By Annalyn Kurtz
The fastest growing job in America pays poorly. Meet home health care aides.
These nearly 2 million (mostly minorities and women) workers do everything from prepare meals and clean homes, to bathe and change bedpans for elderly and disabled patients. Read More »
Growing demand for health services and declining productivity will result in millions more health-care jobs by the end of the decade -- regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules next week on "Obamacare," a new Georgetown University report shows.
The demand for workers within the health-care industry is... Read More »
By Claire Kaufman
Want to do good and be rewarded for it? Nurse practitioners bring together compassionate nursing and expert primary care. And nurse practitioners benefit from a booming job market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 26 percent job growth in the coming decade, 2010-2020.
Nurse... Read More »
America is officially on the rebound, adding 243,000 jobs in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over 20 million new jobs are expected to materialize between 2010 and 2020, but some fields are expanding far more than others, the BLS reported recently.
Anything health-care related is... Read More »
For many job hunters, the options look gloomy in every direction. But there are some sectors that are flourishing, and will continue to do so in coming years. In his book "Best Jobs for the 21st Century," Laurence Shatkin offers guidance to all career seekers, and lists the most fertile 400 jobs of the... Read More »
After the pie, the stolen moments of football-watching, and the one-hour food coma, many Americans on Thursday will feel truly thankful. Some may even feel an urge, located somewhere between their turkey-bloated stomach and cider-smacking lips, to give back.
Twenty-seven percent of Americans volunteer at... Read More »
The popular image of a nurse is young, white, single and female. Sometimes she's a sexless, humorless harpy (Nurse Ratched) and sometimes she's a sexy bimbo (Nurse Betty). But she's rarely a guy. If a man enters the nursing profession, he must be an effeminate, caring type, goes the stereotype. But male... Read More »
Many people work second jobs to help make ends meet, but it's not everyone who moonlights as a prostitute to help put food on the table.
But that's exactly what a nurse for Britain's National Health Service did. Sharon Morgan quickly quit her job after it was learned she was providing services of a sexual... Read More »
We're deep into the school year, pencils are worn down and new school shoes are long scuffed. A typical day in a family with kids likely involves homework. But whose homework?
More mothers are returning to school, either to continue their education where they left off or start from scratch. Rebecca Barton... Read More »
Cherie Brown was trying to get into a Nurse Practitioner program. She turned to University of Montana career counselor and resume writer Cheryl Minnick for guidance on how to craft a resume that would make her a desirable candidate for this highly-competitive program. Cherie had several obstacles to overcome and... Read More »
New or old to the job market, you probably thought a college degree and a little elbow grease would land a job, if not the perfect one.
That's what happened to Kyle Holmes. The Ohio State graduate pursued nutrition with hopes of becoming a registered dietitian. But when he couldn't get a job after graduation... Read More »
Male nurses have always been a slim division in an industry that's been booming for years -- an industry still dominated by women. According to Male Nurse Magazine (who knew?), out of the approximately 2.6 million registered nurses in the U.S., there are still only around 7-8 percent who are male nurses.
So what... Read More »
After a 25-year career in finance and human resources at JP Morgan Chase, Caryn Stapler was laid off following a corporate merger. She realized that with her industry consolidating, she was better off "redefining" herself rather than just searching for a new job in her old field. She chose health care because it... Read More »
William Kenny was a successful television sitcom writer. Caryn Stapler spent 25 years at JP Morgan Chase, working in finance and human resources jobs. For reasons as different as their professional backgrounds, both eventually found their way into nursing.
There are 2.6 million registered nurses, which makes the... Read More »
When you think of the best jobs in America, visions of travel reporter, video game tester, movie star or ice cream taster might dance through your head, but according to a recent CNN Money report, they best jobs in the nation right now are a little less glamorous--and a lot more satisfying in the long run.
The... Read More »
In case you hadn't heard, there's a debate about health care going on in this country right now. I don't imagine any of you are unaware because you can't read or watch anything without hearing about the debate. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, we're all going to face a predicament: People are living... Read More »