From the category archives:

Careers in Healthcare

11 Steps To Becoming a Space Surgeon

by Ryan Winter on July 2, 2009


With NASA restructuring itself to get back to the moon and tickets for sightseeing trips into space on sale now, you might very well be ahead of the curve to keep an eye on the final frontier as a medical field in which to specialize.

What would it take to train to become a space doctor?

Based on trends in technology, mission timelines, and the projected growth of the private aerospace industry, here’s Version 1.0 of our handy pamphlet on the subject…
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The History of Physicians / Doctors

by Ryan Winter on June 18, 2009

Even in the worst of times, going into medicine is a pretty safe bet. Good thing, since the profession has existed in one form or another for more than 25,000 years.

Check out the history of being a doctor, from the Stone Age to the Information Age…It turns out that the job of being a physician was more like a hobby the farther back you go…Surgical spoon anyone? [click to continue…]



With the economy trending as it is these days, we’ve been receiving a large number of inquiries about the salary ranges of various healthcare and medical type positions, the average salaries of these positions, and even the number of years of training required for such roles.

Medical personnel smiling.

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18 Recession-Proof Jobs and/or Employment Industries

by Ryan Winter on April 15, 2009

With recent economic events, more people than ever are worried about job security. Even those who  have so called “secure” jobs want to know that their jobs are going to be needed in the future. Its only natural. Most of us want to be able to provide for our families in a consistent fashion.

With stability during recessions in mind then, here are 18 of the safest professions to hold during a recession: [click to continue…]



Does Your Institution Know How to Motivate Nurses?

by Jennifer Bradford on April 13, 2009

If your hospital or other employer doesn’t know how to motivate nurses, it can be hard to do your job. See how your employer measure up to this list.

With healthcare budget cuts affecting medical institutions across the country, nurses are feeling the crunch every day. Staff reductions make the workload harder for the nurses who remain, and mandatory overtime can add to the stress and physical toll.

Nurses photo by SarahMcD via Creative Commons

Hospitals and other institutions need to know how to motivate their nurses to keep them from burning out in these tough times. A little motivation can go a long way. Check out this list of simple things your employer could be doing to help motivate you, and see how they measure up. [click to continue…]



Is Per Diem Work Right for You?

by Jennifer Bradford on April 2, 2009

Per diem work provides a variety of pros and cons. Could your schedule use a change?

Have you ever considered working per diem? Many medical professionals work per diem to pick up some extra money in addition to their full time positions, but others choose to only work per diem shifts without having a full time job. [click to continue…]



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