How is the clinical lab science job market at your facility? With companies everywhere suffering tightened budgets, salary freezes and layoffs, the healthcare industry is starting to look better and better, according to a CNN article.
The article profiles 37-year-old Tracy Kidd, and her husband, who lost their home after their formerly lucrative painting business took a big hit in the recession. Kidd has decided to attend nursing school to prevent future instability.
Though the article focuses mostly on nursing, there is this tidbit about the lab profession:
"Positions in demand include clinical lab scientists, which requires a four-year degree and an internship."
While it's nice to get a mention, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for thousands of disgruntled painters to throw down their rollers and jump into degree programs. On the whole, people are looking for more of a quick fix. But publicity like this is great for encouraging students to take a closer look at lab science, and the stability of a career in healthcare just might attract some new candidates during these tough times.