Terminology related to health care careers unit in Health Team Relations curriculum
Health Occupations Education
High school courses in the health science pathway
Two year program, usually at a career-technical school or community college
Four year program awarded by a college or university
One to two year program beyond completion of a Bachelor's Degree.
Two or more years after Bachelor's or Master's Degree. Can be up to 6 years in length.
Completed educational requirements and meets the standards established by the professional assoc. for that career.
Granted by regulatory body that gives exams for the profession that also maintains a current list of personnel in that career.
Government agency authorizes individuals to work in a given occupation. Requires CEU's for renewal after passing board exams.
Continuing education units - additional hours of education to remain current in the specific career.
Having a Bachelor's Degree + master's and/or Doctorate Degree (Ex. Doctor, Dentist)
Technologist or Therapist
Usually a Bachelor's degree, but may also have Master's or Doctorate degree (Ex. Speech therapist, Medical Lab Technologist)
Two year degree or on-the-job training program required. (Ex. Surgical Technician)
Specific number of hours required, depending on the program area. (Ex. Certified Nursing Assistant)
Focus on treatment and improving the patient's condition
Creates a picture of health status of the client at a given time
Information Services Careers
Involves documentation of client care, analysis, insurance coding, IT and operating systems.
Involved in creating therapeutic surroundings for direct and indirect patient care.
An individual who organizes, manages, and assumes the risk of a business (Donald Trump, Steve Jobs)
Includes any training after high school, includes certification programs, college, and university coursework and degrees.