As the population ages, healthcare workers of all kinds—from nurses to lab technicians—are in high demand. Rewarding careers are available in every region of the state, whether you want to be directly involved in patient care or you’d prefer a role in diagnostics or therapy instead. What’s it like in the world of healthcare? Find out about careers in diagnostic and therapeutic services and as a doctor or nurse.
Interested? As you can see, healthcare careers offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and plenty of opportunities to advance. It might be for you if you like helping people, work well under pressure, pay close attention to details, and have a passion for health and well-being.
Wondering if you have what it takes? Healthcare positions are available at every level, whether you’re starting your career, transitioning from military service or another field, or just looking for a new challenge. No occupation in any industry is more in demand than registered nurse. Kentucky will have over 12,000 job openings in the next five years for registered nurses, and almost 8,000 openings for nursing assistants. Some hospitals are offering bonuses and tuition reimbursement to attract new nurses. Check out the career pathways and projected job demand.
Ready to start your job search? Kentucky’s Career Centers can assess your job skills and direct you to opportunities as well as helpful training options. They also have services tailored specifically for veterans and those with disabilities. Find your local Career Center here. Learn more about Career Centers.