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.
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!
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.
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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