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1 Careers in Health Care

2 Educational Requirements Associates Degree – 2 years Bachelors Degree – 4 years Masters Degree – 1-2 years Doctorate Degree – 2-4 years Certification -- must fulfill requirements of education and performance »Deals with formal education Registration – required by some health care occupations »Deals with professional organizations Licensure – government authorizes you to do “your thing” »Deals with regulation by individual states Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) »May be required by states and/or professional organizations Credentialing – checking one’s bona vides; used in registration & licensure

3 Levels of Training Professional yrs (+) Technologist (therapist) yrs Technician yrs Assistant (aide) yrs

4 Dental hygienist Licensed Dental lab technician Dental assistant Certified Dental Careers Dentist Endodontics Periodontics Orthodontics Pedodontics Prosthodontics Oral surgery

5 Diagnostic Services These positions usually have to be credentialed or registered –Each field has own credentialing board –Some need to licensed by state Heart »Cardiovascular technologist »ECG technician Brain »EEG technician Clinical lab »Technologist, technician, assistant »Phlebotomist X-ray (imaging) »Technologist Medical equipment »Biomedical equipment technicians

6 Emergency Medical Services 3 levels of services EMT-B EMT-I EMT – Paramedic Usually require state certification (licensure)

7 Health Information Services Medical record administrators yrs Medical records technician yrs Medical transcriptionist Ward clerk (unit secretary) Medical illustrator Medical librarian

8 Medical Careers Physicians Medical doctor Doctor of osteopathic medicine Doctor of podiatric medicine Doctor of chiropractic PA’s Medical assistants

9 Medical Specialties Anesthesiologist Cardiologist Dermatologist Emergency physicians Endocrinologist Family practice Gastroenterologist Gerontologist Gynecologist Internist Neurologist Obstetrician Oncologist Ophthalmologist Orthopedist Otolarynologist Pathologist Pediatrician Physiatrist Plastic surgeon Proctologist Psychiatrist Radiologist Surgeon Thoracic surgeon Transplant surgeon Urologist

10 Mental Services Psychiatrist Psychologist –Doctor of psychology Mental health technician Social worker –Doctor of Social Work

11 Mortuary Services Mortician (funeral director) -- requires state license Embalmer ---- requires state license Mortuary assistant

12 Nursing Careers Registered nurse PhD; MA; BA; Associates degree Nurse practitioner Nurse midwives LPN Nurse Assistant (certified nurse technician) Surgical technician/ technologists

13 Dietary Services Dietician Registered & licensed Need BA Dietetic technician Need associates degree Need registration Dietetic assistant

14 Therapeutic Services OT --- occupational therapist Licensure in all states PT --- physical therapist Licensure in all states RT ---- respiratory therapist Licensure in most states Athletic trainer Recreational therapist Pharmacist State license needed –Pharmacy Technician Dialysis technician

15 Veterinary Careers Veterinarian Vet technician Vet assistant

16 Vision Services Ophthalmologist Optometrist ---4 yrs college of optometry Ophthalmic Technologist Ophthalmic Technician Optician Ophthalmic lab technician


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