Demand for Healthcare workers is growing..fast!

Health care is THE fastest growing industry and expected to add the most jobs in the next 10 years. Healthcare is considered recession-proof and is expected to grow more than any other industry over the next decade.

The Covid-19 crisis has served to highlight how vital healthcare workers are to the overall economy. The outstanding need for healthcare professionals won’t disappear once the virus has been contained.

A move towards community based healthcare and an ageing population is projected to drive a surge in a diversity of healthcare jobs: nursing aides, physical therapist assistants, physician assistants, nurse practitioners. There’s opportunity in health across the spectrum of educational paths. Entering this high-demand, high-reward industry starts with education. Educational paths to healthcare a varied and can start with QQI Level 5

This pandemic has brought new attention to the importance of healthcare workers in society. The demand for these front-line professionals won’t let up, even as the curve begins to flatten. Instead, we are just at the start of a decade of enormous growth for the healthcare industry.

Below is a list of course available to get you started on your career as a healthcare profession:

Ballsbridge College of Further Education

Health Sector Studies with Nursing Skills (Level 5)This innovative course has been designed to prepare participants for careers in hospitals, nursing homes, health centres, clinics and working along side general practitioners. Students who complete this course can also consider careers in the administration and other selected areas, of the Health Services Executive (HSE). This course will be of interest to school leavers, adult learners who wish to return to the work-force, and people from other countries, who aim to gain employment in healthcare in Ireland.


Selskar College

Healthcare Support One-year foundation course for those intending to work as healthcare support staff. This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies needed
to underpin healthcare practice. The course modules integrate theory and practice with a strong emphasis on learning in the workplace.

Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board

Care Skills 5N2770 Healthcare Support Award This blended learning module is delivered FREE under The Back To Education (BTEI) Initiative to Participants who must meet ONE of the following criteria to qualify:
• Do not have Leaving Certificate or equivalent (within the last 20 years) or
• In receipt of a social welfare payment or
• Hold a medical card

Demand for Healthcare workers is growing..fast!
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