Staten Island, NY (PRWEB) August 8, 2007
As fall and back-to-school season approaches, it's a great time for aspiring health care professionals to start thinking about how education can help them achieve their career goals. But the choice of a concentration in health care can be a daunting task.
The good news is that with more than 5,700 registered hospitals in the United States, 10 out of the 20 occupations projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow the fastest are concentrated in health services. Occupations such as radiology, pathology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy offer excellent opportunities for those just starting out, as well as professionals pursuing second careers.
In fact, by enrolling in post-baccalaureate, second degree, or accelerated degree programs, which recognize previous education and build on it, many adults have made the move to the health care field later in life.
Students both young and old seeking to make a difference in the lives of others and meet the demand for skilled health care workers will discover a wealth of information at The CollegeBound Network's suite of sites. "There is an abundance of lucrative and fulfilling facets of the health care industry beyond being a doctor or nurse," says Dawn Papandrea, managing editor of The CollegeBound Network. Among those to consider this new school year:
- Don't have the time or money to go to a four-year university and med school? Look into a two-year medical or dental assisting program. It's shorter, more cost-efficient, and still introduces students to the medical professions.
- "If the sight of blood makes you queasy, but you still want to help people. Study to become a pharmacy technician, x-ray technician, or an ultrasound technologist. You'll aid in the well being of patients, without the possibility of passing out.
- Get into the technology side of medicine. Students seeking inside information on the fast-growing field of health technology (which encompasses biomedical engineering, radiology, veterinary technology, and more) will find success as a health technician.
"For students just starting out, as well as mid-career professionals and adults in their golden age of employment, our sites offer targeted and timely tools to secure in-demand health care careers," explains Papandrea. "The need for skilled health care workers is at an all-time high; our education and career resources are designed to help individuals meet that need."
More than 1.5 million surfers utilize The CollegeBound Network's resource sites each month, which include CollegeBound.net, CollegeSurfing.com, HolisticJunction.com, SpaBeautySchools.com, TopCareerSchools.com, and others.
Since 1987, The CollegeBound Network (CBN) has worked with America's leading colleges, universities, and career schools in connecting learners with educational opportunities. CBN specializes in recruitment lead generation solutions for 800+ educational institutions and 2,100 campuses, using its content-rich portals.