Exploring Health Careers - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Exploring Health Careers PowerPoint presentation | free to view - id: 4aed1-ZDc1Z



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Exploring Health Careers

Description:

Exploring Health Careers. Produced by Central Area Health Education Center, Inc. ... Health careers are financially rewarding. Health care offers opportunities ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:41
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 26
Provided by: kbl8
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Exploring Health Careers


1
Exploring Health Careers
  • Produced by Central Area Health Education Center,
    Inc.

2
What jobs come to mind when you hear the words
health careers??
  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • EMT
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian

3
But there are over 80 more different health
careers!
  • Psychologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Massage Therapist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Radiographer
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Embalmer

4
Why should you consider working in a health
career?
  • Keeping people healthy is very valuable work
  • Health careers are financially rewarding
  • Health care offers opportunities to work both
    with people as well as with high tech equipment
  • Health services is one of the largest industries
    in the country, with more than 11 million jobs,
    including the self-employed
  • Statistics recorded by the U.S. Department of
    Labor

5
Health Careers are in High Demand
  • According to the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Health careers are expected to grow by 14.5 from
    2004 to 2014
  • Registered nurses are estimated to have 1081
    annual job openings
  • Dental Hygienists and Radiographers are expected
    to have about 100 annual job openings
  • Due to the expected growth of the elderly
    population, an increase in health professionals
    is vital to accommodate our societys changing
    needs

6
To be a successful Health Care Provider you
should..
  • Enjoy working with people of all ages
  • Have a strong interest in helping others
  • Have patience
  • Have excellent written and oral communication
    skills
  • Be flexible
  • Be creative
  • Be a problem solver
  • Be compassionate and empathetic
  • Have strong interpersonal skills
  • Work well under stressful conditions
  • Be an attentive listener
  • Be a leader
  • Have strong organizational skills

7
When we say MONEY we mean MONEY
  • According to the U.S Department of Labor
  • The median hourly wage for a grocery store
    cashier is 7.90/hour.working a full time
    40-hour week, that is 16,432/year
  • Lets look at the annual wages of some health
    professionals
  • PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 28,501
  • VETERINARY TECHNOLOGIST 33,668
  • REGISTERED DIETICIAN 56,849
  • REGISTERED NURSE 63,303
  • PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT 81,970
  • GENERAL PRACTIONER(DOCTOR) 157,067
  • GENERAL DENTIST 170,095
  • ORTHODONTIST 194,330

8
  • Lets Look Deeper Into Health Careers

9
Psychologists treat patients with mental,
emotional, and behavioral problems such as
depression, anxiety, drug abuse and eating
disorders. Psychology encompasses both research,
through which we learn basic things about human
behavior, and practice, through which that
knowledge is applied in helping to solve human
problems.
  • Do you
  • Like to solve problems by gathering information
    from a number of different sources?
  • Present information clearly through writing and
    speaking?
  • Have good interpersonal skills and the ability to
    understand how other people experience things?
  • Feel strongly about helping people to do the best
    they can?
  • You can work in hospitals, nursing homes, schools
    and clinics.
  • You can expect to make from 60,320-104,000/yr.
  • You need a bachelors, masters, and/or doctorate
    degree.

Be a PSYCHOLOGIST!
10
Laboratory Technicians perform a wide variety of
research and/or developmental tasks and
experiments, making detailed observations,
analyzing data and interpreting results. They
write reports, summaries and protocols regarding
experiments.
  • Do you
  • Possess good analytical judgment?
  • Work well under pressure?
  • Have the ability to pay close attention to
    detail?
  • You can work in universities, hospitals, and
    research or testing laboratories.
  • You can expect to make from 33,280-49,920/yr.
  • You need a 2-year associates degree with 2 years
    experience or a bachelors degree in life
    sciences.

Be a LABORATORY TECHNICIAN!
11
Massage Therapists apply manual techniques and
different therapies to increase a clients
well-being. The range of massage therapy
includes relaxation, stress reduction, health
promotion, pain management, and injury recovery.
  • Do you
  • Have skills using your hands to apply pressure?
  • Have a sincere desire to improve the health and
    well-being of humanity?
  • You can work as a self-employed practitioner, as
    a salaried employee at a spa or health clinic, or
    as an independent contractor.
  • You can expect to make anything from 26,728/yr.
  • You must attend 500 hours at an accredited
    school, pass an exam, and receive licensure in
    the state you wish to practice.

Be a MASSAGE THERAPIST!
12
Dental Hygienists use personal and clinical
skills to motivate and instruct patients on ways
to prevent oral disease and to maintain good oral
health. They examine head, neck and oral regions
for disease, take and process x-rays, clean teeth
and apply sealants to prevent tooth decay.
  • Do you
  • Work well with others?
  • Have good manual dexterity?
  • Have good listening skills?
  • Have good hand/eye coordination and precision?
  • Have the ability to calm nervous patients?
  • Have good aptitude for science course work?
  • Have good health, neatness and personal
    cleanliness?
  • You can work in dental offices or clinics, or may
    teach at an educational institution.
  • You can expect to make from 47,840-64,480/yr.
  • You need to complete a 2-year associate degree
    program and pass an exam for certification.

Be a DENTAL HYGIENIST!
13
Radiographers use x-ray machines to create images
of the internal structures of the body. This
allows physicians to study organs and bones for
injury and disease. They process and evaluate
film and educate clients on procedures.
  • Do you
  • Have good eye/hand coordination?
  • Have the ability to calm nervous patients?
  • Have the ability to think and work independently?
  • Have the ability to stand on your feet for a long
    period of time?
  • Possess compassion and emotional maturity?
  • You can work in hospitals, clinics, physicians
    offices, and public health departments.
  • You can expect to make from 37,440-58,240/yr.
  • You must attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year
    degree program and pass an exam for certification.

Be a RADIOGRAPHER!
14
  • Do you
  • Have an interest in the relationship of nutrition
    to your health?
  • Have an interest in food, health promotion,
    disease prevention and health care?
  • Have the ability to work as a team member?
  • Have good organizational skills and the ability
    to pay close attention to detail?

Registered Dieticians are experts on how food and
nutrition apply to health. They asses the
nutritional needs of sick and healthy people
while developing and implementing nutritional
programs for them. They supervise diets, manage
budgets, and educate people about good nutrition.
  • You can work as a self-employed professional, as
    a consultant to hospitals and nursing homes, or
    with individual clients.
  • You can expect to make from 37,440-56,160/yr.
  • You must complete an accredited program at an
    institution, perform an internship study, receive
    a masters or doctoral degree and pass an exam.

Be a REGISTERED DIETICIAN!
15
  • Do you
  • Enjoy working directly with patients?
  • Possess the ability to speak more than one
    language?
  • Have good manual dexterity?
  • Feel confident in creating an atmosphere of trust
    with patients?

Phlebotomists draw blood samples from people by
skin puncture, and keep careful records of all
procedures for medical tests and blood donations.
  • You can work in hospitals, independent clinical
    laboratories, or blood banks.
  • You can expect to make from 22,880-37,440/yr.
  • You must attend a certification program that
    takes anywhere from a few months to a year.

Be a PHLEBOTOMIST!
16
Athletic Trainers provide health care services to
athletes and other physically active individuals.
They develop conditioning and nutrition programs
to help athletes prevent injury. When injuries
do occur, they conduct the initial evaluation and
supervise rehabilitation under the direction of a
physician.
  • Do you
  • Like to work flexible hours?
  • Like to travel?
  • Have outstanding interpersonal skills?
  • Have the ability to handle emergency situations?
  • Have good communication skills?
  • Have patience and understanding?
  • You can work at middle schools, high schools,
    colleges, sports medicine clinics, pro-sports
    teams, hospitals, and health clubs.
  • You can expect to make from 37,819-56,847/yr.
  • You need a 4-yr bachelors degree, and must
    complete an exam for certification.

Be an ATHLETIC TRAINER!
17
Medical Assistants perform routine administrative
and clinical tasks to keep the offices and
clinics of various practitioners running
smoothly. They prepare patients for exams, take
vital signs such as temperature and pulse, assist
with first aid, collect and process specimens and
perform ordered tests. They schedule
appointments, prepare and maintain patient
records, and arrange hospital admissions.
  • You can work in any physicians office.
  • You can expect to make from 18,720-31,200/yr.
  • You must complete a 1-year certificate program or
    a 2-year associate degree program.
  • Do you
  • Like working with people?
  • Like learning about health sciences?
  • Enjoy working in a flexible and ever-changing
    environment?

Be a MEDICAL ASSISTANT!
18
Physicians Assistants provide routine health
care services under the supervision of a
physician. They take a patients medical
history, perform physical examinations, order and
interpret medical tests, apply casts, prescribe
medicine, diagnose and treat illness and assist
in surgery.
  • You can work in doctor offices, clinics,
    hospitals, health maintenance organizations,
    health departments and the military.
  • You can expect to make from 60,320-104,000/yr.
  • You must attain a bachelors degree, pass an
    exam, receive certification and perform 60 hours
    of pharmacology course work.
  • Do you
  • Possess critical listening skills and the ability
    to communicate clearly?
  • Possess a desire to work with all types of people
    and as a team member?
  • Possess good interpersonal skills?

Be a PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT!
19
Those are just a few of the hundred health
careers available to you...
For those of you interested in nursing
careers.have you thought about what type of
nurse you want to be?
20
A Few Notes about Nursing.
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • 31,200-49,920/yr
  • Change dressings, evaluate patient needs,
    implement care plans, make appointments and keep
    patient records. They also supervise nursing
    assistants.
  • Certification takes between 12 and 18 months.
    You must take an exam upon completion.
  • Advance Practice Registered Nurse
  • 41,600-110,00/yr
  • Work independently or in collaboration with
    physicians and other health care team members as
    primary care providers.
  • A masters degree is required.
  • Registered Nurse
  • 41,600/yr and up
  • Monitor patients conditions, give medications,
    and provide treatments prescribed by physicians
    and APRNs. They are involved in education and
    health promotion activities.
  • 3 Pathways
  • Diploma 4-year bachelors degree
  • RN Associate 2-year degree
  • RN Diploma 2-year degree

21
So now youre interested in a health career.what
next?
  • Speak to your guidance counselor about your
    career choice. It is very important to select
    high school course work that corresponds to your
    selected career path.
  • Check out the Area Health Education Centers
    H.O.T. (Hot Occupations Technology Guide) for
    more information on all health careers at
    www.healthcareersinct.com
  • Utilize the resources contained in the H.O.T.
    guide by checking out the websites listed for
    your career of choice.

22
Further.
  • Volunteer in a health care setting to gain
    valuable experience and resources
  • Participate in programs, academies and clubs
    directed at health careers exploration
  • For more information on CAHECs programs, please
    contact Kathryn Blair, Health Careers Coordinator

23
  • Your future is in your hands.what are you going
    to do with it??

24
Financial Aide
  • Grants
  • Private Scholarships
  • Fill out FAFSA at WWW.FAFSA.ED.GOV
  • Get registered at www.fastweb.com for qualifying
    scholarships.
  • Student loans.

25
(No Transcript)
About PowerShow.com