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Health Careers

Terminology related to health care careers unit in Health Team Relations curriculum
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Secondary Education
High School
Health Occupations Education
High school courses in the health science pathway
Associate's Degree
Two year program, usually at a career-technical school or community college
Bachelor's Degree
Four year program awarded by a college or university
Master's Degree
One to two year program beyond completion of a Bachelor's Degree.
Doctorate/Doctoral Degree
Two or more years after Bachelor's or Master's Degree. Can be up to 6 years in length.
Certification
Completed educational requirements and meets the standards established by the professional assoc. for that career.
Registration
Granted by regulatory body that gives exams for the profession that also maintains a current list of personnel in that career.
Licensure
Government agency authorizes individuals to work in a given occupation. Requires CEU's for renewal after passing board exams.
CEU
Continuing education units - additional hours of education to remain current in the specific career.
Professional
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)
Technician
Two year degree or on-the-job training program required. (Ex. Surgical Technician)
Aide, Assistant
Specific number of hours required, depending on the program area. (Ex. Certified Nursing Assistant)
Therapeutic Careers
Focus on treatment and improving the patient's condition
Diagnostic Careers
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.
Environmental Careers
Involved in creating therapeutic surroundings for direct and indirect patient care.
Entrepreneur
An individual who organizes, manages, and assumes the risk of a business (Donald Trump, Steve Jobs)
Post-secondary education
Includes any training after high school, includes certification programs, college, and university coursework and degrees.