services are the fastest growing industry for jobs in the United States. In
fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reported that the compound
annual growth rate for home healthcare services from 2014-2024 would be almost
5%, resulting in more than 760,000 new job vacancies that will need to be
My career in pediatrics started as a pediatric speech language pathologist, working with children with special needs. As I sought to do more in my work, I came to the conclusion that medicine would be the path to follow. I have now been a pediatrician for 16 years, and during that time have often thought about working abroad with families in need. The time never seemed right until now. I was given the opportunity by AMN Healthcare to come to Guatemala as part of Team Esperanza.
About six months ago, I was sitting at my desk at AMN Healthcare when I received a call from a company executive. When I picked up the phone I didn’t know what to think, but to my excitement she told me I had been picked to go with AMN and HELPS International on the Team Esperanza mission to Guatemala. To say I was excited is an understatement – I literally ran around the office yelling in Spanish.