Healthcare

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Healthcare

Raising Hands 363k Tennesseans work in healthcare
Medical Staff 7,400 Healthcare job openings per year on average

What do Healthcare professionals do?

There are hundreds of different healthcare jobs, from those working directly with patients to jobs making sure a healthcare system runs well.

  • Direct patient care—Working directly with patients to provide care and treatment, like a nurse, therapist, or emergency medical technician
  • Administration—Working in the business and support end of healthcare, like medical billers, healthcare IT professionals, and healthcare management

What kind of skills do I need?

There are many types of healthcare jobs that require specialized skill sets, but to be successful in most healthcare careers, it’s helpful to have:

  • Empathy—Understanding and sympathizing with people going through difficult situations is a key aspect of healthcare
  • Teamwork skills—Many healthcare jobs require you to work as part of a team to provide the best possible care to patients
  • Communication skills—Communicating with patients and other healthcare professionals is an important part of a well-run healthcare team
  • A positive attitude—Healthcare is a high-pressure industry where it’s important to maintain a positive attitude, as well as flexibility, time management, and a strong work ethic

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