Holistic Healthcare Education: The Most Secure Career Investment for the Next Decade
You may not know where the economy is headed or whether real estate will be stable, but one thing’s for sure: if you plan to invest in education, healthcare is the most secure investment you can make. The higher the professional credentials you hold, the higher the likelihood of earning a good income in these unstable times. Earning a master’s or a doctorate degree will qualify you for the best paid jobs in the healthcare industry.
“Healthcare will lead the jobs boom over the next decade. Over the next 10 years, the economy will add 11.5 million jobs, according to the projections from the bureau of labor statistics. Healthcare and social assistance are expected to account for nearly 4 million jobs – about a third of new jobs created.” (1)
Another important factor you should take into consideration is the coming shift in the dynamics of healthcare. One of the major reasons that healthcare is booming is related to demographics: baby boomers are now reaching retirement age. “According to a report from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, the number of Americans aged 65 and older will nearly double by 2050.“ (2)
The baby boomers will also reshape the focus of healthcare from more medically-oriented to more wellness-oriented. Longevity and prevention will be the new standards of the industry. The current interest in fitness and nutrition, already very popular, will be extended to the fields of biofeedback and neurofeedback for the management of heart and brain coherence for optimum health. Baby boomers are anticipated to live to over one hundred years old, and they want their brains and hearts to continue to perform well.
The paradigm of healthcare is obviously shifting toward these new expectations, and the main focus will change from treating disease to achieving the full potentiality for health in the individual. The spectacular growth in the wellness industry is another consistent indicator of this inevitable reality.
“The Global Wellness Institute estimates that the worldwide wellness industry grew by 10.6 percent to $3.72 trillion between 2013 and 2015, while the global economy shrank -3.6 percent—making it one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.” (3)
If you really want to catch the wave of this booming market, you’ll need to acquire the highest credentials, along with a specialization in the field of what we now call Holistic or Integrative Medicine, so you will be ready to become a key player in the integration in this emerging new healthcare market.
This is already happening as clinics, hospitals, and health insurance providers begin to add Health Coaches to their teams. Health Coaches specializing in holistic and integrative medicine will be the new “doctors” in this growing field of medicine and will be at the center of tomorrow’s health care.
Quantum University, a leader in holistic and integrative medicine, has already trained and prepared hundreds of students to be part of this fastest growing industry, addressing the new expectations of medicine: wellness, longevity, and the full potential of individuals.
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Walton, M. Erdley, D., and Bowling, B. (2017 Jun 10). Aging Population, Retiring Professionals Stress Health Care. U.S. News.
Greene, L. (2017 Feb 23). How wellness trends may shape health industry in 2017. Fox News: Health.