Exploring Careers in Healthcare
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Exploring Careers in Healthcare

The healthcare field is evolving with new research and technological advances. As a result, there are many diverse career options to consider in healthcare today, drawing upon varying skillsets.  Do you want to explore and learn more about different healthcare career paths that are rewarding and challenging? Do you wonder if you can contribute in the health care field without a bachelor’s degree?

Respiratory therapists, surgical technologists, Pharmacy Technicians and Patient Care Technicians represent some of the careers typically found in a hospital setting. Training required for these roles often does not require a four-year degree.

Explore a variety of opportunities in healthcare and plan your first steps toward a fulfilling career in healthcare. Register for our virtual session, Exploring Healthcare Careers, a discussion of different patient care roles on October 19 at 6:30pm via Zoom and hear from our expert panelists representing:

  • Texas Health Plano
  • Children’s Health
  • Collin College
Library Healthcare Career Resources
Physical Items

For Adults

Expert resumes for health care careers by Enelow, Wendy S.

101 careers in healthcare management by Friedman, Leonard H.

For Young adults and juniors

Hot healthcare careers by Morkes, Andrew

3D printing in health care by Ventura, Marne

Jump- starting a career in health information, communication & record keeping by Nagle, Jeanne


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Online Resources

eBooks collection – EBSCO Host

Top 100 Health Care Careers, 2nd Ed Descriptions of 100 healthcare careers. They are divided into six categories based on the nature of the professional activity, Diagnosing and treating practitioners, Associated healthcare personnel, Adjunctive healthcare personnel, Rehabilitative personnel, Administrative personnel, Affiliated personnel. The form of presentation is the same for each of the careers

Careers in Health Care Description of career such as Anesthesiologist assistant, Biological photographer, Biomedical communicator, Biomedical Equipment technician and many more

Kanopy-Online Streaming Video

Health Science Careers In this video, explore a variety of health science career options, with varying levels of education required, including Pharmacy Tech, Home Health Aide, Pediatrician, Medical Administrative Support, Radiographer, Physical Therapist and Physical Therapy Asst, and Certified Nursing Asst.

Risk management for healthcare assistants and the client This program will provide assistants with an understanding of their role and responsibility in recognizing, reporting and addressing risks in the different health care settings- A Kanopy streaming video

LinkedIn Learning Topics

Exploring the top entry-level jobs in Health care

EBSCO Articles

CHECKING UP ON CAREERS IN HEALTH CARE: Thinking about a career in health care? Rest easy: the prognosis for aspiring professionals is excellent

Critical Access Hospital = Great Career Options.

Learning Express Library

Career Snapshot: Medical and Health Services Manager Article on career description and responsibilities of Medical and Health Services Managers

Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide Flashcards: Deck 6 This sixth deck of flashcards contains more than 70 essential terms and concepts that are commonly tested on nursing assistant/nursing assistant certification exams. It covers nursing assistant care of special populations.

Health Occupations Entrance Exams, 4th Edition This eBook provides candidates with a study program proven to get results. A wide range of allied health program candidates—including dental hygienists, medical assistants, radiographers, and more—will benefit from this guide.

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