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
Educational requirements vary for different Health Careers Depend on may factors Can vary from state to state Some basic standards do exist
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 3. 5-6 years – Master’s Degree 4. 6-12 years- PhD Degree NEED TO BE SURE THAT THE SCHOOL YOU CHOOSE IS ACREDITED IN THE FIELD YOU WANT TO ENTER
Chattahoochee Technical various campuses, main campus is in Marietta, GA Georgia Northwestern Technical Rome, GA North Georgia Technical Clarksville, GA
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
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
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
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
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.
Must have these to keep your license. Required to renew licenses or maintain certification.
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.
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
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.