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2 WHAT DOES IT TAKE????

3 WHAT IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A JOB AND A CAREER??

4  What are you good at?  Is there something you really want to know more about?  You are not locked into a choice. You can change your mind depending on your situation

5  Educational requirements vary for different Health Careers  Depend on may factors  Can vary from state to state  Some basic standards do exist

6  High School- HSTE classes, sciences, math etc  Post –Secondary means after high School 1. 6 months – 2yr technical schools (Public or private) 2. 4 years- Bachelor Degree years – Master’s Degree years- PhD Degree NEED TO BE SURE THAT THE SCHOOL YOU CHOOSE IS ACREDITED IN THE FIELD YOU WANT TO ENTER

7  Chattahoochee Technical various campuses, main campus is in Marietta, GA  Georgia Northwestern Technical Rome, GA  North Georgia Technical Clarksville, GA

8  University of Georgia Athens, GA  Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA  Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA  Georgia State University Atlanta, GA  Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA  West Georgia Carrolton, GA

9 Certification  pass a prescribed course of study and meets standards and qualifications Issued by a Professional Organization or Government Agency Example: Certified Medical Assistant Certified Dental Assistant

10 LICENSURE Occupations that require licensure vary from state to state Usually require a person to : - Complete an approved educational program - Pass a state test - Maintain certain standards to obtain & maintain licensure Examples: Physicians, registered nurses, dental hygienists, physical therapists

11  Required in some careers  Done by a regulatory agency, state board, or professional organization  Administer state tests and keep a list or registry of qualified individuals  Examples:registered respiratory therapist, registered radiology technician

12  Technician: Two year associates degree, special health occupations education, or three to four years of on the job training. Examples: dental laboratory technician, medical laboratory technician, surgical technician.  Technologist or therapist: three or four years of college plus work experience, usually bachelor’s degree and at times a master’s degree. Examples: Physical therapist, Medical laboratory technologist, speech therapist, respiratory therapist.

13  Must have these to keep your license.  Required to renew licenses or maintain certification.

14  Specify the knowledge and skills that the vast majority of healthcare workers should have.  Discusses an academic foundation, communication skills, employability skills, legal responsibilities, ethics, safety practices, teamwork and knowledge about the systems in the health care environment.

15 Developed to indicate knowledge & skills expected of Health Care Workers, especially at the entry level– 4 clusters  Diagnostic- careers that involve creating a picture of a patients health status at a specific point in time  Therapeutic- careers that involves changing the health status of a patient over time

16  Informatics- careers that involve documentation of patient care, including information systems, coding, and analysis  Environmental Services- careers involved with creating a therapeutic environment to provide direct & indirect patient care.

17  Electrocardiographic technician  Diagnostic imaging technician  Phlebotomist  Radiologic technologist

18  Dental careers  Dietitian  Medical assistant  Nursing careers  Physician  Recreational therapist  Physical Therapist

19  Admitting officer/clerk  Biomedical writer  Health Educator  Medical Records  Medical Billing Officer  Unit Secretary

20  Biomedical engineer  Biomedical Equipment technician  Central/sterile supply worker  Environmental health scientist  Sanitary manager  Housekeeping worker

21  Cost containment to eliminate need for many specialties.  Example: Facility could have a technician competent in EKG, EEG and sonography, or laboratory skills.


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