Best Jobs of 2022
US News and World Report is out with their 100 Best Jobs of 2022. If you haven’t seen the recent report, we’re breaking down some of the highlights from it here. It’s no surprise that many healthcare-related jobs topped this year’s list. In addition, some jobs related to cyber security also ranked high on the list. When you think about it, neither is a surprise, given the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing concerns over cyber security over the past few years. While a ‘best job’ for one person may be different for someone else, many of these roles often offer stability, satisfaction, and rewards.
There are eight occupations from the list that caught our attention here at Dorsey College, and we’re talking about them in more detail below. Read on to see which jobs made this year’s list!
#12 Registered Nurse
Coming in at #12 on US News and World Reports Best Jobs list is Registered Nurse. Common duties associated with Registered Nurse jobs include assessing the condition of patients, coordinating patient care, administering medications and treatments, providing education to patients and their families, and overseeing other members of the healthcare team. RNs can be found working in hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and in home healthcare, just to name a few.
If you want to pursue a career as a Registered Nurse, the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at Dorsey College could help you along your journey. This training program has been designed to expose students to the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career as a Registered Nurse. Dorsey College has determined that its Associate of Applied Science in Nursing 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.
#40 Home Health Aide/Personal Care Aide
Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides tie for #40 on the list. These healthcare professionals play an essential role in the lives of people living with chronic illness or a disability. Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides assist patients with activities associated with daily living.
Those who complete training to become a Patient Care Technician, may work in home healthcare, either under the occupational title of a PCT or perhaps a Home Health Aide. Someone who undergoes training to become a Patient Care Technician typically receive more training than what a Home Health Aide may receive, thus making themselves potentially more ‘marketable’ in the field and presenting them with the flexibility to potentially choose from a variety of related roles within the healthcare field providing direct patient care.
#49 Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurses (or Licensed Vocational Nurses, as they are referred to in some parts of the country) come in at #49. LPNs provide basic nursing care. Some of their duties may include monitoring the health/condition of patients, providing basic care and comfort to patients, reporting the patient’s status or concerns to the RN or physician, and keeping records on a patient’s health/condition. LPNs can be found working in a variety of settings. Some of these may include nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health care.
For those who wish to pursue a career as an LPN, Dorsey College offers a Practical Nurse training program. Students enrolled in the Practical Nurse program will have the opportunity to learn skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career as an LPN. 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.
#58 Massage Therapist
Massage Therapists are healthcare professionals who help bring comfort and relief to clients through the use of touch. They do this by manipulating muscles and soft tissues. Massage Therapists can help relieve tension, stress, and pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, increase relaxation, and assist their clients in achieving greater sense of overall wellness through the treatment they provide. Massage Therapists can be found working in various settings including spas, chiropractic offices, doctors’ offices, clinics, and fitness centers, just to name a few.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in this branch of the healthcare field, the Massage Therapy training program at Dorsey College may be right for you. In less than a year, you can complete your training. During the Massage Therapy training program, students will be exposed to various techniques such as Swedish massage, deep tissue, and neuromuscular therapy. 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.
#64 Medical Assistant
Medical Assistant took the #64 spot on this list. Medical Assistants are typically found working in doctors’ offices and clinics. They can perform clinical duties such as taking and recording patient vital signs, preparing patients for procedures, drawing blood, and performing injections, just to name a few. They may also perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and entering information into medical records.
Dorsey College offers a Medical Assistant program where students can complete their training in just one year. The Medical Assistant program at Dorsey College exposes students to both clinical and administrative skills and students can benefit from hands-on training opportunities in the labs on campus.
#80 Restaurant Cook
#80 on the list is Restaurant Cook jobs. Cooks are needed everywhere, in both the public and private sector, in establishments that prepare food. Cooking is a skill, and it’s one that can be developed and honed over time. While no formal training is needed to enter the culinary field, many choose to go to school for a culinary education to ensure they have received a solid foundation and proper instruction on how to excel in a professional kitchen.
At Dorsey College, we offer a Culinary Arts program for those who wish to pursue a career in the culinary industry. Students will be exposed to a variety of topics in the culinary arts program including various cooking methods, baking, butchering, menu planning, pricing, nutrition, and so much more! The Culinary Arts program at Dorsey College is designed to be completed in just one year and it is accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF).
#85 goes to Firefighter jobs. As first responders, firefighters are heroes within our local communities. When the first reaction of many is to run away from danger, they are among those who run towards it. Many local departments now require Firefighters to have EMS training/certification as well.
For those interested in pursuing a career as a Firefighter and are looking for Emergency Medical Technician training or Paramedic training, Dorsey College can assist you. We offer an Emergency Medical Technician program and a Paramedic program for those looking for training in the EMS field. Dorsey College has determined that its Emergency Medical 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. In addition, 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.
#97 Medical Secretary
Rounding out our summary and coming in at #97 on the list is Medical Secretary jobs. Medical Secretaries play an essential role in healthcare by helping keep medical practices running smoothly. They can be responsible for a variety of tasks including scheduling appointments, preparing reports, updating patient records, as well as overall office administration. For those who wish to work in the stable healthcare field, but don’t want to work on the ‘clinical’ side of things, Medical Secretary jobs are a good option to consider.
The Medical Administration and Billing program at Dorsey College has been designed for those who wish to pursue an administrative career in the healthcare field. During this training, students will be exposed to topics such as medical office administration, medical insurance software applications, medical billing and coding, electronic health records, and so much more!
For those ready to train for a new career, Dorsey College can help you get on your way. Dorsey College offers a variety of career training programs to choose from, many of which can be completed in a year or less. With convenient campus locations in Michigan, Dorsey College can help you on your journey towards a new career. Contact Dorsey College today to learn more!