With the new year comes a new set of rankings from the team at U.S. News and World Report. They recently released their “Best Jobs” lists of 2022, including Best Healthcare Support Jobs of 2022. While what constitutes a ‘best’ job may seem subjective to some, the team at U.S. News uses a variety of factors in their methodology to evaluate and rank jobs, including projected growth and stress level. There are a few jobs that made the “Best Healthcare Support Jobs of 2022” that caught our eye here at Training Direct, and we’re breaking them down below. Continuing reading below to learn about a few of the jobs that made the list, and what we had to say about them.
#15 – Medical Secretary
#15 on the Best Healthcare Support Jobs of 2022 goes to the role of Medical Secretary. Keep in mind that in the workplace, Medical Secretaries may work under various occupations titles, such as Medical Office Assistant, Medical Office Specialist, Medical Administrative Assistant, and event perhaps Electronic Medical Records Specialist. These healthcare professionals play a big role in helping keep practices running smoothly. You may not always see these individuals (some work out front, while others may work behind the scenes), but the work they do is meaningful and essential to ensure the medical offices are operating efficiently.
At Training Direct, we offer an Electronic Medical Records program for those who wish to pursue an administrative career in the healthcare field. The Electronic Medical Records program is designed to help students understand Electronic Health Records software and how Electronic Health Records impact the job duties within a medical office. As part of this program, students will also have the opportunity to hone other administrative skills in an effort to prepare them to pursue entry-level employment opportunities, upon graduation.
#20 – Phlebotomist
The role of a Phlebotomist claims the #20 spot on the Best Healthcare Support Jobs of 2022. Phlebotomists are typically found working in medical labs, physicians’ offices, hospitals, and in blood donation centers. Their job is to skillfully draw blood from patients, along with performing the necessary pre and post procedure duties associated with each collection. Many people dislike needles. In turn, the thought of having their blood drawn can be cringeworthy. That means Phlebotomists should be skilled in what they do to ensure the process is as seamless and as painless as possible for patients.
For those to wish to pursue a career as a Phlebotomist, Training Direct offers a Phlebotomy Technician program. The program at Training Direct, is designed to prepare students in the collection, processing, and distribution of laboratory specimens according to established procedures. Throughout the Phlebotomy Technician program, emphasis will be placed on safety standards, legal and ethical considerations, as well as quality control procedures. In as little as 3-4 weeks, students can complete their training and be on their way towards pursuing a career in this area of the healthcare field.
#22 – Nursing Aide
Nursing Aide claims the #22 spot on the Best Healthcare Support Jobs of 2022. Nursing Aides are found working in healthcare facilities such as hospitals and long-term care facilities. They assist patients with daily activities and are responsible for providing basic patient care. The work Nursing Aides perform is often thought to be noble as well as rewarding, because they work so closely with patients who rely on the care and assistance they provide. In addition, pursuing a career as a Nursing Aide can be a great way to break into the healthcare field. Some may even choose to further their education over time to strengthen their skills and to pursue other opportunities within healthcare.
If you’ve been thinking about pursuing a career as a Nursing Aide in Connecticut, Training Direct can help you get on your way. The Nurse Aide program at Training Direct is designed to assist students in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain an entry-level position as a nurse aide in a healthcare facility. Students of this program may go on to challenge the State certification exam for Nurse’s Aide, in hopes of becoming a CNA. Training Direct has determined that its Nurse Aide program curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for certification in the State of Connecticut only. No educational determinations have been made for any other state, district or US territory in regards to certification requirements.
If you are interested in pursuing healthcare training in Connecticut, Training Direct can help you get on your way. We offer several healthcare training programs for those who wish to pursue a rewarding career in this field. At Training Direct, we offer hands-on training, and students have opportunities to practice the skills and apply the knowledge they are learning as they prepare for their newly chosen career. We have campuses in Bridgeport, CT and Danbury, CT and we offer day, evening, and weekend classes (although class schedules will vary by program and by location.
If you’re ready to begin training for your new career in healthcare, Contact us here at Training Direct today!