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How Can a Nursing Program Benefit Me?

Do you have an inner calling to help people and have a passion for an empathetic bedside manner? Have you ever thought about a nursing program or a similar professional career, but always wondered if it was for you? Then you should probably consider a career in healthcare. Whether you want to work with children, adults, or the elderly, a career in healthcare and nursing can offer you many opportunities to excel and earn a rewarding salary.


If you are looking for a fulfilling job or feel like the healthcare industry is something that you could thrive in. There are so many careers such as Patient Care Aide, Nurse, or Med/EKG Tech that can open up many career roads, from clinical to education or management. Additionally, with a motivated mindset and a dedication to helping people, completing and escalating your nursing or healthcare education and training if often very rewarding. It is in moments like this COVID19 pandemic where you’ve probably been considering a career that brings value. As experts in the field, we share five reasons that may help you make up your mind.


Excellent Job Security


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the healthcare industry projected to increase by 14 percent over the next ten years alone, adding approximately 1.9 million new jobs to the job market. This number along is much faster than the average increase for many other occupations in the U.S. Similarly, nurses and the healthcare industry at large, are always needed, which makes health allied and nursing a recession-proof profession in many aspects.


As the country’s aging population continues to increase at an alarming rate, so do age-related health issues. In fact, according to the National Council on Aging, 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease. This number means that the need for healthcare professionals will only continue to rise, causing increased demand and job security.

Nursing Programs & Other Healthcare Degrees Offer Flexibility


Becoming a certified professional opens many doors and can lead to a multitude of rewarding careers. There are many different types of medicine, and various specialties to go into. Whether you want to help new mothers and babies or give end-of-life care to terminally ill patients, the options are endless.


Another aspect of nursing that not many people may be aware of is the flexible working schedule. A common misconception that many people have is that a career in healthcare means long hours and a rigid schedule, but this is certainly incorrect. Often, this workforce can choose which shifts they want to work, and the type of labor they want to do. For example, if night's fit into your schedule better than working during the day, you can typically request the shifts that work around your schedule. Some professionals even have the option of deciding whether they want to work on weekends.


Advantages Over Government Grants, Scholarships and Student Debt Write-Offs


Did you know that the government often forgives student loans that pertain to healthcare/nursing education? Grants vary and are available for students who want to pursue a degree in nursing or the healthcare field.


There are also special exemptions for professionals who choose to use their skills in a military hospital or a government facility. Similarly, nurses who decide to work with the Peace Corps receive special considerations when it comes to paying back their student loans.


Travel With a Nursing or Healthcare Career


Nursing and Healthcare occupations allow you to travel, so you’ll never be stuck in one place! For example, there are positions in the military or working alongside professional sports teams. Both allow for extensive world travel just for doing your job!


Available Online


Nursing and Health Care careers take hours of study and dedication, but you can do a lot of it or some of them 100 % online. Matter of fact, lots of students appreciate that our nursing programs are accessible online.


Online classes allow you to get a start with your studies at a time that works with your work, or if you’re working your career around your family, this is a convenient way to jump-start your career.


How To Get Started


How you begin your journey will depend on various factors, including your work experience, education, and lifestyle needs. The good news is that regardless of how you choose to pursue, it is very easy to get started!


Consider your current work situation (layoff, shifts cut off, furloughed) the time you have to apply to your study, and when you would like to proceed with your training, and you can begin the road to your new career!


If you have been considering a career in healthcare, there’s never been a better time to start your search for a rewarding, time efficiency, affordable, and sponsored training program. I've been on your journey and would love to help you started and discuss your particular needs.


Let's schedule a virtual interview. 


Looking forward to becoming your academic success advisor! contact me at gabriela@astarinstitute.org



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