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Health Careers Presentation


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Health Careers Presentation

  1. 1. [Insert Hospital Name] <ul><li>THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO </li></ul><ul><li>PREPARE FOR IT… </li></ul><ul><li>DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE IN A HEALTH CAREER </li></ul>
  2. 2. Opportunity is one of the most important things to consider in seeking a career.
  3. 3. Did you know… <ul><li>...Nurses can do more than just work in hospitals. </li></ul><ul><li>They can work as a: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurse Lobbyist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Nurse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurse Practitioner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurse Educator </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Did you know... <ul><li>People who choose careers in healthcare often use entry level jobs as a spring board for other opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An RN may decide to go on to become a nurse practitioner or a doctor. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Did you know... <ul><li>… Hospitals need people in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attorneys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lobbyists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What are health careers? <ul><li>There is a broad range-from direct patient care to administration, marketing, managerial, education and research. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Health careers involve: <ul><li>Physical and mental health </li></ul><ul><li>Individual and community health </li></ul><ul><li>Help both people and animals </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why choose a health career? <ul><li>Job security </li></ul><ul><li>Income </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Educational choices </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual challenges and professional growth </li></ul><ul><li>Personal satisfaction </li></ul>
  9. 9. Many of the fastest growing occupations are concentrated in the healthcare field.
  10. 10. The year 2000 marked a downturn in employment in many industries... was NOT among them.
  11. 11. Hospitals are facing critical shortages: <ul><li>Nurses </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Laboratory personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Radiological Technologists </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacists </li></ul><ul><li>Many other specialty careers </li></ul>
  12. 12. National Nursing Shortage <ul><li>By 2020, the number of advanced degree nurses needed will be 822,000-and only a little over a third of that number, or 315,000, will be in the marketplace. </li></ul><ul><li>The shortage will be just as serious for RN’s with a bachelor’s degree. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>By the year 2006 it is projected that over 3.1 million new jobs will be available in health services. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Six of the ten occupations with the fastest employment growth are in healthcare. -Bureau of Labor Statistics
  15. 15. What schools offer healthcare programs? <ul><li>For a complete listing of Tennessee healthcare programs visit and choose “Career Moves” then choose “Schools Offering Health Careers” </li></ul>
  16. 16. Education: How long do programs last? <ul><li>Nurse Assistant -- approx. a few weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Technician -- 1-2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Technologist -- 3-4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Nurse -- 2-4 years </li></ul>
  17. 17. Where can I work in a health career? <ul><li>Hospitals : </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Care </li></ul><ul><li>Psychiatric </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer, Etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Private doctor and dentist offices </li></ul><ul><li>Clinics </li></ul><ul><li>Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>In-home healthcare </li></ul>
  18. 18. Average Salaries (Based on median annual earnings) <ul><li>Clinical Lab Technician -- $26,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Technologist -- $35,100 </li></ul><ul><li>RN -- $43,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapist -- $42,700 </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacist -- $71,600 </li></ul><ul><li>Physician Assistant -- $61,000 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Average Salaries Cont. (Based on median annual income) <ul><li>Social Worker (Bachelor’s) -- $25,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Worker (Master’s) -- $35,000 </li></ul><ul><li>EMT -- $25,051 </li></ul><ul><li>Paramedic -- $30,407 </li></ul><ul><li>Physician -- $116,000 </li></ul>
  20. 20. “ Try Before You Buy” <ul><li>Be a Junior Volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Join a Student Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Mentoring & Job Shadowing </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Jobs & Part-time Employment </li></ul>
  21. 21. Where can I learn more? <ul><li>Visit --and choose “Career Moves” </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to someone at your local hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your guidance counselor </li></ul>
  22. 22. Tennessee’s hospitals care about you! <ul><li>Local Hospital Logo </li></ul>