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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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    1. Chapter 2: Overview of Health Care Careers

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. Health Care Careers • Five Career Clusters • Therapeutic services • Diagnostic services • Health informatics • Support services • Biotechnology research and development

    7. Therapeutic Services: Physicians and Their Assistants

    8. Therapeutic Services: Physical and Occupational Therapy

    9. Therapeutic Services: Orthotics and Prosthetics

    10. Therapeutic Services: Respiratory Therapy

    11. Therapeutic Services: Emergency Care

    12. Therapeutic Services: Nursing Care

    13. Therapeutic Services: Hearing and Speech

    14. Therapeutic Services: Eye Care

    15. Therapeutic Services: Athletic Training

    16. Therapeutic Services: Pharmacy

    17. Therapeutic Services: Dentistry

    18. Therapeutic Services: Chiropractic, Massage, and Nutrition

    19. Therapeutic Services: Psychology

    20. Therapeutic Services: Veterinary Care

    21. Diagnostic Services: Cardiology Diagnostics

    22. Diagnostic Services: Laboratory Science

    23. Diagnostic Services: Pathology

    24. Diagnostic Services: Phlebotomy

    25. Diagnostic Services: Imaging Sciences

    26. Diagnostic Services: Imaging Sciences (cont’d)

    27. Diagnostic Services: Nuclear Medicine

    28. Health Informatics

    29. Health Informatics (cont’d)

    30. Support Services

    31. Biotechnology Research and Development