Explore Other Healthcare Careers
Labor & Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz gave an opinion to nursing students yesterday that a lot of jobs are there in the healthcare industry and that they just have to go out of the box and explore other healthcare careers.
To the Registered nurses as well, alternate jobs can be one of the options that may be non-clinical but still medical-related job available in the healthcare industry.
“Explore other emerging medical and health-related careers that are needed by our labor market today,” Baldoz said in a news release.
One example is a report from the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) that healthcare information outsourcing sector of BPO industry is now considered as one of the fastest in growth sectors offering over 100,000 medical related jobs.
“With the growth trend in the healthcare information management outsourcing industry, healthcare careers now expand into various disciplines which open huge career opportunities for nursing graduates and allied medical professionals,” Baldoz said.
The starting pay from these healthcare outsourcing jobs ranges from P14,000 – P18,000 while the basic is from P20,000 – P40,000.
“The salary in these alternate medical careers is almost double of the average monthly salary of P10,000 received by nurses working in hospitals and private institutions.” Baldoz said.
The alternate career options vary from a wide selection of laboratory technicians, physical therapists, pharmacists, medical technologists and message therapists. Such have been identified by DOLE’s Project Jobs Fit considered as occupations for an expectant absorption of more workers and the creation of various employment opportunities in the industry up to 2020.
Back to the nursing graduates, clinical research associates may as well be part of the alternate career options assigned to monitor and administer health and safety protocols and related study training to work sites that are assigned. It is of the same skill with that of a nurse for it requires medical knowledge and skill in the application of clinical regulatory requirements like Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.
“If they are into clinical review and decision making, they may consider a career as a Clinical Appeals Specialist who abstracts clinically relevant facts documented in the patient’s medical record, reviews clinical cases and responds to written medical appeals of patients and clients,” Baldoz said.