Back-to-School: What do students need to succeed in healthcare fields?

Posted By:   Posted On: September 2nd, 2013

As the last days of summer come to an end and the crippling Arizona heat finally fades, many young and not-so-young people are headed back to school. With the cost of education growing more unaffordable, students are becoming career-focused earlier than ever. Everyone wants to make sure that the qualifications they get will have a good return on investment. Healthcare is a field where jobs are plentiful at all different skill levels, so naturally many are considering degrees in nursing and related fields right now.

Desert Medical Careers has prepared a list of things relevant for students seeking to gain qualifications for jobs in healthcare.

If you’re in high school:

  • Take the most difficult math and science courses available. It is important to help pass the college level classes that are needed for a high paying medical career.
  • Choose a college based on how it will help you get the degree you need. If you are planning to attend med school, make sure you can take all of the pre-requisites. If you are going to transfer to another school to finish the degree, make sure the credits you have paid for will be valid there.

If you’re in college:

  • Study, study, STUDY!
  • Find out what exams you will need to take in order to move on to medical school or into a career and aim to pass them.
  • Do internships and vocational work related to your desired field to gain experience and connections.
  • Get a high enough GPA to be competitive during a job search.

And of course, if you’re going to be finishing your education this year, now is really the time to hone in and determine what career opportunities will exist for after graduation. Desert Medical Careers has 17 years of experience helping to place qualified individuals in healthcare jobs. DMC has a deep network that can help you to find jobs in nursing, medical billing and coding, and as technicians or nurse practitioners. Don’t move home after graduation when you could be starting your career as a medical professional in Arizona, Colorado, or Texas.