Healthcare needs you. While there are plenty of job opportunities in the state of Michigan, these five healthcare systems rank as places that are considered some of the best to work for in the state as reported by Zippia, the Career Expert. They are: Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, Covenant Health Care, Henry Ford Health System, West Michigan Cancer Center and Beaumont Health.

Overall, Michigan has 185 hospitals out of which 29 are private and 14 are government run for a total of available patient beds of 26,632 - all needing healthcare professionals and technology support services to promote patient healing and well being. In fact, healthcare support occupations are expected to grow twice as fast as other job categories.

McLaren Health Care vice president of talent acquisition and development & chief diversity officer Kimberly Keaton Williams shared, “The industry-wide healthcare labor shortages are well-documented and extend to all areas of hospital operations. While we are seeing progress in our number of applicants, there is still a need in hourly support services departments, such as environmental services, nutritional services, and other patient services. Many of these jobs can be obtained with a high school diploma or GED and/or minimal work experience.”

To learn more about job opportunities at any of the 14 McLaren Health Care hospitals, visit:

You can check individual healthcare system websites for facilities as well as major job sites like Zippia, Indeed, Monster and LinkedIn. Here is a sampling of health care jobs requiring no experience and a high school diploma or certification are:

Medical Assistant
Office tasks such as filing, greeting patients and basic medical tasks such as taking patient vitals.

Nutrition Services Aid
Assists with therapeutic and modified diet food preparation for patients and employees.

Environmental Technician
Maintains cleanliness of hospital facilities following hospital, departmental, and regulatory agency requirements.

Medical Biller
Collect payments from patients and bill insurers plus database skills.

Occupational Therapy Aide
Assist with preparing equipment and materials for people requiring rehabilitative services.

Nursing Assistant
Assist nursing professionals in providing patient care to gain hands-on experience.

Michigan needs to continue to offer excellent healthcare for everyone, and you have the potential to make a difference. Good hunting!