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  • Allows you to help people, doesn’t tie you to a desk all the time, you are an important part of the community, allows you a good living with a secure future, changes occur daily so it is hardly ever boring. Your in demand wherever you choose to live. Gives you lots of career options from the same education base.
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    1. 1. Medical Career Options February 9, 2004
    2. 2. Do you know what you want to do with your life following high school? • What is your life going to be like? • What career should you choose? Don’t limit yourself! Health care opportunities are unlimited! There is a job in health care especially for YOU!!
    3. 3. Do you care about other people & their problems? Do you enjoy learning new things? Do you dig deeper than teachers require? Do you enjoy using your hands, eyes and mind to gather information? Are you interested in how the human body functions? Are you intrigued by the ways medicine can be used to improve life? If you have answered “yes” to most of these questions, chances are you have the right stuff to take on a career in medicine. Am I the right kind of person?
    4. 4. Careers in Medicine Opportunity Allows you to help people Action You are not tied to a desk all the time Respect You are an important part of the community Security Allows you a good living with a secure future Excitement Changes daily, hardly ever boring Mobility You are in demand wherever you choose to live Flexibility Gives you many career options from the same education base
    5. 5. Got Time? How Much?Got Time? How Much? Health Care Education Programs By Length Of Training
    6. 6. Trade/Vocational • Practical Nurse Massage Therapist • Dental Laboratory Technologist • Emergency Medical Technician • Paramedic • Health Information Transcriptionist • Medical Assistant • Dietetic Technician • Pharmacy Technician • Cardiovascular Technologist • Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician • Surgical Technologist • Ophthalmic Medical Personnel & Lab Tech Usually involves completion of coursework ranging from short-term to 12 – 18 months This is a sampling of the multitude of options available
    7. 7. • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician • Chemical Technician • Dental Hygienist • Health Information Technician • Biomedical Equipment Technician • Medical Records Technician • Funeral Director • Registered Nurse • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Community College Completion of coursework ranging from 2 – 3 years • Radiation Therapist • Occupational Therapy Assistant • Speech Language Pathology Assistant • Physical Therapy Assistant • Registered Respiratory Therapist • Veterinary Technician • Medical Assistant • Radiographer • Paramedic • Optician This is a sampling of the multitude of options available
    8. 8. • Biochemist • Chemical Technician • Clinical Laboratory Scientist • Athletic Trainer Fitness Specialist • Health Care Services Administrator • Registered Dietitian • Health Information Manager • Biomedical Engineer • Counselor • Registered Nurse Undergraduate University Completion of coursework ranging from 4 – 5 years • Public Health Educator • Nuclear Medicine Technologist • Public Health Inspector • Radiation Therapist • Music Therapist • Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR) • Orthotist & Prosthetist • Polysomnographic Technologist • Histologic Technologist/Technician This is a sampling of the multitude of options available
    9. 9. • Health Care Services • Administrator • Biochemist • Health Science Librarian • Medical Illustrator • Physician Assistant • Counselor • Social Worker • CRNA Nurse • Midwife • Psychologist Master’s Degree Bachelor’s degree + completion of additional coursework ranging from 1 – 3 years • Nurse Practitioner • Biostatistician • Epidemiologist • Industrial Hygienist • Public Health Educator • Public Health Inspector • Toxicologist • Art Therapist • Audiologist • Physical Therapist • Speech Language Pathologist • Public Health Nurse This is a sampling of the multitude of options available
    10. 10. Doctoral Degree Research Scientist Psychologist Biostatistician Epidemiologist Toxicologist Physical Therapist Master’s degree + 2 – 3 years of post graduate coursework This is a sampling of the multitude of options available
    11. 11. Professional Degree Chiropractor Dentist Physician Pharmacist Podiatrist Veterinarian Optometrist Bachelor’s degree PLUS 4 years of post-graduate training and an extended clinical residency This is a sampling of the multitude of options available
    12. 12. What can I do now in high school to prepare?
    13. 13. • Physics 40S • Chemistry 40S • Math 40S (Pre-calculus or applied) • Biology 40S or 40G (optional – but a wise choice) • English 40S or French 40s High School Academics SENIOR 4
    14. 14. Personal Mastery • Self-management • Self-awareness • Skill development • Stress-management • Social relationships
    15. 15. • Advanced placement programs • Exchanges • Special interest clubs Take advantage of opportunities for enrichment such as:
    16. 16. DO WELL IN SCHOOL! Use your time in high school to develop good study habits, manage your time effectively and learn about the world around you!
    17. 17. Not just for science “nerds”! A well-rounded education is just as appropriate as one that focuses solely on science. Computers, math, history and drama; these subjects all have a place in a health career.
    18. 18. How much does it cost?
    19. 19. Undergraduate University Costs in Manitoba Reasonable Costs Breakdown (Rent Unfurnished Apartment) Cost Item Cost for 1 year (2 semesters/8 months) Tuition $6250 Misc. (school costs) $1800 Rent $4400 Misc. (apartment) $320 Food $1480 Health Insurance (single) $320 Clothing $600 Transportation (bus pass) $480 Misc. (entertainment, etc.) $2000 Utilities (phone/electric) $480 Estimated Total $18130 NOTE: This table represents an estimate of costs in Canadian dollars, for a single student living at a very modest level for one calendar year period at the University of Manitoba. Non-resident and International student will be more. Personal lifestyles may vary cost. Source:
    20. 20. Tuition Fees Faculty/School/Program Approximate tuition/year-(2003/2004) Book/Supply Fees Dental Hygiene Diploma $8,302 $1,500 Dentistry Degree $13,854 $9,800 Human Ecology Degree $3,215 $900 Medical Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapy-Degree $4,708 $895 Medical Rehabilitation Physical Therapy-Degree $4,237 $895 Medicine Degree $6,982 $3,300 Nursing Degree $3,899 $2,955 Pharmacy Degree $6,612 $1,200 Physical Education & Recreation Studies Athletic Therapy-Degree $3,842 $900 Science Degree $3,445 $900 University 1 - $3,050 $900 NOTE: The table represents what an average student in an undergraduate program might pay during the regular academic year (Sept – April) and is based on five courses (30 credit hours) The approximate tuition fees/year listed includes the student organization fee and endowment fee. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your specific choice of courses. The amount given for books/supplies may be reduced by purchasing used books/supplies. *International students are required to pay an additional differential fee of 75%. SOURCE:
    21. 21. Program/Faculty Diploma 2 year 3-year 4-year 4-year Advanced 4-year Honours Dentistry2 294,396 Dental Hygiene3 97,484 Human Ecology 38,295 Medicine2 150,069 Medical Rehabilitation 48,118 Nursing 22,332 44,997 Pharmacy 65,824 Science 24,590 30,737 30,737 1 Program costs are calculated by multiplying the average cost per credit hour in a given faculty by the number of credit hours required to attain a degree. The number of credit hours required for a degree are taken from the General Calendar. 2 The cost for programs in the faculties of Dentistry and Medicine are calculated by multiplying the cost per standard student by the number of years required to obtain a degree. 3 The Diploma program in Dental Hygiene is a three year program. Annual Financial Report March 31, 2002. Source: U of M – Undergraduate Total Program Cost1 2001-2002
    22. 22. Grants & Bursaries & Scholarships • awarded through academic achievement, community involvement or athletics • applied for; companies, service clubs, foundations, etc. There are a variety of scholarships, awards and grants available to help finance your education. Scholarship possibilities:
    23. 23. How much $$$ can I expect to make?
    24. 24. Resource: NOC Title Wage Low Wage High 3111 General Practitioner/Family Medicine/Specialist 31,000 360,000 3113 Dentist, Optometrist, Chiropractor 99,800 214,000 3114 Veterinarian 49,000 80,000 3131 Pharmacist 22,000 124,800 3132 Dietician and Nutritionists 35,000 67,000 3142 Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists 32,000 53,000 3151/ 3152 Registered Nurses, Nurse Supervisor 26,500 63,000 3214/ 3215 Respiratory Therapists, Medical Radiation Technologists 34,300 52,700 3222 Dental Hygienist/Dental Therapist 27,800 64,500 3233 Licensed Practical Nurse 17,250 41,800 3234 Ambulance Attendant/Paramedical Occupations 29,700 60,200 3411/ 3414 Nurses Aides, Orderlies and Patient Services, Assisting roles 15,800 40,900 WAGES - HEALTH OCCUPATIONS
    25. 25. ORNH Student Support Programs are being designed by the ORNH to assist you. If you have questions regarding: • Funding • Admissions • Understanding educational and career options Talk to us –we are here to assist
    26. 26. Unit D 101 1st Avenue N. W. Dauphin, Manitoba R7N 1G8 Ph: 204-622-6210 Fax: 204-622-6211 Email: Web: Office of Medical Director Boundary Trails Health Centre Box 2000, Stn. Main Winkler, MB R6W 1H8 Ph: 204-331-8876 Fax: 204-331-8804 Email: