Career Development for Health Professionals: Success in School & on the Job

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Saunders/Elsevier, 2009 - Medical - 397 pages

From life management to job search skills, discover the first steps toward navigating your health care career! Packed with tips and suggestions, this practical guide teaches the skills needed to achieve success in school and beyond with an encouraging, up-beat tone. This text is designed to help you attain four important goals as a health care student:

1) Complete your educational program

2) Think like a health care professional

3) Find the right job

4) Attain long-term career success.

  • Self-paced format allows you to work through the text independently

  • Small units with self assessment facilitates a self-paced approach and makes the content less intimidating
  • Illustrations, photos, and cartoons provide visual aid to catch and keep your attention

  • Key terms and objectives provides goals and a basis of knowledge before reading the chapter
  • Focus on resume building emphasizes how to build a successful resume from the first day of your education
  • On The Job boxes and Prescription for Success exercises reinforce how the skills presented relate to your career in health care
  • Expanded useful Spanish phrases offers a quick reference for translations that will prove valuable in the workplace

  • UNIQUE! Chapter focusing on non-traditional students adds further guidance to this growing population in health careers education
  • UNIQUE! Summaries of short interviews with employers and working professionals provide first hand information about how to prepare for the future
  • UNIQUE! Tips from recent graduates who are successfully employed help you apply successful skills for both school and your career

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About the author (2009)

Lee Haroun, MA Education, MBA, Ed.D has over 35 years experience in education as a teacher, administrator, and writer. She has worked with hundreds of health care students and has a special interest in helping them succeed and become successful professionals. Her work has included coordinating the development of curriculum for a variety of programs, including occupational therapy assistant, patient care technician, health information technician, and insurance coder. Another professional interest is helping instructors succeed and her doctoral dissertation explored the transition of health care professionals from the field to the classroom. Lee is the author of Career Development for Health Professionals (Elsevier Science); co-author of Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Survival Guide with Bonnie Napier-Tibere (F.A. Davis); co-author of Teaching Ideas and Classroom Activities for Health Care with Susan Royce (Delmar Learning); and technical writer for Essentials of Health & Wellness by James Robinson and Deborah McCormick (Delmar Learning). She also developed video content and scripts for Delmar s Career Success for Health Care Professionals DVD Series, content for health care career exploration software published by Delmar Learning, and numerous instructional materials for a variety of publishers.

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