If you are interested in pursuing a medical career, the process can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you are just getting started in the healthcare industry. However, if you plan ahead, think through your decisions ahead of time, and break the process down into manageable steps, you can obtain a rewarding and profitable medical career.
Be Sure a Health Career is Right for You:
Before you do anything else, be sure that a career in the healthcare field is right for you. If you are unsure, ask yourself a few simple questions which may help to clarify your goals. Many health careers require lengthy educational training and certification processes. Medical jobs may often be stressful, due to long hours. A medical career sometimes requires sacrifices of time and money which could impact you and your family. Therefore, it is important to be certain that you are a good fit for the health career you desire.
Decide Which Medical Job is Best for You:
Research various careers, including educational requirements, salary, hours, and job responsibilities. Avoid making your career decisions based solely on what your friend tells you or what your parents want you to do. You need to be aware and prepared for your future professional career. You are the one who has to live with your career choice for years to come!
Get Educated, Licensed, and Certified for your Medical Job:
Once you have decided on the best career, it’s time to start studying to obtain the prerequisite qualifications needed. Most medical jobs require multiple certifications and licenses before starting work. Depending on which type of job you are pursuing, the education and certification process could take weeks, months, or years to complete.
Here are our programs, including length of time:
- Vocational Nursing Program – 14 Months License Diploma
- Limited X-Ray Technician – 11 Months License Diploma
- Medical Assistant – 9 Months Diploma
- Dental Assistant – 9 Months Diploma
*Financial Aid for college tuition available to those who qualify.
Search and Apply for Medical Jobs:
A variety of resources are available to help you search and apply for medical jobs.
- Our Lifetime Placement Assistance department will partner in your journey for employment.
- Medical job boards offer healthcare job postings for a variety of employers.
- Professional networking is a great way to meet other medical professionals who could become valuable contacts to help you get your foot in the door with a potential healthcare employer.
- Medical professional associations and their websites can be an excellent resource of information including career trends, potential employers, and medical job postings.
The job interview can make or break your medical job search. Therefore, you want to be sure you are aptly prepared for this critical part of the search process. You need to know what to do, and what not to do on an interview. Below are things you should prepare prior to interviewing.
- Professional attire
- Accurate directions to the interview location
- Names and titles of people you will be meeting with during the interview
- A list of questions to ask the interviewer
Accept the Job, and Get to Work:
…and enjoy your new health career! While this is the end of the job search process, you are now at the beginning of another process: that of building and advancing your career. Now is the time to join national and local professional associations if you haven’t already, and continue to nurture your health career. Set goals, plan ahead, and work hard to achieve professional success in your health career for years to come.