Healthcare extenders are at the forefront of patient care—communicating, educating, and caring for them. Important to the healthcare system today, these professionals are starting to be and will continue being majorly impacted by healthcare reform. With the nation focused on patient-centered care, and with millions of newly insured Americans entering the system, it’s safe to assume that many types of healthcare extenders are and will continue to be in high demand in the near future.
We’ve put together a series of articles on SurroundHealth, describing different types of careers as a healthcare extender, including their roles, average salaries, and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is impacting different fields.
If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in healthcare, or looking for a change, these informative articles can help serve as a starting point.
- What is a Healthcare Extender?
- What is a Community Health Worker?
- What is a Patient Navigator?
- What is a Pharmacist?
- What is a Physician Assistant (PA)?
- What is a Social Worker?
All the articles, along with other professional development resources, can be found on SurroundHealth.