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[Insert Hospital Name]. THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO PREPARE FOR IT… DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE IN A HEALTH CAREER. Opportunity is one of the most important things to consider in seeking a career. . Did you know… . ...Nurses can do more than just work in hospitals. They can work as a:

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  1. [Insert Hospital Name] THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO PREPARE FOR IT… DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE IN A HEALTH CAREER

  2. Opportunity is one of the most important things to consider in seeking a career.

  3. Did you know… • ...Nurses can do more than just work in hospitals. • They can work as a: • Nurse Lobbyist • Corporate Nurse • Legislator • Nurse Practitioner • Nurse Educator

  4. Did you know... • People who choose careers in healthcare often use entry level jobs as a spring board for other opportunities. • For example: • An RN may decide to go on to become a nurse practitioner or a doctor.

  5. Did you know... • …Hospitals need people in the following areas: • Attorneys • Lobbyists • Human Resources • Marketing • Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy

  6. What are health careers? There is a broad range-from direct patient care to administration, marketing, managerial, education and research.

  7. Health careers involve: • Physical and mental health • Individual and community health • Help both people and animals

  8. Job security Income Geographic mobility Educational choices Intellectual challenges and professional growth Personal satisfaction Why choose a health career?

  9. Many of the fastest growing occupations are concentrated in the healthcare field.

  10. The year 2000 marked a downturn in employment in many industries... ...healthcare was NOT among them.

  11. Hospitals are facing critical shortages: • Nurses • Clinical Laboratory personnel • Radiological Technologists • Pharmacists • Many other specialty careers

  12. National Nursing Shortage • By 2020, the number of advanced degree nurses needed will be 822,000-and only a little over a third of that number, or 315,000, will be in the marketplace. • The shortage will be just as serious for RN’s with a bachelor’s degree.

  13. By the year 2006 it is projected that over 3.1 million new jobs will be available in health services.

  14. Six of the ten occupations with the fastest employment growth are in healthcare.-Bureau of Labor Statistics

  15. What schools offer healthcare programs? • For a complete listing of Tennessee healthcare programs visit www.tha.com-- and choose “Career Moves” then choose “Schools Offering Health Careers”

  16. Education: How long do programs last? • Nurse Assistant -- approx. a few weeks • Technician -- 1-2 years • Technologist -- 3-4 years • Registered Nurse -- 2-4 years

  17. Hospitals: Surgical Women’s Children’s Extended Care Psychiatric Cancer, Etc. Private doctor and dentist offices Clinics Public Health Education In-home healthcare Where can I work in a health career?

  18. Average Salaries (Based on median annual earnings) • Clinical Lab Technician -- $26,500 • Medical Technologist -- $35,100 • RN -- $43,000 • Occupational Therapist -- $42,700 • Pharmacist -- $71,600 • Physician Assistant -- $61,000

  19. Average Salaries Cont.(Based on median annual income) • Social Worker (Bachelor’s) -- $25,000 • Social Worker (Master’s) -- $35,000 • EMT -- $25,051 • Paramedic -- $30,407 • Physician -- $116,000

  20. “Try Before You Buy” • Be a Junior Volunteer • Join a Student Organization • Youth Mentoring & Job Shadowing • Summer Jobs & Part-time Employment

  21. Where can I learn more? • Visit www.tha.com --and choose “Career Moves” • Talk to someone at your local hospital • Talk to your guidance counselor

  22. Tennessee’s hospitals care about you! • Local Hospital Logo

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