Career Ideas for Teens in Health Science

Career Ideas for Teens in Health Science

by Diane Lindsey Reeves
     
 

What's the most boring question adults ask teens? "So ... what do you want to be when you grow up?" If you're like many teens, your answer might be "I don't know!" It's natural to feel a bit overwhelmed when there are thousands of options available. But now is a great time to start discovering what's out there-as you go through high school and on to the next level.

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Overview

What's the most boring question adults ask teens? "So ... what do you want to be when you grow up?" If you're like many teens, your answer might be "I don't know!" It's natural to feel a bit overwhelmed when there are thousands of options available. But now is a great time to start discovering what's out there-as you go through high school and on to the next level.

Whatever your interests and abilities, there's a career out there with your name on it-something that will fulfill and excite you and provide a paycheck too! The Career Ideas for Teens series shows you the many opportunities available and includes questions and activities that will help you to discover your strengths and talents and find out which careers interest you. Among 10 key self-discovery questions asked are: "What Are Your Interests and Strengths?" "What Is Your Work Personality?" "Do You Have the Right Skills?" and "How Can You Find Out What a Career is Really Like?" Activities include the Work Interest Profiler, a test that reveals your work personality and which careers best fit your personality type. Each book contains at least 35 career profiles, each with a career description, relevant organizations and resources, and activity suggestions.

By 2030, more than 70 million Americans will be over the age of 65. With the aging population's demand for health services and the development of new medical technologies, opportunities for health professionals are excellent and will expand in the years to come. Careers profiled in Career Ideas for Teens in Health Science include: Art therapist, Biochemist, Chiropractor, Cytotechnologist, Dietician, Epidemiologist, Home health aide, Massage therapist, Microbiologist, Mortician, Pharmacist, Physician assistant, And more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816069200
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Career Ideas for Teens Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,457,352
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsv
Welcome to Your Future1
Section 1Discover You at Work5
Big Question #1Who Are You?6
Big Question #2What Are Your Interests and Strengths?9
Big Question #3What Are Your Work Values?12
Big Question #4What Is Your Work Personality?17
Section 2Explore Your Options31
Acupuncturist35
Art Therapist38
Athletic Trainer40
Audiologist43
Biochemist45
Bioinformatics Scientist48
Biomedical Engineer50
Chiropractor53
Computed Tomography Technologist56
Cytotechnologist59
Dental Hygienist61
Dentist63
Dietician65
Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist67
Emergency Medical Technician69
Epidemiologist72
Forensic Pathologist74
Geneticist76
Home Health Aide79
Industrial Hygienist81
Kinesiotherapist84
Massage Therapist86
Medical Technologist88
Microbiologist90
Mortician92
Nuclear Medicine Technician95
Nurse97
Occupational Therapist99
Optometrist101
Pharmacist103
Phlebotomist105
Physical Therapist107
Physician109
Physician Assistant112
Veterinarian114
Big Question #5Do You Have the Right Skills?116
More Career Ideas in Health Science119
Big Question #6Are You on the Right Path?121
Section 3Experiment with Success125
Big Question #7Who Knows What You Need to Know?127
Ask the Experts130
Big Question #8How Can You Find Out What a Career Is Really Like?148
Big Question #9How Do You Know When You've Made the Right Choice?154
Big Question #10What's Next?158
A Final Word161
Appendix163
Index169

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