September 22, 2023

Celebrating Careers in Aging Week: 5 Benefits of Working in the Healthcare Industry

Newton Village - Celebrating Careers in Aging Week: 5 Benefits of Working in the Healthcare Industry

Careers in Aging Week, recognized during the third week of April each year, strives to bring greater awareness and visibility to the wide-ranging career opportunities in long-term care and aging services and to celebrate employees in the profession. Whether you work as a nurse, a certified nurse assistant, a social worker, or an activities professional, or in administration, dining services, or housekeeping and grounds services, you will enjoy terrific benefits from working in the healthcare industry.

1. The healthcare industry in general, and the aging sector in particular, are experiencing massive growth. As the baby boomer generation gets older, the number of senior living communities and care services is expanding rapidly. According to the National Council on Aging, the number of Americans over age 55 will rise from 60 million to more than 107 million by the year 2030.

2. A stimulating work environment. Jobs in healthcare are challenging, relatively fast-paced, and non-repetitive, and allow workers to develop emotional attachments with their patients. This offers workers a wonderful sense of fulfillment and job satisfaction, which can be hard to come by in other types of jobs.

3. High job demand and security. With a wealth of career opportunities in healthcare, you’re sure to find one that you love. Positions in the healthcare industry typically offer good pay and benefits, job stability, and opportunities for advancement.

4. Flexible hours. Since care is provided 24/7, workers are needed to cover all those hours. This makes it easier to schedule your work life around your personal life, with opportunities to create a more fulfilling work/life balance.

5. The ability to help people. Most people who work in the healthcare industry have a strong desire to help others. Even those in administrative roles are helping people, even if indirectly.

For more information about the benefits of working in the healthcare industry, and about careers in aging, please contact:

Newton Village

110 N. 5th Avenue W

Newton, Iowa 50208