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What other work experience did you have to get to your career in healthcare?

I am asking this question because this is my goal career #obstetrics #gynecology #healthcare #medicine #hospital-and-health-care

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Cecily’s Answer

Generally, to begin your career in healthcare, it is really the education that tends to be the required part.

Having said that, any job that incorporates teamwork, responsibility, communication and dealing with the public can be extremely helpful. I was always surprised how the multitasking nature of waiting tables helped me on busy clinic days .

If your main goal, however is a career in healthcare, make sure to focus on your education as much as possible. If you need to work for financial reasons, that is fine, but don't let your job interfere with your study time.

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Karyn’s Answer

Good question Ty'Reyan and I am so glad you are considering a career in healthcare I assume healthcare administration. The answer to your question is you can have a lot of work experience or none at all. I had none at all and am now the COO of a healthcare center. When I graduated college with my BA degree I started at the bottom, I had no experience in healthcare or any other office for that matter. The position I took didn't even require a college degree, it was in the accounting department of a medical school. From there I learned all I could about every area of healthcare administration and fortunately my supervisors recognized my strong desire and continued to give me more and more responsibility. I received promotions, continued my education, and my career took off. I have to tell you , I am very proud, privileged, and honored to be able to do what I do, which is provide support to doctors so they can cure patients. I can't think of a better career. So my advice would be to go to college if you can, it will give you a solid foundation in business practices and allow you to start your career a bit above entry level. If you can not go to college look for entry level positions in a healthcare facility. Every doctors office needs people that can answer phones, file, etc. Good luck Ty'Reyan I wish you the very best.

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Estelle’s Answer

During high school and college, I worked as a receptionist in a doctor's office. This gave me good experience, and I started to get familiar with the language of medicine. Getting a job related to healthcare is beneficial for your resume because people see that you are truly interested in the process.