The World of  Health Careers at  Kingsborough Community College  A Guide for Prospective Students
A Bright Outlook for the Health Careers Field. <ul><li>Employment in service occupations is projected to increase by 5.3 m...
Exploring Your Options at Kingsborugh Community College… <ul><li>Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Exercises Science/Persona...
Biotechnology  A.S. in Biology <ul><li>The application of biotechnology in the healthcare industry ranges from drug develo...
Health Education & Promotion A.S. in Community Health <ul><li>Graduates prepare to design, deliver, or direct health promo...
Health Administration A.S. in Community Health <ul><li>Health Administrators or Health Service Managers work in hospitals,...
Exercise Science/Personal Training  A.S.   <ul><li>Students are prepared for the examination to become an ACSM Certified H...
Food & Hospitality A.A.S. <ul><li>Positions include dietetic technicians, cooks, food service managers, dining room manage...
Medical Office Administration A.A.S. in Office Administration & Technology   <ul><li>Students are trained in keyboarding a...
Mental Health & Human Services A.S. <ul><li>Our degree provides the foundation for further education in programs such as s...
Nursing A.A.S. <ul><li>Graduates of the KCC Nursing Program who pass the NCLEX-RN examination can seek employment as a reg...
Nutrition  A.S. in Biology <ul><li>The program provides students with the foundation for further education in Bachelor Deg...
Occupational Therapy A.S. in Biology <ul><li>This program serves as the first step for future entrance into a Bachelor’s o...
Pharmacy  A.S. in Biology   <ul><li>This program is the first step for students who plan to become licensed pharmacists.  ...
Physical Education Teacher A.A.S. <ul><li>Graduates may work as exercise leaders in fitness centers, community centers, or...
Physical Therapist Assistant  A.A.S. <ul><li>A physical therapist assistant (P.T.A.) works under the supervision of a phys...
Physician Assistant A.S. in Biology   <ul><li>Students are supplied with the a strong foundation enabling them for transfe...
Speech Pathology/Hearing Sciences A.S. in Speech Communications <ul><li>The program supplies students with the foundation ...
Surgical Technology  A.A.S. <ul><li>Surgical Technologists are a crucial member of the surgery team.  </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
Therapeutic Recreation A.A.S. <ul><li>Students learn to administer treatment, education, and other recreation services to ...
How Do I Choose the Health Career Path That is Right for Me? <ul><li>Students are encouraged to explore their options by u...
Health Careers & Retention Center at Kingsborough Community College <ul><li>The center is open Monday through Friday 9:00 ...
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  1. 1. The World of Health Careers at Kingsborough Community College A Guide for Prospective Students
  2. 2. A Bright Outlook for the Health Careers Field. <ul><li>Employment in service occupations is projected to increase by 5.3 million, or 20.1 percent, the second largest numerical gain and second highest rate of growth among the major occupational groups. However, healthcare support occupations are expected to grow the fastest,34.5 percent, adding 1.1 million new jobs.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational Outlook Handbook </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Exploring Your Options at Kingsborugh Community College… <ul><li>Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Exercises Science/Personal Training </li></ul><ul><li>Food & Hospitality </li></ul><ul><li>Gerontology </li></ul><ul><li>Health Education & Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Health Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Office Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health & Human Services </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Therapist Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacy </li></ul><ul><li>Physician’s Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Speech Pathology& Audiology </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation & Recreation Therapy </li></ul>
  4. 4. Biotechnology A.S. in Biology <ul><li>The application of biotechnology in the healthcare industry ranges from drug development and treatment, as well as forensics, environmental protection, preservation, and cleaning. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Health Education & Promotion A.S. in Community Health <ul><li>Graduates prepare to design, deliver, or direct health promotion and education programs. </li></ul><ul><li>They work as Health Educators, Health Promotion Directors, Patient Advocates, and more, in government and community health agencies, hospitals, schools, and corporate wellness programs. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Health Administration A.S. in Community Health <ul><li>Health Administrators or Health Service Managers work in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, or nursing care facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>They plan, direct, and supervise the delivery of healthcare and establish and implement policies and objectives, evaluate personnel, develop reports and budgets, and much more. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Exercise Science/Personal Training A.S. <ul><li>Students are prepared for the examination to become an ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist, which qualifies them to work in the finest health clubs and corporate fitness centers, or as entrepreneurs operating their own fitness business. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Food & Hospitality A.A.S. <ul><li>Positions include dietetic technicians, cooks, food service managers, dining room managers, sanitarians, and event planners in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other residences such as those for people with disabilities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Medical Office Administration A.A.S. in Office Administration & Technology <ul><li>Students are trained in keyboarding and software skills as well as medical terminology, medical forms, medical billing, and coding. </li></ul><ul><li>Students would be able to attain employment in a physician’s offices, clinics, public or private hospitals, nursing homes, or community health centers. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mental Health & Human Services A.S. <ul><li>Our degree provides the foundation for further education in programs such as social work, psychology, and other counseling professions. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduates can pursue careers within the human service field such as intake workers, residential counselors, or assistant counselors in social service agencies. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Nursing A.A.S. <ul><li>Graduates of the KCC Nursing Program who pass the NCLEX-RN examination can seek employment as a registered nurse in hospitals, long term care facilities, schools, home care, or community settings. </li></ul><ul><li>The license to practice enables you to obtain a position working in such areas as medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, and maternity. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Nutrition A.S. in Biology <ul><li>The program provides students with the foundation for further education in Bachelor Degree programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition degrees equip students to be nutritionists, dieticians, and nutrition researchers. </li></ul><ul><li>These professionals plan nutrition programs and conduct nutrition research. They help to prevent illness and treat illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Occupational Therapy A.S. in Biology <ul><li>This program serves as the first step for future entrance into a Bachelor’s or Master’s program. </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational therapists help people improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. </li></ul><ul><li>They work with individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling. </li></ul><ul><li>They also help individuals develop, recover, or maintain daily living and working skills. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Pharmacy A.S. in Biology <ul><li>This program is the first step for students who plan to become licensed pharmacists. </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacists dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Physical Education Teacher A.A.S. <ul><li>Graduates may work as exercise leaders in fitness centers, community centers, or as coaches, officials, or counselors in summer camps. </li></ul><ul><li>The can also work with special populations such as the disabled or senior citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>Education at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level will allow graduates to become certified teachers for work in public or private schools. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S. <ul><li>A physical therapist assistant (P.T.A.) works under the supervision of a physical therapist. </li></ul><ul><li>They administer treatments, ambulation training, and therapeutic exercises. </li></ul><ul><li>This program is nationally accredited meaning that graduates are eligible for licensure anywhere in the United States. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Physician Assistant A.S. in Biology <ul><li>Students are supplied with the a strong foundation enabling them for transfer to a senior college. </li></ul><ul><li>Physician Assistants are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative health care services, as delegated by a physician. </li></ul><ul><li>They take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret lab tests and x-rays, and make diagnoses. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Speech Pathology/Hearing Sciences A.S. in Speech Communications <ul><li>The program supplies students with the foundation necessary to continue their education at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level. </li></ul><ul><li>Speech Pathologists diagnose and treat persons who have speech, language, and/or hearing disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>They are employed in educational institutions, medical facilities, geriatric facilities, as well as private practice. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Surgical Technology A.A.S. <ul><li>Surgical Technologists are a crucial member of the surgery team. </li></ul><ul><li>They are employed at hospitals in operating rooms, delivery rooms, cast rooms, ambulatory care units, and central supply departments. </li></ul><ul><li>They are utilized in clinics, ophthalmologist's, physician’s, and dentist’s offices. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Therapeutic Recreation A.A.S. <ul><li>Students learn to administer treatment, education, and other recreation services to help people with illnesses, disabilities, and other health conditions develop and use their leisure in ways that enhance their health, functional abilities, independence, and quality of life. </li></ul>
  21. 21. How Do I Choose the Health Career Path That is Right for Me? <ul><li>Students are encouraged to explore their options by utilizing the Occupational Outlook Handbook available to students online at www.bls.gov/OCO/ </li></ul><ul><li>The handbook allows you to discover: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Nature of the Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salary Ranges </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Health Careers & Retention Center at Kingsborough Community College <ul><li>The center is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>To make an appointment, students should call us at ,(718) 368-4911. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can also check-out our website through the Kingsborough Homepage at www.kingsborough.edu </li></ul>

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