Thursday, February 7, 2019
Image: puzzle of a heart with a stethescope
In honor of Valentine’s Day, it’s about time we confess our love to our one true soul mate: health care. Through thick and thin, health care has always been there for us and we know it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Here are six things we love about the exciting field of health care.

  1. Health Care is Ever-Changing
    Health care is one of the largest and most rapidly developing fields to be involved in. With advancements in technology and new avenues of care, not only is this an exciting career, but the ever-changing nature of the field forces us to constantly challenge ourselves and continuously learn.
  2. Health Care is Rewarding
    Whatever your role in health care, we are all working towards one common goal – providing top-level care to patients. In the health care field, you have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, which makes the work meaningful and rewarding.
  3. Health Care Requires Teamwork
    Health care work is never done in a silo – in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Teamwork is vital to patient care initiatives, safety improvements, and more. The better a team can work together and communicate, the more effectively goals will be met.
  4. Health Care Offers Choices
    In health care, there is an opportunity for every skill set, every experience level, and every interest. Additionally, there’s plenty of room for growth and advancement. Since the demand for health care professionals is on the rise, many employers are beginning to offer additional development and training opportunities. This allows health care team members to expand their skill sets and potentially branch out into new roles within the field.
  5. Health Care is Challenging
    As we constantly strive to improve the patient experience, we run into challenges each and every day that keep us on our toes. We are forced to solve problems on a daily basis, meaning there’s never a dull day, or moment, in a health care career.
  6. Health Care Offers Career Stability
    While many people struggle to find work, the demand for health care professionals is constantly high and on the rise due to the aging and growing population. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care occupations are projected to grow by 18 percent in the next 10 years, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. There is a demand for health care professionals all over the world, offering widespread and vast career opportunities.

Why attend the 2019 PDC Summit?
Like most relationships, our relationship with health care isn’t always picture perfect. Every career field has its challenges, including health care. That’s why networking and connecting the dots is so crucial to career success. Join your fellow planning, design, and construction colleagues in Phoenix for the 2019 PDC Summit to network and strengthen your love for health care, too!