I. JOB DESCRIPTION • Describe the care/service provided by the healthcare professional • Describe the limits of authority and responsibility – legislated “scope of practice” for this health care career • Describe the “Code of Ethics” for this health care occupation
II. EDUCATION /REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION • Describe the educational requirements for the profession/occupation • Identify at least two different educational institutions/schools offering the program. • State how much time it takes to complete the program • Describe the approximate cost for each of the educational institutions • What is the minimum degree or certification that can be earned for this health care career? • Identify the professional certification or registration required
III. JOB OUTLOOK AND EMPLOYMENT • What is the job availability for this profession? How many jobs are expected to become available? • Growth trends in the field: How much is the profession growing? • Number of jobs advertised locally for example in the Sunday Herald or other publication • Is experience required for the jobs? How much? Explain. • Salaries – Entry level and with experience • Advancement opportunities, two or more, with or without additional education 5 HSC 0003, Health Care Career Paper (Rev. 7/2021,DF)
IV. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES • Local, State or National Professional Organization and cost to join as a student. • Professional journal with publication address and cost. • Are Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) required for this profession? How many and how often? • Describe two or more ways (not course subjects), that members of a professional organization can gain continuing education requirements and earn CEUs
V. HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW-“INNER-VIEW” • Identify a health care professional in your chosen career. • Conduct an interview with the health care professional (in-person by phone or virtually). • How would they describe a typical day at work? • What advice would they give you as you enter the profession? .
VI. REFLECTION / PERSONAL CAREER PLAN • Reflect on how you see yourself “fitting” into this profession. What are your attributes, experiences or influences? • Describe your personal career plan. How do you plan to enter this field? Include goals, objectives and strategies.