2019: Top Medical Careers in Demand

2019: Top Medical Careers in Demand

By Manhattan Institute
Posted in Students
On March 18, 2019

If you’re looking for a new career, the medical field should be at the top of your list. The healthcare industry is one of the fastest-growing job industries today, and that means an increasing demand for allied health professionals.

The medical industry isn’t just for doctors and nurses - in fact, there are many available positions that don’t require a bachelor’s degree. Here are three medical careers that are in high demand.

Medical Assistant

A medical assistant is a vital member of a physician’s office and an important liaison between patients and physicians. As a medical assistant, you’ll be cross-trained in both administrative and clinical duties. Daily tasks can range from basic clinical duties and insurance billing to taking a patient’s vital signs and collecting specimens. If you like a career that offers variety in your daily tasks, this could be a good fit for you. Best of all, you can complete medical assistant training in less than a year.

Certified Nurse Assistant

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, older people will outnumber children by the year 2035. This is why allied health careers like certified nurse assistant (CNA) are in demand. As a certified nurse assistant, you’ll provide quality care for patients while working closely with other medical professionals. A CNA helps patients with daily living tasks, from bathing and personal grooming to checking vital signs. In just four weeks, you could be certified and on your way to a new career.

Pharmacy Technician

A 2013 study from the Mayo Clinic found that nearly 70% of Americans are on at least one prescription drug. As the population ages, that number is expected to grow, making pharmaceutical careers in high demand. As a pharmacy technician, you’ll help a licensed pharmacist provide medications and important medication information to patients. If you enjoy working independently and have good attention to detail, this job could be a great fit for you. Best of all, the training to become a pharmacy technician takes just six weeks!

For more than 20 years, Manhattan Institute has helped people like you achieve their goals. You could be on the path to a fulfilling medical career in just a few months. Starting is easy - check out our upcoming class schedules and contact us today to learn more!