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[Insert Hospital Name]. THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO PREPARE FOR IT… DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE IN A HEALTH CAREER. Opportunity is one of the most important things to consider in seeking a career. . Did you know… . ...Nurses can do more than just work in hospitals. They can work as a:

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did you know
Did you know…
  • ...Nurses can do more than just work in hospitals.
  • They can work as a:
    • Nurse Lobbyist
    • Corporate Nurse
    • Legislator
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Nurse Educator
did you know4
Did you know...
  • People who choose careers in healthcare often use entry level jobs as a spring board for other opportunities.
  • For example:
    • An RN may decide to go on to become a nurse practitioner or a doctor.
did you know5
Did you know...
  • …Hospitals need people in the following areas:
    • Attorneys
    • Lobbyists
    • Human Resources
    • Marketing
    • Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy
what are health careers
What are health careers?

There is a broad range-from direct patient care to administration, marketing, managerial, education and research.

health careers involve
Health careers involve:
  • Physical and mental health
  • Individual and community health
  • Help both people and animals
why choose a health career
Job security


Geographic mobility

Educational choices

Intellectual challenges and professional growth

Personal satisfaction

Why choose a health career?
the year 2000 marked a downturn in employment in many industries

The year 2000 marked a downturn in employment in many industries... was NOT

among them.

hospitals are facing critical shortages
Hospitals are facing critical shortages:
  • Nurses
  • Clinical Laboratory personnel
  • Radiological Technologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Many other specialty careers
national nursing shortage
National Nursing Shortage
  • By 2020, the number of advanced degree nurses needed will be 822,000-and only a little over a third of that number, or 315,000, will be in the marketplace.
  • The shortage will be just as serious for RN’s with a bachelor’s degree.
By the year 2006 it is projected that over 3.1 million new jobs will be available in health services.
Six of the ten occupations with the fastest employment growth are in healthcare.-Bureau of Labor Statistics
what schools offer healthcare programs
What schools offer healthcare programs?
  • For a complete listing of Tennessee healthcare programs visit and choose “Career Moves” then choose “Schools Offering Health Careers”
education how long do programs last
Education: How long do programs last?
  • Nurse Assistant -- approx. a few weeks
  • Technician -- 1-2 years
  • Technologist -- 3-4 years
  • Registered Nurse -- 2-4 years
where can i work in a health career




Extended Care


Cancer, Etc.

Private doctor and dentist offices


Public Health


In-home healthcare

Where can I work in a health career?
average salaries based on median annual earnings
Average Salaries (Based on median annual earnings)
  • Clinical Lab Technician -- $26,500
  • Medical Technologist -- $35,100
  • RN -- $43,000
  • Occupational Therapist -- $42,700
  • Pharmacist -- $71,600
  • Physician Assistant -- $61,000
average salaries cont based on median annual income
Average Salaries Cont.(Based on median annual income)
  • Social Worker (Bachelor’s) -- $25,000
  • Social Worker (Master’s) -- $35,000
  • EMT -- $25,051
  • Paramedic -- $30,407
  • Physician -- $116,000
try before you buy
“Try Before You Buy”
  • Be a Junior Volunteer
  • Join a Student Organization
  • Youth Mentoring & Job Shadowing
  • Summer Jobs & Part-time Employment
where can i learn more
Where can I learn more?
  • Visit --and choose “Career Moves”
  • Talk to someone at your local hospital
  • Talk to your guidance counselor