Friday, April 17, 2009

Being a health care professional in bad economic times

One good thing (of many, I think) of being a doctor during bad economic times - you pretty much are guaranteed a job. Especially in this day and age, with more and more people living longer and longer, people will always need doctors and nurses, and other health care professionals. In fact, there's an increasing demand for them. I'm sure salaries may go down, and people may have to work (even) longer hours and care for more patients in a shorter amount of time, but at least they're usually not at danger for losing their jobs. At the worst, people may have to relocate or take less-than-ideal jobs or situations in order to keep their incomes flowing in.

It's a reassuring thought this year considering 2,000,000 people have lost their jobs so far in the U.S.

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