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Enhance Your Healthcare Career Options with Hourly Jobs

Enhance Your Healthcare Career Options with Hourly Jobs

Peter Vogt | MonsterTRAK Career Coach

Identify Key Skills

Use MonsterTRAK and Monster Healthcare to pinpoint the key skills you’d like to obtain in your hourly jobs. Check out job profiles and search actual job postings for the healthcare positions you want to pursue after graduation. For example, here’s an excerpt from a Monster job posting for a registered nurse:

“You will review client records noting healthcare needs, document healthcare progress, administer necessary medications, provide health education and refer children for care when required treatment is beyond the scope of nursing…”

Implicit in this description are a host of necessary abilities: strong organizational skills, good judgment and the ability to teach people about health-related issues. If you look for hourly positions that can help you develop these skills, you’ll give yourself a significant competitive advantage over other entry-level job candidates.

Diversify Your Search

But just how do you find hourly job opportunities in healthcare? Start with MonsterTRAK’s job and internship databases. But don’t stop there. You can also tap:

• Your school’s career center or student employment center.

• Your professors and academic advisors, who will know of organizations where other students have landed hourly healthcare jobs.

• Classified ads from the campus, weekly and daily newspapers in your area.

• State or local job service or workforce centers.

• Local temporary employment agencies — particularly those that specialize in placing people in healthcare jobs.

An hourly job in healthcare can benefit you well beyond the paycheck. Treat it as a stepping-stone to your future healthcare career, and look for an hourly position that will give you a boost when you make the transition from college student to college grad and job seeker.

This article originally appeared on Monster Advice.

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