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1 Finding the Right Occupation for Your
Chapter 3

2 Career Search Section 3.1

3 Background When you consider an occupation in the health care field, it is important to focus on your interests, values, and abilities. When you understand yourself, it is easier to select the right occupation. There are many different career opportunities in the health care field. Researching several careers will help you choose the right career for you. Learning how to use the resources for researching occupations will make it easier for you to choose a career. Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

4 Objectives Define interests, values, and abilities.
List five work-related values. Identify three resources for occupational research. Research three health careers. Explain the importance of a vocational portfolio. Complete an assignment addressing “What I Learned About Selecting a Career.” Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

5 Interests Tell you what you like to do and what you do not like to do
Recognizing your interests help you make good career choices Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

6 Values Job security Leisure time Wages Recognition Creativity
Advancement Working environment Home life Responsibility Management Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

7 Abilities Something you well May have many abilities
Important to evaluate your abilities during career search Match abilities to job description Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

8 Resources for Occupational Research
Dictionary of Occupational Titles Occupational Outlook Handbook Works Briefs Encyclopedia of Careers Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

9 How to Do a Career Search
Interview for information. Write a paper telling how the occupation you researched matches your interests, abilities, and values. When you complete your research, you have a guidance to follow that will help you choose an occupation that you enjoy. Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

10 Developing a Vocational Portfolio
A collection of materials that show knowledge, abilities, skills, and insights you gain in your search for a career Purposes of a vocational portfolio is to show your mastery of vocational requirements to an employer, college, or higher-level training Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

11 Key Terms ability career compromising interests job outlook leisure
occupation portfolio prioritize value vocational wages Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

12 Overview of Careers Section 3.2

13 Background There are hundreds of job opportunities in the health care field. The positions in the four occupational clusters that are discussed in this section introduce you to some of the possible health care careers. These occupational clusters follow the National Health Care Skills Standards. These standards are a guide to the information you need to be a successful health care worker. Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

14 Background Part I of this text provides the health care core foundation skills for all health services that are covered in the national standards. Part II has entry-level occupations from each cluster in the standards. You can learn the skills from several occupations and become a multidisciplinary and unlicensed assistive personnel health care worker. Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

15 Background Finding several areas of interest in the following occupations enhances your education and provides the skills to increase your employability. After carefully researching these careers, you can make an informed decision. Population growth, the increase of middle-aged and elderly people, new medical technology, and the need for more rehabilitation and long-term care make a healthcare occupation a very good choice for the future. Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

16 Objectives Define the key terms.
Compare and differentiate the services performed by the therapeutic, diagnostic, information, and environmental services. Explain the meaning of therapeutic, diagnostic, information, and environmental services. Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

17 Career Clusters 16 major occupational categories
Health Science career clusters Therapeutic Services Diagnostic Services Health Informatics Support Services Biotechnology and Research and Development Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

18 Education and Career Planning
Large variety of health care occupations, requiring: Different educational backgrounds Different skills Different licensing You can invest the amount of time and money necessary to attain your specific employment goal Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

19 Therapeutic Services Observe the patient/client, instrumentation, and environment; and, report results and assist the treatment team by performing procedures accurately. Respiratory Therapy/Respiratory Care Workers Pharmacy Workers Occupational Therapy Workers Physical Therapy Workers Emergency medical Service Workers Medical Assistants Dental Workers Nursing Service Workers Registered Nurses Nurse Assistants/Home Health Aides Veterinary Workers Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

20 Diagnostic Services Help with the diagnosis of illness and disease, plan services and prepare and perform tests accurately. Medical Laboratory Workers Radiology Workers Electrocardiography Workers Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

21 Information Services Workers are important support to all other medical workers. Analyze, extract, and document information using automated systems Have advanced training in computer programming. Administrative Support Services Workers Admitting Department Workers Medical Records/Health Information Management Workers Unit Secretaries and Health Unit Coordinators Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

22 Environmental Services
Provide therapeutic environment for the delivery of care, they repair and maintain medical and general equipment and follow aseptic procedures. Central Processing/Supply Workers Hospital Cleaners/Environmental Service Technicians Food Service Department Workers Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

23 Environmental Health and Medicine Careers
Health Educator Epidemiology Environmental Health Specialist Biomedical Engineer Biomedical Equipment Technician Research Scientist Social Worker Medical Specialists Physician’s Assistants Chiropractor Podiatrist Optometrist Psychologist Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

24 Additional Health Care Areas
Dental Occupations Medical Practitioners Vision Services Medical Technologists, Technicians, Assistants, and Aides Mental/Social Services Occupations Nursing Occupations Therapy and Rehabilitation Occupations Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

25 Key Terms apprenticeship aseptic autoclave cardiopulmonary clerical
consultant deviations dietetic discharging dispense extract euthanize neurologist payroll requisitions respiratory sterilizing transcribe Copyright (c) 2009 Pearson Education

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