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Healthcare jobs are in demand, which is probably why you’ve decided to go to school to get into the field. Some companies are so eager for good employees that they are making hiring decisions before candidates have even graduated. They do this in the form of an internship, which can be a great way to get some experience. Here are some things you should consider about applying for internships in healthcare before you’ve graduated.

Hands-on experience

Learning in the classroom is critical for almost all industries, but hands-on experience is even better. This is especially true in the healthcare field. There will be things you can’t learn from books that only working with patients or doctors can teach you. Interning is one of the best ways to achieve this experience before graduation so you improve your chances of being hired once you’re out of school.

Networking opportunities

Internships also give you the ability to form relationships that can be a part of your professional network. You may find a mentor who can help you throughout your career, but at the very least you will make contacts that can grow your network before you even graduate.

Transitioning from concept to practice

While hands-on experience is valuable, another valuable experience for new medical professionals is to understand how these concepts from books and lectures translate to the real world. Sometimes they are obvious connections, but other times these are more intuitive. By working with professionals who already have experience, you’ll learn how to trust your own instincts and transition from concept to practice.

Turn your internship to an offer

Of course, sometimes an internship can turn into a full-time job after graduation. This is one way that clinics, hospitals, and practices recruit new talent, by working with a university internship program. If you perform well, learn well, and make the right connections you may find that you’ll be given a job offer upon your graduation day.

Are you looking for a job in healthcare? Contact the team at NRI, now hiring for healthcare jobs in DC, to learn how we can help today!

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