Healthcare is a rewarding profession with many opportunities available, whether you want to be a doctor or nurse, work in administration, or schedule appointments and check patients in at the front desk. No matter what your role is in the medical field, you have the ability to help someone every single day and make a difference in their lives.
Ophthalmology is no different. When you’re working in the ophthalmology field, whether you’re scheduling an appointment or performing a surgery, you’re helping give someone the opportunity for a healthier life, and that is priceless.
You may be wondering, “Why work in healthcare?” Well, there are many reasons why you should consider working in healthcare, so let’s take a deeper look into the main benefits of working in the medical field.
Why work in healthcare?
If you’ve ever wondered why someone should work in healthcare, the truth is there are many advantages. A career in healthcare is rewarding, and there are many opportunities available, allowing you to constantly grow in the field and explore new interests. Additionally, there is always going to be a need for healthcare professionals, so there is a lot of job stability in healthcare occupations. Here are some of the reasons why you may want to consider working in healthcare:
Every day you go to work, you’ll know you helped someone that day. This type of work is also very fulfilling because you’re helping others while doing what you love. Knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life can increase your job satisfaction as well as your motivation. Additionally, you’re doing good in the world as part of your daily work activities, which is something special and rare.
The healthcare field is forecasted to grow quicker than the average for other occupational industries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare field is expected to grow 13 percent by 2031 due to the aging baby boomer population. This means there are many more upcoming opportunities in the field for workers just entering the healthcare industry and for those who are already in the field.
Because of the aging baby boomer population, there’s also going to be a demand for many more cataract surgeries. According to a 2013 Mayo Clinic study, the rate of cataract surgeries is increasing for individuals 50-90 years of age, with significant increases for individuals 70-80 years of age. This means that there is an increasing demand for ophthalmologic surgeons to meet the need for cataract surgeries.
The increasing need for healthcare workers goes beyond surgeons. Positions such as medical assistants, registered nurses, business unit leaders, and ophthalmic technicians are also in demand in the industry. Additionally, there are many subspecialties within ophthalmology, such as glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, retina uveitis, and oculoplastics/orbit. The variety of positions combined with the different subspecialties allows many directions for your career path as well as job stability over time.
Stimulating Work Environment
No two days are the same in the healthcare field. It’s a fast-paced environment that’s continually changing. This variety means you’ll be able to give your best in every situation every day because each case and day will be different. Additionally, your work environment won’t be boring. Rather, your work will be intellectually challenging and you’ll learn new things every day.
Be a Part of a Team
You’ll have the support of a team, which can lead to friendship as well as motivate you and your colleagues to uplift and support each other’s goals. At Vision Integrated Partners (VIP), we build a family-like atmosphere; support, respect, and value our staff; and constantly look for ways to improve on that. Our teams support each other to make sure each person—as well as the organization—is successful in all goals.
Interested in following your passion for helping others?
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