ Jobs in Healthcare Industry?
Here are some examples:
- Support Workers
- Occupational Therapists
- Child Psychologists
- De-addiction experts
- Community Care Officers
- Disability Care Management
- Community Health
Here are some important specializations :
- Sports medicine (these professionals also accompany teams that travel globally)
- Physiotherapists specializing in Sports Injuries
- Movement Specialist (post-trauma treatment)
- Speech Therapist
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At What Level can I Study Healthcare?
You can study healthcare at Many levels like:
- Diploma level
- Undergraduate degree
- Managerial courses (Hospital administration etc.)
- Masters programs (in any specialization eg. Physical Therapy, Counselling, etc.)
- MBA with courses in Healthcare Management
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Are All Healthcare Jobs in Hospitals? Do I have to Deal with Patients?
Not all healthcare jobs are in hospitals there are also many careers like:
- MBA specializations ( innovation; entrepreneurship, finance, marketing as applicable to Healthcare business)
- Courses in Strategy and Risk Analysis with a focus on Healthcare Industry
- Engineering degrees that teach Design ( for medical devices like scans, Xray, MRIs,, or laparoscopy)
- Data Entry assistants
- Software engineers and coders to design software for hospital data or patient records
- Cybersecurity experts to protect hospital data.
Although the pandemic is now receding in many countries, the healthcare industry will continue to grow. Every economy will calculate the costs and benefits of providing better facilities and programs for its citizens who are aging, suffer from a disability, or lack access to basic healthcare. Jobs will continue to grow in healthcare research and management of hospitals and health centers. The work of every doctor in the world is supported by many other professionals. Thus, apart from medical doctors, professionals will be required who are paramedics, good administrators, managers, marketers, technology experts, psychologists, counseling professionals, and so on.
Thus, depending on your aptitude, you can apply your subject background to any aspect of the healthcare industry. You can choose a study abroad program which will give you an understanding of healthcare systems. This will add to your base degree (whether it is in social sciences, public policy, computer science, engineering, or psychology) and equip you with amazing credentials.
Top Healthcare Courses and Universities Abroad
To help with your searches we have chosen a few programs related to careers in the healthcare Industry that exist in the UK and USA (below). These are not on any list of priorities. They are just to facilitate your searches for Study Abroad opportunities.
|Course Name||University Name||Location|
|PG Dip International Health Care Management||University of Essex||UK|
|PG Diploma in Health Care Management and Leadership||Westford University College||UK|
|Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership||Westford University College||UK|
|BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care||City and Islington College||UK|
|Health and Social Care Level 2 AND 3 Diploma||UK Open College||UK|
|Master of Science in Healthcare Management||University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth||USA|
|MS in Health Administration||The University of Louisville – School of Public Health and Information Sciences||USA|
|Masters In Health Care Administration||University of Texas Arlington||USA|
|Health Care MBA||Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business||USA|
|Master of Science in Nursing Informatics||West Coast University Online||USA|
|Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI)||University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine||USA|
|MBA in Healthcare Management||Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences||USA|
|MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business||University of the Sciences in Philadelphia||USA|
|Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Leadership||SUNY Empire State College||USA|
We will be back next Friday with another amazing blog from Dr.Maina Chawla Singh. Till then, if you have any questions or suggestions, just drop us a comment and we will get back to you. Want to study abroad? Our Leverage Edu experts are ready to assist you in narrowing down the best course and university options according to your interests and preferences.