Considering a career in health care? There are plenty of reasons why you might be: there are lots of jobs, it pays well, and it offers flexible hours. Minnesota School of Business-Richfield offers a number of programs in the health sciences field, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, medical assisting, medical administrative assistant, and health care management – to name a few.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (which is a great site to peruse if you are searching for a new career) says that all of these careers are growing at a much more rapid rate than the average job. While being able to find a job is wonderful, getting paid well is an added bonus. The median annual pay for a nurse is $64,690 and the average health care manager makes $84,270. Of course, as we discussed earlier, medical assisting is also a booming field with great potential.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in health care, or if you already know it’s the field for you, MSB-Richfield partnered with our community and teamed up with Minnesota Home Care Association to bring to our campus the Caregiver Job Fair, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This event is for both students and the public. The agenda for the fair is:
- 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Resource Exhibits/Interviews
- 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Understanding Home Care Services – Hear real life experiences of seniors who are successfully living at home utilizing home care options.
- 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: What Does it Take to be a Caregiver? – What opportunities do you have to share and make someone’s life better? What kind of training is required and what are the challenges and rewards?
The Caregiver Job Fair will offer on-the-spot interviews with the potential for on-the-spot hiring. Positions will be available with hours ranging from 2 to 40, depending on what works best for you.
“The Caregiver Job Fair is great for all Globe University/Minnesota School of Business students, because previous experience is not necessary. They will provide on-the-job training,” said Director of Career Services, Sara Shore. “It’s a great way to build transferable skills like communication and customer service, as well as establishing a work history.”