Skip to main content
2 answers
2
Asked 683 views

Medical jobs

Looking for jobs that will give me patient contact hours. #healthcare #surgeon

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

2

2 answers


1
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Doc’s Answer

CAREER OPTIONS FOR HANDS-ON MEDICAL CAREERS
Momotaj hands-on medical careers involve providing direct patient care. Professionals may operate equipment, run tests, or perform other tasks that are required to provide health services to their patients. Those who work in hands-on medical care are professionals who are directly involved with performing medical tasks. This can include diagnosing individuals, completing tests or participating in the treatment of patients.

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST – They are typically required to have an associate's degree or certificate and can also benefit from certification to work in this field. Surgical technologists assist surgeons with operations. They actively participate in preparing operating rooms and patients for surgeries, handing surgeons medical supplies during surgery, and applying bandages to patients' incisions following operations. These tasks make them an integral part of the medical team that's providing direct care to patients. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment opportunities for surgical technologists were expected to grow 9% from 2018 to 2028. The average Surgical Technician salary in the United States is $55,200 as of October 28, 2020,

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST – While certificates in radiologic technology are available, most of these professionals hold associate's degrees in radiologic technology. An associate's degree program in radiologic technology takes two years to complete and teaches students how to produce images of patients' body parts in order to diagnose ailments and injuries. Courses generally cover topics like radiologic exposure, anatomy and physiology, radiation protection, and radiographic equipment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs for for diagnostic medical sonographers, were projected to increase by 19% between 2018 and 2028. In part, this growth was attributed to the less invasive nature of ultrasound as well as its lower cost compared to other procedures. The average Radiologic Technologist salary in the United States is $62,900 as of October 28, 2020.

ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN – The most common training is an associate's degree program, although there are bachelor's degree and 1-year certificate programs available. These programs can be found at community colleges, technical/vocation schools, and some universities. Coursework typically includes human anatomy, ultrasound equipment, pathophysiology, and obstetrics. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs for for diagnostic medical sonographers, were projected to increase by 19% between 2018 and 2028. In part, this growth was attributed to the less invasive nature of ultrasound as well as its lower cost compared to other procedures. The average Ultrasound Technologist salary in the United States is $74,600 as of October 28, 2020.

DENTAL HYGIENIST – Dental hygienists usually hold an associates degree, such as an Associate for Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Two-year degree programs are available at community colleges, vocational institutes, or dental schools. A dental hygienist is an oral health professional who works under the supervision of a licensed dentist. Along with teaching patients proper oral hygiene, they may conduct patient assessments, oral inspections, and teeth cleanings. The BLS estimates a 11% job growth for dental hygienists for the decade of 2018-2028 which is considerably faster than for the job market as a whole. The average Dental Hygienist salary in the United States is $75,900 as of October 28, 2020.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT – An aspiring physician assistant (PA) must first earn a bachelor's degree in an area of science. A physician assistant sees patients under the supervision of a licensed physician. Physician's assistants conduct physical exams to diagnose and treat patients. They may work in general family practice or specialize in a specific area of medicine, such as obstetrics, cardiology or orthopedics. The BLS estimates a 31%% job growth for PAs – considerably faster than average – between 2018 and 2028. The average Physician Assistant salary is $98,500 as of October 28, 2020.

Hope this was Helpful Momotaj
1
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Momotaj! The previous answer is helpful with different career choices. I also understand your question to be a job in which you could get patient contact in preparation for the healthcare field. I would recommend to be a scribe or an EMT; these two jobs are definitely helpful to get patient contact hours and prepare you for medical school (from your hashtag of surgeon). Being a scribe also helps with working alongside a physician so you kind of shadow as well and get more experience into the life of being a physician. As a scribe you take notes and follow a physician and help with patients directly so this is a very valuable opportunity to take advantage and can also help with saving up money for expenses. I hope this helps!

Best of luck!
0