Most people already have managed care. Insurance companies are almost as stingy as Medicaid so don't expect healthcare reform to change things much. Doctors today make much less than they did decades ago but their pay is unlikely to drop more. Any job in health care is a growth field. Personally I expect a lot of growth in paramedical like physicians assistants, midwives and nursing practitioners. As the shortage of doctors gets worse more people will go to paramedicals. MDs will mainly deal with serious or complicated cases.
Nurses are always needed. Aren't people always getting hurt or in need of some sort of procedure? My mother works in CVT (Cardio vascular therapy) taking care of people after a major heart or lung surgery, and with all the obese people and smokers I dont think that job will ever go away X)
I think its a great move - just be prepared for overworked, under paid, long hours and lonely nights - I just finished my state certification in Medical Billing and Coding - lots of latin and strange words lolol - I hate spelling, but its a great profession and very reputable -
One of the top ten career moves. PHD's and MD's are not because Healthcare reform will cut down their salaries and increase overhead. Nurses' incomes will grow always as they will always be in demand.
I think it's a great career :)
I think it is :-)