Choosing a career path is an exciting challenge, not just for young people who are just finishing school, but also for older, more established workers who want to take their careers in a different direction. Choosing a career that matches your interests and personality is important, but so is job security and making enough money to pay the bills and feed your family. That’s why many focus their job search on industries that are adding the most new jobs.
The healthcare industry has, for years, been at the top of the job market. Now, with millions of baby boomers, the largest demographic group in the United States, heading into retirement, jobs in one specific branch of healthcare have skyrocketed.
As life expectancy continues to rise in the U.S., so will the need for specialized medical care for our older citizens. According to the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, “In 1900, people aged 65 and older composed just over 4 percent of the U.S. population. By 2050, they will make up more than 20 percent.” The longer a person lives, the more likely he or she is to require care for chronic health conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease. These conditions often require more than just doctor visits. Many individuals with chronic disease need help with daily tasks like bathing, dressing and housework. That’s why elder care careers have become a top job in the U.S. in recent years.
Additionally, the majority of seniors in America wish to age in place in the comfort of home, and many have found home care to be more cost-effective than moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility. Due to the recent rise in demand for in-home care services, many home care agencies are struggling to find enough caregivers and nurses to meet their clients’ medical and non-medical home care needs.
Is Caregiving Right for You?
If you are a loving, compassionate person who is looking for a secure career with a flexible schedule in a rapidly growing industry, caregiving could be the fit for you.
At Nightingale Homecare, we pride ourselves on providing excellent care, both for our clients and our employees. We believe that by supporting each individual’s talents, we all succeed. If you are interested in a healthcare career where you are valued and appreciated, we encourage you to apply for a job with the Nightingale Homecare team!
We are continually recruiting for caregivers and private nurses in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley to join our eldercare team. To learn more about our Phoenix home care services or our employment opportunities, contact us today!