I'm not in the field, but I have a cousin who is. She is going back to school (paid through work) to change from being a medical office worker to being an ultra sound tech. She won't have trouble finding a job in that field since she knows the doctors. On the other hand, I went back to school, got my associate degree in Health Information and cannot find anyone willing to hire me because they require 1-2 years experience in the medical field before giving you a job. When I asked how I was supposed to gain experience if I can't get hired, I was told (multiple times) to volunteer at the free clinic or hospital for at least a year. I have 2 kids to raise and bills to pay, so that was not an option for me. I guess what I am trying to say is... 1) read up on it online to see how much it would cost, check the labor and industries site to see if there is a demand in your area, how much it pays, etc. 2) are you currently working in the medical field in any way? 3) are you willing and able to volunteer your time to gain experience if needed?
I'm not in the field myself, but I think it's great that you want to further your education.
Have no idea about it, but sounds like a great idea to me. Best of luck to you!
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