Work in an advanced medical facility can be exciting, where interesting challenges present themselves day-to-day. It also offers a wide range of deeply rewarding career paths where you can hone your skills, work with the latest medical technology, and do what you enjoy.
Today’s Advanced Medical Facilities
In a medical environment – whether it’s a state-of-the art hospital, lab, or clinic – it’s necessary to be able to perform your duties independently and as part of a team. You’ll be expected to make sound decisions within the parameters of your job, communicate well, and demonstrate a level of skill and competence that patients, physicians, nurses, and other coworkers can rely on. The ability to stay focused, even when shifting gears to prioritize new tasks, will be vital.
Working together to save lives and improve patient health is the aim of any medical facility, and it takes a well-organized and professional staff do to so effectively. While many of your responsibilities may be routine, things can change quickly and others will rely on you to stay composed during high-stress situations.
Types of Work in an Advanced Medical Facility
You’ll work alongside professionals of all types in a cutting-edge medical environment. That can include physicians, nurses, administrators, researchers, and other health services specialists. If you’re interested in helping patients and working with high-tech medical tools and equipment, you may enjoy a career as one of the following:
- Ultrasound Technologist
- Laboratory Technician
- Patient Care Coordinator
- Medical Assistant
- EKG Technician
- Registered Nurse
- Pediatric Nurse
- Physician Assistant
- Surgical Technologist
You’ll find a large and varied selection of jobs in the health services industry, with high demand and projected growth for most positions.
How You Can Begin Preparing
The first step to a specialized career in health services is getting the education and training necessary. Look at several options that may suit your needs, but make sure that the academic program you choose is accredited. South College has institutional accreditation from the regional accrediting body SACSOC. Various programs at South College have also received program specific accreditation.
Next, consider which school can best help you prepare for entering the workforce. Through our programs, you’ll receive informative classroom lectures, hours of hands-on laboratory experience, and clinical placements that can make you a more competitive candidate on the job market. Working in and becoming familiar with lab work and the clinical environment helps you build the important practical experience you’ll need for real-world applications.
At South College, we have years of experience in getting students ready for work in advanced medical facilities. We can help your dreams of working in health services find direction. View our program listing and tour one of our campuses for yourself.