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Contrary to popular belief, you can pursue a career in healthcare, even if you don’t have a degree. Sure, you won’t be climbing up to the upper echelons of the career i.e. becoming a doctor, but you should be able to gain a pretty decent income for yourself if you work hard. Let’s take a little look at some of the careers that you have at your disposal shall we?
Firstly, it is worth bearing in mind that there are a number of careers out there which don’t actually require a medical degree, but they do require a degree of some description. These can be Medical Administrators, Medical Interpreters, Medical Records etc. You can do a couple of extra years schooling to obtain these lucrative positions, however I find that most employers look towards only awarding the positions to those that have a full degree, and thus they should be avoided if you don’t have one.
I now want to briefly highlight some of the most popular careers in the health care industry which won’t require a medical degree:
Remember, if you are searching for a position in the healthcare industry, you are going to want to gain as much experience as possible first. This means continuing education classes. They can be found in almost every major city, and they aren’t too expensive. Not only are these positions going to look fantastic on your resume, but they will help keep you up to date on the workings of the medical field.
Of course, this is just a quick guide to making it in the healthcare field without a degree. I suggest that you carry out a bit of research into it to find the right position for you. Remember though, these positions are incredibly competitive. You are going to need to work very hard to make it, but I promise you, it can be done.
Jacqueline Martin is a former Nurse Practitioner who now writes about healthcare. She wrote this guest post on behalf of Medical Assistant Atlas.