Best Healthcare Support Jobs of 2022
With a new year comes a new set of rankings from the team at U.S. News and World Report. They recently released their “Best Jobs” lists of 2022, including Best Healthcare Support Jobs of 2022. While what makes a job one of the ‘best’ may seem subjective to some, the team at U.S. News uses a variety of factors in their methodology to evaluate and rank jobs, including projected growth and stress level. There are seven jobs that made the “Best Healthcare Support Jobs of 2022” that caught our eye here at Dorsey College, and we’re breaking them down below. Continuing reading to learn about some of the jobs that made the list, and what we had to say about each of them.
#5 – Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse
First up on our list, from the U.S. News and World Report list, is Licensed Practical (and Licensed Vocational) Nurse. This job holds the #5 spot on the list. LPNs are found working in healthcare facilities such as nursing homes and long-term care facilities. They also work very closely with patients. Some of their duties may including monitoring a patient’s health and their vital signs, administering basic patient care, and providing basic care and comfort to patients who may not be able to complete routine tasks on their own. Becoming an LPN can be a rewarding choice, as they work closely with patients daily. In addition, for someone who thinks they may wish to one day pursue a career as an RN, training to become an LPN could be a good way to break into the healthcare field and gain invaluable experience.
At Dorsey College, we offer a Practical Nurse program for those who wish to pursue a career as an LPN. The Practical Nurse program challenges students to problem solve and develop critical thinking skills, which are necessary for success in the field of nursing. In addition, it is a goal of the program to assist students in understand legal, ethical, moral, and cultural issues of today’s health care communities. Topics covered in the Dorsey College Practical Nurse program include Medical/Surgical Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Maternal/Newborn Nursing, Mental Health Concepts, and much more!
Dorsey College has determined that its Practical Nurse program curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No educational determinations have been made for any other state, district, or US territory in regards to nursing licensure requirements.
#7 – Massage Therapist
#7 on the list is Massage Therapist jobs. When you think of healthcare professionals, you may not immediately think of Massage Therapists, but you should! These professionals manipulate muscles and soft tissues through the use of touch to help bring relief and comfort to their clients. In addition, Massage Therapists don’t just work in Spas, they can also be found working in doctors’ offices, chiropractic offices, hospitals, at physical therapy facilities, and even on sports teams.
Training in Massage Therapy doesn’t mean you will have to spend four years in school. In fact, at Dorsey College, you can complete our Massage Therapy program in less than a year! Students in the Dorsey College Massage Therapy program will have the opportunity to learn various hands-on techniques, such as Swedish massage, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and sports massage. Successful completion of this program meets the approved curriculum requirement needed to apply for licensure in Michigan. The curriculum is also geared to prepare students to challenge the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) certification exam. Dorsey College has determined that its Massage Therapy program curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No educational determinations have been made for any other state, district or US territory in regards to licensure requirements.
#10 – Medical Assistant
Rounding out the top ten, at #10 is Medical Assistant. You may not even realize it, but you likely interact with a Medical Assistant when you visit a doctor’s office or an urgent care clinic. The Medical Assistant is usually the person who calls you back, takes your vital signs, records info in your chart and prepares you to see the doctor. They may also be the person that checks you out at the end of your appointment and works with you on scheduling other appointments or tests. These healthcare professionals are necessary and essential in ensuring the smooth operation of various healthcare practices.
If you believe a career as a Medical Assistant could be right for you, Dorsey College can help you get on your way. Our Medical Assistant training program is designed to be completed in just one year and it exposes students to the clinical and administrative skills needed for success. Learning takes place both in the classroom as well as in the labs on campus at Dorsey College. Clinical concepts covered in the program include first aid, CPR, taking vital signs, administration of medication, pharmacology, and phlebotomy. If you’re ready to pursue your new career as a Medical Assistant, Dorsey College can help you get on your way!
#15 – Medical Secretary
Medical Secretaries, #15 on the list, play an important role in the overall functioning of a healthcare practice. These professionals help keep things running smoothly. Their duties may include scheduling patient appointments, maintaining electronic health records, and overall medical office administration. Depending upon their role and the practice in which they work, they may also have some responsibilities related to medical billing as well. Even though these healthcare professionals aren’t providing ‘hands-on’ care to patients, we still rely on them to help patients receive the care they need. These types of jobs are well-suited for individuals who are organized, good communicators, and good with details. For some, they love this type of job because they want the benefits of working in healthcare, without having to detail with blood and needles.
Individuals who want to train to pursue an administrative career in healthcare here in Michigan, should consider the Medical Administration and Billing program at Dorsey College. This training program includes the medical terminology and insurance coding knowledge necessary to accurately bill patients and insurance companies. In addition, students will practice efficiently performing mathematical and accounting operations and practice utilizing several computerized medical billing programs. Hospital and institutional coding and billing are also covered, to prepare students for employment in institutional environments. Does this sound like it might be the right path for you? If so, contact Dorsey College today.
#17 – Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician jobs are #17 on the list. Since COVID-19 vaccines rolled out in 2021, the role of Pharmacy Technicians has only become more important. This is because pharmacies have become a distribution point for COVID vaccines, and while pharmacists are administering these shots, they rely on Pharmacy Technicians to assist in helping keep the overall operation running smoothly. Duties of a Pharmacy Technician typically include providing exceptional customer services, assisting with filling prescriptions, maintaining inventories, ordering supplies, and perhaps even assisting with billing. Pharmacy Technician jobs are ideal for those who have good customer service skills and can multi-task.
The Pharmacy Technician training program at Dorsey College is designed to help prepare students to work in an ambulatory pharmacy providing critical support to the pharmacist, assisting in the filling of
prescriptions, assisting in the dispensing of medications, billing insurance companies, preparing medications, maintaining inventory, and providing excellent customer service. Completion of this program is designed to prepare students to challenge a national certification exam. Dorsey College has determined that its Pharmacy Technician training curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No educational determinations have been made for any other state, district or US territory in regards to licensure requirements.
#19 – Paramedic
Paramedics, #19 on the list, are heroes within our local communities. We rely on them in times of an emergency to respond quickly to provide care for those who may be sick or injured. In fact, a well-trained Paramedic could mean the difference between life and death. These healthcare professionals are tasked with assessing a patient’s condition at a scene and transporting them to a healthcare facility for additional care and treatment. Paramedics can perform skills (in addition to those skills learned in EMT) such as intravenous access, endotracheal intubation, cardiac monitoring and electrical therapy, medication administration, pleural decompression, and emergency airway access (cricothyrotomy).
The Paramedic certificate program at Dorsey College is designed to prepare students with the knowledge, communication skills, and technical skills to respond to, assess, and triage emergent, urgent, and nonurgent requests for medical care working in emergency medical services. Providing students with a hands-on structured learning experience, the paramedic training program includes fundamental
skills needed to save lives in emergency medical situations. Paramedic is an intensive program which builds on the knowledge attained in emergency medical technician (EMT) with an even greater emphasis
on pathophysiology of the human body. The curriculum includes the necessary skills to analyze a patient’s signs and symptoms and determine an appropriate course of treatment along with much more. Dorsey College has determined that its Paramedic program curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No educational determinations have been made for any other state, district or US territory in regards to licensure requirements.
#25 – Dental Assistant
The last healthcare support job on our list today is that of a Dental Assistant, at #25. Dental Assistants may perform a variety of duties including providing basic patient care, scheduling appointments and maintaining patient records, sterilizing instruments, taking X-rays, and more. It’s not uncommon for Dental Assistants to work closely with patients, under the direct supervision of a dentist. In fact, Dentists rely on skilled Dental Assistants to help keep their practices running smoothly.
At Dorsey College, our Dental Assistant program is designed to prepare students to become a member of the dental healthcare team. The training also strives to equip students to provide dental care to patients under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist. The Dental Assistant program includes administrative dental office procedures, electronic health records, dental anatomy and physiology, terminology, dental materials, preventative oral care, two-handed and fourhanded chairside assisting, radiography, sterilization, instrumentation, pharmacology, dental specialties, and laboratory procedures.
If you’re ready to pursue an exciting new career in the healthcare field, Dorsey College can help you get on your way. Dorsey College offers healthcare training in a variety of fields, including those mentioned above. In addition, training at Dorsey College is fast! Many of the programs can be completed in a year or less. If you’re ready to begin your healthcare training in Michigan, contact Dorsey College today!