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  1. 1. Nebraska Health Careers
  2. 2. What are some of my options? • Dietitian • Emergency Medical Technician • Health Information Management • Medical Lab Technician • Nurse • Occupational Therapist • Pharmacist • Physical Therapist • Physician • Radiology Technologist • Respiratory Therapist • Surgical Technologist
  3. 3. Why be a health care professional? Make a difference Choose your destiny Attain skills that are in high demand Have a job that is stable and secure Provide a service to those in need Save a life
  4. 4. Nebraska’s health care workforceSource: Nebraska Career Information System, 2000 Health care workers make up nearly 16% of Nebraska’s total workforce More than 70,000 Nebraska health care professionals work in hospitals and health systems Nebraska has a serious need for: Nurses Medical Lab Technicians Radiology Technologists Surgical Technologists
  5. 5. Nursing
  6. 6. Nurses: What do they do? • Assist doctors with patient care and treatment • Conduct physical exams • Gather patient information • Assist with diagnosing health problems • Evaluate and record patients’ conditions and progress • Teach patients how to care for themselves • Educate patients and families
  7. 7. • Flight Nurse • Emergency Room • Operating Room • Obstetrics/Gynecology • Pediatrics • Intensive Care Nursing Specialties
  8. 8. Nursing: What education do I need? Hospital Diploma A two to three year hospital- based program Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) A two-year program offered at many community and junior colleges and hospital schools of nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) A four-year program offered at colleges and universities Master’s Degree Required for those who want to practice in advanced specialty areas
  9. 9. LPN educational programs in Nebraska • Central Community College – Columbus, Grand Island, Kearney • Metropolitan Community College – Omaha • Mid-Plains Community College – North Platte, McCook (satellite), Valentine (satellite) • Nebraska College of Business - Omaha • Northeast Community College – Norfolk • Southeast Community College – Beatrice, Lincoln, Falls City (satellite), Geneva (satellite) • Western Nebraska Community College – Scottsbluff, Alliance, Sidney (satellite)
  10. 10. RN educational programs in Nebraska • Bryan LGH School of Nursing – Lincoln • Central Community College – Grand Island • Clarkson College – Omaha • College of Saint Mary – Omaha • Creighton University – Omaha • Metropolitan Community College – Omaha • Mid-Plains Community College – North Platte
  11. 11. RN educational programs in Nebraska (cont.) • Midland Lutheran College - Fremont • Nebraska Methodist College – Omaha • Northeast Community College – Norfolk • Southeast Community College – Lincoln • Union College – Lincoln • University of Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, Scottsbluff
  12. 12. Nursing: Is there a job for me? • Nursing is the nation’s largest health care profession • Nurses are the largest single component of any hospital staff • There is already a nursing shortage and a projected shortage of 434,000 RN’s by 2020 125,000 213,500 381,250 434,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 350,000 400,000 450,000 2005 2010 2015 2020 Number of Projected Open RN Positions in the U.S. 2005-2020 Source: Peter Buerhaus, JAMA 2000
  13. 13. Nursing: Salary and wages Average Earnings by Occupation in Nebraska Source: Nebraska Dept. of Labor, Workforce Development $48,547 $46,488 $41,953 $38,930 $34,965 $28,558 $27,104 $27,040 $24,571 $0 $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $60,000 Accountant Loan Officer Registered Nurse Teacher Paralegal LPN Social Worker Fitness Trainer Interior Designer
  14. 14. Radiologic Technology: What is it? • X-Ray • Digital Imaging • Mammography • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) • Radiation Therapy • Nuclear Medicine
  15. 15. Radiologic Technology: Education requirements • Usually includes a 2-year program at a hospital earning a certificate or a 2-year program at a community college • There are nearly 1,000 accredited radiologic technology programs in the United States • Certificates are needed for various disciplines and specialties such as CT Scan, mammography and nuclear medicine
  16. 16. Radiologic Technology educational programs in Nebraska • University of Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha • Clarkson College – Omaha • Alegent Health/Immanuel Medical Center – Omaha • Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital – Hastings • Regional West Medical Center – Scottsbluff • Southeast Community College – Lincoln • University of Nebraska – Kearney • Western Nebraska Community College - Scottsbluff
  17. 17. Radiologic Technology: Salary and wagesSource: Nebraska Hospital Association Salary Survey, January 2003 Radiologic Technologists in Nebraska have the potential to earn $30,000 to $60,000+ a year depending upon education, duration of employment, position, etc.
  18. 18. Surgical Technologist
  19. 19. Surgical Technologist: Responsibilities • Prepare the sterile setup for the appropriate surgical procedure • Pass instruments and provide sterile items in an efficient manner • May have to hold and position instruments and retractors • Sponge and suction the operative site
  20. 20. Surgical Technologist: Education requirements Certification programs are generally offered through community and/or junior colleges, hospital programs and technical schools 9 to 15 months for a diploma or certificate; 2 years for an associate degree There are more than 350 accredited surgical technology educational programs in the U.S.
  21. 21. Surgical Technology educational programs in Nebraska • Metropolitan Community College – Omaha • Nebraska Methodist College – Omaha • Southeast Community College - Lincoln
  22. 22. Surgical Technologist: Job outlookSource: Nebraska Hospital Association Salary Survey, January 1999, 2001, 2003 A surgical technologist in Nebraska averages an hourly wage of $13.81 or $28,725/year Surgical Technologist Job Growth, Nebraska 1999-2003 200 250 300 350 400 1999 2001 2003 #ofSurgicalTechnologistsin Nebraska
  23. 23. Medical Lab Technician
  24. 24. Medical Lab Technician: Job functions • Perform blood tests • Look for absence, presence and cause of diseases • Confirm test results • Operate complex equipment, computers and instruments
  25. 25. Medical Lab Technician: Career preparation • Have a solid foundation in sciences • Obtain an Associate degree from an accredited program – community or junior college • Obtain certification upon completion of academic and laboratory requirements
  26. 26. Medical Lab Technician educational programs in Nebraska • Central Community College – Hastings • Mid-Plains Community College – North Platte • Southeast Community College - Lincoln
  27. 27. Medical Lab Technician: Job outlookSource: Nebraska Hospital Association Salary Survey 1999, 2001, 2003 The number of Lab Tech’s working in Nebraska hospitals has nearly doubled over the past 4 years Medical Lab Tech's Employed in Nebraska 1999-2003 50 75 100 125 150 1999 2001 2003 #ofLabTech's
  28. 28. Medical Lab Technician: Job outlookSource: Nebraska Hospital Association Salary Survey 1999, 2001, 2003 Lab Tech Average Hourly Wage, Nebraska 1999-2003 $12.51 $13.32 $14.70 $12.00 $12.50 $13.00 $13.50 $14.00 $14.50 $15.00 1999 2001 2003 The average hourly wage for Lab Tech’s in Nebraska has increased more than $2.00 in 4 years
  29. 29. Nebraska Health Careers Make a difference – Become a health care professional

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