Did you know? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in a little less than two years 17% of society will be over the age of 65. This is a percentage that will only continue to rise, which means that caregivers are—and will continue to be—in high demand. If you enjoy making a positive difference in the lives of others, and are looking for a fulfilling career, caring for the elderly may be the perfect fit! To help you decide if this is a career path you should consider, we’ve broken down some of the benefits below.
Jobs in healthcare and caregiving aren’t going anywhere—they’re a necessity for a well-functioning society. In addition, shortages in these industries continue to drive up the demand for these jobs to be filled, so you won’t be facing an over saturated job market.
Make a true difference in society
As our population continues to age, society will need more caregivers. As a senior caregiver, you become part of the foundation that keeps our society functioning. All members of society deserve to get the care they need to live the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age.
Experience a rewarding career
You won’t just be making a difference in society. As a senior caregiver, you’ll be having a direct, positive impact on the lives of individuals—and there’s a lot you can learn from them. As the saying goes, “with age comes wisdom.” Being able to go to work and make a positive difference in the lives of others ultimately leads to a more rewarding job experience and overall career.
Opportunities for growth and specialization
Many types of jobs live under the umbrella of “caregiving.” Depending on your education and qualifications, there are many options to be had in the caregiving field. If you’re more interested in providing companionship and personal care to elderly individuals instead of medical care, becoming a non-medical caregiver is a great option. On the other hand, if you’re interested in the field of healthcare, becoming a skilled caregiver like a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is equally rewarding, and often comes with more financial advantages.
At Loretto, we’re actively seeking out qualified RNs, LPNs, CNAs and more! We’re currently offering sign-on bonuses for many of our open positions. Our community needs your skills and passion. Learn more about our nursing career opportunities here, and apply online today!