Like most other American high school students, we had it drummed into us constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor’s degree.
The rapid growth in healthcare is driven by an aging population. As the ‘baby boomer’ generation gets older they require more and more care. Projected growth of these fields sees them increasing 29% into the year 2020. A lack of skilled workers has left a high demand for skilled Medical Assistants, Techs, and phlebotomists.
In the Article “High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University” NPR highlights many of the neglected fields of work that can potentially earn $30,000-$55,000 or more per year.
All through my life it was, ‘if you don’t go to college you’re going to end up on the streets,’ ” Morgan said. “Everybody’s so gung-ho about going to college.
What benefits are there to be a medical assistant? According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics a medical assistant career is one of and continues to be one of the fastest growing careers. It’s also a great interpersonal experience in a caring and compassionate field. The one sizes fits all solution of University education has left many students in debt, unhappy, and jobless. With a trade you can find work that is in demand, and for great money!
As for his friends from high school, “they’re still in college,” he said with a wry grin. “Someday maybe they’ll make as much as me.”