If you have a desire to help people while helping yourself, a healthcare career may be right for you. Whether a radiologist, a sonographer or other healthcare technician, you’ll be part of a field where you’ll personally make a difference in others’ lives.

Possible career paths include:

  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Registered Nurses
Ellen Pinkston Healthcare careers mean success:
Ellen Pinkston, Telemetry Monitoring Technician

Ellen Pinkston always loved science and helping people. After shadowing her pediatrician in high school, she knew her calling: healthcare. While initially majoring in biology at Boston University, life took a turn and she returned to Michigan to enroll in cardiovascular technology. While studying, Ellen landed her current position as a Telemetry Monitoring Technician at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She monitors cardiac patients, vigilantly tracking their EKG rhythms, alerting medical staff to any adverse changes.

Ellen knows her expertise makes a difference to other people’s lives ― and hers. “Being able to feel a connection to something bigger than I do is the huge payoff in my job. My input allows nurses and physicians to hone in their assessments and make the best decisions for patients. I guess you could say that my small impact eases fears of patients.”

Ellen’s career is beating strong because she chose a healthcare field.

Did You Know

Employment is expected to grow by 13.0 percent from 2020 to 2030 among key occupations in Healthcare. Key occupations are also expected to contribute more than 53,000 average annual openings in the state over the timeframe.

Several occupations in Healthcare are among the fastest growing in the state. For example, nurse practitioners are projected to grow by 51 percent between 2020 and 2030, well outpacing the statewide average of 8.8 percent.

In 2021, just under one in six private jobs in Michigan were in the Healthcare industry sector.

Key occupations in Healthcare cover the full spectrum of typical education and training; from requiring only a high school diploma and on-the-job training to master’s or doctoral-level degrees.

Each Michigan prosperity region has more than 10 percent of its employment within Healthcare, showing a consistent reliance on the industry sector in every area of the state.

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