For nurses, loving their career choice may not necessarily mean loving their current hospital nursing jobs.
AMN Healthcare conducted a recent survey of Registered Nurses, finding that more than 90% of nurses are satisfied with their career. However, only 73% are happy in their current position. Thirty-five percent have thought about resigning and 33% would like to change their current nursing job within the next year. These statistics have increased since 2012. Read More
Occupational therapy jobs are involved with a wide array of conditions, a few that may surprise some people. For instance, many may not have considered the impact of occupational therapy in overcoming obesity and the restraints it creates.
There has been a bright light shed on the rising obesity epidemic for adults and children in the United States. Over 1/3 of adults are considered obese, which is roughly 35 pounds over a healthy weight. Since 1960, the percentage of adults who are obese has risen from about 13% to 35%. Statistics have shown that the rise may be leveling off, with the rate since 2010 remaining roughly the same, but obesity is still considered a significant health problem for many people. Read More
Physical therapy assistants enjoy rewarding careers and competitive wages, and with above average job growth currently presiding over the field, it is an excellent time to take advantage of the abundance of physical therapy assistant jobs out there. PTAs do not need to go through the same extensive training as a physical therapist, but they do have to complete an accredited program of study. If you are interested in becoming a PTA, continue reading about physical therapy assistant programs. You can also access the American Physical Therapy Association website to find additional information about PTA education. Read More
In order to pursue OT jobs it is required that you have a master’s degree, national certification, and are licensed in the state that you will be practicing in. Some states require additional credentials, particularly when working with children with feeding disorders since the risk of aspiration is high. Entry-level programs prepare occupational therapists to be generalists, but you may wish to focus your attention on a certain population of patients. The ability to perform OTA jobs requires less training since occupational therapy assistants work under an OT. If you are an OTA you may still choose to specialize in a particular area. Read More
People who register with medical staffing agencies value their time and know what an asset these companies can be. Medical staffing agencies allow you to spend your time doing the things that are the most important to you, like spending time with your family, doing a hobby you enjoy, or giving back to your community. Additionally, staffing consultants have the inside scoop about what positions are out there, making their search on your behalf more effective than if you scoured the internet or newspaper classified ads. So while your staffing agency of choice (hopefully MAS Medical Staffing) is working hard to find permanent, travel, or per diem employers for you to interview with, what are some other ways you could save precious time? While it is not possible to add more hours to the day, there are ways to “work smarter” so that if feels like you did. Here are a few that will have you being more productive and with extra time on your hands. Read More