• My Holland Code is ISR
• I think I am an investigative person because I like to figure
things out and use different tools to find things. I am more of a
scientific, intellectual person.
• I would also say I am a social person because I cooperate well
with others and get along with everyone. I also am a very
helping and supporting person and I care about other peoples
wants and needs.
I also have a realistic personality because I like to do things
hands on. I am very practical and I like to use different ideas
• For an investigative Holland code the jobs that I'm most
interested in are, pediatricians, surgeons, general doctors, and
• For a social Holland code the jobs that I'm most interested in
are, nursing, physicians assistants, and emergency medical
• For a realistic Holland code the jobs I am most interested in are,
Nursery workers, cardiovascular technicians, and detectives.
The jobs listed for my Holland code actively reflect on my personality
because I feel that I would be able to enjoy these jobs and since I
am a hands on active person jobs like these would benefit me.
• JOB DESCRIPTION-
• Registered Nurses treat patients; educate patients, and
the public about various medical conditions. They also
have to provide medical support to the patient’s family.
They record patient’s family histories and symptoms and
help perform test and analyze data. RN’s teach patients
and their families how to manage their illness or injuries,
explaining post treatment home care needs; diet,
nutrition, and exercise programs. RNs establish a care
plan or contribute to an existing plan. Plans may include
numerous activities, such as giving medication, including
careful checking of dosages and avoiding interactions,
starting, maintaining, and discontinuing iv lines for fluid,
medication, blood, and blood products, administering
therapies and treatments, observing the patient and
• Excellent People Skills-
• you provide care for people from all ages and different backgrounds and you should
be able to help people with their needs and wants.
• Good Communication and Observation-
Nurses have to be very good at communicating and observing. They have to be good
at listening and talking to people. You always have to be constantly alert to see if
there are any changes in the patients care or health.
• Ability to awnser questions and offer advice-
• You must be able to awser the patients questions and share your knowledge and
skills. You have to also alert the family and friends and be able to awnser their
• Dealing with Emotionally charged situations-
• You have to be able to manage stress and play a key part in helping the patients and
their families go through crisis.
• There are three different paths in receiving a nursing
degree. You can either get associates, bachelors, or
a diploma from an approved nursing program.
Individuals must obtain a nursing license by taking
an examination board. People who which to become
an advanced practice nurse, specialist, nurse
anesthetist and etc must have a master’s degree in
nursing. BSN programs offered by many different
colleges and universities take about 4 years to
complete. ADN programs offered by junior and
community colleges take about 2 to 3 years to
complete. Individuals who complete a bachelor's
degree receive more training in areas such as
communication, leadership, and critical thinking, all
of which are becoming more important as nursing
practice becomes more complex. A bachelor's
degree offer more clinical experience in nonhospital
settings. A bachelor's or higher degree is often
• Median annual wages of registered nurses were $62,450
in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between
$51,640 and $76,570. The lowest 10 percent earned
less than $43,410, and the highest 10 percent earned
more than $92,240.
• Overall job opportunities for registered nurses are
expected to be excellent, but may vary by employment
and geographic setting.
• Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by
22 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the
average for all occupations.
• NATURE OF THE WORK: Surgeons diagnose illnesses
and prescribe and administer treatment for people
suffering from injury or disease. Physicians examine
patients, obtain medical histories, and order, perform,
and interpret diagnostic tests. They counsel patients on
diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare.
• Surgeons specialize in the treatment of injury, disease,
and deformity through operations. Using a variety of
instruments, and with patients under anesthesia, a
surgeon corrects physical deformities, repairs bone and
tissue after injuries, or performs preventive surgeries on
patients with debilitating diseases or disorders.
• The path to practicing as a physician requires 8
years of education after high school and 3 to 8 years
of internship and residency in all states.
• Formal education and training requirements for
physicians are among the most demanding of any
occupation. 4 years of undergraduate school, 4
years of medical school, and 3 to 8 years of
internship and residency. A few medical schools
offer combined undergraduate and medical school
programs that last 6 or 7 years rather than the
regular 8 years.
• The job outlook is expected to grow very much and is a better
field then most occupations.
• Job opportunities should be very good especially in low
income and rural areas.
• Employment for surgeons is expected to grow 22 percent from
2008 to 2018.
• Opportunities for individuals interested in going into this field
are looking very good and are expected to grow.
• Earnings of surgeons are among the highest out of any
occupation. According to the Medical Group Management
Association's Physician Compensation and Production Survey,
median total compensation for physicians varied by their type
of practice. In 2008, physicians practicing primary care had
total median annual compensation of $186,044, and physicians
practicing in medical specialties earned total median annual
compensation of $339,738.
Who Will Hire Me?
• John Hopkins Hospital:
• 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore MD 21205
• New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell:
• 630 West 168th Street
New York, NY10032
• Mayo Clinic:
• 200 S. W. First Street
• Rochester, MN 55905-0002
Reaction to Shadowing Experience
• I enjoyed my shadowing experience and I really do believe that I
would like to go into Nursing. My Mentor Rose Caruso works with
the cancer patients on the urology floor and is a registered nurse.
She graduated college with a bachelors degree and always wanted
to go into nursing.
• Her starting salary was 60,000 and she gets 4 weeks of paid
vacation 8 holidays and 4 personal days. Rose says the most
needed skill in nursing in communication. She says the job can get
very emotional and you can become attached to your patients but
she enjoys what she does. The worst thing about her job is the
paperwork and the best thing about her job is her patients.
• I really liked this experience because it got me to see how the job is
and how hard it can be. I liked the way things were done and it was
what I expected. Nursing looks like an enjoyable job because you
get to help save lives and that’s the type of career I would like to