ERIC Number: ED198338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Careers. Health Occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
"Exploring Careers" is a career education resource program, published in fifteen separate booklets, for junior high school-age students. It provides information about the world of work and offers its readers a way of learning about themselves and relating that information to career choices. The publications aim to build career awareness by means of occupational narratives, evaluative questions, activities, and career games grouped in fourteen occupational clusters. This eleventh of the series, "Health Occupations," presents an overview of jobs in health-related occupations, such as doctors, nurses and medical technicians. Narrative accounts focus on a registered nurse, a medical laboratory technologist, and a physical therapist, describing what they do and how they prepared for their careers. Exploring sections relate skills needed for these occupations to students' personal characteristics, and learning activities such as volunteering to work in a hospital of nursing home and taking a first aid course are suggested. A Job Facts section lists nature and places of work, training and qualifications, and other information for thirty-two health occupations, grouped in occupational clusters of medical practitioners, dental, nursing, therapy and rehabilitation, medical technologist, technician, and assistant, and other health occupations. ("Exploring Careers" is also available as a single volume of fifteen chapters.) (KC)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Dental Hygienists, Dentists, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Health Occupations, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Medical Technologists, Nurses, Occupational Information, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapy, Physicians, Professional Occupations, Rehabilitation, Resource Materials, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Technical Occupations, Work Attitudes
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
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