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2013 BUSINESS-Choose Your Healthcare Career (H.S.)

Time Frame

2 class periods of 45 minutes each

Group Size

Small Groups

Life Skills

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Authors

Rachel Decker

Summary

In a group of 2-3 students, investigate a variety of healthcare careers related to therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biomedical research and development pathways. Choose a Health Care career that your group has an interest in.


Materials

1 22"x28" posterboard per group
Markers/Colored Pencils/Crayons
Health Care oriented magazines
Scissors
Glue
Computers with Internet capabilities


Background for Teachers

Compile a list of Health Care careers in case the students need ideas for their career health display.


Intended Learning Outcomes

Using the internet, personal interviews, university recruiters, counselors, professionals, library or other sources; research and explore the following information:
• Job Description
• Skills Necessary
• Education / Training Requirements

  • Type of degree
  • Cost
  • Years
  • Internships
  • Certifications / Licensure
• Salary / Benefits
• Job Outlook/Placement
• Role
• Specific Skills / Tasks Perform
• Instruments / Equipment
• Career Setting (Work Environment)
• Pros / Cons
Please be prepared to share with and answer questions from your classmates and teacher, as well as provide sources.


Instructional Procedures

Group Healthcare Career Exploration Project

In a group of 2-3 students, investigate a variety of healthcare careers related to therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biomedical research and development pathways.

Choose a Health Care career that your group has an interest in.

Using the internet, personal interviews, university recruiters, counselors, professionals, library or other sources; research and explore the following information:

• Job Description
• Skills Necessary
• Education / Training Requirements

  • Type of degree
  • Cost
  • Years
  • Internships
  • Certifications / Licensure
• Salary / Benefits
• Job Outlook/Placement
• Role
• Specific Skills / Tasks Perform
• Instruments / Equipment
• Career Setting (Work Environment)
• Pros / Cons

Please be prepared to share with and answer questions from your classmates and teacher, as well as provide sources.

You will create an informative, innovative and unique poster that portrays all of the above information.

Please be prepared to share with and answer questions from your classmates and teacher, as well as provide sources.

Please limit your presentation to one side of a standard 22” x 28” Poster board.

You will be given five minutes to orally present your findings to the class. Be prepared to provide all of the above information, sources, as well as answer any questions.

Get involved with HOSA!
Health Occupations Students of America offers a variety of competitive events were you could get involved in healthcare. Career Health Display is just one of those options. For more info check out:

Career Health Display
http://www.hosa.org/natorg/sectb/cat-iv/chd.pdf

Competitive events
http://www.hosa.org/natorg/sectb/index.html


Extensions

Have students write a one page paper about a healthcare career they are interested in possibly pursuing.


Created: 09/09/2013
Updated: 01/30/2018