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Are healthcare workers recompensed for their services?

Highest paying jobsA job and a career are two commonly confused terms among so many people. While jobs offer a form of personal satisfaction and a way to earn a living wage, they are completely different from careers. Careers require education and experience in said field and they pay more handsomely for time spent at the workplace than most jobs do. Most of the top paying careers in the United States also required advanced degrees, continuous training and many years of experience.

Contrary to general opinion, I believe healthcare workers don’t really get what they deserve for their services. Despite the heavy working conditions,  they are underpaid comparing to many other sectors in the U.S. If you don’t agree with me, let’s take a closer look to some of the careers and jobs and see what they make for their services.

Chief Executive Officer

The education and level of experience of a CEO varies from company to company. However, a CEO must have a long history of management experience. Salaries range from a well five figure to millions of dollars a year. For Fortune 500 CEO’s, sky is the limit.

Engineering Managers

The annual income of an Engineering Manager is $120,580. Almost all the engineering fields require massive experience and of course, an education is necessary. Once can work in different engineering settings including civil engineering, environmental engineer and electrical engineer to mention a few.

Petroleum Engineers

A strong background in management is necessary in this career choice. Experts in this field also have Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering.

Paralegal Assistant

A paralegal assistant is one of the most important persons in a law firm. They help lawyers in providing legal service to clients. They can perform any duty other than representing client in court or issuing legal advice.

A Legal Assistant has the responsibility to assist a lawyer in handling a case. They research, prepare arguments and write reports. They are more like lawyers only that they do not legal advice to clients or represent clients in the court. You must have a thorough knowledge of law and years of experience to serve as a Legal Assistant. You must be an exceptional communicator, a keen researcher, flexible, organized and resilient. Salary for a paralegal / legal assistant varies between 30k to 120k a year depending upon the sector.

Travel Nurse

This is a great position for qualified nurses who would love to travel to work in temporary places. The advantages of this career include growth and development, personal adventure and higher pay. Those who choose this career path can be recruited by an agency or work as an independent contractor.

RN Nurse

RN nurse or the Registered Nurse is a graduate from a nursing program at a College or the University. Usually, one must pass the National Licensing Exam to obtain a Nursing License. The scope of practice of a Registered Nurse is determined by the government responsible for healthcare in the region and the respective school. The two bodies clearly outline what is legal practice for the nurses and the task they should and should not perform.

Computer and Information System Managers

Information Technology is one of the well-paying careers in the market today. On average, the annual salary of Computer and Information System Managers is $118, 710. Experts in this field have education and extensive experience in Information Technology and Computer Engineering.

Financial Managers

Financial Managers are charged with the responsibility of managing mutual fund, banks, credit unions, financial institutions and stock brokerage. A financial manager must have several years of experience in Management and Finance and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Sales Managers

The average annual salary of a Sales Manager is $110,390. A Sales Manager does not necessarily need to have a formal education in Sales Management. This is because experience in this field is given a much higher value than an education in Sales Management.

Taking care of our children

Child CareThere are many aspects to raising children, two of which are in the home and in the community. In the home and as a community, we should show children love and respect as well as discipline in order to help them grow into well functioning adults.

Parents, regardless of if they are single, gender mixed or same gender should learn to discipline with love and respect. Children need boundaries to feel safe and secure. When a parent is constantly changing their position on important items children feel that anything could happen. Parents were created as protectors for their children. Human babies are one of the most helpless mammals during their first years of life.

During this time a baby needs constant care and affection. Sadly, studies have been done where babies were given only what was “physically needed.” This did not include any touch or talking. These babies did not survive their first year of life. Physical touch including hugs, pats on the head, and holding hands is very important for young children. These are the things that should be done in the home so that the child doesn’t seek them out in the community. There are many documented studies showing how hugs can cause an increase in positive hormones. Psychotherapist Virgina Satir once stated, “ We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” If a child needs 8 hugs for maintenance isn’t it the same as needing 3-4 meals a day. Would you starve your children from eating one of their meals? If not, then, why starve them emotionally from receiving what they need to maintain their emotional state? Even better, why not give them what they need to have emotional growth? Twelve hugs seem like a lot, but this will not only boost your child’s emotional growth, but yours as well.

As a community, we also have a responsibility to care for children. Even those who do not have children of their own have a certain responsibility towards our new generations. This may sound strange but some day they will be the elderly generation being cared for by the younger one. Who do we want leading our country, our schools, our hospitals and our churches in the years to come? When you look at a child you are looking at the future of our country and of our world.

The past has proven over and over that children who were not well cared for cause great catastrophes and problems in the community as a whole. With that in mind why shouldn’t the community as a whole care for their children. The big question here is how. How can those who do not have children care for those children in their community? Often times it’s as simple as helping a child pick up something that was dropped or leading them in the right directions. There are also associations and groups who care for children by giving them courses at affordable prices. One way to help your community to care for children is to donate time or money to these associations.

Are you taking good care of our future?