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Self-Quiz:

Help Me Choose My Career in Health Care

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Looking to shift careers and join the highest projected employment industry?


Healthcare industries and their associated occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are expected to account for a large share of new jobs projected through 2026, as the aging population continues to drive demand for health care services. Some of these medical field jobs require less than 1 year of education.

This quiz will help you identify which health care careers you'll most likely be successful in. It contains role-play questions and answers and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The result will display the highest scoring healthcare career type, and information about programs to get you started.

Keep in mind that most careers in the healthcare industry require a strong work ethic, the ability to problem solve, communicate with peers and patients, and work in parallel with technology in today's ever-changing medical field.

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HELP ME CHOOSE MY CAREER IN HEALTH CARE
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Comfortable touching people
While going for a hike with your friend, you find a young woman on the ground crying who appears to have a broken leg. How do you react?
Comfortable with vomit
While watching your friend's 5-year-old girl, she tells you her tummy hurts just before she begins to vomit all over herself, you, and your floor. How do you handle the situation?
Comfortable with needles
Your elderly aunt needs to have a daily shot and the doctor suggested you help doing that ....
Comfortable with blood
You have hired a handyman to help replace a section of your wooden porch. As he is cutting wood, his hand slips and the saw nicks his hand. He lets out a yell and calls for help. You run out to see what happened and notice there is blood everywhere. How do you react?
Comfortable with poop
While babysitting your neighbor's 3-year-old child, you notice a smell but think nothing of it. You notice he has pooped and it is now all over him, and he's finger-painting with it on the wall. How do you react?
Ability to withstand strong odors
While on the bus, a stranger sits right next to you despite there being other open seats. The stranger's body odor hits you before they sit down. What is your reaction?
Good math skills
Out of 100 ladies attending an event, 80 had a black hat, 80 had red shoes, 60 had a bag, and 90 wore a neckless. How many ladies must have had all four items?
Calm in difficult situations
While on your way to a job interview, you hit an unexpected traffic jam. You have been stuck for almost 20 minutes, and you now have 10 minutes left to get to your appointment. How do you react?
Work best alone or in a small team
While at work, your boss asks you to help her put together a small team of people to sort old files. There are at least 20 filing cabinets full of data that need to be sorted and entered into a database. What do you tell her?
Can you remain calm when dealing with angry or upset people
While pulling into a parking spot, you accidentally hit the bumper of the car next to you. Before you can react, a man gets out of the car and starts screaming at you. He is red in the face. He threatens to call the police and have you arrested. How do you react?
Do you mind being on your feet all day
Your local park is having a community day. You decide to volunteer to help coordinate the event. The community planner president is happy to have help and asks that you spend the weekend walking around town hanging and passing out flyers. This task will mean a full 3 days of walking and standing on your feet. How does this make you feel?
I don't mind working non-traditional business hours
While job hunting, you find your dream job, land an interview, and find out you get the job! When you receive your schedule, your hours are all over the place - some days go late into the night, other days you're on the night shift. How do you feel?
Flexibility / Adaptability
You are cooking Thanksgiving dinner for your in-laws from out of town when you get a phone call asking you to come into work. There has been an emergency and you need to go in immediately. What do you do?
Empathy for interacting with Patients and Family
While driving home, a dog runs in front of your vehicle, and you cannot stop in time. Your car hits the dog. Even worse, the dog's human family saw the whole thing. How do you respond?
Calm in Emergency Situations
While out for a jog, you witness a pedestrian get hit by a speeding car. The driver of the car does not stop. The pedestrian is alive but barely. You observe that they are in rough shape; it is a miracle they are still breathing. How do you react?
Comfort and Ability to help
A patient who is wheelchair-bound and in the last stages of cancer comes in with her mother, and complains about a sore on her side. The patient has open and oozing sores on her side, is very weak, and often gets sick from her treatments. How could you assist the patient?
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Self-Quiz:

Help Me Choose My Career in Health Care

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Direct Patient Care

Medical Testing and Monitoring

Healthcare Support and Operations

Direct Patient Care

It sounds like you would be best suited to a career involving Direct Patient Care. You like caring for others one-on-one, providing direct comfort, and physically easing pain and suffering.

Some Direct Patient Care careers you may want to consider are nursing, radiation therapy, dentistry, emergency medical technician (EMT), medical assistant, phlebotomy, home health aide, etc.

At Labouré College, we can help you get started in Nursing and Radiation Therapy!

About Nursing:

Nurses are primarily focused on patient care. They directly comfort, care for, and educate individual patients as the front line for any healthcare team. From taking care of injured or ill patients to providing preventative care for well individuals, nurses can work in a variety of healthcare settings and specialize in different fields of health or industry. There are a variety of degrees in the nursing field such as a certification, associate degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, and more. Bachelor's degrees are increasingly becoming the gold standard in high demand healthcare jobs such as nursing.

  • You can get started in this career in just 2 years at a full-time pace!
  • Careers in Nursing in the MA area usually start at $64,000
  • Here is a breakdown of the nursing program tuition and fees:
    - ASN: $995 per credit, plus books and supplies 
    - RN-BSN: $300 per credit, plus books and supplies

Click here to learn more about the Nursing program at Labouré College.  

About Radiation Therapy:

Radiation therapists help one patient at a time fight cancer. They do this by administering radiation treatments using machines called linear accelerators. These machines direct high-energy x-rays at specific cancer cells in a patient’s body, shrinking or removing them.

  • This program includes 2 full years of practical, hands-on clinical experience
  • Careers in Radiation Therapy in the MA area usually start at $92,400
  • Here is a breakdown of the Radiation Therapy program tuition and fees: $995 per credit, plus books and supplies

Click here to learn more about the Radiation Therapy program at Labouré College. 

Have a question? Give us a call at (617) 322-3575, email us at admissions@laboure.edu, or schedule a time that works best and we'll call you!
 

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Medical Testing and Monitoring

It sounds like you may be best suited to a career involving medical testing and monitoring. You’re interested in the medical field, enjoy solving problems, and even though you like people and might like working with patients, some of the extremes of direct patient care may not be for you.
Some Medical Testing and Monitoring careers you may want to consider are neurodiagnostic technology, x-ray technician, intraoperative neuromonitorist, sleep technologist, anesthesiology, etc.

At Labouré College, we can help you get started in Neurodiagnostic Technology or Intraoperative Neuromonitoring!

About Neurodiagnostic Technology:

A neurodiagnostic technologist performs procedures including: electroencephalograms (EEG), evoked potentials (EP), polysomnograms (PSG or sleep studies), nerve conduction studies (NCS), and long term monitoring, all of which may aid in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological problems ranging from common headaches, head and spinal injuries as sometimes seen in athletes, seizures, sleep disorders, strokes and unexplained comas. 

  • You can get started in this career in just 1 year online!
  • Clinical hours are scheduled at facilities in your area
  • Careers in Neurodiagnostic Technology in the MA area start between $35,000 to $74,000
  • Here is a breakdown of the Neurodiagnostic Technology program tuition and fees: $372 per credit, plus books and supplies

Click here to learn more about the Neurodiagnostic Technology program at Labouré College. 

About Intraoperative Neuromonitoring:

While a patient is under anesthesia and the doctor is performing surgery, the intraoperative neuromonitorist is monitoring the patient to ensure their safety. In a situation where every second counts, the presence of a neuromonitorist during surgery has become invaluable and is increasing the demand for certified IONM professionals in the operating room.

  • You can get started in this career in just 2 semesters!
  • Clinical hours are scheduled in your area
  • Careers in Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in the MA area usually start between $75,000 to $125,000
  • Here is a breakdown of the Intraoperative Neuromonitoring program tuition and fees: $995 per credit, plus books and supplies

Click here to learn more about the Intraoperative Neuromonitoring program at Labouré College. 

Have a question? Give us a call at (617) 322-3575, email us at admissions@laboure.edu, or schedule a time that works best and we'll call you!
 

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Healthcare Support and Operations

It sounds like you’re interested in the healthcare field, but would prefer not to work directly with patients, which means you may be best suited to a career in Healthcare Support and Operations. Medical terminology, records, technology, and problem-solving are all key components to support and operations roles.
Some careers you may want to consider are medical coding, medical auditing, clinical documentation, equipment technician, administration, transcription, pharmacist, etc.
At Labouré, we can help you start your career in Medical Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement!

About Medical Coding:

Health Information Technologists are the keepers of our medical data. Information from our medical records, health insurance claims, and more are catalogued and stored in the cloud, and written, recorded, and compiled by health information workers. Medical coders convert physician's notes and medical records into code for billing and insurance purposes. Certified professionals are in high demand and are able to work in hospitals, doctors' offices, and insurance companies.

  • You can get started in this career in just one year online!
  • Careers in Medical Coding in the MA area usually start at $44,338
  • Here is a breakdown of the Medical Coding program tuition and fees: $365 per credit, plus books and supplies

Click here to learn more about the Medical Coding program at Labouré College. 

About Clinical Documentation Improvement:

Clinical documentation improvement specialists (CDIS) are the next rung on the ladder from medical coders, having knowledge of both clinical procedures and medical coding languages to accurately report on the quality of patient care, healthcare services provided, and patient diagnoses and procedures for healthcare organizations.

  • You can get started in this career in just two semesters!
  • Careers in Clinical Documentation Improvement in the MA area usually start at $89,546
  • Here is a breakdown of the CDI program tuition and fees: $365 per credit, plus books and supplies

Click here to learn more about the Clinical Documentation Improvement program at Labouré College. 

Have a question? Give us a call at (617) 322-3575, email us at admissions@laboure.edu, or schedule a time that works best and we'll call you!
 

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