The Best Healthcare Support Jobs of 2022
U.S. News and World Report has recently released their “Best Jobs” lists of 2022, which includes the Best Healthcare Support Jobs of 2022. The definition of what makes something the ‘best’ can be interpreted as objective; however, U.S. News and World Report uses several factors in their methodology when evaluating and ranking jobs, which includes projected growth, future job prospects, and much more. There are six healthcare jobs that made the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Healthcare Support Jobs of 2022” list that Blue Cliff College offers career training for. See below for details on each of these careers and how you can benefit from starting training in one of Blue Cliff College’s healthcare programs.
#5 – Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse
The first job on our list, which came in at the #5 spot on the U.S. News and World Report list, is Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse. Licensed Practical Nurses work in a variety of healthcare settings, including nursing homes, public health facilities, and hospitals. They tend to work very closely with patients, under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. Their day-to-day tasks can include monitoring patients’ health and vital signs, administering basic patient care, and providing essential care to those patients who may need assistance performing basic tasks. Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse can be a rewarding career, particularly for those with a caring nature, who want to help people receive comfort and care. A Licensed Practical Nurse education is also a great stepping stone for anyone who may wish to pursue an RN degree in the future.
Blue Cliff College offers a Licensed Practical Nurse program at our Metairie, LA Cleary location for those who wish to pursue a career in Licensed Practical Nursing. The program challenges students to problem solve, develop critical thinking skills, and understand legal, ethical, moral, and cultural issues of today’s healthcare communities, which are necessary for success in the field of nursing. The program prepares students in the cognitive, psychomotor, and behavior learning domains to prepare students for a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. The Licensed Practical Nursing program includes courses such as Pediatric Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Pharmacology and Medication Delivery and much more!
#7 – Massage Therapist
Massage Therapy came in at #7 on the list. Massage Therapists may not come to mind when you think of healthcare professionals, but they are very much on the front lines when it comes to providing services that improve patients’ mental and physical health. Massage Therapists help people relieve pain by manipulating muscles and soft tissues through the use of touch and other pain-relieving techniques. Massage Therapists also work in a variety of settings besides spas; many work in doctors’ offices, chiropractic offices, hospitals, physical therapy facilities, and even for sports teams.
Training for a Massage Therapy career doesn’t mean you will have to spend four years in school. The Blue Cliff College Massage Therapy program can be completed in as little as 6-9 months! Students in the Blue Cliff College Massage Therapy program will have the opportunity to learn various hands-on techniques, such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, neuromuscular massage, and basic Shiatsu. Blue Cliff College’s Massage Therapy courses are taught and supervised by highly experienced Massage Therapists.
#10 – Medical Assistant
Medical Assistant jobs came in at the #10 spot on the list. Medical Assistants play a key role in a multitude of healthcare settings, as they deal with patients and administrative tasks to ensure things run smoothly. The duties of a Medical Assistant can include preparing patients for examinations by taking vital signs and recording notes in medical records, assisting in scheduling appointments and tests, and communicating with physicians. The Medical Assistant is an essential person within a healthcare setting who wears many different hats to ensure patients’ needs are being met.
Blue Cliff College offers a Clinical Medical Assistant training program that can be completed in as little as 9 months, with classes starting every 6 weeks. The Clinical Medical Assistant program combines classroom and hands-on lab work and includes courses such as Medical Lab Procedures, Patient Care and Communication, Clinical Techniques, and much more. If you are a natural caregiver and are looking to get started quickly in the healthcare industry, the Clinical Medical Assistant training program at Blue Cliff College may be just what you are looking for!
#15 – Medical Secretary
Medical Secretaries, #15 on the list, play an important role in the overall functioning of a healthcare office environment. These professionals are a vital part of a healthcare team, as they are integral in keeping a medical office running smoothly. Their daily tasks may include scheduling appointments, maintaining electronic health records, and payment collections. Even though these healthcare professionals aren’t providing ‘hands-on’ care to patients, they still interact with patients by answering questions and making their experience within the office positive and efficient. This is a great job for anyone who is organized, enjoys working with people, and is detail-oriented. This is also a great career path for anyone interested in working in the healthcare industry but doesn’t want to handle blood and needles.
Blue Cliff College offers an online-only training program in Medical Office Administration. The Medical Office Administration program provides students with the chance to learn the skills needed to succeed in today’s medical office environment. Students in the Medical Office Administration program are exposed to the skills and knowledge needed to understand the demands of a medical office environment. Examples of courses in the program include Medical Administrative Procedures, Electronic Health Records, Billing and Collection Procedures, and much more. The online-only format of the classes allows the student to complete their education at home while offering the flexibility of distance learning.
#18 – Medical Records Technician
As more and more information is available electronically, the need for trained professionals to manage these records will grow. Medical Records Technicians are extremely important when it comes to ensuring that insurance companies are reimbursing patients properly and that all patient information is secure. These professionals are also sometimes referred to as Medical Coders and Billers. Their daily tasks may include organizing and managing health information data by ensuring that it maintains quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. This is another great job for anyone who is organized and who is detail-oriented, and it is also a great career path for anyone interested in working in the healthcare industry but doesn’t want to handle blood, needles and hands-on patient care.
Blue Cliff College offers a training program in Health Information Management, Billing and Coding. Students who study Health Information Management, Billing and Coding at Blue Cliff College focus on developing a set of skills and knowledge about healthcare administration and management. The health information management curriculum at Blue Cliff focuses on teaching students technical skills, software applications, medical office administration, medical terminology, and medical billing and coding. Students who successfully complete the Blue Cliff College Health Information Management, Billing and Coding diploma program may then be eligible to further their education, by enrolling in Blue Cliff College’s online-only, advanced Health Information Management, Billing and Coding Associate Degree Program.
#25 – Dental Assistant
Dental Assistant jobs landed in the #25 spot in the ranking of Best Healthcare Support jobs. Dental Assistants may be responsible for a variety of duties within a dental office, including providing basic patient care, scheduling appointments and maintaining patient records, sterilizing instruments, taking X-rays, and more. In many instances, Dental Assistants work closely with patients, under the direct supervision of a dentist. Dental Assistants play a key role in ensuring the operations of a dental office run smoothly.
At Blue Cliff College, our Dental Assistant program curriculum is designed to help students gain the skills and knowledge needed to pursue entry-level employment as a dental assistant, upon graduation and/or certification. Blue Cliff College’s Dental Assisting training consists of (but is not limited to) learning daily tasks such as instrument sterilization, four-handed dentistry, impressions, model trimming, charting, and dental reception skills. Through this hands-on learning approach, students can refine their skillset and grow in their knowledge learning from experienced dental professionals. At Blue Cliff College, the Dental Assisting curriculum is designed with our students’ future in mind. Our goal is to make our students better prepared to tackle the dental assistant world and have successful careers as Dental Assistants.
If you’re ready to pursue an exciting and meaningful new career in the healthcare field, Blue Cliff College can help you get started. In addition to hands-on training in healthcare, another benefit of training at Blue Cliff College is that it is fast! Many of the programs can be completed in a year or less. If you’re ready to begin your healthcare training contact Blue Cliff College today!