Broadly defined, the healthcare industry involves services offered by the medical, nursing, and allied health (e.g., therapy) professions to prevent, treat, and manage illness and preserve good health. Within the healthcare system itself, there are private and public health issues; local, national and global concerns; specific types of healthcare such as sports medicine; and advocacy work such as healthcare policy development.
You can find the most current employment trends, job outlook, nature of the industry, salaries and what's going on in the healthcare industry at the Bureau of Labor Statistic's website.
The following is a list of websites that can be helpful when considering a career in healthcare.
All Health Care Jobs - Opportunities in nursing, allied health, pharmacy, physician employment, rehabilitation, etc.
American Medical Association's Careers in Health Care - The AMA's Health Care Careers Directory lists information about more than 80 careers in health care and 8,600 accredited educational programs in those health care fields.
American Medical Writer's Association - Online service for announcing employment or freelance opportunities to medical communicators interested in finding new employers or clients
American Psychological Association (APA) Summer Internships Listings - Undergraduate research opportunities and internships
Association of American Medical Colleges - An extensive listing of current councils, groups, publications, research and data for students
Best Nursing Degree - the most comprehensive nursing education resource on the web, featuring a directory of nursing degree programs from over 2,300 schools, as well as interviews with nursing experts and articles on nursing education and careers.
BioSpace-Biotech and pharmaceutical news and jobs
Biomedical Engineering Internship - National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) sponsors a Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college.
Careers in Psychology - a resource for students that are interested in pursuing a career in the field of psychology.
Healthcare Internships - Extensive listing of internship opportunities in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and science organized by location
Medhunting - Medical and healthcare jobs across a wide variety of medical fields
New Scientist Jobs - Job search by category or field of interest
The Student Doctor Network - Variety of informative articles, blogs, posts, and stories