While there has always been a steady demand for various healthcare positions worldwide, the post-pandemic era has seen an even greater upsurge with specific medical fields predicted to be in high demand until the next decade.
So, for healthcare students or professionals who are looking to pursue new opportunities in their career, TrueProfile.io, a platform that provides Filipino healthcare professionals around the world with the tools they need to secure a lucrative career abroad, lists down the top five most sought-after healthcare positions in the coming years.
They will most likely be needed in most healthcare facilities, which include assisting doctors in various tasks such as taking the patient’s vital signs, administering medication and injections, scheduling, and helping out doctors with different medical tests and procedures. Not only that, but they will also be responsible for assisting medical staff in recording and maintaining patients’ healthcare and personal records.
Registered Nurses continue to be in high demand globally as the role of Registered Nurse involves a wide range of patient care. Registered Nurses also have the potential to specialize and retrain in any field within medical care. Known for the vital work they do within patient care, Registered Nurses will continue to be in high demand for hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.
The position of a Nurse Practitioner is a highly in-demand job for 2023 because of the renewed focus on disease management and prevention. They are trained to help patients manage their conditions and/or take preventive measures to reduce or prevent risks for certain conditions.
Nurse Practitioners have more autonomy than general registered nurses as they have the training to diagnose and treat patients with medical conditions. Those applying for this position must complete a master’s or doctorate program on top of their registered nurse training.
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Developing countries with aging populations highly need Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) or aides as most of these patients would likely develop chronic conditions. The rehabilitative services of the OTAs, which include helping patients develop, maintain, or recover skills necessary for daily living and working; and offering support to occupational therapists will greatly help in improving the quality of the aging patients’ lives.
With respiratory health becoming one of the top concerns during the pandemic, it’s no surprise that the demand for respiratory therapists became high, and will continue to do so in the future. Their tasks and responsibilities are needed in various medical settings such as acute care health facilities, diagnostic laboratories, patient transport systems, wellness centers, patient homes, sleep disorder centers, educational institutions, and long-term care facilities.
In June 2020, the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) predicted a shortfall of between 54,000-139,000 physicians in the United States alone. This sentiment is echoed throughout the globe, with a recent study estimating that 6.4 million physicians are needed to meet universal global health coverage (UHC) throughout the world. While this accounts for the full spectrum of medical specialities, family physicians, psychiatrists, emergency medicine, general surgery, cardiology, orthopedic surgery and internal medicine are increasingly required.
For aspiring healthcare workers who are contemplating on which field to specialize in, this information should give you an indication on which career path to take. If you’re one of the above-mentioned specialists looking for a more lucrative career opportunity, here is good news for you: job opportunities for these positions can be found on TrueProfile.io’s website. Simply visit the ‘Jobs’ tab on the page. Simultaneously, interested applicants can start making their TrueProfile.io account. To register, visit https://sso.trueprofile.io/register. After registering, they can start building their digital resume and make it more visible to prospective employers by choosing the Profile Visibility Preferences on their TrueProfile.io account.