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  • Customization – Insert your AHEC Center’s name.
  • Customization - Insert your AHEC Center’s name and mission.
  • Additional Talking Points – By the year 2020, there is a projected shortage in the United States of over 800,000 nurses, and more than 200,000 physicians. Approximately 2,360,000 health service providers will be needed worldwide. If you are a minority, studies show you are more likely to choose a health provider of your own racial and ethnic background. But only 15 percent of students graduating from medical school are African American, Hispanic or Native American. Minority and disadvantaged youth are also underrepresented in other health professions programs like nursing, pharmacy and dentistry as well. We would like to recruit more minority and disadvantaged youth into health careers because research and experience show they will be more likely to care for the medically needy. We need more providers who speak the same language and share the same racial or ethnic background as their patients.
  • Additional Talking Points – 2007 statistics - 50% of graduating medical students are women. 2006 medical school graduates by race/ethnicity: White 10,030 Asian 3,232 Black 1,122 Hispanic 1,063 Native American 138 Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 41 Physicians, nurses, and dentists are not the only health careers available. In fact, there are over 250 different health careers. Out of 100 health workers less than 10 are physicians.
  • Additional Talking Points - Have a job that is stable and secure: The Health Career Industry is the second leading employer in the United States, second only to the Agriculture Industry. Job security is excellent due to longer life spans, medical advances, increased population, and increased awareness of value of health. Attain skills that are in high demand: Bring in the Classified Ads section of a current newspaper. Show the students how many job openings are in the medical section. Multiple places of employment: Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, mental health facilities Federal, state, local government agencies Colleges, universities Public organizations such as Health Departments and AHECs Private practice Medical supplies, equipment, pharmaceutical industries, laboratories
  • Customization – Insert career examples from the career slides you choose to use. Additional Talking Points - Certification – (Vocational Training) CNA, LPN, EMT, Paramedic. Vocational training can be accomplished while still in high school…usually for free! Community Colleges – Check to see if your local community college works in conjunction with your local university to move you into a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in your chosen field.
  • Customization – Insert career examples from the career slides you choose to use.
  • Additional Talking Points - 11+ years = 4 years as an undergraduate, 4 years of medical school, and 3or more years for residency (specialty). Be sure to mention that the salaries listed in this presentation are average salaries for the state of Florida. Salaries may differ based upon years of experience, job location, etc.
  • Additional Talking Points - 2+ years: minimum requirement is a 2 year associate’s degree but some programs offer a 6 year master’s degree.
  • Additional Talking Points - Certified Nursing Assistant Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse/Bachelor of Science in Nursing Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Additional Talking Points – Note how salary levels rise in direct correlation to training/education.
  • Additional Talking Points - 2+ years: some 1 year certificate programs are available, but the typical requirement is a 2 year associate’s degree and some programs even offer a 4 year bachelor’s degree. Radiologic Technologists is a term that describes radiographers, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, sonographers, and MRI technologists. Radiologists are physicians (MDs) who specialize in the use of radiation and non-radiation imaging equipment to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases.
  • Additional Talking Points – 6+ years: the minimum requirement for PTs is a 6 year master’s degree and some programs offer an 8 year doctorate degree. The minimum requirement of OTs is a 6 year master’s degree.
  • Additional Talking Points – 2+ years: the minimum requirement is a 2 year associate’s degree and some programs offer a 4 year bachelor’s degree.
  • Additional Talking Points – Public Health careers include health educators, environmental specialists, and biostatisticians. Nurses, physicians, and many other health professionals teach, practice, and help create policy in public health settings.
  • Additional Talking Points – 8+ years = 4 years as an undergraduate, 4 years of dental school, and 1-6 years for dental specialties.
  • Additional Talking Points – 2+ years: the minimum requirement is a 2 year associate’s degree but some programs offer a 4 year bachelor’s degree and a 6 year master’s degree.
  • Additional Talking Points - EMT Intermediates receive additional training in order to give intravenous fluids and intubate. EMT Paramedics provide the most extensive pre-hospital care. In addition to all previously mentioned skills, they can give oral or intravenous drugs and interpret EKGs. Paramedic: 2 year associate’s degree is available after certification as an EMT has been completed.
  • Customization – Insert your AHEC Center’s name and the Youth Programs that your center offers.
  • Customization – Insert your contact information.
  • Interaction Activity – Print this slide off and instruct the students to check the characteristics that describe themselves. These are characteristics that describe health care professionals, do they describe you? This can be a take-home slide. You can put your center’s logo on it and your contact information to remind them of AHEC and health careers after the presentation. Insert it into the Health Careers Brochure.
  • Interaction Activity – This is where you find out if they have been paying attention! You may provide give-a-ways to those students that answer correctly. The number of questions will depend upon the size of your audience (and the amount of your promotional materials budget!).
  • Health Careers Slide Show

    1. 1. HEALTH CAREERS: YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE <ul><li>Presented By: </li></ul><ul><li>Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center </li></ul><ul><li>a member of the Florida AHEC Network </li></ul>
    2. 2. What is AHEC? Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) were developed by Congress in 1971 to inspire, train, recruit and sustain a health professions workforce committed to medically underserved communities. Note: A medically underserved community is a community in which a majority of the population is either uninsured or underinsured (without access or very limited access to quality health care).
    3. 3. What is GSAHEC? <ul><li>Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center is a not for profit organization affiliated with the University of South Florida AHEC Program. GSAHEC was established in 1995 and serves Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties. </li></ul>
    4. 4. GSAHEC <ul><li> GSAHEC connects students to careers, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>professionals to communities and communities to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>better health. We inspire, train, recruit and sustain a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>diverse and broad range of health professionals to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>practice in communities where the need is greatest. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>47 million Americans are medically underserved: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic barriers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural or language barriers </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. We Need You! <ul><ul><li>We are faced with a crisis – not enough nurses, physicians, dentists and more. Have you thought about who will care for you when you have health problems? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The AHEC Program inspires youth, just like you, to choose a career in the health professions. As our population becomes more diverse, we need an equally diverse health care workforce. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We need you to be the next generation of health care professionals! </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. What is a Health Career? <ul><ul><li>Jobs that maintain the health and condition of the human body (mentally and physically) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There are over 250 different health careers. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health careers give you the opportunity to save lives and improve the health of all people. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Men are physicians and women are nurses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All health careers require several years of education/training. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The college costs will be too expensive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physicians, nurses, and dentists are the ONLY health careers. </li></ul></ul>Myths about Health Careers
    8. 8. <ul><li>Make a difference: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help improve lives. Help save lives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide better access to health care in your community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help improve the standard of health care in medically underserved, rural, and inner-city communities and underrepresented populations . </li></ul></ul>Why a Career in Health?
    9. 9. Why a Career in Health? <ul><ul><li>Job security: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attain skills that are in high demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for advancement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple places of employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earn a good living to support yourself and your family. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Educational options: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Certification – (Vocational Training) CNA, LPN, EMT, Paramedic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Associate’s Degree – (2 years at a Community College) RN, radiologic tech, respiratory therapist, dental hygienist, surgical technologist, physician assistant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree – (4-6 years at a University) BSN, occupational therapist, physical therapist, nurse practitioner, pharmacists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Doctorate Degree – (8+ years at a University) physicians, psychiatrists, dentists </li></ul></ul></ul>Why a Career in Health?
    11. 11. Careers in Health <ul><li>Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Physician Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Radiology </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacy </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational & Physical Therapy </li></ul>Respiratory Therapy Public Health Dentistry Dental Hygiene Mental Health EMT/Paramedics Surgical Tech
    12. 12. Medicine <ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physicians perform physical examinations and diagnose, prevent and treat illnesses, injuries, and other disorders of the human body. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>11+ years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensure required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$150,000 - $180,000 </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Physician Assistant <ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform physical examinations, diagnose illness, recommend treatment, and order laboratory tests under the supervision of a physician. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2+ years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensure required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$47,000 - $85,000 </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Nursing <ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurses have the most patient contact. They care for the physical and emotional needs of patients. They do examinations, provide health maintenance duties, and diagnose depending on their level of training, under the supervision of a physician. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CNA - 120 hours and certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LPN - 1 year and licensure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RN/BSN - 2 or 4 years and licensure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ARNP - RN + 3-5 years experience + 2 years and certification </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Nursing (continued) <ul><li>Starting Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CNA - $17,000 - $31,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LPN - $31,000 - $42,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RN/BSN - $42,000 - $63,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ARNP - $63,000 - $83,000 </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radiologic Technologists specialize in the use of X-Ray equipment and advanced computer-aided imaging equipment such as ultrasound, Computer Tomography (CT) Scan, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to create images of the internal structures of the body for medical diagnostic purposes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2+ years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensure required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$42,000 - $63,000 </li></ul></ul>Radiology
    17. 17. Pharmacy <ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retain specific knowledge about the use, composition, therapeutic and adverse effects of medications, as well as the laws that regulate the making and selling of drugs. Dispense medications prescribed by physicians, dentists, and other authorized medical practitioners. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensure required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$64,000 - $100,000 </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Occupational & Physical Therapy <ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PTs work with people who have been disabled by illness or accident to restore motor skills (walking, lifting, moving) to as normal function as possible. OTs work with fine motor function (opening jars, brushing your teeth, typing). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6+ years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensure required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$52,000 - $73,000 </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Respiratory Therapy <ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specializes in the evaluation, treatment, and care of patients with breathing problems such as Asthma or Emphysema. Respiratory Therapists work under the care of a physician to administer such therapy . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2+ years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensure required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$38,000 - $48,000 </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Public Health <ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public health is concerned with improving access to health care, health promotion, preventing/controlling infectious disease, and reducing environmental hazards, violence, substance abuse, and injury. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 - 8+ years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$32,000 - $100,000 </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Dentistry <ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dentists examine, prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and abnormalities of the teeth, gums, and adjacent tissues and structures of the mouth. There are many specialty areas. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8+ years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensure required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$136,000 - $187,000 </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Dental Hygiene <ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dental Hygienists educate individuals about their oral health. They evaluate the patient’s oral health, expose, process and interpret dental x-ray films, and remove deposits, stains, and plaque above and below the gum line. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2+ years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensure required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$42,000 - $63,000 </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Mental Health <ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental health professionals help people with psychological, emotional, and social needs. Psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, and psychiatric technicians/aides are considered mental health professionals. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 - 11+ years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$25,000 - $200,000 </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. EMT/Paramedic <ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide immediate care for sick or injured people and transport them to medical facilities. Perform basic life support skills such as restoring breathing, controlling blood loss, and treating shock victims. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EMT : 200-330 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paramedic : 1100-1500 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$25,000 - $38,000 </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Surgical Technologist <ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other personnel to deliver appropriate patient care before, during and after surgery. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 months - 2 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starting Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$31,000 - $40,000 </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. What Can I do Now to Prepare for a Health Career? <ul><ul><li>Take as many math and science classes as possible. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain a high GPA (3.0 or better). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take your SAT/ACT tests early. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Health Careers – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research community service opportunities and/or work as a volunteer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk with your guidance counselors, teachers, parents, health professionals, and AHEC about a career in health. </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. What Can I do Now to Prepare for a Health Career? <ul><ul><li>Participate in GSAHEC Youth Programs: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer Camps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USF AHEC ACCESS Days & Summer Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These opportunities are designed for you to discover the possibilities available in the health professions, introduce you to the requirements for college, and equip you with the tools, information and resources you need to pursue a health career. </li></ul>
    28. 28. For More Information Please Contact <ul><li>Joan Beatty-Lee </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator of Youth Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Gulfcoast South AHEC </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>941-361-6602 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    29. 29. Health Career Self Assessment <ul><li>I enjoy health and science classes. </li></ul><ul><li>I do well in math. </li></ul><ul><li>I like helping people. </li></ul><ul><li>I think I would like helping people who are sick or injured. </li></ul><ul><li>I like to work with equipment and technology. </li></ul><ul><li>I would enjoy flexibility in my work schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>I like to work as a member of a team. </li></ul><ul><li>I can follow directions. </li></ul><ul><li>I communicate well. </li></ul><ul><li>I work well under stress. </li></ul><ul><li>I am a good listener. </li></ul><ul><li>I am a patient person. </li></ul><ul><li>I like working with my hands. </li></ul><ul><li>I would like to work in a laboratory. </li></ul><ul><li>I like to solve problems. </li></ul><ul><li>I take pride in carrying out instructions well. </li></ul><ul><li>I like having responsibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>I like to learn about the human body and how it works. </li></ul><ul><li>I can keep accurate records. </li></ul><ul><li>I am interested in first aid and safety. </li></ul><ul><li>I like to meet people. </li></ul>
    30. 30. Quiz Time!