New Careers Advancing Healthcare

The healthcare industry is continuously evolving as the needs of patients change. As new healthcare professionals, it is important to stay abreast of the changes happening in your industry. Here are two careers within the healthcare industry that, according to Career Purpose by TIAA, are changing the industry:

Medical Robotics, engineers in the field of medical robotics use their skills in nonprofit research and development labs to help create the next generation of surgical tools. In open heart surgery, 50% of patients have a reduction in hospital stays with robotic surgery vs. traditional surgery.

Genetic Counselors, these are specialist in genetics who team with physicians and other healthcare professionals at universities and nonprofit hospitals to help patients understand inherited conditions, genetic disorders, and birth defects. The projected job growth for genetic counselors from 2016-2026 is 29%!

Remember, before going on interviews it is important to do research about what’s happening in your industry. Add the information above to your knowledge-base and you will have increased what you know about your industry. Kudos!

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By Joi Sampson
Joi Sampson Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joi Sampson