OTHER CAREERS

Healthcare offers a variety of careers with which you may not be familiar; however, one of these paths could provide excellent opportunities for you. Have you thought about a career in dentistry, dietetics, health information and office administration, vision care, emergency medical transport, or in special services such as cardiovascular, EEG & EKG, or surgical technologies? For a brief description of these careers, click on the photographs below.

Move your mouse over any of the photos on the left to reveal descriptions of the careers shown.

(More information about these careers is available in the CODE BLUE Resource Notebook.)
CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians assist physicians in determining heart and blood circulatory disorders using invasive and non-invasive procedures.
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTING

Certified Medical Assistants (CMAs) are part nurse, part laboratory technician, and part office administrator. Division of duties and additional responsibilities are determined by their chosen medical specialty area.
DENTISTRY

The dentist's office offers several career choices. Hygienists primarily work with existing problems of the gums and supporting structures. Assistants work closely with the dentist and provide a host of support services. Laboratory technicians make and repair dental restorations and appliances.
NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

This field includes several specialty areas, all focusing, in different ways, on nutrition for health.
EEG & EKG TECHNOLOGY

These technologies utilize specialized equipment to study brain waves and nervous system impulses (EEG) or the heart (EKG).
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

The range of services that can be provided by emergency medical transport personnel is determined by the level of certification obtained - EMT I, EMT II, or EMT-Paramedic.
HEALTH INFORMATION AND OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

These personnel manage medical records and information systems for all areas of healthcare delivery. This information is essential for clinical, insurance and other purposes.
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

Highly in demand, surgical technologists work as part of the operating room team, helping to provide a safe, sterile environment and assisting with the surgery.
VISION CARE

In addition to the optometrist and ophthalmologist, careers that require medical school degrees, there are other eye care career opportunities that only require community college degrees or certification.

For a more complete profile of careers in these areas, click on the desired field under listings at the left of this screen.