Healthcare careers are a growing field

By Carol Macrander

Question: Do you want a job that makes a difference in your community?

Macrander: Many of us do, and one that is meaningful and positively impacts others. If so, have you considered a job in the healthcare industry in Brevard County?

According to labor market projections through 2024 from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in Brevard!

Through the work of the Brevard Healthcare Workforce Consortium, a group of visionary and engaged healthcare professionals, educators, and community stakeholders, CareerSource Brevard has learned healthcare employers are currently experiencing a critical need for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, and Homemaker Companions.

The need for individuals in these jobs is projected to grow as Brevard’s population continues to age. The jobs vary in educational requirements from no formal training to a Bachelor’s degree or more and offer plenty of career advancement. To succeed in this field, you must be able to offer compassionate patient care and have excellent customer service skills.

Brevard also has a great need for nurse educators! Have you retired from a nursing job? Are you looking for local full or part-time employment? Are you motivated to teach the next generation of nurses? There may be the perfect fit for you in Brevard’s public high schools or Brevard’s public and private post-secondary healthcare education institutions.

Not sure that hands-on patient care is for you? No problem, you can explore these fast-growing occupations: Medical Assisting, Medical Secretary and Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician.

Still wondering if you are a good fit for a career in healthcare? Contact CareerSource Brevard for a free career assessment that can help you determine if the healthcare industry suits you or if another occupation better fits your skills and abilities. Visit our website at

Carol Macrander is the Healthcare Sector Strategist for CareerSource Brevard, a regional public/private partnership and part of a statewide network of 24 regions, known as CareerSource Florida.