4 Reasons to Pursue a Healthcare Career Right Now (Even Without a Degree!)

In a job market characterized by instability, opportunities in the healthcare field abound and offer candidates a stable, long-term career path with better benefits, full-time work and greater growth potential. Let’s explore these benefits further.

1. Steady and Stable

Healthcare is an essential industry required to sustain our society, therefore, the industry and its associated occupations are here to stay. While many industries struggle to stabilize, healthcare remains steadfast and is poised for exponential growth. In fact, the number of healthcare jobs is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029. The growth is mainly attributed to an aging population, leading to a greater demand for healthcare services. 

When paired with existing shortages, the increasing demand for healthcare workers creates a prime opportunity for candidates seeking a fulfilling, long-term career to enter the industry.

2. Flexibility is Key

The healthcare industry doesn’t stop. It needs workers around the clock, on holidays, overnight, etc. This creates a continuous need for staffing no matter the circumstances of the world. However, this also allows caregivers to have flexible hours that work within the parameters of their lifestyle. With shifts available 24/7, 365 days a year, healthcare workers can still work a full schedule outside of traditional nine-to-five hours. 

3. Room to Grow

The demand for healthcare workers is imminent and expected to grow, which works in the favor of candidates seeking full-time employment. Candidates working full time will also have access to company benefits such as 401K programs and health insurance, in addition to paid training and schooling opportunities. Additionally, employees are exposed to endless opportunities to seek continued education, on-the-job training and resources to expand their knowledge and skill set. 

4. Every Day is a New Adventure

Healthcare is fast-paced and filled with changes, celebrations and challenges on a daily basis. This environment continuously keeps things interesting and ultimately rewarding for professionals in the field.


ProsperCare Helps Bridge the Gap

Even though the healthcare industry is resilient, it still needs a steady influx of frontline caregivers to keep up with the projected growth. So where will these caregivers come from to meet the demand? How will healthcare companies recruit to meet their staffing demands while juggling their day-to-day responsibilities? Both questions can be answered with ProsperCare.

Although many people serve as caregivers for family or friends, they may not think they are qualified to work in the healthcare field. However, ProsperCare is here to help candidates realize and nurture their potential to start and build a career in healthcare. 

Many candidates are unaware there are caregiving roles available to people with a GED, a Ph.D and all of the accolades in between. The graph below shows that in 2020, 26% of people entered into important care roles with less than a four year degree. This gives candidates with or without advanced education the chance to join the field and climb up the healthcare ladder of opportunities. 

Let’s look at someone considering a shift into healthcare from the food service industry as a server. Their strengths include delivering an exceptional experience, anticipating customers’ needs and prioritizing tasks during a busy meal shift. However, their upward trajectory within the company is limited, along with their benefits. ProsperCare facilitates a move for these types of candidates and helps them realize their potential to translate their talents into a career in healthcare with better benefits, a more stable future and greater growth potential.

Identifying, nurturing and growing candidates’ potential to serve in a caregiving role, especially without a professional care background, is how ProsperCare helps support the healthcare industry growth and paves the career path for candidates from other industries into a career in care.