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1Health Science touches your life Everywhere you lookHealth Science touches your life
2Stop 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.
3Employment OutlookHealth 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.
4Each 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.
5Take a minute to think about you want in a job FameFortuneHelping othersExcitementOrderly environment
6The 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.
7TrainingEducation 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
8Health science careers are clustered (grouped)into 5 career pathways. Pathways are grouped by1. Common knowledge2. Skills requiredCareerPathways
9The Five Pathways Therapeutic Services Support Services Diagnostic ServicesHealth InformationSupport Services5. Biotechnology Research and development
10Therapeutic ServicesCareers 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.
11Examples of Therapeutic Careers Nurses, CNAsDieticianNutritionistPharmacistTherapistsRespiratoryPhysical(careers deal directly with patients for them to get well)
12Diagnostic ServicesCareers in diagnostic services use tests and evaluations that aid in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries or physical conditions.
13Examples of Diagnostic Careers DoctorsLaboratoryImagingX-rayCAT ScanMRIUltrasound
14Health InformaticsThe 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.
15Support ServicesCareers 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.
16Biotechnology 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.
19Career 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.
20These need to match: YOU CAREER Your needs, values, abilities, skills, interests,and aspirationsThe career’sdemands andpotential forsatisfying yourneeds.
21Read 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”
22R _____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.
23I ______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.
24A_____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.
25S_____ 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.
26E_____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.
27C _____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.
28According 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.
31Investigative Careers – The “thinkers” PharmacistPharmacologistPhysician, general practicePodiatristPsychiatristPsychologistRadiologistSurgeonSpeech pathologistUltrasound TechnologistUrologistVeterinarian
32Artistic Careers – “The Creators” ArchitectEngineer/ equipment designerGraphic designerMedical IllustratorPhotographerWriter
37Educational Possibilities On-the-job trainingCertification – special training and testing requiredAssociate’s degree- 2 year degreeBachelor’s degree - 4-year degreeMaster’s degree - must have a Bachelor’s degree with one or more years of schooling afterwardsDoctorate degree - Must have a Bachelor’s degree with four or more years ofschooling afterwards
38There are hundreds of degrees andfields out there.Trying to decide on one can be confusing, to say the least.
39Type 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 certificateDo 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
40High School DiplomaThe 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
41Certificates & 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 collegeExamples:Certified Nurses’ AssistantPhysical Therapy AssistantMedical Records and Health Informatics TechnicianMedical AssistantRegister pharmacy technicianRadiology technician
42Associate’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 completeDoesn’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 degreeat 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.
43Careers with an Associate’s Degree (AD): Diagnostic Medical SonographerRespiratory TherapistRadiologic TechnologistsOccupational Therapy AssistantCardiovascular Technologist and TechnicianLicensed Practice/Vocational NurseSurgical TechnologistMassage Therapist
44Bachelor’s DegreeA 4 year program in a specialized area of study within a universityReceived at a 4 year university, but first 2 years can be obtained at a community college.Degrees earned:BA – Bachelor’s of ArtsBS – Bachelor’s of Science
45Bachelor’s degrees Nursing Dietetics Medical Office Management Health care administrationAthletic TrainingPhysical TherapyEnvironmental healthPublic healthAnd many, many others
46Master’s Degree (Usually earned at a University) An additional 1-2 years after collegeNurse practitioner, Nurse AnesthetistDoctorate Degree (Can be earned at a university or a special degree university)An additional 3-4 years after your Master’s Degree:PHDMDDDSDO