The career outlook in the healthcare industry is improving, but some are still struggling.
Healthcare workers earn an average of $52,000 annually, which is the lowest in the nation.
That’s despite a number of high-profile problems in recent years, including high turnover, a backlog of patient records and an outdated system.
With a $3.6-billion backlog, the workforce needs more time to catch up with technology, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says.
And while the unemployment rate in the United States has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, there are still nearly two million workers unemployed.
With the workforce at a historic high, there is still a lot of work to be done to improve the health of our healthcare workers.
The career outlook for healthcare workers is improvingHowever, there’s a lot to be optimistic about.
The American Medical Association is encouraging people to get more involved in their careers and has called on employers to offer more training and help to help workers make the transition.
In fact, some employers are even offering incentives to help employees make the move to more advanced fields.
The Association says it encourages healthcare workers to apply to positions that match their strengths and interests.
It also says there’s more information available to employers on how to find qualified candidates, such as salary information, job postings, resume writing, networking, training and more.