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1 Health Science touches your life
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 person’s 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 Support Services
Diagnostic Services 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

18 How do you see Yourself?

19 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.

20 These need to match: YOU CAREER Your needs, values, abilities,
skills, interests, and aspirations The career’s demands and potential for satisfying your needs.

21 Read each statement and decide how much it describes you
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 _____I like to work with animals, tools or machines
_____Compared to others my age, I have good skills working with tools, mechanical, drawings, machines, or animals. _____I am athletic, play a sport, and like to be physically active. _____I value practical things you can see or touch like plants and animals you can grow, or things you can build or make better. _____I love nature and like to work outdoors; my hobbies include landscaping and growing plants/flowers. _____I am practical, mechanical, and realistic.

23 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.

24 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.

26 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.

29 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

31 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 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


37 Educational Possibilities
On-the-job training Certification – special training and testing required Associate’s degree- 2 year degree Bachelor’s degree - 4-year degree Master’s degree - must have a Bachelor’s degree with one or more years of schooling afterwards Doctorate degree - Must have a Bachelor’s 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 program’s 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

42 Associate’s Degree An associate degree
Is the first two years of study towards a bachelor’s degree, Doesn’t mean it has to take two years to complete Doesn’t 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 don’t 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 Associate’s 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 Bachelor’s 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 – Bachelor’s of Arts BS – Bachelor’s of Science

45 Bachelor’s degrees Nursing Dietetics Medical Office Management
Health care administration Athletic Training Physical Therapy Environmental health Public health And many, many others

46 Master’s 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 Master’s Degree: PHD MD DDS DO

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