As opportunities in the health care industry continue to grow and evolve, job-seekers who are aware of the field’s wide-ranging positions have a decided advantage.
This series invites students into the world of three exciting medical occupations that require important skills while building chances for career advancement. Each episode explores a specific job and its requirements, the type of individual who might be attracted to it, and the typical salary range it offers.
Correlates to national and state board certification standards. The three programs in this series are 22 minutes each. English-language subtitled. 2008. Can purchase separately for $99.95, or the 3-program series for $299.85.
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- Respiratory Therapist – For students interested in combining technical duties with personalized patient care, the job of respiratory therapist stands out. This program focuses on the responsibilities and rewards of the position, the skills and qualities it requires, and the financial and personal advantages a registered respiratory therapist can expect. Describes the 2-year and 4-year training programs that lead to the position and the duties an RRT performs. The chance to work in a variety of settings and assist many different types of patients is also explored.
- Home Health Aide and Personal Care Assistant – The aging of the baby boomer generation will dramatically increase the need for home care, opening up opportunities in a frequently overlooked field. This program explores the challenging and deeply satisfying work of the home health aide and the personal care assistant – revealing the skills and special personality traits these jobs require and the personal rewards that come from helping people age in place with a degree of independence. The training and certification courses for becoming a home health aide or personal care assistant, along with the possibilities for career advancement, are highlighted.
- Emergency Medical Technician – With the growth of America’s urban populations has come an increased demand for medical first responders – most notably, the emergency medical technician (EMT). This program guides students through the duties of the EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic, the skills and personality traits both require, and the financial and personal advantages that these positions offer. Describes the 110-hour class and national or state registry exam an aspiring EMT must complete, along with specific functions of each position.
Check out also:
Allied Health Series (9 DVDs) – all three series combined