Chapter 2 : Overview of Health Care Careers. Career Planning in Health Care. Resources Career section of school or public library Librarian Books on occupation: overview & specific Databases Lists of web sites Occupational Outlook Handbook Web sites of schools & professional organizations
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Career Planning in Health Care • Resources • Career section of school or public library • Librarian • Books on occupation: overview & specific • Databases • Lists of web sites • Occupational Outlook Handbook • Web sites of schools & professional organizations • Interviews & job-shadowing with health care professionals
Career Planning in Health Care (cont’d) • Educational Requirements • Graduation from accredited school • Accreditation: recognition by outside agency as having standards that qualify graduates for professional practice • Places to obtain training • 4-year universities • 2-year community colleges • Technical institutions & hospital-based schools • Trade schools & private schools • The military
Career Planning in Health Care (cont’d) • Licensure • Granting of authority by a state to work in a given profession • Required for many health care professions • State sets guidelines & limitations • Agency issues & renews license • Typically requires: • Graduation from accredited school • Passing state exam
Career Planning in Health Care (cont’d) • Registration • Requires: • Graduation from accredited school • Passing standardized national exam by nongovernmental agency • Administered by professional organization • National registries verify a potential employee’s status
Health Care Careers • Five Career Clusters • Therapeutic services • Diagnostic services • Health informatics • Support services • Biotechnology research and development