Medical Technicians: Health-Care Support for the 21st Century

Medical Technicians: Health-Care Support for the 21st Century

by Cordelia Strange

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Overview

Some medical careers involve working closely with patients, but there are also many behind-the-scenes workers who are vital to the health industry. Medical technicians work in laboratories, respond and perform basic lifesaving procedures during medical emergencies, or specialize in medical record keeping and health care information access. Which medical technician career is right for you?

The young adults of today will be the job force of tomorrow, so choosing a career that will best fit with the needs of the changing world will be important to job satisfaction and a successful life. With the vast array of career and job options, it will also be important for young adults to understand which work will be the best match for their interests, talents, goals, and personality types.

Certain careers are expected to gain importance within the early decades of the twenty-first century. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for medical technology is expected to increase much faster than the average rate for all occupations.

If you are interested in becoming a medical technician, it is never too early to start learning your options or to begin gaining experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422218174
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Series: New Careers for the 21st Century Series: Finding Your Role in the Global Renewal
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1240L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 What Do Medical Technicians Do? 9

Chapter 2 The Importance of Medical Technicians 27

Chapter 3 Education and Training 35

Chapter 4 Job Opportunities and Related Occupations 47

Chapter 5 The Future for Medical Technicians 55

Further Reading 60

Find Out More on the Internet 60

Bibliography 61

Index 63

Picture Credits 63

About the Author/About the Consultant 64

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