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If any industry is tuned in to the needs, desires, and overall well-being of its workforce, it’s the health and wellness industry.

Many of these companies go the distance for their employees to create an environment that is relaxing and inspiring. They provide free gym memberships, visits from massage therapists and chiropractors, and monthly deliveries of fresh fruits and vegetables, and they’re generous with opportunities to work remotely. The healthy values they espouse are focused inward as well as outward.

1. Zen Planner

At Zen Planner, a software company that creates online management tools specifically for the fitness industry for tasks like scheduling, automated billing, and website marketing, employees are very much a part of the active community they serve. The passionate skiers, hikers, MMA fighters, CrossFit trainers, and everyday exercisers who show up at this bright, open office with views of the Rockies take full advantage of the company’s $100 per month gym stipend and sweet discounts at local studios that use their software, like Backcountry CrossFit, Highlands Ranch CrossFit, and Katharo Jiu-Jitsu.

The company organizes annual ski trips and barbecues, free healthy lunches every Friday, beer tastings, salsa-making competitions, and frequent extracurricular activities like stand-up paddleboarding. It also supports employee-recommended charitable events, such as WODs at their local CrossFit box that benefit a specific nonprofit.

‘I think my mindset around what the workplace can be has totally shifted and been forever changed,’ says Casey Steiner, director of talent and culture at Zen Planner. The businesses the company serves ‘are then able to spend more time with their customers, getting them hooked on life, health, wellness, and fitness. It’s a beautiful thing.’

2. The Honest Kitchen

When you walk into the Honest Kitchen, a light, airy loft in the historic Wonder Bread building in San Diego’s East Village, tails start wagging-everywhere. More than a dozen dogs hang out here on a daily basis. ‘I describe it as dog-centric, rather than dog-friendly,’ says Lucy Postins, founder of the company, which produces all-natural, human-grade, whole-food meals for cats and dogs. ‘We believe our dogs are the absolute center of everything we do, and the day really revolves around them.’

For example, rather than sitting in a conference room to brainstorm ideas, team members often head outside with their pups for a 20- or 30-minute ‘walking meeting.’ Organized group walks happen at least twice a day. And the pets aren’t the only ones who are happy. Employees enjoy plenty of perks like a monthly $40 fitness allowance, massages and chiropractor visits, organic fruits and veggies from a local CSA, weekly in-office doggy-and-me yoga classes, and shared bikes to ride around town. Mission Brewery also happens to be right down the hall, so beer-thirty is never far away.

3. Foothold Technology

Foothold Technology works with more than 900 human service providers of every size and type across the country-mental health agencies, substance abuse centers, homeless shelters-to create and manage electronic health records for underserved populations. But it makes a point to make its own staff’s well-being an equally important priority. Foothold offers gym memberships, free lunches delivered from a different New York sandwich shop every Friday, and an annual active volunteer day where everyone ditches the office and completes a community project together (last year, they planted a garden and helped paint a school in Brooklyn).

About half of the company’s 56 employees work out of the Union Square headquarters, which includes treadmill desks, stand-up desks, stability ball chairs, and a bicycle desk to help keep everyone moving. ‘There are also plenty of people who work in New York for a couple years, and then say, ‘I want to work in Colorado or the Caribbean,’ and they pick up their phones and computers and do their jobs from anywhere,’ says Nick Scharlatt, the company’s co-founder and chief marketing officer. ‘We try to provide a lot of flexibility in terms of how people work and where they work.’ Everyone starts with 26 PTO days per year to be used when they want, and they get unlimited vacation after ten years.

4. Adaptive Sports Center

Getting paid to ski, mountain bike, or kayak is generally not a bad gig. Being able to help others in the process is like fresh powder on top. The Adaptive Sports Center, a nonprofit offering a variety of outdoor activities to people with disabilities, gives every employee a year-round pass to Crested Butte Mountain Resort-so they’re rarely confined to a desk.

When workers do have to catch up on emails, it’s done in a dog-friendly main office located at the base of the ski area, meaning easy lift access. Group outings like morning ‘social skins’ (ski up, then race back down), after-work runs that end with beers at the Brick Oven Pizzeria and Pub, weekly chili dinners, and end-of-season hikes are all part of the company’s work hard, play hard culture.

‘We have clients who are completely blind-climbing fourteeners with us,’ says Chris Henley, executive director at the center. ‘Even with what they’re dealing with, they’re still all smiles. It makes it hard to have a bad day.’ Likewise, if it’s a powder day and you ski until noon, you can just work later to make up the hours you spent on the slopes. Bonus: The center has an arsenal of gear employees can tap to outfit their adventures.

5. Organic Valley

Few large food companies can actually claim to be owned and operated by farmers, but Organic Valley is essentially a giant co-op that creates certified organic products sourced directly from its 1,800 farmer-owners across the country. ‘This is a group that really walks the walk in addition to talks the talk,’ says Tripp Hughes, director of brand management. ‘Yes, you have to be profitable in order to give the farmers the returns they’re looking for and stay competitive, but as a co-op, we’re also able to make a lot of decisions based on ‘what’s the right thing to do?”

Employees are tasked with managing and marketing the farmers’ crops, but they’re also encouraged to visit the company’s farms across the country and propose new sustainability practices, such as the company’s rideshare and ‘green bike’ programs.

Sitting on the edge of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, company headquarters includes a well-subsidized organic cafe where company dinners are hosted regularly, an on-site gym, an employee garden, a mile-loop walking path, and bikes to ride at lunch. With a CEO who wears jeans and a flannel shirt to work, Amish buggies tied to hitching posts (seriously) out front, and cowboy hats lining a wall in the hallway, there’s definitely ‘an element of ‘fly your own flag’ here,’ Hughes says.

6. Evoke at Entrada

Evoke at Entrada is a therapeutic wilderness program that places adolescents, young adults, and families dealing with personal struggles, such as mood disorders, depression, and substance abuse, in an outdoor setting for clinical treatment and adventure therapy. The field instructors, therapists, and psychologists who lead these out-in-the-wild camping sessions follow an eight-days-on, six-days-off schedule and can bring their dogs to work.

‘Because of where we’re located-so close to some amazing rock climbing, mountain biking, the Grand Canyon, and Zion National Park-employees are able to travel and do really cool stuff during their off shifts,’ says Rick Heizer, owner and executive director. Staffers are also inspired to ‘work on themselves in the process,’ he adds. They have access to free therapy sessions, yoga classes, professional development training, weekly catered meals, and active group adventures like laser tag, mini-golf, and kickball games.

7. Beach Cities Health District

The mission of the Beach Cities Health District, in Southern California, is simple: Improve the overall health and wellness of everyone-from babies to teenagers to the elderly-living in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach. The preventive health agency has been creating and providing myriad services and programs to the community since 1955.

‘Unfortunately, the health care world is not usually known for how it takes care of its employees, but we know we’ve got to focus on them first before we can help anyone else,’ says CEO Susan Burden. ‘BCHD is a pet-friendly, child-friendly environment where having fun is an important part of the day, people take breaks for their own physical health, and really creative, highly energetic people can help make the world a better place.’

The office features an open design and a large fitness facility with free small-group training sessions. Plus, there’s ample vacation time, lots of group volunteer opportunities (like working with the Special Olympics), and ‘purpose’ workshops designed to promote greater professional satisfaction.

8. My Rounding Solutions

As long as you get your job done at My Rounding Solutions, a digital health company offering software that helps nurses and hospital administrators manage their rounds (hence the name), you’re free to hightail it out of Denver whenever you want.

But the perks at this cool Colorado startup don’t end at unlimited vacation. The young, active crew work at standing desks in the dog-friendly downtown office, get healthy lunches delivered regularly, and receive a monthly $50 ThrivePass to use at any gym or outdoor adventure program they like, plus a subsidized public transportation pass.

Employees lead weekly team runs and bike rides, take ski trips throughout the season, and play games in the office like Ping-Pong, pool, and Xbox. ‘One of the things that we wanted to ensure was that while we supplied the tools, structure, and foundation for the company, it was our employees who developed the culture,’ says David A. Marshall, the chief operating officer who co-founded the company in 2013. ‘I love coming to work and seeing happy people.’

9. VAVi Sport & Social

Working at VAVi Sport & Social pretty much means you know somebody who knows somebody everywhere you go in Southern California.

As the West Coast’s largest sports and social club, the company organizes more than 600 coed adult sports leagues throughout San Diego and owns a few different national event series, like the Wipeout Run-so the company has tons of business partners. Translation: Employees get loads of freebies around town-gym memberships, concert tickets, unlimited sandwiches at a local deli, their name on club VIP lists, and an abundance of healthy snacks and beverages from sponsors like Bare Naked granola and Zico coconut water, to name a couple.

VAVi employees also get free registration in the company’s leagues and events. ‘I would say there’s always at least one VAVi team participating in something at any time,’ says Keith Cunningham, vice president of events and sponsorship sales. ‘It is just part of the culture here.’ But where its corporate goal to ‘bring fun to life’ really hits home is with routine ‘runches’ (lunch runs), a marathon training club, team-building events at places like Disneyland, and a boardroom that sees more Ping-Pong tournaments than meetings.

10. Usana Health Sciences

As a direct sales company, Usana has employees drumming up business all over the country, but the nutritional supplement and health care product maker and supplier has an impressive home base as well: Its fitness facilities include a full-size basketball court, a beach volleyball court, a climbing wall, state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, and two on-staff personal trainers.

Team members at this family-friendly company can take advantage of flexible schedules, tuition reimbursement programs, weekly massages, and rotating group fitness classes (CrossFit, Barre, Zumba, yoga, etc.). The office’s Lean Cafe and vending machines are stocked with healthy food options. Workers also get rewards for participating in wellness programs. And if you work here, you will be well supplemented for life: Everyone receives a free monthly supply of vitamins, plus a $50 monthly credit and 50 percent off any additional Usana products they want.

‘We try to create opportunities for our employees so there is a better work-life balance,’ says Michael King, executive director of human resources. ‘We have these core values that we talk about and try to live up to. And the company is very set on making sure those values are real and not just something that we put up on a wall.’

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The Business Case for a Healthier Community
Aug27

The Business Case for a Healthier Community

Corporate Wellness According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the majority of today’s chronic diseases can be prevented altogether or better managed. The CDC estimates that 80% of heart disease and stroke, 80% of type 2 diabetes, and 40% of cancer could be prevented if Americans would stop smoking, start eating healthy, and exercise most days of the week (3).

With this said, I would like to introduce you to the rapidly growing and evolving industry known as ‘corporate wellness.’

Corporate wellness programs focus on increasing the health and well-being of employees through physical fitness and health promotion programming at the worksite.

Services offered vary from company to company, but examples could include the following:

  • On-site Fitness Facilities
  • Recreation Programs
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Biometric Screenings
  • Health Education Programs
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Loss Programs
  • Smoking Cessation Programs
  • Disease Management Programs
  • Back Safety/Training Programs

Ron Goetzel suggests that the workplace is an ideal location to create strategies for disease prevention, as it can target large populations not otherwise exposed to organized health promotion efforts (5). In addition, the workplace also contains groups of people who share common purpose and culture, with health promotion policies, practices, and norms established within the organization. And finally, workplaces usually have a communication infrastructure in place and organizational supports available to their employees (5).

National Healthcare Trends
According to the 17th Annual Towers Watson National Business Group on Health, companies spent an average of $11,000 per employee on healthcare in 2011, and the past six years have seen a leveling of the increase in healthcare expenditures to about six percent per year (6). A lack of participation in employer-sponsored health promotion programs is a common problem in the U.S.

To offset this, financial incentives are rapidly becoming more prevalent among the surveyed firms: 61% of companies offered rewards to employees who participated in health management programs in 2012 compared with only 36% in 2009 (6). In addition, 20% use penalties for non-participating individuals (6).

Worker health was an important theme among the surveyed companies, with 87% indicating that a workplace wellness program was in place. Overall, financial incentives to encourage health program participation are now used by a majority of leading U.S. firms. Since the additional investment in employee health and fitness has occurred during the recent difficult economic climate, it is clear that benefits must outweigh costs in most cases.

Companies receive many benefits after implementing a worksite wellness program in addition to reducing costs. These benefits include increases in employee morale, improved employee health, reduction in worker compensation claims, reductions in absenteeism, and increases in productivity (4).

In helping employees become more physically active, companies hope to help their bottom line and see a return on their investment (ROI). Current research from the Harvard School of Public Health measured the ROI of wellness programs over a three-year period of time to be $6 for every $1 invested (1). This means, that for every dollar an employer invests into their comprehensive wellness program, they can expect to see about $3.27 return on healthcare costs, and $2.73 return on productivity (1).

Successful corporate wellness programs generally involve some type of financial incentive that rewards employees for becoming more physically active or taking a proactive approach to their personal health and well-being.

Careers in Corporate Wellness
Opportunities within corporate wellness are very broad, but most activities originate from a centralized fitness or wellness center. Corporate wellness centers usually provide employees health enhancement opportunities through exercise equipment, fitness classes, and health and fitness consultations. Many companies not only cater to their direct workforce, but support and/or contract employees, such as protective services and emergency personnel. This lends an opportunity for the health and fitness professional to implement programs to promote wellness and decrease injury risk, but also to improve performance of those employees that have physical demands greater than an average employee.

Corporate wellness programs generally seek qualified professionals that are able to work with their employees, to instruct and motivate them through exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and stretching. The education and training requirements vary by type of specialty, but employers often hire those individuals that hold nationally accredited certifications such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®).

According to the NSCA, personal trainers are health and fitness professionals that utilize an individualized approach to assess, motivate, educate, and train clients regarding their health and fitness needs. They design safe and effective exercise programs, which provide guidance to help clients achieve their personal health and fitness goals and respond appropriately in emergency situations.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average median salary for a personal trainer as of May 2010 is $31,090 per year and the employment of fitness trainers is expected to grow by 24% from 2010 to 2020 (2). There are several different paths one may take to become a personal trainer, though education and certification are the most common.

Education
As corporate wellness and the profession of personal training continue to evolve and grow, educational opportunities will become available. Formal academic programs in the profession of health and fitness vary in scope and include certifications and Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs. Most certificate programs range from 12 – 18 months in duration, while Associate’s degrees range from 18-24 months in duration. Bachelor’s degrees typically involve four years of study, while Master’s degrees take an additional 18-24 months beyond the Bachelor’s degree. Common names of degree programs include exercise science, exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription, exercise instruction, kinesiology, physical education, sport science, personal training, worksite health promotion, etc.

If you are interested in entering the field of corporate wellness, I would recommend that you consider a minor in business administration, worksite health promotion, or public health, to further enhance your future job prospects. It is important that you keep abreast of the ever-changing landscape of corporate wellness, by reading publications about strength and conditioning, health promotion, fitness, and business. NSCA Members have access to the most current strength and conditioning research and information. This will augment your learning and help you separate yourself from other candidates that you could potentially compete against for employment in an extremely competitive field.

The NSCA recognizes colleges and universities that offer two- and four-year educational programs in personal training, and/or strength and conditioning/sports performance through the Education Recognition Program (ERP). The NSCA ERP recognizes regionally accredited academic institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to meet, educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA, and these programs meet the criteria to prepare their prospective students for specific certification examination eligibility and requirements.

To find out if your academic institution meets the ERP guidelines, please refer to NSCA’s ERP Program.

NSCA Certification
Since there are multiple organizations to choose from, you must consider the benefit of certification, and how it will be used (working with apparently healthy clients, special populations, or advanced training populations such as law enforcement/fire and rescue). Many certification organizations have minimum requirements set forth for their candidates prior to taking their certification examinations. It is important to contact those organizations and have a thorough understanding of what those minimum requirements are, as they vary from certification to certification.

The NSCA has several certifications geared toward corporate wellness professionals, such as the NSCA-CPT®, the Certified Special Population Specialist™ (CSPS™), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®), and the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator™ (TSAC-F™). Each of these certifications has different scopes of practice and eligibility, so refer to NSCA Certification for more specific information. In addition, you may want to research the benefit of attaining a certification from a nationally accredited certifying body such as the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), which accredits both the CSCS and NSCA-CPT.

The number of health and fitness certifications, employer requirements, and employer preferences may seem confusing to prospective health and fitness professionals at first, but after some investigation, which includes determining your professional goals and employment setting preferences, the navigation makes the path forward much clearer.

NSCA Membership
Once attaining certification, the next logical step is to consider professional membership. There are many benefits of belonging to a professional organization, most important of which is having access to current research for practical application, and continuing education opportunities to retain your certification(s). It is best to view membership from a value proposition-representing the sum total of the benefits and ultimately answering the question, ‘What is in it for me?’

From a qualitative standpoint, NSCA Membership provides access to publications to keep its members apprised of the most current information in the strength and conditioning field.

Members also have access to the NSCA Job Board, online forums, preferred pricing for certification exams, and members are also eligible to advance their career through publication, speaking, and volunteer opportunities as well as award recognition from the National Office.

From a quantitative standpoint, NSCA Members receive largely discounted prices to conferences, state clinics, symposia, webinars, podcasts, and apparel in the NSCA Store. In addition, members also have the opportunity to upgrade their membership to Certified Professional with Liability Insurance Membership, please refer to www.NSCA.com/Membership/ for more information. When summarizing all of this information regarding membership, you will see how the benefits outweigh the costs.

Internships
It is common practice for corporate wellness programs to offer internship opportunities. If you are interested in pursuing corporate wellness as a career path, this is a great way of attaining real worksite experience to put on your résumé and to see if this field meets your desired goals and expectations.

Corporate wellness internships generally have a specific application process for prospective interns that will need to be completed prior to being considered for the position. The application will usually include information about your field of study, grade point average, certification(s) attained (if applicable), the number of hours per week the internship involves, goals you would like to attain through the internship, and your perceived strengths and weaknesses.

It is also a good idea to prepare and include a résumé and a cover letter that clearly reflects your interest level in the prospective organization(s). An important question to ask the hiring official in regard to the internship is whether the organization requires interns to have personal liability insurance coverage. If so, please refer to the Certified Professional with Liability Insurance Membership listed above for more information.

Internships have varying lengths of appointments, but they should last at least 10 weeks in duration, with an average of 40 hours a week. It is important that you refer to your academic institution requirements, but generally, internships will qualify for academic credit, and the institution should have student intern manuals with guidelines.

Summary
The expanding fitness industry offers various potential work environments. With the advancing obesity epidemic in America and the prevalence of lifestyle-related conditions, corporate wellness is growing in popularity. Employers are recognizing the business imperative aimed at improving not only the health and well-being of their workforce, but an improvement in the total value of human resource investment. As an emerging professional in corporate wellness, you contribute to help companies manage their healthcare costs, improve productivity, and reduce absenteeism. In return, you can be part of a solution that advances health outcomes of their employees.

References

1. Baicker, K, Cutler, D, and Zirui, S. Workplace wellness programs can generate savings. Health Affairs, February 2010.

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook (2012-2013 Ed), Fitness trainers and instructors. Retrieved February 8, 2013 from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/fitness-trainers-and-instructors.htm.

3. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2011, Data Statistics, http://www.cdc.gov/datastatistics/. Web page updated October 18, 2011. Web page visited March 7, 2012.

4. Cohn, PC. ‘The future of safety and health in an aging workforce.’ NIOSH Conference, Library of Congress, Washington DC, October 26, 2010.

5. Goetzel, RZ. ‘What works best in health promotion?’ 19th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference, San Francisco, CA. March 16-19, 2009.

6. ‘Performance in an Era of Uncertainty.’ 17th Annual Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care,’ published by Towers Watson and National Business Group on Health, TW_NA-2011-22853, 2012.

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The Business Case for a Healthier Community
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The Business Case for a Healthier Community

It seems like everywhere you go you hear about the demand for healthcare careers. More workers are needed to handle the aging population. Thousands of jobs are being created. New technology is generating a higher demand. You can’t avoid all of the buzz.

You know you want to pursue a career in healthcare and that you want to make a difference in people’s lives, but there’s one thing holding you back: the education.

After some research, you’re intrigued at the idea of earning a health and wellness degree. It would allow you to capitalize on the opportunity in healthcare and help you better provide for you and your family. You also love the fact that it would allow you to benefit the lives of patients and follow a career path to suite your interests.

So now you’re probably wondering: What can you actually do with a health and wellness degree? We identified some of the top opportunities available in this field.

What is a health & wellness degree?

Before getting too deep in the career details, it’s important to have a solid understanding of the degree itself. A health and wellness degree covers a broad range of industry knowledge with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of others. This is done through preventative action in healthcare. As an advocate of healthy living, a health and wellness student utilizes many strategies and can be employed in a variety of different fields.

‘I recommend health and wellness majors capitalize on their flexibility and pursue a sub-industry within the larger health industry that aligns with their personal passions and ambitions,’ suggests resume consultant Erik Bowitz of Resume Genius.

‘This degree serves a very broad basis and can lead to many different careers in various fields.’

Students of health and wellness programs may study behavioral and physical health, public policy, nutrition, wellness education, exercise, social science and medicine, amongst other subjects. Falling under the umbrella of health education, the outlook for health and wellness is excellent, with a 21 percent growth expected through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

‘A bachelor’s degree in health and wellness prepares you with the knowledge and training to pursue a career in helping people live a healthier lifestyle. As such, this degree serves a very broad basis and can lead to many different careers in various fields,’ says Michael Lan, resume consultant of Resume Writer Direct.

The professional possibilities are plentiful with a health and wellness degree. Check out a few career options available to graduates in this field:

5 Career options for health & wellness degree holders

1. Public health educator

Median annual salary: $49,210

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 15 – 21 percent

A career in public health education involves educating entire communities about health practices and implementing programs to help people live a healthier lifestyle, according to Lan. In this position, you’ll develop programs for communities, schools and conferences, collaborating with health specialists to assess community health needs. You may also provide insight on health education needs to organizations.

2. Corporate wellness coordinator

Median annual salary: $77,380

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 8 – 14 percent

Another path you could pursue is that of a corporate wellness coordinator. This career will allow you put your health and wellness degree to good use by assessing the fitness and wellness needs of organizations and workplaces. You’ll also design and manage wellness programs and services to promote healthy living.

3. Community health worker

Median annual salary: $34,610

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 22 percent

Another option is to become a community health worker, suggests Lan. As a community health worker, you’ll serve as a frontline to the community by providing vital access to health services. Community health workers most often work in marginalized sections of the communities, serving the underprivileged and providing healthcare information. As a community health worker, you would foster open communication between community members, clinics and social services, according to Explore Health Careers.

4. Health services manager

Median annual salary: $92,810

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 22 percent

Those pursuing a health and wellness degree can also choose to pursue a career in health services managemen t. In this position, you’ll manage and coordinate health services for a clinic, department or facility. You may also specialize in an area of healthcare while overseeing operations and ensuring efficiency.

5. Health coach

Median annual salary: $48,790

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 21 percent

Another career option in this field is to become a health coach. This position will allow you to work with clients to assess their health needs and create goals for healthier lifestyles. You’ll likely work in a one-on-one setting, providing counseling services to your clients.

You’ll also educate and motivate clients on strategies to maintain their health, whether that’s through exercise, smoking cessation or stress management. Some health coaches go on to pursue Certified Health Coach credentials. A health coach may work in wellness centers, medical centers, schools and corporations, according to Nutrition Ed.

Now you know…

Has the information above confirmed your interest in this rewarding career field? It’s a great choice to get you into the healthcare field and opens up a variety of potential career paths.

If you’re ready to start helping patients and bettering the lives of others, learn how a health and wellness degree can help get you started.

*Salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries and employment conditions in your area may vary.

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10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

When it comes to different fitness/wellness jobs – Monadnock has it all! Whether you are interested in clinical (ie. medical rehab – cardiac rehab, diabetic or pulmonary), personal training, teaching in a classroom setting, worksite wellness or complementary modalities such as bodywork or Reiki, you will find the perfect position at Monadnock.

Integration is the key, our unique medical model allows our fitness/wellness professionals to have the opportunity to work with the medical staff to to ensure that our patients are always feeling their best. In addition, our employees have developed a Healing and the Arts committee which is paving the way for complementary practices in the clinical areas of the hospital.

Monadnock treasures creativity and works hard to ensure that creativity is incorporated into various incentive programs to help keep clients/patients focused on their goals. A great example of how creativity is being incorporated into the wellness center is the new art gallery titled ‘The MCH Healing Arts Gallery’, which features rotating work of local artists from the Monadnock region. The artwork designs will have the potential to calm, inspire and be conducive to healing and will be available for sale, with thirty percent of proceeds charitably donated by the artist back to MCH for the ongoing support of future healing art initiatives.

The Bond Wellness Center currently has openings for creative individuals for the following positions:

  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Aerobics/Yoga/Pilates Instructors
  • Dietitians
  • Wellness Coaches

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