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Careers in Health Ca

Mr. G’s Careers in HealthCare Terms

Associate's degree A degree awarded by a vocational-technical school or community college after successful completion of a two-year course of study or its equivalent.
Bachelor's degree A degree awarded by a college or university after a person has completed a four-year course of study or its equivalent
Master's degree A degree awarded by a college or university after completion of one or more years of prescribed study beyond a bachelor's degree
Doctorate A degree awarded by a college or university after completion of a prescribed course of study beyond a bachelor's or master's degree
Certification The issuing of a statement or certificate by a professional organization to a person who has met the requirements of education and/or experience and who meets the standards set by the organization
Registration Process whereby a regulatory body in a given health care area administers examinations and/or maintains a list of qualified personnel
Licensure Process by which a government agency authorizes individuals to work in a given occupation
Accreditation A program of study that meets the established quality competency standards and prepares students for employment in a health career.
Continuing Education Units CEUs Additional courses or studies required to renew licenses or maintain certification or registration in many states.
Assistant or Aide Level of occupational proficiency where an individual can work in an occupation after a period of education or on-the-job training
Technician A level of proficiency usually requiring a 2-year associate's degree or 3 to 4 years of on-the-job training
Technologist A class of expertise in a health career field, usually requiring at least 3 to 4 years of college plus work experience
Professional A class of expertise in a health career field, usually requiring four or more years of college with a Bachelor's degree, Master's or doctoral degree.
Multicompetent/ multi skilled worker A worker who can perform many health care skills
Entrepreneur An individual who organizes, manages and assumes the risk or business.
Health Informatic Services Occupations focused on documenting patient care. Examples include clinical coder, health educator and ethicist.
Therapeutic Services Occupations that change the health status of a patient over time. Examples include pharmacist, surgical technologist and social worker.
Diagnostic Services Occupations that create a picture of a patients health status at a single point in time. Examples include audiologist, radiologic technician and sonographer.
Support Services Occupations that create a therapeutic environment for providing patient care. Examples include dietary aide, healthcare administrator and materials manager.
Biotechnology Research and Development Occupations involved in biotechnology research and development that applies to human health. Examples include research scientist, DNA analyst and biochemist.
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