Health Careers by MikeJenny

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									Health Careers
            Kevin Widrick
            Career Services
             Coordinator
            Howard Sackett
             Technical Center

            kwidrick@mail.boces.co
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            315-377-7306
    Health Services Overview
   People working in this field provide health care and
    support services to address the physical, mental and
    emotional needs of their clients.

   They apply scientific, technical, social and
    interpersonal skills to diagnose and treat illnesses,
    document care, provide a therapeutic environment
    and maintain the health of their clients.
    Health Services Overview
   Although this line of work probably interests you
    because of its humanitarian and service aspects, the
    industry as a whole- hospitals, nursing homes, clinics,
    etc.- is all business.

   The United States spends more than a trillion dollars
    per year on health care.
     Health Services Trends
   Runaway Costs- malpractice insurance premiums,
    soaring prescription drug prices, the increase in the
    number of uninsured Americans, and rising salaries
    drive the cost of health care services higher each
    year.

   Consolidation of health insurers- insurance
    companies continue to merge and consolidate.
     Health Services Trends
   Hospitals- despite outsourcing, hospitals remain the
    largest employers in the health care industry.

   Specialty Providers- as hospitals attempt to cut
    costs, they are turning to firms that can provide
    specialized services at cheaper prices.
Careers in Health Services
   Registered Nurse                Family Practice MD
   Licensed Practical Nurse        Orthopedic surgeon
   Certified Nursing Assistant     Optometrist
   Home Health Aide                Pharmacist
   X-ray Technologist              Phlebotomist
   CAT scan Technologist           Human Resource Ass.
   Radiologist Technologist        Comptroller
   EKG Technician                  Social Worker
   Physical Therapist              Dietician
   Occupational Therapist Chief   Executive Officer
Health Services Career Tracks
     Dental Hygienists- clean teeth and examine oral
      areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May
      educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop
      X-rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.
Health Services Career Tracks
    Licensed Practical Nurse- Care for ill, injured
     convalescent, or disabled persons in hospitals,
     nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes,
     physicians’ offices, and similar institutions. May work
     under the supervision of a registered nurse.
     Licensing required.
Health Services Career Tracks
    Dieticians- Plan and conduct food service or
     nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of
     health and control of disease. May supervise
     activities of a department providing quantity food
     services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional
     research.
Health Services Career Tracks
    Occupational Therapist Assistant- Assist
     occupational therapists in providing occupational
     therapy treatments and procedures. May, in
     accordance with State laws, assist in development of
     treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct
     activity programs, and document the progress of
     treatments. Generally requires formal training.
Health Services Career Tracks
    Nuclear Medicine Technologists- Prepare,
     administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in
     therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies utilizing a
     variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock
     solutions of radioisotope materials and calculate
     doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject
     patients to radiation.
Health Services Career Tracks
    Optometrists- Diagnose, mange, and treat
     conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual
     system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose
     problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses,
     and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic
     drugs to treat specific eye conditions.
Health Services Compensation
    Below are average salary ranges for a sampling of
     health care professions:

    Registered Nurse: $30,000 to $65,000
    Dietician: $25,000 to $55,000
    Occupational therapist: $30,000 to $70,000
    Physical therapist: $40,000 to 85,000
    Family practice MD: $110,000 to $200,000
    Orthopedic surgeon: $60,000 to $110,000
Health Services Compensation
          continued
    Orthopedic surgeon: $235,000 to $540,000
    Optometrist: $60,000 to $110,000
    Pharmacist: $50,000 to $90,000
    Phlebotomist:$20,000 to $25,000
    CAT scan technologist: $40,000 to $50,000
    EKG technician: $20,000 to $30,000
    Home health aide: $17,000 to $25,000
          Health Services
       Tips on getting hired
   Much depends on what
    aspect of this diverse
    and changing industry
    you choose to pursue.
   You’ll need a lot of
    training and personal
    dedication.
   Obtaining a Masters of
    Business Administration
    as a vital career boost
          Health Services
       Tips on getting hired
   A facility with
    technology is also a big
    plus on your resume.
   A CS or EE degree
    coupled with some
    aspect of medical
    training is very useful.
   Talk with people in the
    field, it will alert you to
    available jobs.
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         The Major Players
   Genesis Health
    Ventures, Inc.
   First nursing-home
    company to offer
    primary care by staff
    physicians.
   2002 revenue:2.6 Billion
    dollars.
   Number of employees:
    44,000
   www.ghv.com
          Health Services
         The Major Players
   United Health Group,
    Inc.
   Oversees more than
    $300 million in
    development capital,
    invest in early-stage
    health services
    companies.
   2002 revenue: 2.5
    billion
   Number of
    employees:30,000
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          The Major Players
   Apria Healthcare Group,
    Inc.
   Employs nearly 10,000
    health care professionals and
    serves more than a million
    patients annually.
   Provides home medical care,
    with special services that
    emphasize home respiratory
    therapy.
   Www.apria.com
           Health Services
           Love-Hate Tips
                        What’s Great
   Feels good to make others good
   Flexibility
   Advances in medical technology make being a part of
    the medical revolution very rewarding and
    intellectually stimulating
   Very large and ever increasing job demand. Health
    care is recession proof
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    Love-Hate tips continued
                       What’s to Hate
   Care for Profit- increasingly, the business of health
    care has come between patients and providers.
   The 15 minute Consultation- this is how much time
    most physicians are allocated per patient these days.
   Survival of the fattest- people within the health care
    system acknowledge that the poor receive a different
    standard of health care compared with those with the
    resources to obtain competent health care.
        Health Services
    High School Coursework
   Science, science, and more science- Biology,
    Chemistry, Anatomy, Health and even Physics are
    crucial for pursuing a career in health services.
   Math courses are also very important-Algebra,
    Calculus and even Accounting coursework is helpful.
   Introduction to Health Occupations and New Vision
    Health programs offered at your local Career and
    Technology center are excellent programs to
    consider. They can be an excellent starting point
    towards pursuing a career in the health services field.
           Health Services
Local employers interested in you
   Lewis County General Hospital
    7660 N. State Street
    Lowville, NY 13367
    315-376-5202

   Sunset Nursing Home
    232 Academy Street
    Boonville, NY 13309
    315-9424301
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      Interested employers
            continued
   Valehaven Home for Adults
    4173 Route 12D
    Boonville, NY 13309
    315-942-2926

   Lewis County Public Health Agency
    7785 N. State Street
    Lowville, NY 13367
    315-376-5453
         Health Services
       Community Colleges
   SUNY Canton
    34 Cornell Drive
    Canton, NY 13617
   Majors: Mortuary Science, Nursing, Occupational
    Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, and
    Veterinary Assistant
   Jefferson Community College
    Coffeen Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
           Health Services
    Community Colleges Continued
   Majors: EMT paramedic, Human Services, Nursing,
    Office Technologies-medical, Surgical Technology
         Health Services
        Four Year Colleges
   SUNY Canton
    34 Cornell Drive
    Canton, NY 13617

    Majors: Health Services Management, Health
    Services Management-Mortuary Science, Technology
    Mgmt.-Facilities Operation, Veterinary Services
    Management.
           Health Services
Employers hiring college graduates
   Lewis County General Hospital
    7660 N. State Street
    Lowville, NY 13367

   Hallmark Nursing Home
    Carthage, NY

   Lewis County Public Health Agency
    7785 N. State Street
    Lowville, NY 13367
            Health Services
Employers Hiring College Graduates
    Carthage Area Hospital
     Carthage, NY

    Samaritan Medical Center
     Washington Street
     Watertown, NY 13601

								
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