4 reasons a healthcare degree can lead to a stable career


3. Change how we see the world


As a health care professional, you will deal with all sorts of patients with all sorts of cases. While most of your cases will be fairly standard, there will be one occasionally that may require further analysis. For instance, you may be a child psychiatrist dealing with a special patient who radically changes preconceived notions you and medical professionals all over the world once had. 

This typically goes hand-in-hand with the research and innovations that were mentioned above. There was a time in human history when doctors prescribed herbs as medications based on their physical similarities to the afflicted part of the human body. Examples of this include lungwort, a plant that bears a similarity to diseased human lungs and was thought to cure tuberculosis. Medical research has since dramatically changed our understanding of medicine, and you could b e a part of that.

4. Lifesaving


Being a health care professional is not easy. The mental, emotional, and physical pressures can be overwhelming. You cannot be expected to cure everyone, but if you're dedicated, you can go to sleep knowing you did the best anyone could.

The pressure will be worth it in the moment when you save someone's life, or help someone with a disability or social issue to reach their fullest potential. When that happens, the joy you feel will be immense and will serve as a reminder of why those in health care are so widely respected. A healthcare degree might not be for everyone. For anyone who wants to make a real difference in the world, however, it is definitely a career path worth considering.

Healthcare requires almost absolute devotion from those who are involved in it. If you're still deciding what career path to choose, it is certainly worth your time to seriously consider pursuing a career in healthcare. As was said above, it isn’t the right path for everyone. If you don’t think you would be able to survive all the additional years of schooling, or that the stresses of working in the healthcare field would be too much for you, you should probably pick a different career.

If you feel up to the challenge though, then this could be your opportunity to really make a difference.


Special thanks to Kara Masterson for providing us with this article. Kare is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.