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  • 1. Health care careers--- 18 million health care workers in US(from CDC) Part 1
  • 2. certification • This is when a professional organization issues a certificate to a person who has met requirements of education/experience set by the organization • This is lower level of education
  • 3. registration • This is when a regulatory body in a given health care field gives an exam and maintains a list of qualified personnel • Texas Dept of Health has a listing of many occupations and who is expired, active, revoked, ect. Rad tech,massage, athletic trainer,optician, others.
  • 4. licensure • This is when a government agency authorizes individuals to work in a given occupation • Likely requires several hours of continuing education every year and renewal fee.
  • 5. Associates degree • A degree awarded by a vocational or community college after successful completion of 2 years of study
  • 6. Bachelor degree • This is a degree awarded by a college or university after a person has completed 4 year course of study in a given field
  • 7. Masters degree • A degree awarded by a college or university after completion of 1-2 more years of study after the person has received a bachelor’s degree
  • 8. doctorate • This is a degree awarded by a college or university after completion of a prescribed course of study beyond a bachelor’s degree or masters degree.
  • 9. Talk with table-buddy---- What type of education will you likely pursue? Associate Bachelor Master doctorate
  • 10. What are the some categories of health care? • Dental • medical • Therapeutic • Diagnostic • Support • Health informatics
  • 11. • Places of employment private offices laboratories clinics hospitals and gov. agencies
  • 12. Talk to table buddy--- What type of work place do you plan To work in?
  • 13. What are levels of dental workers? • Dentist--(DDS)- doctor, exams, surgery • dental Hygienist- workers under dentist, preliminary exams, cleans teeth and educates patients • Dental lab tech-repairs dental prosthesis • Dental assistant- preps patient for exams, chair side with dentist
  • 14. Diagnostic services • What are areas of diagnostic services? • Electrocardiograph- ECG(maybe called EKG) use sticky electrodes to diagnose heart conditions • Electroencephalograph (EEG)- records activity of the brain • Medical lab tech- works with pathologist to determine cause of disease through microscopic test- might specialize in microbiology, hematology, histology ect
  • 15. Medical lab assistants • Works under the supervision of lab tech • Performs basic lab test • Prep specimens • Clean and maintain equipment
  • 16. phlebotomist • Specialist in venipuncture- in other words sticking you with a needle to get a blood sample • Collects blood for tests
  • 17. Radiology tech • Works under supervision of doctor • given xray prescription(Davis series ect) • Works with x-rays, must keep track of radiation amounts, protect patient with lead aprons. • Must know correct angle and distance to get the right shot. • Xray film is being replaced by computer. show cassette
  • 18. Nuclear medicine tech • Prep radioactive substances to administer to patients and use films, images on a screen to determine how substances pass through the body. Aka Bone scan
  • 19. MRI tech • Use superconductive magnets and radio waves to reveal info on body anatomy. • Rad tech with more training for MRI. • Most MRI is 1.5T(Telsa). Use 3T size for super resolution. • MRI has no radiation but uses strong magnets. Very noisy. Don’t move. • CT(computerized tomography) uses radiation with high resolution. 3D image. • MRA to look at arteries.
  • 20. Ultrasound tech • Send sound waves into the body to record images. Gel is placed on skin to amplify ultrasound (US) waves and wand is moved over body. • Ultrasound techs can look at unborn babies • Used for doctors to diagnose problems in the body, such as blood flow. • Can be used to breakup kidney stones or inflammation injuries(therapeutic US)
  • 21. Talk with table buddy-------- Which of the radiology(imaging) Do you like best and why? rad tech, MRI tech,ultrasound tech nuclear medicine tech