Healthcare-health-services

  • 23,000 California Nurses On Strike

    23,000 California Nurses On Strike

    Nurses in California are willing to play the ultimate card -- the countless services they provide to the state's ailing and ill. Continue Reading

  • America's 12 Most Underrated Jobs

    America's 12 Most Underrated Jobs

    Maybe below the radar is where the answer lies. While many unemployed will do almost anything to get working, those employed in high-paying power positions may find themselves daydreaming of a life less encumbered by work. There may be a middle road, says a new study by CareerCast.com. Continue Reading

  • Michigan Hospital Group Tells Employees: Get Flu Shot Or Get Fired

    Michigan Hospital Group Tells Employees: Get Flu Shot Or Get Fired

    Mandate may already be the most charged word in the health care industry, but this is a new twist altogether. The Michigan-based Munson Healthcare group has issued a new rule requiring all its employees, including doctors, to get a flu shot by the end of the calendar year, according to an Associated Press... Continue Reading

  • Doctors Use Video Chat To Examine Patients And Cut Costs

    Doctors Use Video Chat To Examine Patients And Cut Costs

    In the past eight years, Skype has enabled children to face-chat with parents out in the suburbs, and boys to talk to their girlfriends on a semester abroad in Beijing. But now, the video chat service promises to revolutionize one of the most fundamental services in society. At least in the U.K., the National... Continue Reading

  • Nursing Home Workers Caught Betting On Patient's Death

    Nursing Home Workers Caught Betting On Patient's Death

    Talk about insensitivity. As a patient lay dying at a nursing home in the south central Swedish city of Växjö, three workers thought it would be a good idea to place bets on how long the patient would last before dying. Continue Reading

  • Trade Secrets Of A Massage Therapist: 10 Ways To Ensure A Great Massage

    Trade Secrets Of A Massage Therapist: 10 Ways To Ensure A Great Massage

    When you are shelling out $60 to $150 per hour, you want to get the best massage you can find. But how do you go about doing that? Chances are, if you are aged 25 or older, you've had at least one professional massage. In fact, according to the 2009 American Massage Therapy Association consumer survey, an... Continue Reading

  • Hate Being Chained To Your Desk All Day? 20 Jobs That Keep You Moving

    Hate Being Chained To Your Desk All Day? 20 Jobs That Keep You Moving

    Most of us no longer earn our salaries by the sweat of our brows. Instead, we work at sedentary jobs, don't work up a sweat on the job (except from stressful situations), and put on the pounds. Fortunately, not all high-paying jobs are sedentary, especially those in health care and education. A study at... Continue Reading

  • Only 1 In 5 Medical Malpractice Cases Pay

    Only 1 In 5 Medical Malpractice Cases Pay

    By MIKE STOBBE ATLANTA (AP) -- Only 1 in 5 malpractice claims against doctors leads to a settlement or other payout, according to the most comprehensive study of these claims in two decades. But while doctors and their insurers may be winning most of these challenges, that's still a lot of fighting. Each... Continue Reading

  • The Best And Worst Industries To Find Love

    The Best And Worst Industries To Find Love

    There are very few rates as depressing as employment in this country, but one of them may be marriage. The number of weddings in America has been declining for decades, since premarital sex and cohabitation are no longer taboo, women go to college for more than their "MRS" and high divorce rates have left... Continue Reading

  • Which Workers Work The Most?

    Which Workers Work The Most?

    Time is a relative concept. Don't worry, we're not talking in an Einstein, speed-of-light kind of way. We mean in a practical, "time flies when you're having fun" kind of way. Most of us feel like times when we're enjoying ourselves go by quicker, while times when we're unhappy, bored or stressed seem to... Continue Reading

  • 10 Jobs For Foodies: Turn Eating Into Earning

    10 Jobs For Foodies: Turn Eating Into Earning

    By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder For those who don't just eat to live but live to eat, here are 10 jobs where a passion for food is a prerequisite for success: Continue Reading

  • Navy Program Aims To Get Its Vets Civilian Jobs

    Navy Program Aims To Get Its Vets Civilian Jobs

    By MELISSA NELSON CORRY STATION NAVY BASE, Fla. (AP) -- The president and some members of Congress want tax breaks, expensive studies and even a "reverse boot camp" to tackle the unemployment rate among veterans, which runs higher than the national average. Another option the Navy would like to see: Expand a... Continue Reading

  • A Profession for the Birds: What It's Like to Be a Vet for Exotic Pets

    A Profession for the Birds: What It's Like to Be a Vet for Exotic Pets

    Lots of Americans hold unique jobs, but few can claim to be one out of only 130 people worldwide. That's about how many aviary veterinarians -- professionals trained to understand the medical needs of birds -- there are in the world. Laurie Hess is one of the few to have pursued a career in this field. The... Continue Reading

  • Uncle Sam Wants Psychologists and Social Workers

    Uncle Sam Wants Psychologists and Social Workers

    Attention psychologists and social workers: Uncle Sam wants you! The U.S. Army is making a concerted effort to take care of the psychological and emotional needs of its personnel, and it's staging a major recruiting campaign to attract specialists in the field. Continue Reading

  • 25 Jobs in Demand Right Now

    25 Jobs in Demand Right Now

    By Reader's Digest Although the job market is still sluggish, there are plenty of new and exciting careers for individuals looking to switch jobs or put their skills toward something new. Check out 5 exciting jobs that are in high demand right now. Continue Reading

  • 11 Most Wanted Degrees in '11

    11 Most Wanted Degrees in '11

    By Larry Buhl, Special to CareerBuilder While the job market can't be called robust, employers say that they plan to hire almost 20 percent more four-year college graduates than they did last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Already, 41 percent of the current... Continue Reading

  • More Nurses Are Sick of Their Jobs

    More Nurses Are Sick of Their Jobs

    Now that the recovery is in full, albeit anemic, swing, workers are no longer so inclined to stay put in the jobs they don't like. Among registered nurses, for example, about one-quarter of those surveyed say that they've had it with their current employers, and will seek a new position as the economy... Continue Reading

  • Eight Occupations Boom as On-Line Job Openings Increase

    Eight Occupations Boom as On-Line Job Openings Increase

    Unemployment numbers may have gone up in May, but at least there's some good news from the job front: Online advertised vacancies were up 148,800 in May to 4,471,200, with thousands of new openings listed in eight occupations including sales, office and administrative support. According to the latest... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Jobs for College Grads

    Top 10 Jobs for College Grads

    They may not be sexy, and they may not sound all that glamorous, but the most important things about jobs for recent college grads is that they're available, they have a future, and most of all, they pay. A recent study shows that specialized health care positions are hot, as are those that involve a... Continue Reading

  • Eight Great Careers You Can Launch in Two Years or Less

    Eight Great Careers You Can Launch in Two Years or Less

    By Dawn Papandrea If this lagging economy has taught us anything, it's that jobs aren't as secure as they once were. For many, that means carving out a whole new career path. The good news is that you can launch a healthy career in two years or less, and even out-earn many who enter the workforce with... Continue Reading

  • Five Industries With the Fastest-Growing Pay

    Five Industries With the Fastest-Growing Pay

    As the economy perks up, wages in many industries are reviving, some faster than others. There are steady pay improvements in strong sectors, like health care, but what about the beleaguered finance and insurance industry? Wages there are actually showing signs of life, too, according to research from online... Continue Reading

  • Which Professions Are the Most Stressful?

    Which Professions Are the Most Stressful?

    Airline pilots and media-related jobs may sound like glamorous gigs, but they're also extremely stressful, according to the new CareerCast 2011 report on the least and most stressful jobs. On the other hand, a number of jobs in the health care industry rank on the least stressful list. Continue Reading

  • 10 Fastest-Growing Industries

    10 Fastest-Growing Industries

    Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder When you're job hunting, knowing which industries are hiring is part of the battle. In the midst of high unemployment in the private sector, some industries are still emerging as safe bets for the coming years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational... Continue Reading

  • The 10 Happiest Jobs In America

    The 10 Happiest Jobs In America

    CareerBliss.com recently surveyed 200,000 independent employees from 70,000 jobs all over the country to determine which ranked the highest in nine key areas that affect employee happiness: the employee's relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth... Continue Reading

  • Nine Sexiest Jobs

    Nine Sexiest Jobs

    Is your job sexy? The dictionary defines sexy as: "marked by or tending to arouse desire or interest," but that's about as subjective as saying beauty is in the eye of the beholder -- it depends on whom you ask. So we turned to the experts -- career experts -- for a more tantalizing approach. And their... Continue Reading

  • Seven Industries to Watch in 2011

    Seven Industries to Watch in 2011

    Economists recently said the great recession officially ended in the summer of 2009, but a year and a half later, the job market is still slow to recover. While it may still take a while for employment to reach pre-recession levels, it looks like 2011 will be an improvement over recent years past. Continue Reading

  • Industries to Watch: Health Care

    Industries to Watch: Health Care

    The effects of the recession were certainly felt in all industries, including those perceived as "recession-proof" like health care. In fact, according to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, health care spending in 2009 grew only 4 percent, the slowest rate in 50 years. Yet despite... Continue Reading

  • 10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    A well-paid, entry-level job sounds like an oxymoron. But finding one would certainly help with the piles of student loans that many young people face and the heavy financial pressures sending many stay-at-home parents back into the work force. Fortunately, PayScale.com has found a few. Online salary... Continue Reading

  • Confessions of a Medical Assistant / Patient Care Tech

    Confessions of a Medical Assistant / Patient Care Tech

    A medical assistant, also be known as a patient care tech (PCT), is a person who assists nurses and doctors in completing procedures and monitoring the status of patients. This job requires an attentive and responsible individual to insure patients receive the proper care. My name is Teddie Wiggins. I am 23... Continue Reading

  • Making the Transition from Beauty Salon to Health Care

    Making the Transition from Beauty Salon to Health Care

    When it comes to your face, Amber Sketers can tell you everything you ever wanted to know, but were afraid to ask. Sketers is an aesthetician (facialist), working at the Atmosphere Day Spa in Woodland Hills, Calif. She's happiest when she is steaming pores open, applying facial masks, and massaging away... Continue Reading