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Health Careers Guide 2008-2010
The Mississippi Health Careers Guide is
a comprehensive resource guide created to provide information on 93
health-related careers utilized by the Mississippi health care industry.
This guide provides information on work environments, educational
requirements, average salaries, and educational institutions that have
training programs for the careers.
Many people choose health-related fields because they like to help others
and because the work can be very exciting. However, other important
factors for choosing a healthcare career are job availability and
security, career portability, scheduling flexibility, and financial
compensation. Many health care workers earn more money and have better
benefits than equally trained people working in other fields. Like many
states, Mississippi has a shortage of trained health care workers, which
means that there are more jobs than there are health professionals to fill
This Guide was produced by the Mississippi Hospital Association Health
Careers Center in partnership with the Mississippi AHEC and the Central
Mississippi Planning and Development District. The health care industry
serves a vital role in the economic and physical well-being of every
Mississippi community. A recent MHA healthcare economic impact study
showed that more than 59,872 individuals work in Mississippi’s health care
sector, and health care contributes more than 10.1 billion dollars to our
Our goal in the production and distribution of this guide is to educate
students of all levels, dislocated workers, and recareering professionals
on the opportunities available in healthcare. We hope that by revealing
these opportunities, more individuals will choose to support their
families and communities by entering a healthcare career. If the current
healthcare workforce shortages continue unchecked, we will all be affected
and our health may ultimately suffer.
The guidebook is
completed and published for distribution. The HCC is currently sending a guidebook to each high school, college, public library, and member hospital
in the state of Mississippi. Along with these physical copies, we have a pdf
version of the guidebook that you may download to your computer. For
personal purchase and additional copies, the guidebook is sold at $30.00
If you have any
questions or would like to learn more about the Mississippi Health Careers
Guide, please contact Karen Anding at 601-368-3263.
the Mississippi Health Careers Guidebook by
clicking here. This
is an Adobe pdf file. You will need the free Acrobat Reader,
available for download here.
Download for free here.