My final paper is going to be about my assessment results, which are based on three career results. The results are: Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrician, Physical Therapist.
Duties of their profession: medical diagnoses(treatment and evaluation), obtaining medical histories and conducting physical examinations, ordering and performing diagnostics studies (lab test and x-rays), requesting physical and occupational therapy, prescribing drugs for acute and chronic illness, providing prenatal care and family planning services, providing well-child care (screening and immunizations), providing primary and specialty care services (annual physicals), providing care for patients in acute and critical care, performing or assisting in minor surgeries and procedures.
Skills and abilities: compassion, communication, ethics, critical thinking, attention to detail, confidence, adaptability, stamina, and commitment to development.
Work environment: work in public health departments, community health centers, hospitals. Physician’s offices, nursing homes, HMOS, student health clinics, college/ universities. The work is both physical and mental. The work schedule is not fixed, may have to work during the week, weekends, holidays, and or being available on call after hours. They have to work extensive hours.
Education level: The lowest level is Bachelor’s degree and the highest level is Master’s degree or PHD.
Avg salary: National- $94,763. New Jersey- $104.000
Job outlook: it is expected to rise 26% from 2010 to 2020.
Similar occupation: Nursing instructors and teachers, dietitians and nutritionists, physician assistants, occupational therapists, physical therapists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, naturopathic physicians.
Tools/technology: cardiac pacemaker, EKG units, eye charts or vision cards, suction kits, surgical lasers, medical software, Microsoft word.