Whether you are one of the many looking for jobs in the healthcare industry or not, finding work at a hospital can sometimes be a challenge. You don’t need to be a nurse to look for work in a hospital as they have many types of jobs that anyone can apply for. Here are several good reasons why you should consider work at a hospital.
Even during a long recession, hospital work has still offered many people jobs. There will always be a need for hospitals and as long as people need them, jobs will always be available. If you have hospital experience and have a good work history you have a steady supply of jobs available to you in just about any state in the country. It is not unusual to see hospitals under construction as they expand to meet the demands of their patients.
Finding work these days with good benefits is sometimes difficult. Jobs in a hospital usually if not always include decent health insurance and generous time off. How many jobs are there with weeks of time off your first year of work? Jobs at a hospital usually refer to vacation time as either paid days off (PDO) or paid time off (PTO). Included in this time is all your vacation, sick, and holiday time that you use during the year. A lot of these hospitals give 3 ½ weeks for the first year. This is pretty incredible during this poor economy to see companies that offer jobs with this much time off.
A hospital has more than just nursing positions, they also have jobs such as transporter, kitchen and housekeeping aides, medical records, and supply room or warehouse staff to name just a few. If you are an exceptional worker, the hospital you work for usually prefers to promote from within. Jobs filled this way make for happier employees. It is not unheard of to find a hospital that pays for training through reimbursements in exchange for a one or two year commitment from you to work for that hospital. What a great opportunity: have your education paid for and at the same time have job security when finished.
You may even find a hospital that is willing to train a current employee in an area that normally requires experience. Many a hospital will promote from within by training employees that they know are already good and reliable employees.
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