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Have you been looking for a new career path? Have you been considering healthcare, but just aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Well, here are 8 signs that healthcare is the best choice for YOU!

  1. Do you love giving back?
    • Healthcare is all about giving to others! Whether you’re conducting a new mother’s first ultrasound, or helping a scared patient treat their cancer, a career in allied health is a career in a caring for others.
  2. Has medicine always fascinated you, but you didn’t want to commit to Medical School?
    • Medicine takes a lot of rigorous training and certification, but in fields such as Nursing, Radiography and Sonography, that training will take two years or less! With fields such as Surgical Technology or Paramedic, it could take as little as one year!
  3. Are you looking for a job with projected job security?
    • The demand for healthcare workers has been steadily increasing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which could mean more job security for you!
  4. Do you have a deep sense of community?
    • We all know we are raised by our communities as much as our families. If you value giving back, then there is no better way to show your devotion than by tending to your community’s medical needs.
  5. Are you looking for a job with above average earning potential?
    • According to (2022), the Florida average wage for the programs offered at City College are:
      • Radiologic Technology/Radiography (X-Ray): $62,270
      • Sonography (Ultrasound): $74,110
      • Nursing: $79,910
      • Surgical Technology: $52,230
      • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): $36,190
      • Paramedic: $51,520
  6. Do you want a career that others respect and appreciate?
    • Even if we don’t admit it, we all seek the respect and appreciation from our peers. With a job in allied health, that is just what you will get. It is hard not to be in awe of people who dedicate their lives to the well-being of others, especially in the field of medicine.
  7. Do you want your days to be filled with simulation and excitement?
    • Many of the programs City College offers have areas of specialization — such as Echocardiography (Echo), Vascular, Obstetric/Gynecologic (OB/GYN), and Abdomen in Sonography, and continuing education into MRI in Radiography. This means that in addition to the excitement and variety of working in a clinical setting with new patients, you also have the opportunity to bring variety into your career.
  8. Is fulfillment from your vocation important to you?
    • In any healthcare profession, you will have the opportunity to bring hope to those in need. Once trained, you will possess the skills and knowledge to save lives. At City College, our favorite quote is “He who saves one man, it is as if he saved a whole world.” When you train in one of the professional fields we offer, whether it’s Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Radiologic Technology (X-Ray), Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound), Nursing, or Surgical Technology, in essence, you are ensuring a future that makes a difference in the most vital way – by saving lives. What is more rewarding than preserving life and serving others?