Millennials are taking over the medical industry. In fact, estimates point that by 2025, most healthcare workers will be Millennials. The question is what is driving this population towards medical careers?
These reasons justify the shift.
Entering Such Fields Requires Less Hassle
While it can take several years to become a doctor, most of the medical assistance fields do not need so much time in school. A good example is training to become a Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA).
Training for this position can take 6-12 weeks and only requires a diploma or GED. This is a shorter path than having to spend more years trying to become a professional doctor.
In addition, this generation is coping with enormous student loans and has a hunger for careers that do not need too much schooling.
Millennials hate 9-5 jobs, and most of them admire flexible careers. This population is attracted to the medical assistance positions because they value work-life balance.
They hate jobs that stick to fixed schedules and those that require them to sit at a desk for 6 hours. To them, a job that offers flexibility is more admirable because it can allow them to put in more hours and increase their income.