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Healthcare Job Skills to Help You Excel

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When it comes to workplace skills, not all healthcare jobs are created equal. Depending on your career type, the education, and training required can vary widely. However, there are some essential skills that all healthcare workers should know, regardless of job level.

Here are some healthcare jobs skills that all medical professionals should have:

Technical Skills

These essential technical skills are required across most specialties:

  • First aid/CPR
  • An understanding of HIPAA regulations
  • Check and monitor vital signs
  • Assess a patient’s symptoms
  • Administer medical treatments
  • Advise patients on treatment options

Soft skills

These “soft skills” are the emotional tools needed to navigate the healthcare field successfully:


Good communication is essential for helping patients understand their health issues and treatment plan. It also enables you to have more productive conversations with your coworkers – and advocate for yourself when you want a promotion or raise.


Challenging patients, long hours, tedious paperwork – as with any career, plenty of everyday annoyances about healthcare can test your patience. Successful healthcare pros know how to control their reaction to these bumps in the road to stay cool on the job.


During challenging shifts, you need to be able to lean on your coworkers for support and pitch in when they need help. Being a good teammate helps you form stronger relationships with your colleagues, which creates a more interconnected workplace.

Stress management

Stress management is central to keeping you mentally, emotionally, and physically well, both on the job and in your personal life. Chronic stress can mess with your sleep, compromise your immune system, and lead to burnout. You’re exposed to plenty of stress-inducing situations as a nurse, so knowing how to respond healthily is crucial.

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