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Careers in Wellness and Why They Are in High Demand

Updated on April 18, 2020
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Loretta loves to write about best practices in health and wellness as well as the great job opportunities in the growing wellness industry.

Due to the rising costs of healthcare, employee health and productivity are becoming a concern for employers.

This is why lots of organizations and companies have started implementing wellness programs in the workplace to help deviate the effects of bad health for employees. As we all know, a healthy employee is a productive and top performing employee. And when employees are healthy and productive, the company growth is inevitable.

Wellness programs come in different forms, it could be a nutritionist on staff, a psychologist putting employees in the right frame of mind or wellness workshops organized to teach employees best and healthier lifestyle choices. Watching the TV series billions, I was struck by the peculiar fixture of a psychologist, motivating the workers and helping them through the stress of the job, it was ingenious and a very welcome development in the workplace. Doing some research I found that quite a lot of organizations have incorporated this program in the workplace.

By promoting wellness and fostering a healthier lifestyles, companies and organizations are helping to improve employee life quality and work productivity.

However, to be able to implement these health based ROI programs, qualified professionals are required to build a long lasting, effective and engaging health and wellness program that would seamlessly mesh with the company’s work culture and goals.

Looking to start a new career in health care and wellness? High quality health and wellness programs are in increasingly high demand and investors are turning to wellness startups as viable investment portfolios. If your interests are in health, wellness, personal development and meditation, this is a great time to join the wellness train.

There are several wellness career opportunities in the health and wellness industry, including wellness blogging, author, nutritional therapists, entrepreneurs, corporate wellness educator, wellness coach, wellness app creator, and lots more.

Health and Wellness Careers Outlook

According to several researches by health professionals, the health care industry has grown substantially since 2016 and will continue to grow thereby increasing the job availability in that category over the next few years. With the shortage of healthcare personnel all over the world in the fight against corona virus, it has become apparent that these research findings are correct. A career in health and wellness is a positive.

A lot of wellness professionals have given insight into the health and wellness industry’s potential. From corporate wellness training to fitness focused programs, health and wellness careers are constantly developing and evolving. Hence, the need for competitive candidates to fill the ever growing jobs in this expanding field.

Health care jobs are hot right now and going by research and recent unfortunate events, will continue to be for years to come. The demand for health care professionals is looking to grow exponentially in the years to come and this growth is due mostly to the aging population and demand for health care services.

So if you’re looking to become a health or wellness professional by seeking an occupation in the health care sector, here is an insightful list to help.

Home health aides - Help aging and older adults, as well as individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities to perform daily life tasks.

Wellness Blogger – Research and write educated pieces on best healthy and wellness practices.

Corporate Wellness Coach – Outline and teach health and wellness workshops that enumerate ways for stressed employees to kick unhealthy lifestyle habits. From simple things such as eating healthy and drinking more water to exercise regimen and better mental health.

Physician assistants – Assist a physician in the diagnoses and treatment of patients in coordination with nurses and other health professionals.

Wellness App Developers – Build and develop health and wellness applications geared towards promoting and motivating healthier physical, emotional and mental health.

Physical therapy assistants/aides – Work in collaboration with physical therapists to help patients recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain

Massage therapists - Help clients extoll stress and relax by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. They use touch and massage to help heal injuries, relieve pain, increase relaxation, help improve circulation, relieve stress, and aid in the general wellness of clients.

References –

Miss Mv - http://missmv.com/why-careers-in-wellness-are-in-high-demand-2/

Wisconsin - https://hwm.wisconsin.edu/about-health-wellness-management/a-bright-outlook-for-health-and-wellness-careers/

Women’s Health Mag - https://www.womenshealthmag.com/uk/health/a706377/women-transitioning-career-wellness-nutrition/

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Loretta Osakwe Awosika

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      Liliane Najm 

      6 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      Why haven’t you mentioned yoga practice as a valid approach to wellness and well-being?

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