Comments on: Health care degree leads to higher earnings http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/31/health-care-degree-leads-to-higher-earnings/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: FootyR http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/31/health-care-degree-leads-to-higher-earnings/#comment-31039 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 13:29:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1074#comment-31039 Is there an alternative method into healthcare profession? Rather than becoming a Doctor or Nurse, could I enter the profession through an MSc Management degree and a passion for helping?

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By: ed http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/31/health-care-degree-leads-to-higher-earnings/#comment-16573 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 18:20:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1074#comment-16573 Occupational therapy is in high demand. I recently graduated from college and my professors continually reinforced the job security that came with an occupational therapy degree. It is a rewarding career that offers excellent options in the health care field and provides high salaries as well. Check out Degrees In Healthcare to learn more about earning a degree in occupational therapy.

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By: James Moore http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/31/health-care-degree-leads-to-higher-earnings/#comment-4687 Mon, 05 Jan 2009 21:58:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1074#comment-4687 Prevention model, huh. I have spent the last 26 years of my life as an ICU/ER RN and this is what I have observed:

People will NOT take responsibility for their actions. Each and every one believes they are where they are as a result of being a ‘victim’ of something. About 15% of our ICU admits come from drug dependency or alcohol and their related diseases. About 35% of our ER visits stem from the same causes. Not especially OD but cirrhosis, pneumonia, systemic infections and so on. The hospital stays are longer (usually with Medicaid insurance), they require a great deal more of our resources and they for the most part are horrible noncompliant patients. So much for the prevention model.

I went into nursing because of two things: Job security (and that was a laugh) and because I love what I do. My advice to the new breed. If you don’t like people at their worst, DO NOT go into healthcare.

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By: Matt Holbert http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/31/health-care-degree-leads-to-higher-earnings/#comment-4411 Thu, 01 Jan 2009 17:49:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1074#comment-4411 What we have to realize is that the entire model is broken. We have come up with a model that is wise enough to to realize that think tanks such as the Hudson Institute are all about preserving the status quo since they are funded by those with a vested interest in the status quo. Only when you are aware of this does some of their work make sense. By way of example, one of their fellows produced a book entitled “Saving the Planet with Pesticides and Plastics.” This theme only makes sense if their funding is coming from big business.

Health care has to transition to a prevention model. Rather than going off to school to be specialists, those with an interest in health care should learn how to cook healthy food and lead active lives. We have to design a health delivery model that is properly scaled and I’m not aware of any educational system that is capable of designing such a model.

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By: Himanshu http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/31/health-care-degree-leads-to-higher-earnings/#comment-4406 Thu, 01 Jan 2009 16:08:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1074#comment-4406 The job of the cabinet is to control all activity, economic and otherwise in the country while creating an impression of free choice. If people are defaulting on loans, should rates go down or up? Digression…

The way education is controlled, it is a centrally controlled economy and one that is unplanned. Plans have value and this country detests planning, ergo frequent bubbles. The pendulum swings to the extremes. Why not draft students for different professions by a matching program? Make sure you have a planned ratio of civil services for the population. Engage everyone in the future and prosperity of the nation in a truly capitalistic, socialistic, humanistic way. Synergise the the three forces.

Somebody has a hangover =)

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By: Lovemywork http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/31/health-care-degree-leads-to-higher-earnings/#comment-4404 Thu, 01 Jan 2009 15:57:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1074#comment-4404 To view work primarily by how much it pays is to maintain a BLUE COLLAR mentality. It’s one of the greatest conceptual failings of our society – and the most tragic. Too many Americans waste entire adult lives, stuck with work they chose for the money. Better to be broke and in love with what you do – it makes getting out of bed much easier.

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By: Himanshu http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/31/health-care-degree-leads-to-higher-earnings/#comment-4403 Thu, 01 Jan 2009 15:55:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1074#comment-4403 Jo is wrong about medicine being personal and responsible. Anecdotal evidence, I have never had a doctor (outside of school) not make me wait 45 minutes in the last waiting room for a 3 minute exam. Doctors and by extension others in the medical and insurance fields have come to believe that people will wait because they need them. This is not entirely their fault though. The reason is simple, undersupply. Artificially control the supply to maintain high rates. Why is there a shortage of doctors and trained medical technicians? If you train enough doctors and techs so no more than 10% have to work overtime, their gross income will fall and so will their stress levels and the quality of work will increase. The medical education itself is trying to train individuals to be under stress constantly often ending in suicides by medical students. Medical colleges believe that a medical degree should not be easy, helping ill people should be so hard that only the craziest can do it???

Lack of a soul leads to higher earnings. Quote me!

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By: Pete Murphy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/31/health-care-degree-leads-to-higher-earnings/#comment-4397 Thu, 01 Jan 2009 13:19:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1074#comment-4397 Since the median family income in America is $48,000, it says something about the state of our economy and the imbalance in the supply/demand equation for labor when the best we can strive for is an annual income of $46,000. More evidence of the downward spiral spawned by casting the American work force into the global glut of labor through our free trade policies.

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By: Maurice http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/31/health-care-degree-leads-to-higher-earnings/#comment-4378 Thu, 01 Jan 2009 06:36:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1074#comment-4378 I’m rather surprised that this discussion article is found under the section called The Great Debate. This is not a debate nor a discussion, but an opinion to sway thoughts.

Be a doctor, a healthcare professional or whatnot because its the most profitable job available. Perhaps it is true, but can everyone turn to the medical profession? Aside from the difficult skills and insights that need to be picked up just to perform a proper diagnosis of the patient, an economy does not work solely based on healthcare.

Of course, medical care is important, but so is a lot of other things, such as infrastructure; making sure water runs to homes, power on 24-7 et cetera, though those jobs might pay less than being a doctor but it is decent.

On the whole, this article is telling that trying to be a doctor is like trying to be your own boss; you cannot become one unless you have the talent to be one.

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By: rnc. lisw http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/31/health-care-degree-leads-to-higher-earnings/#comment-4374 Thu, 01 Jan 2009 04:36:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1074#comment-4374 rn is right, the starting salary looks good but it is also nearly the top salary. raises are small,experience is often discounted especially if one has many years experience. few non government hospitals have any retirement plans,old nurses retire with injuries,not pensions.injuries are often the result of patient attacks which often also result in ptsd.i worked as an rn with a 2 yr degree for 35 years. i then earned a masters in social work and worked as a therapist for 10 years where the satisfaction is just as great.it’s also safer and 100% less stress.

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