4 Facts to Know About Medical Job Opportunities

Are you looking for a job in the medical field in Oklahoma City? If you are a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), contact Neese Personnel! We are currently hiring for these fields for clinics and medical offices in and around Oklahoma City and would love to talk with you. Keep reading for some information on important facts to know about medical job opportunities, then give us a call at 405.942.8551 to learn how we may be able to help you in your job search.

1. Job Outlook

Jobs relating to the medical field are currently experiencing a significant amount of growth. To give you a reference point, the current average growth rate of all occupations in the United States is currently at 7%. However, when it comes to the medical field, the growth is much higher. This is primarily due to the fact that the “baby-boomer” generation is nearing retirement age, which means (1) an increased demand for medical services and (2) an increased demand for medical staff to replace those who will be retiring in the coming years.

  • LPN employment: 12% growth from 2016-2026 (13,080 jobs)
  • Registered Nurses: 15% growth from 2016-2026 (36,170 jobs)
  • Medical Assistants: 29% growth from 2016-2026 (11,390 jobs)

2. Median Pay in 2018

No matter what certification you hold, you’ve spent a lot of time investing in your career receiving the proper training and are passionate about it. The good news is that the medical field pays well for the services that you provide. The following statistics are for the average median pay in Oklahoma in 2018. Bear in mind that this is the median pay, which means there is a 50% chance that you would be making more or less than these estimates:

  • Medical Assistants: $30,960/year.
  • LPN: $41,260/year.
  • Registered Nurses: $63,080/year.

3. Work Environment

Another benefit of the medical field is that it is a very dynamic industry. Whereas a few years ago the majority of jobs were only available at hospitals, today there is a much wider range of places of employment to choose from, giving you more options for where you want to take your career. The following are the largest employers of medical staff:

  • LPN: Nursing/residential care (38%), hospitals (16%), physician offices (13%), home healthcare (12), and government (7%).
  • Medical Assistants: Physician offices (57%), hospitals (15%), outpatient care centers (9%), and chiropractors (4%).
  • Registered Nurses: Hospitals (61%), ambulatory healthcare (18%), nursing/residential care (7%), government (5%), and educational services (3%).

4. Important Qualities to Have

Everyone’s career looks different and is driven by a unique personality. There’s no list of perfect qualities to have in order to succeed in this field, and each employer will have a different set of expectations for you, but in general, this is what many employers have said they look for:

  • Individuals who are detail-oriented and self-driven.
  • Individuals who are knowledgeable about their field and are always looking to learn more.
  • Individuals who genuinely care for their patients and go above and beyond to deliver outstanding care.
  • Individuals who communicate well and have strong social skills.
  • Individuals who are truly passionate about the work they do.

Minimum Qualifications

If you’re interested in applying for a position in Oklahoma City, Neese Personnel may have a job for you! You can visit our website for more information on open positions and the details of the positions needed, but the minimum qualifications for these positions are:

  • Holding a certificate or License in your field and being able to provide a copy of it
  • One year of medical office experience
  • Current CPR Certification (recommended)

Let Us Help You

Whether you’re looking to start your career in this field or are looking to move on to a better position or different workplace, Neese Personnel can help! We currently have a number of openings for RMAs, CMAs, and LPNs and would love to meet with you to see if we can help you find your dream job. Give us a call today at 405.942.8551, visit us online, or stop by our office today to meet with a member of our staff. We’d love to meet with you.

 

Additional Resources

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm (visited March 28, 2019).

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited March 28, 2019).

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited March 28, 2019).