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Health Professional Careers

  1. 1. Health Profession: There’s Something for Everyone<br />Andrew Yeung<br />2nd Year UCSD Student<br /><br />EAOP 2010 Spring Tours<br />
  2. 2. Today’s Overview<br />Why look into Health Career?<br />Food Platter: Variety of Choices<br />Recommended Tips<br />Courses<br />International<br />Volunteer<br />
  3. 3. Why the Health Career?<br />Always in demand = Job Security = $$$<br />High Job Satisfaction: Helping save lives and Working with People rather than cubicle<br />Versatile (Useful like in the movies)<br />
  4. 4. Party Tray: Diversity of Options<br />Doctors (M.D. or D.O.)<br />Sports Medicine (M.S.M.)<br />Public Health (M.P.H.)<br />Nursing (N.P., R.N.)<br />Optometry (O.D.)<br /><ul><li>Podiatric
  5. 5. Dentistry (D.M.D.)
  6. 6. Physical Therapy (P.T.)
  7. 7. Veterinary (D.V.M.)
  8. 8. Pharmacy
  9. 9. Nutrition
  10. 10. Chiropractic
  11. 11. Occupational Therapy (O.T.)
  12. 12. Psychology
  13. 13. Speech-Language Pathology
  14. 14. Surgery
  15. 15. Physical Education</li></li></ul><li>Physical Therapy (P.T.)<br />Using physical methods (e.g., manipulation, traction, exercise, massage, hot/cold therapy, etc.) to assess, diagnose, and treat injury, disability or disease.<br />
  16. 16. Sports Medicine<br />One of the fastest growing areas of health care because health workers who specialize in sports medicine help many “regular” people as well as athletes. <br />
  17. 17. Public/Global Health (M.P.H.)<br />“Big Picture”: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention<br />
  18. 18. Doctor (MD or DO)<br />Medical School<br />Primary Care<br />Family Medicine<br />General Pediatrics<br />Internal Medicine<br />Specialists<br />OB/GYN<br />Dermatology<br />Immunology<br />Oncology<br />
  19. 19. Nursing (R.N., N.P., C.N.C.)<br />Fill many roles in Health Field<br />Trauma, forensic, psychiatric, academic, practitioner, anesthetist, etc.<br />First Registered Nurse (R.N.)<br />
  20. 20. Do I have to be in love with Science?<br />No<br />Plenty who majored in Arts/Humanities, Literature, History, etc.<br />
  21. 21. Do I still have to take Science Classes?<br />Unfortunately Yes, BUT don’t fret!<br />Don’t be afraid to ask for help: Tutoring (EAOP), Teachers, Parents, Advisors<br />EAOP Online Tutoring:<br />
  22. 22. Tips: Courses You Should Take Now<br />Any AP Courses<br />Community College Classes<br />Free! And Easy!<br />Transferable Credit! (Enter as Sophomore)<br />
  23. 23. Courses<br />Other:<br />Science/Math<br />English Writing Composition<br />Anything Fun (Music, Art, Psychology, etc)<br />Foreign Languages (It’s Just A Good Skill Period)<br />
  24. 24. Go Abroad!<br /><br />Diversify, Well Roundness<br />Learn, See, Live<br />International Exp. = Looks Great on Resume<br />Study, Work, or Volunteer Abroad<br />
  25. 25. Volunteer!<br />Free Work leads to Paid work (like internships)<br />Good Exposure & Learn new experiences<br />In Future, gives you experience to put on resume<br />Experience = Job = $$$<br />Financial Aid (Scholarships)<br /><br />
  26. 26. What are the top three causes of Death?<br />Diabetes, Cancer, Influenza<br />Heart disease, Cancer, Stroke<br />Accidents, Alzheimer disease, Chronic Respiratory<br />HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Malaria<br />
  27. 27. Answer<br />B – Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke<br />Heart Disease = 631,636<br />Cancer = 559,888<br />Stroke = 137,119<br />Total = 1, 328, 643<br />Life Expectancy is 77 years old, with women 5 years longer<br />Racial and Age Differences persist<br />
  28. 28. What is the top leading preventable cause of death?<br />Tobacco Smoking<br />Overweight/Obesity<br />Sexually Transmitted Diseases<br />Alcohol Abuse<br />Infectious Diseases<br />
  29. 29. Answer<br />A = Tobacco Smoking<br />Over 435,000 deaths per year<br />Overweight/Obesity = 365,000 deaths<br />STD = 20,000 deaths<br />Alcohol = 85,000 deaths<br /> Infectious Disease = 75,000 deaths<br />
  30. 30. Only You Can Prevent Preventable Death<br /><br />
  31. 31. Questions?<br />
  32. 32. Thank You and Welcome to…<br />University<br />Of California<br />San Diego<br />