Careers in Healthcare

Somewhere around 1998, when I retired from the telephone company, I attended a job fair/seminar/conference that was being held by the local college that I attended. There was a schedule of “sessions” that were being run in different rooms in the building, and one of the sessions that I attended was about the future of the employment market in the United States of America. The person doing the presentation indicated that we were moving away from an manufacturing employment market, due to the large corporations shifting their manufacturing work overseas, and were moving towards a “service industry.”

The “service industry” that the presenter was encouraging people to pursue was the healthcare industry. The aging Baby-Boom generation is going to need a lot of health care! We are living longer than ever, and the geriatric population definitely needs a lot of health related help!

There is a shortage of nurses in the United States of America – and many of our healthcare facilities is using nurses that are from other countries that are here short-term. If I was a younger person, just getting out of high school, and looking for a career with a stable future, I would definitely consider entering the Maryville University’s Nursing Program and going into a nursing career.

No doubt about it – I was born too soon

I have always felt that I was born to the wrong generation. There are opportunities available to women today that were simply not available to me when I was young enough to take advantage of them to pursue the career I wanted. Women of following generations have so many more opportunities available, and I am glad for them. Sometimes it is hard to not resent the fact that I was prevented from following my dreams at every turn. I can only hope there really is reincarnation, so that maybe in my next life I will be able to do the things I was prevented from doing in this lifetime.

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