Alumnus Chauncey Incarnato featured in the Chicago Tribune as the Number of Men in healthcare Jobs Rise
ResU Alumnus Chauncey Incarnato ’14, was featured in Wednesday’s Chicago Tribune. The article focuses on the recent increase in unemployed men and discusses how the need for healthcare professionals might be the key to keeping them employed. According to the Tribune, “Incarnato is part of a small but growing contingent of men pursuing jobs traditionally dominated by women in the fast-growing health sector, a choice some economists say may be key to stanching a troubling exodus of men from working life.”
The advancement of artificial intelligence and automation in recent years has threatened the security of male-dominated jobs, and simultaneously, the fastest-growing jobs are in the healthcare field. This influx in healthcare jobs has created a demand for diversity among nurses, while BSN programs like ResU’s BSN Day program (which can be completed in as little as 16 months), have attracted more men to obtain their degree in nursing.
While being employed in a range of unfulfilling jobs after graduating college, Incarnato finally took his mother’s advice who suggested a career in healthcare, and became a certified nursing assistant. He graduated from ResU in 2014 and found he had developed a niche for compassionate care and understanding. Incarnato is now a nurse in the ICU at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.