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    I keep hearing people say "go into healthcare, there will always be a demand for it." Pay sounds good, nursing used to be what I wanted to go into as a child, I'm competent enough for it if I stay on my meds, all I need is my GED and I've also thought about joining the National Guard so maybe they can also pay for schooling? What I'm wondering is if there is anyone here who is in healthcare, I don't want to do home health care tho ($15.00/hr), which is something a friend was pestering me about. How do you like being in healthcare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willyum Take4 View Post
    Hello. I don't work in healthcare currently, but am considering going into it, and I have a sister who is a successful physician's assistant and another sister who is a nursing supervisor studying to become a nursing practitioner. They also like the stability of the industry and seem to enjoy the day to day challenge pretty well. Both have never been squeamish when it comes to discussing blood or cleaning up poop from patients or more of the disgusting aspects of the day to day work. Both have had decent amount of stress at times - the physician's assistant gets really stressed when she has said, if she makes a mistake, it can literally mean someone dying.

    From a job perspective, as a plus, both have had an easy time getting jobs and interviews in the industry.

    Those things said, it really comes down to you. From a job perspective, at least here in the US, there will continue to be a shortage of healthcare professionals over the next 10-15 years as all of the Baby Boomers continue to retire. So if you're considering the field and ok with the day to day work, then I say go for it, as we need more people. But there are other careers which also can be 'stable'. Accounting, technical work, computers, education, etc. Do you know what you are looking for in a career besides the financial side of it? Why don't you want to be a home health aid? Do you think the reasons you don't want to be a home health care aid could also overlap in your feelings for possibly not wanting to do healthcare in general?
    I would be worried about making a mistake and causing harm to someone. As a cleaner I shunned the idea of entering strangers homes but don't mind cleaning public buildings.
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    My mom has an associates degree in coding and makes 6 figures. Also, they are always recruiting and hiring.

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