What Biomedical Engineers Do
Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software used in healthcare.
Danville Area Community College's Coordinated Engineering Program offers an Associates in Engineering Sciences (AES). Studies are conducted in general areas as a preparation for a number of fields of advanced specialized study. Link: http://www.dacc.edu/depts/sci/CEP
What Registered Nurses Do
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
What Health Information Technicians Do
Health information technicians organize and manage health information data, ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical histories.
Danville Area Community College's Health Information Technology program offers a unique career opportunity for those seeking a healthcare profession that combines the skills of computers, science, law, management and health care. Link: http://www.dacc.edu/depts/hit
What Medical Imaging Technologists Do
Diagnostic imaging technologists operate special imaging equipment to create images or to conduct tests that help physicians assess and diagnose medical conditions. Some technologists assist physicians and surgeons during surgical and other interventional procedures.
Danville Area Community College offers a two-year program in Radiology that provides technical coursework and clinical application. DACC also offers one-year certificates in sonography and echocardiography. Link: http://www.dacc.edu/depts/radtech
What Nursing Assistants Do
Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.
What Medical Assistants Do
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
What EMTs Do
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers.
What Phlebotomists Do
Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations.
What Pharmacy Technicians Do
Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.
Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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