How to Find a Sick Care Job These Days

How to Find a Sick Care Job These Days

Sick care work has changed, along with the rest of the economy, so finding a job in the new sick care world will take a different strategy.

I recently was asked by a friend to give him some advice about how his son can find a job. The son graduated with a bachelor's degree in history (cue up the groans) and, you guessed it, lives in the basement. Here are some tips I shared:

  1. Read the latest edition of the classic, What Color is Your Parachute ?

  2. Learn about the sick care jobs of the future.

  3. Get a job. Any job. I was told his son turned down a call center job. Too bad, since dealing with difficult patients, communication skills and working in stressful environments are skills in high demand.

  4. Make sure your social media sites are purged and that your Linkedin profile is ready for prime time.

  5. Create a video resume.

  6. Network, network, network.

  7. Make friends with the mentors, salespeople and connectors in your neighborhood.

  8. Be sure your data is clean. Make is easy for employers to find you, not vice versa.

  9. Volunteer to work for someone, whether it be a for profit or non profit,even if you do it for free for a limited time.

  10. Don't waste your time being an Uber driver with a college degree. 

Here is the future of sick care work. Are you prepared for it?

Bottom line is get out of the basement, resume life long learning, adapt to the new environment and don't forget what your parents did for you when times were tough.

Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is the President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

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  • Jake Weighell

    Informative, thanks for the tips.

  • Stephen Orchard

    What's wrong with being a Uber driver ?

  • Arlen Meyers

    In reply to: Stephen Orchard

    You will find yourself out of another job https://www.ft.com/content/4eff4530-a07a-11e8-85da-eeb7a9ce36e4

  • Mike Kelson

    Yes, meet up with as many persons as you can to build up a strong network. That works for every single industry.

  • Sandra Andrews

    Finding a job in sick care has become quite complicated these days.

  • Eric Dunne

    Insightful

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Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA

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Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at www.sopenet.org. He has created several medical device and digital health companies. His primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization. He consults for and speaks to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need his expertise and contacts in the areas of bio entrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism -- nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures. He is a former Harvard-Macy fellow and In 2010, he completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London. He recently published "Building the Case for Biotechnology." "Optical Detection of Cancer", and " The Life Science Innovation Roadmap". He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. In addition, He is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School where he teaches Biomedical Entrepreneurship and is an iCorps participant, trainer and industry mentor. He is the Chief Medical Officer at www.bridgehealth.com and www.cliexa.com and Chairman of the Board at GlobalMindED at www.globalminded.org, a non-profit at risk student success network. He is honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011 and nominated in 2012 and Best Doctors 2013.

   

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