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MT I Health Careers

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Health Science Technology Education (HSTE) Programs that prepare students for immediate employment in many health careers or for additional education after graduation.
Secondary education High school education.
Post Secondary education After high school and can include training in vocational-technical school, community college or university.
Associate's Degree Awarded by a vocational-technical school or community college after completion of a prescribed two year course of study.
Bachelor's Degree Awarded by a college or university after a prescribed course of study that usually lasts 4 years.
Master's Degree Awarded by a college or university after completition of one or more years of work (usually 2)beyond a bachelor's degree.
Doctorate or Doctor's degree Awarded by a college or university after completition of 2 or more years of work beyond a bachelor's or master's degree. Some doctorates can require 4 to 6 years of additonal study.
Certification Means that a person has fulfilled requirements of education and performance and meets the standards and qualifications established by the professional agency that regulates that particular career. A certificate or statement is issued by the association.
Registration Is performed by a regulatory body (professional association or state board) that administers examinations and maintains a current list (registry) of qualified personnel in a give health care area.
Licensure A process whereby a government agency authorizes individuals to work in a given occupation.
Accreditation Ensures that the program of study meets the established quality competency standards and prepares the student for employment.
Continuing education units (CEU's) Additional hours of education required to renew licenses or maintain certification or registration in many states.
Multiskilled worker Workers who can perform a variety of health care skills.
Entrepreneur An individual who organizes, manages, and assumes the risk of a business.
Health Care Core Standards Specify the knowledge and skills thatmost health care workers should have.
Therapeutic/Diagnostic Core Standards Specify the knowledge and skills required to focus on direct care in both the therapeutic and diagnostic health care careers
Therapeutic Cluster Standards Specify the knowledge and skills reuired of workers in the health care field that are involved in changing the health status of the patient over time.
Diagnostic Cluster Standards Specify the knowledge and skill required of workers ini health care careers that are involved in creating a picture of the health status of the patient over time.
Health Informatics Services Cluster Standards Specify the knowledge and skills required of workers in health care careers that are involved with the documentation of patient care.
Support (Environmental) Services Cluster Standards Specify the knowledge and skills required of workers in health care careers that are involved with creating a therapeutic environment to provide direct or indirect care.
Biotechnology Research and Development Standards Specify the knowledge and skills required of workers in health care careers that are involved in bioscience research and development.
Professional Four or more years of college with Bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree.
Technologist ot Therapist Three to four years of college plus work experience, usually bachelor's degree and, st times, master's degree.
Technician Two-year associate's degree, special health science technology education, or three to four years of on-the-job training.
Aide or Assistant Specific number of hours of specialized educaiton or one or more years of training combining classroom and/or on-the-job training.
On-the-job Training while working at the job.
HSTE program Health science technology education program.
Therapeutic services Are directed toward changing the health status of the patient over time.
Dental careers Focuses on the health of the teeth and the soft tissues of the mouth.
Emergency Medical Services Careers Focuses on providing emergency, prehospital care to victims of accidents, injuries, or sudden illnesses.
First responder The first person to arrive at the scene of an illness or injury.
Medical careers A broad category encompassing physicians and other individuals who work in any of the varied careers under the supervision of physicians.
Mental and Social Services Careers Focuses on helping people with mental or emotional disorders or those who are developmentally delayed or mentally impaired.
Mortuary Careers Provide a service the involves preparation of the body, performance of a ceremony, and cremation or burial of the remains.
Nursing Careers Provide care for patients as directed by physicians.
Nutrition and Dietary Services Using knowledge of nutrition, the promote wellness and optimum health by providing dietary guidelines to treat disease, teach proper nutrition, and preapre foods in health care facilities.
Veterinary Services Focuses on providing care to all types of animals.
Vision Services Careers Provide care to prevent and treat vision disorders.
Diagnostic Services Careers Are involved with creating a picture of the health status of a patient at a single point in time.
Health Informatics Careers Are involved with documentation of patient records and health information.
Support Services Careers Are involved with creating a therapeutic environment to provide direct or indirect patient care.
Biotechnology Research and Development Careers Are involved with using living cells and their molecules to make useful products.
Created by: sandra.whiteside