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I Hate Blood - So Why Would I Work in Health Care?

Published: October 28, 2015 | Updated: November 15, 2019

There are lots of reasons you might want to work in health care even if you’re a bit squeamish about blood. For starters, there are very few career paths that will give you a better opportunity to help people and make a real difference in someone’s life. In health care, you could be part of a team that saves lives! Without a strong support staff, professionals like doctors, nurses and other specialists who don’t mind blood can’t do their jobs as effectively as if they had someone like you on their team.

Medical Jobs Where You Won’t See Blood

Health care is also a $3.8 trillion industry with phenomenal growth and opportunities across a wide variety of specialties.1 Medical secretaries, for examples, are in very high demand and job growth for them is expected to be much faster than average, at a whopping 36 percent, through 2022.2

Pharmacy technicians can also expect faster than average job growth and they don’t need to see any blood at all.3 They help pharmacists and perform tasks like measuring medications and packaging and labeling prescriptions. They organize and order inventory of medications and medical supplies and they deal with patients, but only as they’re filling prescriptions and answering questions.

If you’ve always wanted to be part of a respected profession but counted health care out because you only thought about doctors and nurses, you’ve been thinking all wrong. Check out the health care programs at Charter College and see all the options. 


1 http://www.forbes.com/sites/danmunro/2014/02/02/annual-u-s-healthcare-spending-hits-3-8-trillion/

2 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm#tab-6

3 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm