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 – 1 year Technical School 2. 2yr Technical schools (Public or private)Associate Degree 3. 4 years- Bachelor Degree 4. 5-6 years – Master’s Degree 5. 6-12 years- PhD Degree NEED TO BE SURE THAT THE SCHOOL YOU CHOOSE IS ACREDITED IN THE FIELD YOU WANT TO ENTER
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 Dietician, registered respiratory therapist, registered radiology technician
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.
Cost containment to eliminate need for many specialities Example: Facility could have a technician competent in EKG, EEG and sonography, or laboratory skills.
How do I choose? How do I find out what is required? Will do a Career portfolio Explore your personality, values, and skills Keep a record of goals, and resume
What cluster would an medical records computer specialist be in A.) Therapeutic B.) Diagnostic C.) Informatics D.) Environmental
What cluster would a x-ray technician (radiology technician) be in A.) Therapeutic B.) Diagnostic C.) Informatic D.) Environmental Services
A degree that is awarded by a college or university after 3-4 years of study in a prescribed course of study is a A.) Technical degree B.) Associate degree C.) Bachelor Degree D.) Master's Degree
This is issued if a person fulfills requirements of education and meets performance standards A.) Certification B.) Registration C.) Licensure