Many Minnesotans have skills that can transfer to a health care career
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Minnesota health care employers are seeking compassionate and caring people to fill a multitude of positions, both patient facing and non-patient facing. Many Minnesotans looking for work now already have the skills to do many of them.
People that think they need extensive education and training to start their career in health care may be surprised to learn that sometimes the only thing needed to get in the door is a passion for doing good and the ability to pass the background check required by the Minnesota Department of Health. The rest of the training is often provided, and paid for, by the employer.
There are numerous jobs available in health care facilities today, utilizing a variety skills and talents. Health care facilities are not only in need of certified nursing assistants, physicians, and occupational therapists, they are also in need of IT professionals, accounts receivable and billing professionals, as well as those skilled in culinary arts, dining services, recreation and maintenance. Many of the skills and talents developed by work in other sectors, like leisure, hospitality, retail and other service-related employment transfer well into a career in health care.