When you're sick or hurt, it doesn't matter if you live in a big city or a rural town'you just want to be cared for. Those in the healthcare field are starting to take more notice of that issue as rural healthcare becomes a focus.
That fact hits very close to home in Mobile, Alabama, where it was recently announced that the smallest Level 1 trauma center in the U.S. would double in size to help provide more people with quality care.
This growth is part of a larger trend across the country. Jobs in the healthcare industry are predicted to grow at a rate of 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the rest of the economy's rate. 1
In fact, education and healthcare services is one of the largest fields in Mobile according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. When looking at Alabama's most high-demand jobs, several jobs in the medical industry made the list, including medical assistants, phlebotomists, and medical secretaries.
That means there's plenty of opportunity for those interested in employment in the healthcare field, especially in locations like Mobile.
A degree from a technical school could help you get started, and Remington College Mobile Campus offers job training programs in a variety of medical roles.
For those who prefer hands-on work, medical assisting with X-ray tech (limited scope) or pharmacy technician programs are available. The medical assisting with limited scope X-ray training course gives students the opportunity to learn from real professionals in an externship program, use high tech lab equipment and prepare for a certification exam.1 The pharmacy tech program gives students the chance to study in a realistic pharmacy environment, work with chemicals to make compounds, simulate filling prescriptions, and prepare for the pharmacy technician certification exam.
If you prefer an administrative role, medical billing and coding and medical office administration programs are available. Both of these career training programs may lead to employment opportunities in the administrative side of the healthcare field, including as a medical billing specialist or insurance billing clerk.2
If you are ready to start a fulfilling career helping patients, consider Remington College Mobile Campus.2 Let us help you, so you can help others!
1 BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.
2 Must meet minimum GPA requirements to qualify for externship opportunities.
3 Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.