I had known since I was little that healthcare was the place I was meant to be. My parents always told stories of my numerous emergency room visits, early fascination with CSI, and strong desire to always play “doctor”. Even from a young age, I had a love of working with people, and a knack for compassion and healing. It was this exact love that only grew as I aged, and I became more and more interested in the human body and all the amazing things it could do. Because of this passion I found in myself, and the compassion I wanted to exemplify to others, I decided to pursue health care at the Willow Street campus. In five year, I see myself graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. I’ll most likely have completed my associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree and be a registered nurse. After attending PACHS, I’ll probably try to aim for my master’s degree in a physician assistant’s program. In ten years, I could imagine myself in a healthcare setting, possibly Lancaster General Health. I’ll be taking care of patients and getting their vital signs, like their blood pressure, temperature, pulse (radial, temporal, apical), heart rate, and respiratory rate. The positive aspects of working in the healthcare field is the reward that you get from helping a person- when you know that you’ve done something for them without expecting in return, that’s the best feeling. The negative aspects of working in the healthcare field is when you’re a physician, for example, and you let the family down because you didn’t get to save that patient’s life. That would be the worst feeling-knowing that you have done all that you could, yet you didn’t get the chance to get them back. Other factors that may negatively influence you is tha
You may start as a volunteer, or as a checking in assistant, or you may start as an intern right after graduating medical school. No matter how you start, working in healthcare is such a growing industry, that you can choose what you will specialize freely, and not worry about not making the right choice. Even if you change your mind down the road, you can still switch and specialize in a different healthcare or medical field, without losing your position.
-Having a positive impact on patients’ lives. You get to make a difference in real people’s lives every day and get paid for it. Maybe it’s the reason you got into the healthcare field. An Opportunity to Help People-In the healthcare industry, you’ll assist and work closely with people every day. Families will trust you with the lives of their loved ones. You’ll assist people recovering and healing from serious injuries and diseases, so many people will be appreciative of the consideration and dedication with which you perform your duties.
-At the end of the day, many of them will be very appreciative of the hard work you put in, which is what makes every field in healthcare extremely rewarding.
One of the biggest motivations people have for entering the health care industry is a sincere desire to help others. Health care allows you to earn a livable wage while nurturing your compassion and helping those in need.
-Every day in the healthcare industry is different from the next. This field provides many challenges. You’ll meet new patients daily — each of which faces unique struggles and issues that must be assessed and resolved. You’ll frequently handle life and death scenarios, but there will also be situations of great happiness and joy. You’ll be pushed to your limits working at a hospital and learn how to solve problems. You will learn new things constantly, and always be in touch with people, with individuals who have their own stories and problems and look to you to help them. There is nothing as rewarding as that. Every new person is a new chance to make a difference in another person’s life and help someone less fortunate than I am.
-Working in a team environment with other healthcare workers, you’re part of a big family. No matter what role you have in healthcare, everyone working at the hospital has the same goal in mind: improving and maintaining patients’ health.
-Strong job stability-Healthcare is a constantly growing field and one that is hiring most of the time. Through your education and training you are slowly integrated into the field of healthcare paving the way for easier future employment. The country’s population is aging and more Americans are in need of continued medical treatments and healthcare services than ever before. Hospitals and healthcare centers are open 24/7, and working in one means always getting full hours, twenty if you work part time, and thirty if you’re a full time employee. However, hospitals are busy places, and most employees get overtime, because they’re constantly needed. This ensures that you get steady earnings week after week without worrying about your hours.
-Healthcare and medical professionals earn competitive wages and typically enjoy flexible work schedules. Most healthcare workers receive generous benefits, including health insurance, retirement benefits, and paid vacations
flexible hours-Many hospitals and health care facilities offer services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This allows employees to work different hours depending on their personal schedules. It’s also typically not difficult to switch shifts with coworkers if necessary. This allows individuals in these positions to be more active in their family’s lives, spend time with friends and pursue advanced degrees.
– You’re surrounded by sickness and disease in a hospital. But don’t let that stop you from living out your passion. Many healthcare professionals feel the rewards of the job outweigh the risks when it comes to being exposed to germs
-Exposure to unruly patients (anger, intoxication, belligerent, loud, physically reactive) in the workplace can create a difficult environment
-Seeing sickness and death-And there may be times you wish you could help, but the situation is out of your control.
-can be draining-Many roles in a hospital require you to be on your feet and on the go throughout the day, which can be a benefit if you aren’t looking for a desk job.
-Hospitals are unpredictable and you never know who will come through the doors or what their illness or injury may be. You will be in a position where will you have to think on your feet during emergencies and similar situations.
In five year, I see myself graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. I’ll most likely have completed my associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree and be a registered nurse. After attending PACHS, I’ll probably try to aim for my master’s degree in a physician assistant’s program. In ten years, I could imagine myself in a healthcare setting, possibly Lancaster General Health. I’ll be taking care of patients and getting their vital signs, like their blood pressure, temperature, pulse (radial, temporal, apical), heart rate, and respiratory rate. The positive aspects of working in the healthcare field is the reward that you get from helping a person- when you know that you’ve done something for them without expecting in return, that’s the best feeling. The negative aspects of working in the healthcare field is when you’re a physician, for example, and you let the family down because you didn’t get to save that patient’s life.
Every career in the healthcare field brings a wealth of rewarding experiences and opportunities to save lives every day. It is a great learning experience and challenges you every day to learn and grow as a healthcare professional. Having the chance to change someone’s life in any way erases all the difficult moments life throws at you. Helping people just makes you feel so good inside. It also gives you the sense that you are doing good things for others.
Going the extra mile for patients will make me feel like I’ve accomplished something big in my life because I’ll have that special and happy moment where I get to help a patient feel better. That is always a good feeling. It may take a million steps to get there and there may be bumps and obstacles in the way, but with perseverance, discipline, integrity, commitment, and patience, I believe it all be worth it. The journey to becoming part of the health field is extensive and tough, but the result that comes from being a blessing unto others is far greater than the sacrifices that have to be made to accomplish my dreams.