If you happen to or somebody you realize is unemployed proper now, it could consolation you to know that there are greater than 200,000 South Carolinians on the market such as you, attempting to maintain their heads above water.
A good larger encouragement is the state’s high employment company is attempting to make individuals conscious that there are “lifeboat jobs” on the market to carry somebody over till the financial system recovers or probably make a profession pivot right now.
On Wednesday, the state Division of Employment and Workforce launched its third in a collection of “lifeboat jobs,” spotlighting present accessible jobs within the well being care trade that may assist individuals transfer to the ranks of the employed and begin incomes a paycheck virtually instantly.
The company spent June and July combing by on-line occupational postings to seek out essentially the most accessible jobs – by precise variety of present postings this summer time – within the state.
In accordance with company Labor Market Info Director Brian Nottingham, within the spring the well being care trade really skilled layoffs when suppliers stopped performing many elective procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However as these restrictions have been lifted, it created a backlog of obtainable jobs for well being care suppliers to fill.
Some highlighted “lifeboat jobs” at the moment within the trade are licensed sensible nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), nursing assistant and medical or well being service supervisor. The ten-year progress projections for all 4 occupations vary from 8.5% to 17.1%.
Nottingham famous for displaced employees, it could possibly be a superb time to think about a profession change.
“Generally in these moments the place we’re centered to pause and re-evaluate,” he mentioned, “it could possibly be the right time to think about certifications and levels that might leverage you onto a brand new path with high-paying alternatives.”
Well being care employees are essential to the state, and a number of other occupations have skilled continued progress for at the very least 20 years, he added.
Of the spotlighted careers, LPN and nursing assistant positions require solely short-term coaching and certifications, and folks can step into these jobs comparatively rapidly, Nottingham mentioned.
With a medical or well being service supervisor place, at occasions people can step into these jobs with out prior well being care expertise.
Billing, coding, scheduling and workplace manager-type expertise might assist individuals receive one in all these jobs, he mentioned. A secret is to construct these linkages properly in a resume and canopy letter.
Nottingham additionally made point out of the nursing assistant place.
Certifications within the area will be earned rapidly. Entry-level pay averages $19,970 within the state, however the median wage is $25,550.
“The coaching for these could be very quick time period, and they’re in such excessive demand proper now,” he mentioned, “that if individuals can full the coaching, they might land one in all these jobs fairly rapidly. I believe, the good factor about wanting on the nursing assistants, is somebody might progress proper up the ladder from there and with just a little extra coaching grow to be an LPN or licensed vocational nurse.”
He added that the entry-level wage for an LPN is $10,000 greater than a nursing assistant and about $29,950.
SEE LIFEBOAT JOBS ON WEB:
For data and a graphical presentation on the lifeboat jobs at the moment within the well being care trade, go to dew.sc.gov/individuals/find-a-job/job-search-resources.