Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States, and the need for qualified healthcare professionals will only continue to grow. To address this demand, it’s imperative that we support ongoing education. Scholarships are an important way to help students pursue careers in healthcare without having to worry about finances. Say’s Eugene Krame, there are many ways you can contribute: sponsoring an individual scholarship program or academic department; providing funding for a focused program like nursing or public health; or offering general support through unrestricted funds directed toward academic needs.
Physicians and other healthcare professionals are in demand.
The U.S. healthcare industry is the largest in the world, and it’s projected to grow by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade. The aging population means more people are in need of care, and as a result there is an increased demand for physicians and other healthcare professionals. In fact, according to Forbes magazine: “The profession faces shortages at every level–from doctors to nurses to physician assistants.”
The National Center for Health Statistics reports that there were 785 new doctors graduating from medical schools each year between 2006-2010; however there was only 573 positions available each year during that same time period (American Medical Association). This means that approximately 200 graduates leave without jobs every year!
Scholarships can help alleviate the financial burden of pursuing a career in healthcare.
Scholarships are available to students pursuing careers in healthcare. These scholarships can help alleviate the financial burden of pursuing a career in healthcare by providing financial aid to students who need it most. Scholarships may be awarded based on academic excellence, extracurricular activities or community service work.
Some of these scholarships include:
- The American Association for Respiratory Care Scholarship Program awards $3 million annually to respiratory therapists who are enrolled in an accredited program and have at least three semesters left before graduation. Applicants must also have been accepted into an accredited graduate program or plan to enroll within six months of receiving their undergraduate degree.(1)
- The American Association for Medical Assistants (AAMA) offers two $500 scholarships called “The Future is Now” awards which recognize students who demonstrate leadership qualities while participating in extracurricular activities at school.(2)
Support from the academic and professional community is essential.
The academic and professional community is essential to supporting future healthcare students. Scholarships are a great way to help students who may not be able to afford their education, and mentoring provides an additional layer of support as they navigate their career path.
There are many ways to contribute and support future healthcare students’ education.
There are many ways to contribute and support future healthcare students’ education. One way is by donating to a scholarship program. Another is through contributing to a student loan fund, which can help reduce the cost of tuition for future medical students who need financial assistance. You can also volunteer at your local hospital or clinic to gain experience in the healthcare field and make connections with potential employers in that industry.
Healthcare is one of the most rewarding careers, but it can also be one of the most expensive. It’s important that we support our future healthcare professionals by providing them with scholarships and other types of financial assistance so they can focus on what matters most–their education and training.