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hen a new year starts and an old one ends, we usually have some things to do—find time to take down the holiday lights is one. Two, write a list of resolutions for the upcoming year, and three, get that gym membership, based on a resolution in number two. But the most important thing to do, I think, is to spend time reflecting on the year that has past, recalling both things done well and which things that could be improved. Remembering to take this information with us into the coming year can help us focus on what is important, like spending more time with one's family, helping others, or focusing on a goal we have or ourselves but have been putting off for whatever reason. I recently got one of those "life-organizing" journals, that are currently all the rage. It has room to write down my goals for each day, week and month, and it's supposed to remind me to compare what I wanted for myself and what I actually achieved. I'm looking forward to seeing how it works for me. Of course, I haven't started using it yet, because well, I'm waiting for the first of the year when all things get a fresh start.

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10 Great Career Fields for the Future

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Ways To Celebrate MLK Jr.'s Birthday

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5 Ways to Increase the Number of Women in Manufacturing

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Interview Tip: Be Likeable

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How To Deal with Disabled Colleagues in the Workplace

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The 7 Fastest-Growing Tech Jobs

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Government Hiring Processes

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Working with Different Generations: What You Need to Know

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Consider a Healthcare Career That Doesn't Require a 4-Year Degree

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What Is Diversity Recruiting?

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Best Civilian Careers for Veterans

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Dynamic Diversity

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Great Employee Qualities: Do You Have Them?

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Ways To Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday by Michelle LaRowe, Momastic.com

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American clergyman, an activist and a leader in the AfricanAmerican civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to advancing civil rights. In part due to his work, an end came to racial segregation. Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is an opportunity not only to remember his life and the important work he did, but is an opportunity to keep his dream alive by passing it onto our children, the next generation. As you consider January 15, the birthday of this iconic figure, make plans to celebrate.

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1. Celebrate diversity. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that we would one day be a color blind society and that rational inequality would come to an end. Have a birthday dinner for Martin Luther King Jr. and serve a variety of foods from different cultures. If the thought of cooking ethnic foods from various regions sounds like too much work, pick up takeout from a variety of local ethnic restaurants. 2. Make a commitment to stand against injustice. Talk about a problem in your community and commit to taking action. Whether it’s dedicating your time, talent or finances to a cause, as a family, do something to keep Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive. 3. Attend a commemorative service. Local churches and community centers in various areas hold services and events to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday. Consider attending an event as a family. 4. Read aloud Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. If your children are too young to comprehend the words, share an abbreviated, simplified version that talks about the dream he had in a way they can understand. 5. Participate in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. The Martin Luther King Day of Service is part of United We Serve, the president’s national call to service initiative. Find a project in your community and serve in any number of ways, like by volunteering to help clean up the local park, by serving food at a homeless shelter or by bringing donations to a local charity. Do you think it’s important to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday? How do you celebrate? Article provided by www.momtastic.com

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5 Ways to Increase the Number of Women in the Manufacturing Industry by Pamela Kan

or Engineers Week, we focus on women in engineering and manufacturing, the struggles they face, and how small manufacturers can help raise the number of women employed in manufacturing above 27%. This is an exciting time to be in U.S. manufacturing as the industry is experiencing incredible growth, supports 17.6 million jobs, is considered the world’s 9th largest economy, and provides above-average salaries for employees. Yet, any of you reading this article are well-aware of the skills gap problem we are facing in this industry—with more than 2 million jobs expected to go unfilled in the next decade. And, while women were introduced into the manufacturing workforce with World War I, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014) notes that while women represent nearly half of the total U.S. labor force (47%), they comprise less than a third (27%) of the manufacturing jobs. In nearly 100 years, there has been a meager 8% increase in the number of female employees in the manufacturing industry. Not the kind of stellar advancement anyone would like to see.

However, the WIM survey found that only 7% of respondents listed manufacturing as a field that offers opportunities for young women. Even worse, 59% said they could not recall a manufacturing company they would consider a leader in attracting and advancing women. Therefore, it is not surprising that 68% of the respondents stated they were not likely to consider manufacturing as a career path. How can small manufacturers make a difference? Numbers like these show that manufacturing has an obvious perception problem. But what can we do to see real change? Most of us work at companies with fewer than 100 employees, which make up 94% of the manufacturing companies in the U.S. We are struggling to fill the two to three key positions needed to keep our lines moving and products shipping. As a female president of one of those manufacturing companies, I have worked for years on various national, regional, and local committees to help change some of the alarming skills gap stats. And while that work is important and is helping to make a difference in the big picture, I believe it is up to each individual company to do their part in helping make a change. I encourage all manufacturers, big and small, to help change the perceptions of manufacturing—and in turn increase the number of female employees—by focusing on these five areas: • Working with educators and parents to differentiate myths from realities • Serving as mentors and role models • Providing hands-on experiences • Showcasing innovation/technology • Highlighting meaningful work

The main reasons women end up leaving STEM education paths and professions are due to the organizational climate and lack of mentorship. (Credit: Society of Women Engineers)

Why are there so few women in manufacturing? If the jobs are there, and the pay is great, why aren’t women taking advantage of them? A 2014  Women in Manufacturing report showed that young women, like most people considering future careers, want interesting and challenging work and a high earning potential.

Mechanical, chemical, and civil engineering are among the top three engineering degrees earned among women in 2017. (Credit: Society of Women Engineers)


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Educators and Parents: Let’s Talk While I talk with high school and college-age students as often as possible, I’ve come to realize that the real target audience needs to be the school staff and parents. Students can be fascinated by the opportunities in manufacturing, but unless they have support from counselors and parents, they will not consider this industry as they make their future plans. In the 2015 public perception report by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, Americans are reluctant to choose careers in manufacturing, and thus, they aren’t encouraging the next generation to pursue these jobs either. Manufacturing offers a strong career path and multiple benefits without requiring four-year degrees, but many schools focus only on universities and colleges.

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While these are clearly great learning institutions, they aren’t the only option. I meet so many students who would be tremendous assets to the manufacturing community but didn’t realize it was even an opportunity. I share with educators and parents the Top 20 Facts list from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as it includes the latest number on salaries, health benefits, and job security, which are all positive. Mentors are another important factor in bringing in more women to this industry. According to “Why So Few?” by the American Association of University Women in 2010, “Mentorship is often cited as a key strategy for exciting, supporting, and keeping students, young scientists, and engineers in the fields of STEM. This is particularly true for individuals who haven’t historically participated in these areas—such as young women and underrepresented minorities.” The  Million Women Mentor program was developed for “Advancing Women and Girls in STEM Careers Through Mentoring,” and it found that 20% of current female high school students interested in a STEM discipline said they would like to learn more about mentoring and motivational programs to help prepare them for the future. My fellow females: We are the ones needed to be mentors and role models to this new group of women in manufacturing. We need to take time to answer questions, give guidance, provide real-life answers to their questions, and be visible role models.

Hands-On Experience

Women in STEM Occupations reported in 2008 show that very few pursue jobs in engineering or manufacturing, focusing on life sciences instead. (Credit: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Increasing STEM education participation and proficiency for girls starting in elementary school is critical step. Manufacturers must come together to create positive exposure and experiences for women at a young age. When students have some knowledge of the opportunities in manufacturing, their interest in pursuing it as a career rises exponentially. One successful program is the FIRST Robotics Competition, which provides hands-on learning using math and engineering to promote STEM-based learning. According to FIRST statistics, of those who have participated in FIRST: • They are twice as likely to major in science or engineering • 33% of girls plan to major in engineering • More than 75% are in a STEM field as a student or professional


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Events like National Manufacturing Day, Junior Achievement job shadowing, career fairs, and more all play a role in showcasing the benefits of manufacturing and providing hands-on, real insight that could change the minds and career paths of a significant number of young women.

Millennials have been raised with technology as part of every aspect of their lives, and understanding that it plays an important role in manufacturing will help them see this as a more viable career option.

Innovation and Technology Manufacturing in 2018 means technologically advanced machinery and modern buildings designed to help teams of employees collaborate and communicate more easily. It includes use of robotics, 3D printing, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, augmented reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT), just to name a few components. Millennials have been raised with technology as part of every aspect of their lives, and understanding that it plays an important role in manufacturing will help them see this as a more viable career option. From hardware to software and everything in between, the technology advancements in manufacturing are constant and require workers who can keep adapting. Manufacturing isn’t a career where you check your brain at the door. It needs great problem-solvers who can work to meet current customers’ needs, while also developing new innovations for future concerns. A 2014 Deloitte/The Manufacturing Institute report found that 78% of Millennials said their decision to work at a company was influenced by how innovative they considered the company to be. Don’t miss that number or its importance. The majority of young workers are selecting their future employers based on perceived innovation. Manufacturing is all about innovation—it’s what we do all day, every day.

Meaningful Work

Millennials also value the chance to make a difference. Talking with the engineers at my company, they have all said—many times—that what

Industries that are the most attractive to women in manufacturing as of 2015. (Credit: Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute) they most love about the manufacturing industry is the ability to take their schooling and innate interests and make a difference by creating something new that can help a customer. This is what we all want and manufacturing has this. We need to be shouting this out much louder! No matter the size of our manufacturing companies, we can make a difference in the skills gap issue, specifically when it comes to women in this industry. When we focus on sharing the great realities of manufacturing with educators, parents, and students—providing mentorship and role models, as well as hands-on experience—I am confident we will see women hit a true growth stage of impact and influence within this sector. And if we start now, we won’t have to wait another 100 years to enjoy the success women can bring to this industry. Article provided by MachineDesign.com

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Interview Tip: Be Likable

questions with a focus on showing why you match well with the company and position. Don't project the attitude that the company has no choice but to hire you if it wants to succeed. Genuine confidence means you sell your skills and abilities with confidence answers and compelling examples. Most importantly, engage the hiring manager or interviewers throughout the process. Look each person in the eyes as you respond. Maintain a relaxed, friendly facial expression. Participate in small amounts of humor if your intuition tells you the hiring manager is open to it.

iring committees spend hours evaluating applications and preparing interview questions. Quality candidates spend hours preparing and practicing for their interview. Much of the decision often comes down to one simple factor. Are you likeable?

Two Key Questions

Despite the thousands of interview questions already in existence and the new ones created daily, hiring managers typically evaluate two key internal questions. One question is, "Why should I hire you?" The other is, "Do I like you?" or, "Would I want to work with you?" While it is important to spend hours preparing to address the "Why should I hire you?" premise, it is equally important to plan to be likable. You cannot change who you are, but you can show off your likable qualities with an effective plan.

Strategies to Be Likable

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Show Appreciation A hiring manager makes judgments about End the interview on a strong note by showing sincere appreciation. Thank your personality, character and diligence just the interviewer for his time. Follow by observing your interview attire, facial up with a thank-you note. A friendly, expression, handshake and initial greeting. comfortable exit makes a compelling

Your first impression impacts your likability in a major way. A hiring manager makes judgments about your personality, character and diligence just by observing your interview attire, facial expression, handshake and initial greeting. Get off to a high-impact start by dressing the part, offering a friendly smile and exchanging genuine pleasantries. Balance confidence with humility. Arrogance is not a likable trait to most hiring managers for most jobs. Relaxed confidence is better. Answer

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usinesses and employers are taking positive steps to encourage disabled workers to join them in the workplace. Workers with disabilities have as much to offer as everyone else. Most countries have laws which mean employers must make reasonable efforts to adapt the workplace to the needs of disabled staff. In addition to the obligations of employers, co-workers of disabled people have a responsibility to provide a supportive working environment. Many people aren’t used to being around disabled people, and they may be unsure how to deal with them. Non visible disabilities, such as mental health issues, can be particularly challenging for some coworkers to deal with. Honesty, sensitivity and good communication are the core principles for creating a positive working environment. The following tips will help to create a great working relationship between disabled staff and their co-workers.

Clear Communication

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may be offensive, as the person may not see themselves this way at all. Some people are completely open about their disabilities and may be resistant to colleagues saying the wrong thing, but others may be easily offended. Co-workers should be aware of the language they use in relation to disabled staff, but shouldn’t get hung about saying the wrong thing all of the time.

Don’t Focus On The Disability

Disabled people like to build friendships and relationships with their co-workers like everybody else, and it’s important to see beyond their disabilities. If you take the time to get to know a disabled colleague, you will see them in a completely different light. For example, rather than viewing a disabled colleague as the visually impaired guy you will know them as the guy who loves baseball, cooking and jazz music.

Play By The Rules

Staff should always know how to accommodate the individual needs of disabled co-workers. For example, a disabled person may need access to specific parking, elevators or adapted desks. A disable worker may need special technology to assist them in the workplace, and colleagues must understand and respect this. Meetings and presentations may have to be adapted to the needs of hearing or visually impaired colleagues. Some colleagues may welcome assistance in situations they find challengUse Considerate ing, but others may find this patronizing. It Language all comes down to the individual, and comInappropriate language is one of the most munication and understanding are key. common ways disabled people are offended Creating a great working environment for in the workplace. Words like handicapped a disabled person is easily achieved if you and crippled can be very offensive. Saying follow these guidelines. that someone is confined to a wheelchair Article provided by Constant-Content.com To some extent, the onus is on the person with the disability to let their co-workers know if they need to be treated differently. Many may not want to do this, and in these cases staff may need to get to know each other before discussing sensitive issues. As relationships and trust are built, colleagues may feel comfortable asking appropriate questions. The key is never to pry or ask questions which step over boundaries.


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The 7 FastestGrowing Tech Jobs

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he technology sector is hot and getting hotter, but some specific skill sets are needed more than others. Here are seven of the specialized tech job titles that are expected to be in strong demand for the foreseeable future.

Database Administrator Database administrators (DBAs) manage an organization’s data. They ensure that databases run efficiently and are secure from unauthorized users. DBAs are also responsible for organizing a company’s data and storing it efficiently. The job generally requires a bachelor’s degree in management information systems (MIS) or a computer-related field. Moreover, DBAs must have an understanding of database languages, the most commonly used being Structured Query Language, also known as SQL. A DBA will have to become familiar with whichever programming language an employer uses. Projected future growth: 11% by 2026

Software Developers

The creative mind behind a computer program is a software developer. Some software developers create applications, while others build systems. They usually work alongside computer programmers. Software developers typically have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a computer-related field. A degree in mathematics is acceptable in some cases. Given today’s online coding boot camps and other unconventional learning systems, a traditional academic education is not always a requirement. Projected future growth: 24% through 2026

Web Developer

Web application developers use programming languages to create online software that meets client specifications. A developer may work in multiple programming languages and operating systems. Employers typically look for computer-related education and relevant work experience.

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With the high demand for these skills, a formal degree is not always required. Out of the seven tech careers in this list, a prospective web application developer has the most coding boot camp courses available to them. Projected future growth: 15% by 2022

Computer Systems Analysts Glatfelter Insurance Group is one of the largest program managers and insurance brokers in the U.S. Named among the Best Places to Work in PA, we take pride in our tradition of service, our clients’ trust and the value we deliver each and every day.

Computer systems analysts investigate a company’s computer systems and procedures, then design or revamp them to make the organization operate more efficiently. They must have an understanding of both business and information technology (IT) needs and limitations. Their responsibilities include consulting with managers to determine IT-related needs. Most computer systems analysts have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. However, since they work closely with the business side, many also have a business background by experience or education. Projected future growth: 9% by 2026

Mobile App Developers

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Mobile app developers create new products or adapt existing ones for use on phones and tablets. Creative companies across industries, including video game studios, advertising, and marketing firms, now recognize mobile as a powerful content distribution channel. Developers are also in demand from government agencies, financial institutions, and industries that need more prosaic products to make their operations run more efficiently. Mobile app developer is listed at number three on the top 10 best jobs of the future list by ThinkAdvisor. Most have a background in software engineering or computer science. Some colleges now offer degrees in mobile development. Projected future growth: 57% through 2020

Mobile app developer is listed at number three on the top 10 best jobs of the future list by ThinkAdvisor. Market Research Analyst Market research analysts help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price. They collect data on consumers and products, analyze the findings, and prepare reports for use by their colleagues and clients. Market research analyst is listed at number 9 of the top 10 best jobs of the future by ThinkAdvisor. Professionals in this job come from many backgrounds. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some have degrees in statistics, math, or computer science while others have backgrounds in business administration, the social sciences, or communications. Projected future growth: 32% through 2022

Information Security Analyst

Information security analysts coordinate and execute measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. A defining characteristic of people in these positions is adaptability to change because a security breach can occur at any time. Most information security analysts have a well-rounded computer education, including a bachelor’s in computer science, programming, or a related discipline. Given the demand in this field, colleges are responding with majors in information security. Projected future growth: 28% through 2026

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Government Hiring Process Explained

Diverse ideas, and people, At Matheson, one of the world’s foremost suppliers of specialty gases and gas-handling equipment, we appreciate the value of variety in the concepts that drive our work — and in our teams of talented professionals. The unique qualities of each individual bring us a broader perspective, enhanced innovation, and greater success. Established as an industry leader for more than eight decades, we have professionals from every walk of life, providing the wide array of attributes essential to the superior research, technology, resources, experience, safety, and performance our clients expect. In addition to a culture conducive to learning, growth, and advancement, we offer excellent compensation and benefits.

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ave you ever seen an announcement on USAjobs and wondered how it got there? Surprisingly there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes of every government job posting. Before any announcement ever makes it to USAjobs there are numerous hurdles that must be jumped. Applicants have asked in the past if a certain position was going to be posted, or if an opening is projected for the job they are looking for. The short answer to that is usually, “I don’t know.” The reason for that answer is because there is a lot that happens before a job is actually posted. The very first thing to understand is that most positions that we recruit for are to backfill a vacancy. This is what makes projections impossible because we can’t predict when someone is going to leave in order to need to recruit. It is actually better for us as an organization if the person never leaves. When someone actually does leave, generally there has to be some sort of approval to fill that position. This can take some time depending on the budget and various other factors. Once approved, the hiring department must then submit their recruitment request to HR to begin the process. That is when the announcement is built to be placed onto USAjobs. The fun doesn’t just stop there though. The announcement is just a small part of the recruitment process. Once an announcement is posted, it will remain open for a designated period of time to collect applications from as many people as possible. Applications are not reviewed until the closing date of that announcement. The review is completed to verify each applicant meets the requirements stated in the announcement and provided all needed supporting documentation. After the review is complete, which depending on the number of applicants can take several days, the lists of qualified applicants are sent to the hiring department to review for possible interview. This is sometimes the longest and most quiet step in the process for the applicant. An applicant will receive a notice of whether they were referred to the hiring manager for review, but depending on how busy the department is, the scheduling of the interview could be weeks out from that notice. There is also the possibility that the applicant not be given an interview. This adds to the period of silence, which won’t be broken until they are notified someone else was selected for the position. Once all interviews are conducted the selection is sent to HR for job offer and pre-employment processing. Finally, at the end of the entire process, the applicant attends orientation and starts their brand new career as a federal government employee. If you have further questions, and to watch a video on Government Hiring Processes, visit www.FederalHiringAdvice.com

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Working with Different Generations in the Workplace: What You Need to Know M by Danielle S.

any employers these days pride themselves in maintaining a rich workplace culture. After all, diverse ideas can be a recipe for long-term success in any industry. This is where it can be valuable to have generational diversity in the workplace--but only if employees from different generational backgrounds are able to collaborate and communicate effectively. Having trouble with managing employees from different generations or helping employees from different generations see eye-to-eye? If so, then there are some tips you’ll want to keep in mind.

Common Workplace Generations

Currently, there are employees from numerous generations in the workplace and in a variety of industries. These include: • Baby Boomers (those born immediately following WWII) • Generation X-ers (those born in the 60s through 1980) • Generation Y-ers/Millennials  (those born 1980 through mid 90s) • Generation Z-ers (those born mid 90s through early 2000s) Naturally, workers from each of these generations will have different viewpoints, strengths, and weaknesses that they bring to the table. For example, many baby boomers who are still in the workplace have a strong work ethic due to the difficult times in which they grew up. On the other hand, some of them may not be as well-versed with computers and other technology as employees from more recent generations. 

Of course, this isn’t a blanket statement that’s true of all baby boomers, but it is a useful example when it comes to thinking about how generation gaps could potentially affect the workplace.

Tips for Working With Different Generations

With numerous generations commonly represented in today’s typical work environment, it only makes sense that leaders and decision-makers should be adequately prepared to work with employees across generations. Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done.

Adapt to Communication Styles

One important thing to remember is that workers from different generations have very different expectations and strengths when it comes to communication styles. While millennials and generation Z employees are likely comfortable with sending out an e-mail to a customer or receiving e-mail communication from a superior, your older generations (such as the baby boomers within your company) may be more comfortable with making a phone call or speaking to a client face-to-face. When it comes to communicating with your multi-generational employees and having them collaborate with others, then, keep these potential strengths and weaknesses in mind. For example, rather than sending out all your team communications via e-mail, consider holding the occasional meeting or conference call.

Understand Workplace Expectations

Different generations also have different cultural expectations—especially when it comes to their work-life balance. Workers from your baby boomer and X generation likely grew up during a time when employees logged all their hours from their workplace. These workers may not bat an eye at the thought of a traditional Monday through Friday, 40-hour (or more) work week. On the other hand, many millennials and generation Z-ers have grown up in a time where telecommuting has become more common. Rather than working at the office 9-5 Monday through Friday, they may have expectations to work from home a day or two a week. The key here is to encourage individuals to work in a way that’s best for them and for the company. This may mean giving employees the option to telecommute on occasion while allowing those who prefer the “traditional” 9-5 to continue working their set schedules. All the while, be sure to acknowledge the efforts of all workers equally.

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Consider a Healthcare Career that Doesn't Require a Four-Year Degree

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you are interested in a healthcare career but feel discouraged because you can't pursue a bachelor's degree right now, consider obtaining training at a trade school or technical college that will get you employed in a shorter time frame. You can qualify for certain occupations with two years of training or less. This allows you to work for a while and save some money, if you're thinking about returning to school— or you may find yourself satisfied with your original career choice. Demand is strong for workers in a variety of healthcare occupations. 

Healthcare Occupations that Require Two Years or Less of Training

You can qualify for some jobs with a short training course leading to a certificate or diploma. Examples of these jobs include: • nursing assistant • mental health aide • dental assistant • physical therapist aide • occupational therapy aide Other positions require two years of education, such as: • physical therapist assistant • occupational therapy assistant • radiologic technologist (commonly called X-ray technician)

of responsibility depending on the job. You can qualify for some of these positions through a certificate program that you complete in one semester, while others require a one-year diploma or two-year degree. A medical assistant who works primarily as an office assistant requires less training than one who has clinical duties or is a billing specialist.

Returning to School in the Future

You may feel satisfied with your career and decide to stick with it for many years to come. However, the door is open if you want to return to school for a bachelor's or graduate degree. You'll already have the fundamental training that may help you complete your studies sooner than if you were starting straight out of high school, and you might even be able to test out of some courses.

Start on Your Goals

Learn more about the occupations that look appealing to you and investigate the type of education you'd need to qualify. Then you can find You also can become a licensed practical nurse, known as licensed out which schools offer training programs in those fields and begin the vocational nurses in some states, with one year of training. Becoming a application process. Soon you'll be on your way to a rewarding career in healthcare. registered nurse requires a minimum of an associate's degree. Article provided by Constant-Content.com Some occupational titles, such as medical assistant, have varying levels


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What Is Diversity Recruiting? I

Diversity recruiting is, without exception, one of the best things you can do for your business. But what, exactly, is it?

t is the process of seeking out job candidates from diverse backgrounds to fill open positions within an organization. The concept of a “diverse” workforce, however, extends beyond ethnicity…it includes underrepresented groups such as women or veterans as well.

Benefits of Diversity in the workplace

A study published by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG)  reported that “only about 11% of senior leaders in S&P 500 companies hail from ethnic and racial minorities, up only 2% from 15 years ago and still quite far from 38%, the share of US adults representing ethnic and racial minorities.” Companies, however, gain a competitive advantage over the competition when they incorporate diversity within their workforce…an advantage that also leads to increased revenues. In their publication titled The Mix That Matters: Innovation Through Diversity, BCG reported that "a study of 171 German, Swiss, and Austrian companies shows a clear relationship between the diversity of companies’ management teams and the revenues they get from innovative products and services." Just a few other ways that hiring for diversity benefits an organization include:

Resilience

Increased language and cultural awareness with different cultures, backgrounds, experiBusinesses who want to expand their operations ences, and perspectives on problem-solving, it’s quite easy to see that you’ll come up with a in other countries face steep challenges. Aside diverse range of solutions. And more solutions from language barriers, there are cultural differences—yes even in the world of business—that will result in greater productivity. need to be addressed. Having a diverse workforce of individuals with different language and cultural backgrounds, who represent at least some of the nationalities they want to do business with can help companies expand their reach. Larger and more varied pool of candidates When an organization says that it embraces diversity, it will naturally attract a wider range of individuals. However, people are smart…the company’s actions have to match what it says. For example, if a company says that it believes in diversity, yet the company culture doesn’t reflect it, that company will have a hard time drawing diverse candidates to its doors.

Employee Retention

When a business has a reputation of promoting equality and creates an atmosphere of acceptance for all of its employees, they will find that employee retention will remain high.

Why do You Need a Diversity Recruiting Strategy?

The concept of a “diverse” workforce A company with a diverse workforce  Hopefully, the case has been made for will be able to respond to both interjust how beneficial recruiting for diverextends beyond ethnicity…it includes nal and external changes with a higher sity can be for organizations. underrepresented groups such as degree of success than one which is Companies who want to remain profhomogenous. Why? Because the comitable cannot afford to neglect addwomen or veterans as well. pany that is comprised of diverse indiing  diversity and inclusion efforts to viduals has at its disposal a wide range of their company policies. worldviews and life experiences. These factors A McKinsey study found that “for companies If your organization wants to improve – or lead to innovation and creativity when respond- ranking in the top quartile of executive-board build – a strong, diverse workforce, the following to both internal and external problems. diversity, ROEs (Returns on Equity) were 53 ing strategies and processes can help. As reported in the Forbes article titled A Study percent higher, on average, than they were for Ways to improve your diversity recruiting Finds that Diverse Companies Produce 19% those in the bottom quartile.” strategy More Revenue, BCG found that “increasing The authors of the study maintain that these Look at your branding. Do you have anything the diversity of leadership teams leads to more findings weren’t applicable to any particular in place right now for diversity and incluand better innovation and improved financial industry, which is good news for any organi- sion initiatives? What about your Employee performance.” zation that wants to remain competitive – and Resource Group? Are the groups active? And that “Companies that have more diverse profitable. If so, share this fact everywhere; on your management teams have 19% higher revenue “The broad range of companies in our sample due to innovation.” makes us confident that industry-specific distor- website, social media channels, and of course Obviously then, the management of any orga- tions—those arising, for instance, when a par- both internal and external communications such nization that wants to survive the changing ticularly profitable industry has high numbers of as press releases and company memorandums. business landscape would do well to adopt the foreign executives—are negligible.“ Your website should include, at the least: principles and processes of diverse recruiting. • A diversity vision or commitment statement Problem Solving Increase in productivity While research confirms what we intuitively • Demographic statistics of your organization As the different angles of a diamond that’s know, companies benefit when their workforce • A Diversity Charter been cut combine forces to lend brilliance to the consists of diverse individuals; each of them • Diversity images gem, so too will the different observations and bring a unique perspective to any particular viewpoints of a diverse workforce. problem, allowing the team to evaluate which • Testimonial videos interviewing minority Put simply, when you bring together people course of action is most likely to succeed. employees from all levels


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• Awards and public recognition of your historically black universities and colleges or • As much as possible, avoid using corporate institutions with a large proportion of women or jargon diversity and inclusion initiatives minorities. • Point out your organization’s diversity and On your company’s social media you need Connect with groups that serve veterans, inclusion initiatives to share: • Emphasize benefits such as • Photos and stories from ERG childcare subsidies and/or paid activities and events Your diverse recruiting strategy should family sick time • Any pictures, testimonials, etc. be more than meeting some arbitrary that highlight your diversity and Create A Diversity inclusion policies Recruitment Plan quota…you must include retention goals • Pictures which showcase your As part of your diversity recruitwithin your strategy. organization’s D&I efforts ment plan, add the following sources • Diversity organization awards to your recruitment process.: or other public recognition of your diversity members of the LGBTQ community and/or • Join multicultural professional associations older residents. If you need to find local canand inclusion initiatives and connect with student groups to widen didates, radio ads spread a wide net and can your network. Set Real Goals work well to find candidates within specific • Attend career fairs – both in person and Your  diverse recruiting strategy should be virtually – that target underrepresented indimore than meeting some arbitrary quota…you geographical areas. viduals such as people with disabilities, vetmust include retention goals within your strategy. Check Your Language As any hiring manager will know, you can get Does your communication “speak” to individerans, minorities, and women. someone in the door, but encouraging them to uals who are seeking to work with organizations • Hold your own virtual career fair stay requires a whole other set of skills. that value workplace diversity? • Tweak your employee referral program Before mapping out what you want to accomA simple, cost-effective way to increase diverAlready have an employee referral program in plish, assess your company’s current policies, sity within the talent pools you create is using place? Good. practices, benefits, and demographics. This will language to signal a desire to hire a diverse Then boost it by adding a message about give you a baseline that you can then use to workforce. the need to diversify the workforce. Don’t be determine the progress you’re making towards Keep the following points in mind when creat- vague…be deliberate about your company’s your goals. ing a job ad for your next opening: needs as well as the importance that diverse • Don’t use “gendered words” (e.g. ninja or referrals have to your company’s diversity and Change Your Sources dominate) Look for candidates where you’ve not looked inclusion initiatives. • Only list out your “must-haves” and make before. For example, if you’ve only looked Article provided by DiverseRecruiting Experts.com the list reasonable in length for candidates in traditional schools, look at Connecting Great People With Great Companies


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The Best Civilian Career Fields For Veterans

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hat are the best civilian career fields for veterans? Transitioning out of the military and back into civilian life can be difficult in more ways than one, and there’s no one-size-fits-all career path for those making the jump. But in general, some fields and industries offer more for veterans.

by MilitaryBenefits

Finding Government Jobs

There are three basic resources you can use to get started hunting for a government job-one is a Federal search tool called USAJobs that can help you find open positions at the federal level. Your state Department of Veterans Affairs may feature government jobs at both the VA Government and state/local level depending on how extensively the official site is maintained. Government jobs are a natural for anyone leaving You can also find local job hunting resources via military service with an honorable discharge. Veterans the usual places such as LinkedIn, Monster.com, frequently take advantage of hiring preferences for etc. When searching for these types of jobs, it helps Civil Service, state jobs, and municipal positions. to try both general and specific terms. “State medical Government jobs often require screening tests that jobs” or “Federal medical jobs in Provo, Utah” are fairly may feel familiar to anyone who has taken professional broad, but a search for “Freelance X-ray technician posimilitary education, distance learning for career progrestions in Baltimore VA clinics” may yield interesting results. sion, or promotion tests. Military members are used to takAnother way to locate government jobs is by searching the ing exams to advance a career, which can be a big advantage official sites of government agencies like the Department of Veterans over first-time government test-takers. The veteran brings experience and military discipline to the table, and Affairs (which has a section specifically for VA job openings). government hiring processes tend to favor people with military “hard skills” and “soft skills” alike. Your exact military experience may not Technology How wide-open is the technology field for vets? Five out of eight directly translate with some government work, but the fact that you successfully completed your military service commitment speaks volumes to jobs listed in a Monster.com article, Eight High-Paying Jobs For Veterans, were tech-related. the employer. It’s not surprising, really, the tech industry is a very large one, Consider those who have moved out of forward-deployed military duty in combat zones and go on to become defense contractors or employees covering everything from IT and intelligence gathering to aerospace, renewable energy, and much more. The United States Department of Labor of aerospace industries that have ties with the government.

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published a report in 2016 estimating job growth in the tech sector-speculating that more than half a million new tech jobs will be added between the time of the report to 2026. The problem with telling soon-to-be-civilian employees to “look in the tech sector for jobs” is naturally related to the veteran’s military career, the vastness of the industry, and the desired specialty. How can a military member decide which aspect of the industry to approach? Depending on a veterans’ military experiences, jobs in tech may be easier to come by. Those who spent time in uniform doing IT work, computer security, setting up long-haul communications, or developing technical infrastructure may already have qualifications and training civilian employers need. Others may find their specialized military experience can translate to a new career by taking additional training, refresher courses, or by getting involved in new developments in the industry. Those who did IT work in a classified environment may find their old security clearance is an advantage when being considered by a civilian employer. Your old clearance may not “travel” to your new job depending on circumstances, but it’s easier to hire someone with an existing clearance (a “known quantity”, if you like) and experience in such tightly controlled circumstances.

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The health care field is expected to add more than two million jobs between now and 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are so many military medical career fields that it only makes sense that a large number of veterans will enter the civilian health care industry between now and then. Health care, like IT, may require veterans to get updated certifications or enter into continuing education programs to further their expertise. Additional schooling can also be a gateway to job opportunities via internships, job placement services offered by medical schools or programs, etc. With health care, the option to apply for work in the military medical system is one of the first choices a soon-tobe-civilian is confronted with. Talk to a human resources officer or personnel manager at a military hospital or clinic long before you file military retirement or separation paperwork to learn how hiring procedures work. You can use federal civil service job search tools (USAJobs), hunt for General Schedule jobs in health care, or try searching the Department of Veterans Affairs job board.

Health Care Jobs, Overlapping Skill Sets, and Career Choice Issues

Health care and IT work often overlap, especially for work involving the storage and retrieval of medical

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Finding Tech Jobs

Tech jobs are available at the usual government hiring sites such as USAJobs and state/local agencies, but you can also find job ads via online trade magazines, LinkedIn, etc. If you are taking continuing education or getting new tech certifications as a civilian job seeker, be sure to take advantage of any career services offered by your institution of higher learning. You may also find help via career days at local universities and Meetupstyle after work mixers in your local area. Some don’t want to work for a civilian company but prefer to stay within the federal system-federal tech jobs are available for everything from IT to aircraft maintenance. If you are interested in these jobs, do a search for Federal Schedule jobs in your area of specialty or planned specialty.

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Veterans who worked in skilled trade jobs for the military find themselves in a unique position-their military careers qualify them for skilled trade jobs in the civilian sector, but these job seekers may be required to add certifications or continuing education in order to be hire-worthy as civilian employees. records, hospital computer security, billing and coding, and much more. Some in IT find themselves in the health care industry doing work similar to their military occupations, others may come from a non-tech background and get the required certifications to begin a new career in the hybrid IT/health industry. In these times, some growth industries may complicate veteran job-seeker choices. The alternative energy sector offers plenty of work for qualified veterans with a technical background, and a similar wave began in health care when states began to legalize medical marijuana. This controversial addition to your health care employment options may or may not be right for a veteran leaving the service. Job seekers will have to weigh the implications of finding work in the medical cannabis industry given its uncertain future under federal law but also how such work appears on the veteran’s resume. Will a future employer look favorably on such experience or not? The industry is too new to speculate on how things might go in the future, but those are important topics to consider when picking your post-military career path.

Skilled Trade Jobs For Veterans

Veterans who worked in skilled trade jobs for the military find themselves in a unique position-their military careers qualify them for skilled trade jobs in the civilian sector, but these job seekers may be required to add certifications or continuing education in order to be hire-worthy as civilian employees. Military duty may not require the same certifications (or any, depending on the career field and the nature of the training done in those fields) and it may be difficult to determine what’s expected until one begins filling out job applications and taking interviews. But military skilled trade occupations such as airframe maintenance, civil engineering, construction, long-haul communications, even plumbing and HVAC have plenty of demand in the private sector and depending on a veteran’s experiences and career, the opportunities for consulting and advising work may be as worthy of consideration as the actual jobs themselves.

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Some may come to the civilian sector completely ready to begin skilled trade work, others may need to update their certifications or training, and still, others may need to consider apprenticeships and OJT. The U.S. Department of Labor has a variety of resources for people who need apprenticeships and on-the-job training. The Department of Veterans Affairs also has programs for those who need career assistance in finding opportunities in skilled trades and other careers via the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program. Each trade has its own requirements, and it’s good to research them prior to leaving the military for work as a civilian. Some prefer to use the GI Bill to help them prepare for a new career outside the militaryand some prefer to start using those GI Bill benefits before they leave the service. It’s possible to prepare for a career that has nothing to do with your previous military job while still on active duty. In such cases it’s a very good idea to talk to both a  college admissions counselor and a career advisor or subject matter expert in the career you seek to learn what the most current requirements and certifications might be in your chosen field. Joe Wallace is a 13-year veteran of the United States Air Force and a former reporter for Air Force Television News. Article provided by MilitaryBenefits.info

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By Edward Chenard

was talking to a guy the other day who was telling me that more people of a certain ethic group should be hired by a certain company, for diversity. It should be pointed out that this ethnic group in question happened to be the one he is a part of. Having hired people myself I really started to wonder about this whole diversity question and what really is diversity when it comes to business settings? Yes we know people of various ethnic groups or skin color or even gender can be called diversity, but what really makes a person diverse, is it really just skin deep or more about diversity of thinking? I like to travel, mainly because I get to meet people I have no clue about how they live or what they consider the norm. It is fun because it is much like solving a puzzle with prizes along the way. Get it right and people usually are quite open. Being of a mixed background myself, the word diversity is not something I pick up just for the office, I live it daily. So when I hear that being part Latin makes me qualified for diversity, I really wonder, does it? When a company is looking for diversity, what kind of diversity counts? Shouldn’t how I think and the unique ideas I bring be the real measure of diversity? Diversity in the way we think counts the most. I go back to that great little cauldron of social experiments in business I call grad school. Where, I had to work with all kinds of people that would fit the traditional diversity definition. But when it came to thinking, most students could be considered a homogeneous group by the time they graduated regardless of where in the world they came from. Reason being, grad school is as much about what you learn as how you think. Since we learn the same, technically we would solve problems the same. In terms of solving business issues, the students had more in common with each other in terms of thinking, thus diversity in thought was very low, even thought diversity in terms of ethnic background was very high. This is important when it comes to hiring because if you hire based on ethnic diversity, the diversity you need, is not necessarily what you will get. The students

will solve the problem pretty much the same because they have the same training. So if you were looking for new and fresh ideas, I would gamble that disappointment was the end result regardless of the cultural background of the student. Take for example, a job I had where I was brought in to shake things up, make big changes and get new ideas going. I was hired for diversity reasons, my diversity was in the way I think and approach problems and opportunities. My ethnic background wasn’t all that dissimilar from many team members, but where I grew up and how I grew up was, and that shaped how I think and approach challenges. My diversity in thinking is what helped shake things up. Did they always like this? No, some people like to do things that are comfortable and don’t like someone questioning them as to why they are doing what they are. But that is what was needed to get the ball rolling and get changes made. As a hiring manager it can be hard to know if you are getting the kind of diversity you need. It first starts by understanding what you lack. If you have an office full of Yes people, getting someone who challenges your ideas, respectfully, can be a form of diversity of thought. To find out, you need to get away from the usually interview waltz which I personally don’t find that helpful. I love to ask a candidate “how are you going to solve my company’s problems?” A great question to finding out how a person thinks and engages in situations presented to them. Get to know where they grew up, how they think and engage others and if their style is right for you. Now since the readership of this site is very international, you will have to check your local hiring laws to make sure you don’t cross the line and ask questions that can get you in trouble. In the end, diversity of thought is not about hiring someone based on background, but on individual contribution to the team. This kind of diversity hiring I believe will catch on when managers really put aside the cookie cutter hiring process and get down to answering what they really need and addressing the issues head on and solving them. Diversity of thought is the way to hire.

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Great Employee Qualities: Do You Have Them?

YOU’RE AT YOUR BEST WHEN YOU’RE

by Long Yun Siang

THE REAL YOU

Synchrony is a place where you’ll help customers succeed and, in turn, we’ll do the same for you. Here, you’ll be supported by an extensive Diversity & Inclusion Network, with leaders who believe differences are a competitive advantage, and a culture that celebrates you as an individual. We know you have ambitions of your own—we’re here to help you achieve them!

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re great employee qualities fast disappearing in the workforce? If they are, then you should quickly see if you can adapt some of these ideas and make yourself competitive. Some great employee qualities that bosses appreciate include:

1. Managing Yourself

Manage yourself by knowing your roles and responsibilities in your company. In addition, learn to know what it takes to go a step beyond what your current role entails. Know what makes you a competitive advantage to your boss. How do you improve yourself? Do you know your key strengths you can play up? Weaknesses you should seek to lessen via training or even self learning?

2. Managing Your Boss

Perhaps one of the more important great employee qualities is being able to manage your boss. That does not mean to suck up to him. It means knowing his likes and dislikes, and how he works. For example, does he like to be updated via email which means he is perhaps a very visual based person versus being updated verbally which means he is perhaps more auditory?. Learn how to break bad news to him, prepare him for meetings and the unexpected. You will soon become a key competitive advantage in his team.

3. Managerial Attitude

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Even if you are in the lower rung, make sure you have a managerial attitude. This is one of the important great employee qualities. Behave like a manager and see to it that things are done the way they are supposed to be done. Manage expectations of everyone in the team from the boss to colleagues and peers within the department. Stick to time lines; follow up with next steps after every meeting, have progress reports ready even if they are informal ones like an email.

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4. Managing Your Time

Prioritize your work and manage your time well. Know when to do what. Do not procrastinate on work especially when they involve cross department participation. Your delay will affect other people's work. Great employees know how to manage their time well and even manage their boss's time well.

5. Work To Get Results

Work with objectives in mind. What is the overall objective of the project? Work towards the aim that everyone who is involved in a project big or small has a role. Everyone must contribute towards that goal. You must learn to get results and expect high performance of yourself. Do not just do enough to get by. This is one of the most important "great employee qualities."

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8. Strive For Excellence

In everything you do, strive to be the best you can be. Take the initiative to ensure that things are going right and make sure that the details are tied down. Spend time doing what everyone else takes for granted.

9. Enjoys Work

Peter Drucker, the management guru said, “Those who perform love what they are doing.” Even if it means a routine work, as they know each step and each detail builds on another and helps achieve the company objective. A boss can feel whether employees enjoy their work or otherwise. Someone who enjoys their work will naturally bring their best to work.

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6. Outdo Yourself

Great employees have the stamina to do outstanding work. They set the pace for others to follow. If you want to be great at what you do and be appreciated by the boss, look for ways to outdo yourself. Be the best that you can be. Even if perfection is elusive, go out and get it. Even if you fall short of perfection, your near perfect would have pushed you further than you would have thought possible.

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7. Can Do

Have a “Can Do” attitude. Ever worked with someone who is always so negative, that everything is impossible, nothing is easy, things are too troublesome and a million other excuses and reasons why Someone who enjoys their things won’t work? Do you catch yourself making the same mistake? Have a “Can Do” work will naturally bring attitude. Have the courage and patience to their best to work. work things out and figure things out even if it sounds very challenging. Bosses trust people who have a “Can Do” attitude in 10. Contribute Positively A great employee takes personal responapproaching work. sibility for everything they do. To be a great employee you must contribute positively to the organization. Take initiatives, give suggestions, or even be the silent hero who solves challenges quietly, that is how a great employee works. They work to help achieve greater goals for the organization.

11. Work Relationships

Bosses trust people who have a "Can Do" attitude in approaching work.

Being nice to people and have great working relationships across departments and ranks is one of the important great employee qualities. It means you can get a lot more cooperation and strong network to help you get your work done. Hence, making your boss look good in the eyes of management. Your boss will have less people problems too. Do you have these great employee qualities? Perhaps you already have them and what you need is a plan to bring them to be noticed. If you don’t, start to see which of these qualities you can adopt and start on first. It will help you move up the corporate ladder a little easier.

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Five Emerging Medical Specialties You’ve Never Heard Of—Until Now

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medicine evolves, so do the types of doctors most needed. Demand for some of these physicians is already high. Right when her colleagues at Boston Children’s Hospital are leaving at the end of the day, pediatrician Sarah Henry, MD, is just arriving at work. As a nocturnist, Henry has made a career of working the night shift, clocking 10 overnights a month, sleeping mostly during the day, and avoiding typical workday stresses like long commutes.

But the job’s real attractions are less practical. “The hospital at night is a different place than during the day,” Henry says. “There aren’t the meetings and conferences and people coming and going. It’s a leaner, more simplified environment where I can focus on patient care and spend more time with families. That’s something I really value.” Nocturnists are one of several medical career paths to emerge in recent years, partly in response to medical advances but also to new ways in which health care is delivered. We have listed five new specialties, what they entail, and the training needed to pursue them.

1. Cancer Immunologist

Harnessing the immune system to fight malignancies is a burgeoning area of medicine that’s creating huge opportunities for new doctors. “It’s a time of incredible progress that has translated into help for patients,” says Lisa Butterfield, PhD, president of the Society for the Immunotherapy of Cancer. But the promise of these medications is tempered by new clinical challenges. New treatments like CAR-T cell therapy can cause alarming and even fatal immune overreactions, and drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors have led to the emergence of new forms of autoimmune diseases like inflammatory arthritis and even type 1 diabetes, among other adverse effects.

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Health systems have a growing need for doctors who can treat these of that, though, they often enjoy greater autonomy than their daytime problems as new therapies — projected to rise from 47 agents to 75 by counterparts. 2020 — enter the market. “I receive about 250 emails from around the Training is the same as for daytime hospitalists, which typically is board world every single day asking for guidance,” says Maria C. Castells, certification in internal medicine, family medicine, or pediatrics. Doctors MD, PhD, director of both the Drug Hypersensitivity and Desensitization may also seek Maintenance of Certification in Focused Practice in Hospital Center and the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Training Program at Medicine, or advanced training in subspecialties like cardiology or pulBoston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “This is something completely monary medicine, but neither is necessary, says Philip A. Masters, MD, new that we’re trying to understand.” vice president of membership and international programs at the American The nascent field is College of Physicians. also looking for clinician Health systems have a growing need for doctors who can According to the 2016 researchers to identify State of Hospital Medicine treat these problems as new therapies — projected to rise specific markers and pheReport, more than 70% of notypes, which will offer hospitalist programs have from 47 agents to 75 by 2020 — enter the market. clues to patients likely to nocturnists, and the demand experience certain side effects, and to characterize the new forms of is increasing, often outstripping supply. As a result, they can earn 15 to autoimmune disease. “There are characteristic patterns of effects we are 20% more than daytime hospitalists or earn the same salary with fewer seeing frequently,” says Anne Bass, MD, a rheumatologist at the Hospital hours. But “finding it easy to sleep during the day is key,” Henry says. for Special Surgery in New York City, who helps manage autoimmune “Some people can’t do that.” conditions in cancer patients on immunotherapies. “Some patients may be 3. Lifestyle Medicine Physician genetically predisposed to them.” Some 80% of health care costs are related to chronic diseases, and 80% A career pathway has not yet evolved, but Castells envisions a spe- of chronic disease is related to lifestyle choices. That makes a powerful cialty encompassing immunology/allergy and rheumatology and perhaps argument for lifestyle medicine specialists, says Wayne Dysinger, MD, dermatology and gastroenterology. (Skin conditions and inflammatory president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and founding bowel diseases are not uncommon for patients with autoimmune condi- chair of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. tions.) For now, she says, a specialty in clinical immunology/allergy or A patient’s food choices, exercise, sleep, stress levels, and ability to rheumatology offers the best bet for interested students. connect with others all fall under the purview of a lifestyle medicine 2. Nocturnist doctor. “We address every aspect of a person’s life,” Dysinger says. As the proportion of medically complex patients in hospitals rises, “When a patient walks into my office, they’re just as likely to walk out the outlook for nocturnists — doctors who practice hospital medicine with a prescription for broccoli as for Lipitor.” primarily at night — is bright. “It adds a level of safety and service Primary care and family medicine are natural homes for lifestyle to the hospital,” says Atashi Mandal, MD, a nocturnist in California’s medicine expertise, but the specialization can also be useful in a growing Orange County. number of lifestyle medicine clinics that operate on a referral model or Nocturnists mostly do what hospitalists do —admit and provide residential facilities where a patient might spend ten days to two weeks coverage for patients — but they work entirely at night, which means they to jumpstart changes when the need is urgent. are often on their own, without the benefit of other specialists. Because The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine began offering certification

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in lifestyle medicine in October 2017, and so far 300 doctors have received it. Demand to sit for the exam is exploding, Dysinger says. U.S. candidates must already be board-certified by a medical specialty board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialists or the American Osteopathic Association.

4. Clinical Informatics

Also known as biomedical or health informatics, the field of clinical informatics involves collecting and analyzing patients’ health information and applying those insights to improve health, says Douglas B. Fridsma, MD, PhD, president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association. The field is taking off due to provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which mandates the use of electronic health records (EHR). But hospitals also are recruiting physicians who can fulfill the promise of these information troves, from making better clinical decisions to guiding research efforts. Top jobs are chief medical information officer and chief health information officer, with varying proportions of time spent in the clinic and with informatics duties, says Howard D. Silverman, MD, MS, professor of the Clinical Informatics Fellowship at University of Arizona College of Medicine at Phoenix. Physicians versed in informatics can also find work with EHR vendors and Silicon Valley startups or in research. Doctors need to become board certified in clinical informatics through an exam offered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Pathology. Physicians in all 24 subspecialties are eligible, but candidates must have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program to sit for the exam.

5. Medical Virtualist

The telehealth market is expected to rise 30% each year between 2017 and 2022 as telemedicine gains traction as a way to deliver second-opinion consults and offer telepsychiatry and telestroke services. More health systems also are adding telemedicine to their raft of services, using their own physicians or those employed by telehealth companies to provide primary care triage, specialty consults, and virtual rounding. While these medical virtualists don’t yet require certification, many see a need for the specialty.

“As more health care institutions start to incorporate virtual care into their strategic planning, we need to make sure we are prepared to train future providers.” “As more health care institutions start to incorporate virtual care into their strategic planning, we need to make sure we are prepared to train future providers,” says Rahul Sharma, MD, emergency physician-in-chief for NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Physicians will need to demonstrate competency in conducting the virtual interaction — including body language, eye contact, and the environment from which the visit is conducted — and gain expertise in the legal ramifications and regulatory issues of virtual medicine. Aspiring virtualists should spend several years in a traditional clinic setting before specializing in the virtual world exclusively, however. Says Sharma, “The clinical acumen you get from face-to-face experience with patients is incredibly important.” Article provided by aamc.org The AAMC serves and leads the academic medicine community to improve the health of all.

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The engineering field is not the only IT field experiencing growth. Entry-level information technology analysts make $60,000 and above. Experienced IT analysts make over $82,600 per field, and job growth for the next decade is expected to be about 30%.

3. Financial Services

Accountants, Actuaries, Financial Advisors Are you good with numbers? You could find a rewarding career in the financial services industry. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) make an average of $74,200 and 10-year job growth is expected to be 18%. As more companies are doing away with pension plans, employees will need help with retirement planning. Job growth for financial advisors is expected to be 41% over the next decade. The average financial advisor makes $101,000 per year. Actuaries measure the statistical probability of certain events occurring. The actuarial field has a projected growth rate of 24% and an average salary of $129,000. Actuaries can make as much as $300,000 per year. All of these finance-related fields typically require an undergraduate business degree.

4. Education Arena

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At Minnehaha Academy we seek the very best faculty to educate our students along with the very best staff to support the faculty, students, parents and alumni of Minnehaha. We seek to have a student body that reflects the diversity of the Twin Cities. For current open positions visit www.minnehahaacademy.net

5. Technical Jobs 4200 W. River Pkwy. Minneapolis, MN 55406 An EEO/AA Employer.

UC Nurses. We See Leaders. Are you interested in developing the next generation of nurse leaders? The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing currently has full- and part-time faculty and senior leadership positions open. All applications must be submitted online. Positions can be viewed at www.jobs.uc.edu. https://jobs.uc.edu. For more information visit www.nursing.uc.edu. www.facebook.com/uccollegeofnursing Phone: (513) 558-5500 • Fax: (513) 558-9030

College Professors, Elementary School Teachers, High School Teachers A bad economy means increased enrollment in colleges and universities. As students return to school, there is an increased need for college professors. The average salary for a college professor is $70,400 and the 10-year growth rate is projected at 23%. College professors enjoy great flexibility in their work schedules, freeing them to do a variety of other tasks. Do you love working with kids? You could become a school teacher. Elementary, middle, and high school teachers make an average of $50,200 annually and future job growth is 18%. Teaching at the collegiate level normally requires a graduate degree in a related field. Physical Therapist Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Veterinary Technicians Many technical jobs require certifications but do not require that applicants obtain a college degree. Physical therapist assistants earn approximately $42,000 and the physical therapy field is booming. The 10-year growth rate is 42%. Physical therapist assistants are responsible for developing treatment plans, documenting treatments, and modifying specific treatments to the needs of the patient. Dental hygienists clean teeth, take X-rays,


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and perform routine oral procedures. Hygienists make $68,152, and the field is growing at a rate of 43%. Veterinary techs perform medical tests, prepare vaccines and tissue samples, and take blood samples. The average salary is $30,000, and the 10-year growth rate is 35%.

6. Business Services Jobs

Environment Health Specialist, Construction Estimator Service jobs are still the lifeblood of the United States economy, accounting for more than 70% of all jobs. Environmental health and safety specialists are expected to be big beneficiaries of this trend with 10-year job growth expected at 28%. Median pay is expected to be a healthy $71,000 per year. Estimators are important to customers because they help to determine whether a project will make money for a firm or become a money loser. A construction estimator position requires lots of experience and accuracy. The average pay is solid at $68,000 per year and job growth is expected at 25% over the next ten years.

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A leader in the office furniture industry. Nationwide career opportunities. See our career opportunities at www.hnicareers.com and listed with state workforce training and development centers. As Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers, the office furniture companies of HNI Corporation support the advancement of all people based on their qualifications and experience without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by law.

7. Sales Jobs

Sales Director, Sales Executive, Senior Sales Professional Sales are incredibly important to any company from software companies to financial service firms. Sales executives are needed to motivate staff and help companies reach their revenue goals. They have to be outstanding at customer relations and place employees in the best position to close deals. The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is seeking applicants who will be committed to promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens. These qualities are imperative to achieving our district’s strategic priorities of closing achievement gaps among different student groups and fostering a work environment that promotes civility, collegiality, and trust. For great opportunities and new positions, please visit:

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Sales may be a high stress, high pressure occupation but it pays very well. Sales directors earn an average annual salary of $142,000, and senior sales executives are not far behind with an average salary of $127,000 per year.

8. Consulting Jobs Holy Redeemer’s holistic approach to healing is unique among healthcare providers. Caring for the total person goes beyond the act of delivering excellent medical care. It involves meeting the emotional, spiritual and social services needs of those we serve.

From maternity and neonatal services, to end-of-life care and every stage of life in between, Holy Redeemer’s services focus on your total well-being. 521 Moredon Road Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 For more information or for current employment opportunities visit us at careers.holyredeemer.com and apply online. Equal Opportunity Employer

Opportunities for Behavioral HealthCare Professionals Health isn’t just physical. Mental health is crucial for overall well-being. Firelands provides inpatient and outpatient mental health, alcohol and drug treatment to northern Ohioans with these conditions.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

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Management Consultants, Healthcare Consultants Companies are looking for ways to save money on employee costs and one of the best ways to do this is by outsourcing projects. This is why consultants are expected to be in incredibly high demand. Companies do not have to provide benefits or pay healthcare costs for consultants. The consulting industry is expected to see double-digit growth over the next decade. Management and healthcare consultants will see job growth of 24%, making this one of the most lucrative industries for job seekers to get into.

9. Engineering Jobs

Project Engineer, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Biomedical Engineer There is a dearth of math and science majors in universities and the engineering industry is reflecting that. Companies are having an increasingly difficult time finding quality engineers. Structural, civil, project, and environmental engineers will see job growth ranging from 24% to 31% over the next decade. Biomedical engineers will see job growth at a whopping 72%. The minimum salary is expected to be $76,000 with some engineers easily making more than six figures a year. The work is low stress and the job satisfaction is incredibly high.

10. Middle Management Jobs

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Oak Valley Hospital 350 South Oak Avenue • Oakdale, CA 95361 Current openings include full-time and per diem positions. If you would like to join our team, please email your resume to Brian Beck - VP Human Resources at bbeck@ovhd.com. For more information visit:

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Research and Development Manager, Product Manager, Risk Management Manager Mid-level management is just as important to a firm as top-level management. They are responsible for supervising many of the day-to-day functions and maintaining smooth interactions with management and staff. Risk management managers help to mitigate risks and keep firms from potential risks that can cripple them. Job growth for this field is expected at 24% with an average salary of $107,000. R&D managers make sure that new projects and products are developed, tested, and properly brought to market. Product managers oversee the launch and implementation of new products and processes. These are all important job functions in which most current employees see continued job growth in their professions.

Final Word

Technology and business evolve quickly, and new careers come and go just as fast. Because of this, it’s important to choose a career field that will be in high demand for the foreseeable future and sharpen your skills over time. What do you think are the best jobs to have over the next 10 years? Are you pursuing or currently working in any of these career fields? Article provided by www.moneycrashers.com


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Thompson Health, comprised of affiliated health-related corporations, is committed to providing an integrated health care system to promote and support the health and well-being of the community. Visit www.thompsonhealth.com and browse our “Careers” section for a full listing of our job descriptions, benefits and employment information, and to apply online. 350 PARRISH STREET — CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK 14424 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, age, disability, religion, marital status, citizenship, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

AspenPointe is an affirmative action employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from consideration for employment because of age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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ASPENPOINTE provides exceptional behavioral health care to our community, one patient at a time. Our continuum of care includes mental health and substance abuse services as well as career and education enhancement programs for individuals and families. From teen, child and family counseling, AspenPointe provides many avenues to help and treat people seeking behavioral health. We strive to hire hard-working, dedicated employees who will join us in our commitment to provide the best services for our community. We are committed to being the employer of choice. To that end, we offer a comprehensive benefits program in order to attract and retain the best employees. Learn more about us and our open positions at www.aspenpointe.org.

The Agricultural Division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, L.L.C. is located in Des Moines, Iowa, stands on almost 120 acres and has 1,200 teammates. Our company offers a competitive benefits package and many development opportunities for our teammates, including leadership training and technical training. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Why is Unity Health where you want to be? Because we are who you are…dedicated, stable, and loyal to our community. For job opportunities, please visit us online at: www.unity-health.org

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here are many good reasons why people choose to work at Mission Regional Medical Center. Strong reasons like good benefits, incentives, and of course, competitive compensation. But what sparks the most pride in our community aren’t the reasons why they choose to come to Mission Regional Medical Center. It’s why they choose to stay. Mission Regional Medical Center isn’t just a place to find another job. It’s a place to jump start a healthcare career.

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900 South Bryan Road • Mission, TX 78572 • EOE Are you interested in developing the next generation of nurse leaders? The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing currently has full- and part-time faculty and senior leadership positions open. All applications must be submitted online. Positions can be viewed at www.jobs.uc.edu. https://jobs.uc.edu. For more information visit www.nursing.uc.edu. www.facebook.com/uccollegeofnursing Phone: (513) 558-5500 • Fax: (513) 558-9030

The New England Center for Children® NECC employs 1,200 professionals across the world. Our commitment to diversity stems from our belief in the benefits of incorporating different backgrounds, perspectives, cultures, and life situations within our organization.

Peninsula of Michigan. The organization provides primary care at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, as well as at seven outpatient clinics. At Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, we strive to hire only the best! Working with and for America’s Veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. If you have what it takes, please consider applying for one of our available positions.

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