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Title: Everywhere you look


1
Everywhere you look
  • Health Science touches your life

2
Stop and look around
Chances are you have been to the doctor or
dentist lately. Your grandmother may have
recently stayed in the hospital. New
developments in biotechnology may have affected
the food you ate for breakfast today.
3
Employment Outlook
Health Science is the largest and fastest growing
industry in the United States. The health care
industry employs over 10 million workers in more
than 200 careers.
4
Each Person needs, seeks, and desires different
things from a job
  • You spend 1/3 to 1/2 of your life working. So a
    job should meet as many of a persons needs as
    possible.

5
Take a minute to think about you want in a job
  • Fame
  • Fortune
  • Helping others
  • Excitement
  • Orderly environment

6
The World of Health Science
There are many opportunities within the world of
health science. Interested students need to
have a solid background in math and science as
well as communication, technical, and teamwork
skills.
7
Training
  • Education and training can be obtained in high
    schools, community colleges, universities and
    technical schools.
  • Through the training programs, learners gain
    knowledge and skills that lead to workplace
    learning experiences like job shadowing and
    internships

8
  • Health science careers are clustered
    (grouped)into 5 career pathways.
  • Pathways are grouped by
  • 1. Common knowledge
  • 2. Skills required

Career Pathways
9
The Five Pathways
  • Therapeutic Services
  • Diagnostic Services
  • 3. Health Information
  • Support Services
  • 5. Biotechnology Research and development

10
Therapeutic Services
  • Careers in therapeutic services are primarily
    focused on
  • changing the health status of the patient over
    time.
  • Health professionals work directly with patients
    and may provide care, treatment, counseling
    and/or health education.

11
Examples of Therapeutic Careers
  • Nurses, CNAs
  • Dietician
  • Nutritionist
  • Pharmacist
  • Therapists
  • Respiratory
  • Physical
  • (careers deal directly with patients for them to
    get well)

12
Diagnostic Services
Careers in diagnostic services use tests and
evaluations that aid in the detection, diagnosis
and treatment of diseases, injuries or physical
conditions.
13
Examples of Diagnostic Careers
  • Doctors
  • Laboratory
  • Imaging
  • X-ray
  • CAT Scan
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound

14
Health Informatics
The health informatics pathway offers a wide
range of career opportunities. Careers range
from health care administrators who manage health
care agencies to individuals responsible for
managing patient data, financial information and
computer application related to health care
processes and procedures.
15
Support Services
Careers in the support services provide a
therapeutic environment for the delivery of
health care. Career opportunities range from
entry level to management level, including
technical and professional careers.
16
Biotechnology Research and Development
Careers in the biotechnology research and
development pathway involve bioscience research
and development as it applies to human health.
These are scientists who may study diseases to
discover new treatments, invent medical devices
or improve the accuracy of diagnostic tests.
17
Resources
  • http//www.bls.gov/oco/
  • http//www.texashotjobs.org/
  • http//www.texascaresonline.com/

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How do you see Yourself?
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Career Interest Inventory
  • Choosing a career is a matching process. Simply
    match your needs with the career that best fits
    them. The Career Interest Inventory assists you
    in this matching process. It will show you how to
    identify the healthcare careers most likely to
    satisfy you.

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These need to match
  • YOU
  • CAREER
  • Your needs,
  • values, abilities,
  • skills, interests,
  • and aspirations
  • The careers
  • demands and
  • potential for
  • satisfying your
  • needs.

21
Read each statement and decide how much it
describes you. If the statement is very true of
you write a 2 on the line. If the statement is
mostly true of you write in a 1 If the
statement does not describe you write in a 0
22
R
  1. _____I like to work with animals, tools or
    machines
  2. _____Compared to others my age, I have good
    skills working with tools, mechanical, drawings,
    machines, or animals.
  3. _____I am athletic, play a sport, and like to be
    physically active.
  4. _____I value practical things you can see or
    touch like plants and animals you can grow, or
    things you can build or make better.
  5. _____I love nature and like to work outdoors my
    hobbies include landscaping and growing
    plants/flowers.
  6. _____I am practical, mechanical, and realistic.

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I
  • ______I like to study and solve math or science
    problems.
  • ______I am good at understanding and solving
    science and math problems compared to others my
    age.
  • ______I enjoy crossword puzzles and board games.
  • ______I value science, and understand scientific
    theories.
  • ______I am interested in preserving endangered
    species.
  • ______I am precise, scientific, and intellectual.

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A
  • _____I like to do creative activities like art,
    drama, crafts, dance, music, or creative writing.
  • _____Compared to others my age, I have good
    artistic abilities in creative writing, drama,
    crafts, music, or art.
  • _____I value the creative arts like drama, music,
    art, or the works of creative writers.
  • _____I am artistic, imaginative, original,
    impulsive, and independent.
  • _____I like to work on crafts and take
    photographs.
  • _____I can play a musical instrument and enjoy
    performing in front of people.

25
S
  • _____ I like to do things where I can help
    people, like teaching, first aid, or giving
    information.
  • ______Compared to persons my age, I am good at
    teaching, counseling, nursing, or giving
    information.
  • _____I express myself clearly and can lead a
    group discussion.
  • _____I like to do volunteer work and religious
    activities.
  • _____I value helping people and solving social
    problems.
  • _____I am helpful, friendly, and trustworthy.

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E
  • _____I like to lead and persuade people, and to
    sell things or ideas.
  • _____Compared to persons my age, I am good at
    leading people and selling things or ideas.
  • _____I would like to start my own business and
    meet important people.
  • _____I value success in politics, leadership, or
    business.
  • _____I enjoy watching the stock market and
    reading business journals.
  • _____I am energetic, self-confident, ambitious,
    and sociable.

27
C
  • _____I keep accurate records and like to be
    responsible for details.
  • _____I like to work with numbers, records, or
    machines in a set, orderly way.
  • _____Compared to persons my age, I am good at
    working with written records and numbers in a
    systematic, orderly way.
  • _____My hobbies include writing family history
    and genealogy.
  • _____I value success in business and can write
    effective business letters.
  • _____I am orderly and work well within a system.

28
  • According to occupational psychologists, there
    are six types of people realistic,
    investigative, artistic, social, enterprising,
    and conventional. The highest scores on your
    answer key are the personality types that you are
    most like.
  • On the next two slides many careers are listed.
    They are grouped according to the six personality
    types.
  • Read over the careers listed for the two
    personality types that are the highest on your
    answer key. Write down two or three careers that
    interest you for each type.

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Realistic Careers The Doers
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Technician
  • Firefighter
  • Optician
  • Orthodontic Technician
  • Practical Nurse
  • Safety Inspector

30
Investigative Careers The Thinkers
  • Gynecologist
  • Hazardous Waste Technician
  • Internist
  • Medical Lab Technologist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Neurologist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Obstetrician
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Optometrist
  • Pediatrician
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Audiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Cardiologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Computer Programmer
  • Coroner/Forensic Medicine
  • Dentist
  • Food Technologist
  • Geneticist

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Investigative Careers The thinkers
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physician, general practice
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Radiologist
  • Surgeon
  • Speech pathologist
  • Ultrasound Technologist
  • Urologist
  • Veterinarian

32
Artistic Careers The Creators
  • Architect
  • Engineer/ equipment designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Writer

33
Social Careers The Helpers
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counseling psychologist
  • Counselor/therapist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Record Administrator
  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Aide
  • Nurse instructor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Aide
  • Physician Assistant
  • Radiology Technician
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Speech Pathologist

34
Enterprising Careers- The Persuaders
  • Director, Food Services
  • Funeral Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Interpreter
  • Manager, Health Club
  • Office Manager
  • Public Health Educator
  • Public Relations Representative

35
Conventional Careers The Organizers
  • Accountant
  • Computer Operator
  • Dispatcher
  • Insurance Clerk
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Medical Secretary

36
HOW DO YOU GET TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE
37
Educational Possibilities
  • On-the-job training
  • Certification special training and testing
    required
  • Associates degree- 2 year degree
  • Bachelors degree - 4-year degree
  • Masters degree - must have a Bachelors degree
    with one or more years of schooling afterwards
  • Doctorate degree - Must have a Bachelors degree
    with four or more years of
  • schooling afterwards

38
  • There are hundreds of degrees
  • and
  • fields out there.
  • Trying to decide on one can be confusing, to say
    the least.

39
Type of College Degrees Frequently Asked
Questions
  • What level of degree do you need?
  • Make sure a college degree program is tied to a
    specific career goal. For example, if you want to
    become a public school teacher, you need a
    teaching certificate
  • Do you meet the programs prerequisites?
  • Many types of degree programs, especially the
    more advanced ones, require you to hold previous
    degrees or qualifications. No matter how nicely
    you ask, an MSN program will not admit you unless
    you have a nursing degree

40
High School Diploma
  • The High School Diploma is the foundational type
    of degree in the American educational system you
    will need to have one in order to enroll in
    nearly any postsecondary educational program

41
Certificates Certifications
  • These often involve certification in a particular
    field or area, These kinds of degrees tend to be
    relatively quick they typically take from about
    six weeks to a year to complete. Can be completed
    at high school, technical school or community
    college
  • Examples
  • Certified Nurses Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Medical Records and Health Informatics Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Register pharmacy technician
  • Radiology technician

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Associates Degree
  • An associate degree
  • Is the first two years of study towards a
    bachelors degree,
  • Doesnt mean it has to take two years to complete
  • Doesnt mean you have to go on to a Bachelors
    degree.
  • Will provide you with many skills and general
    knowledge that can help you advance in your
    career or help you switch to another career. 
  • You dont have to stay in school any longer than
    you want to.
  • You can earn an associate degree
  • at almost any accredited school community
    colleges, junior colleges, business colleges or
    even traditional four-year universities and
    colleges. 
  • it is a great way to quickly and cheaply continue
    your education.

43
Careers with an Associates Degree (AD)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Cardiovascular Technologist and Technician
  • Licensed Practice/Vocational Nurse
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Massage Therapist

44
Bachelors Degree
  • A 4 year program in a specialized area of study
    within a university
  • Received at a 4 year university, but first 2
    years can be obtained at a community college.
  • Degrees earned
  • BA Bachelors of Arts
  • BS Bachelors of Science

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Bachelors degrees
  • Nursing
  • Dietetics
  • Medical Office Management
  • Health care administration
  • Athletic Training
  • Physical Therapy
  • Environmental health
  • Public health
  • And many, many others

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  • Masters Degree (Usually earned at a University)
  • An additional 1-2 years after college
  • Nurse practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist
  • Doctorate Degree (Can be earned at a university
    or a special degree university)
  • An additional 3-4 years after your Masters
    Degree
  • PHD
  • MD
  • DDS
  • DO
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