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2013 in Review: Three Must-Read Blog Posts

We find it hard to believe, but 2013 will be over, done, fini in just a handful of days.

As the year ends, we thought we’d take a look at the three most popular MedPro Healthcare Staffing blog posts of the past year.

1) Back in April 2011, we discussed the “Top 10 Physical Therapy Schools in the U.S.” U.S. World News & World Report had written that a career as a PT was one of the 50 best careers for 2011, with employment predicted to grow by more than 30 percent between 2008 and 2018. What’s more, the news magazine reported that the median annual earnings for a PT were $74,480.

As for the top 10 physical therapy schools, they were:

  • The University of Southern California
  • The University of Pittsburgh
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • The University of Delaware
  • U.S. Army-Baylor University
  • The University of Iowa
  • Arcadia University
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Northwestern University
  • The University of Miami

2) Another top post, also from 2011, was “Travel Pharmacy as a Career Option,” which discussed the many benefits of working as a traveling pharmacist or pharmacy technician. What were (and still are) some of the many benefits?

  • The chance to take on different pharmacy assignments of different lengths in different cities throughout the country.
  • Tax-free furnished housing, transportation costs covered, even some meals paid for.
  • The chance to bring your spouse and/or children with you while on assignment.
  • Most travel pharmacy positions are day shift. No more weekends or late nights!
  • Per diem pay rates higher than those for stay-in-one-place pharmacy professionals, holiday and vacation pay, 401(k), health insurance, etc.

3) Our third top post was written in April 2012 and covered “Pharmacology and Medical Technology – Top College Majors with the Lowest Unemployment Rates.”

This article reported that a Yahoo blog post had listed two healthcare majors as having very low unemployment rates (below 2 percent): medical technologies technician and pharmacology.

Pharmacology was fifth on the list of all college majors with low unemployment rates. Pharmacology majors effectively had a 0 percent unemployment rate!

Medical technologies technician majors were reported to have an unemployment rate of just 1.4 percent.

The above referenced posts are the top three most popular (the most viewed) of all of MedPro’s posts. Which of our posts is your favorite? Is there a topic we haven’t yet covered that you’d like to see? Just let us know!

If you’re an RN, PT, OT, speech therapist, pharmacist, or other allied health professional and you’d like to explore a career as a healthcare traveler in 2014, call the recruiters at MedPro Healthcare Staffing today! We’d love to speak to you about the many travel opportunities we now have available.