Choosing the Health Career Path that is Right for You
Embarking on a career in healthcare doesn’t necessarily mean medical school, rotations, and nearly a decade of schooling.
For those who find their calling in the healthcare industry but don’t find themselves suited to be physicians, there are many other options. They all involve a career in an important, growing and sustainable field, helping people, serving the community, and making a real difference in people’s lives, and you can access many of those career paths from right here at Health Careers Institute.
If you know you want a career like this but aren’t sure what specific type of work you’re best suited for, begin by getting to know a little bit about all of your options. At HCI, we offer a variety of programs that give you the tools, education, and experience to strike out in your own ideal health care career.
Nursing and HCI
You might be well-suited for a career in nursing if you want to provide important medical care in a hospital, clinic or physician’s office, offer information and support to patients and their families and work well as part of a team in a potentially high-stress environment.
At HCI, you can earn a bachelor of science or associate of science degree (BSN or ASN) in nursing, to prepare for work as a licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), or certified nursing assistant (CNA). You can narrow your focus to specialize in a nursing field like oncology, pediatrics, and many more.
Emergency Medical Services and HCI
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics (EMT-Ps) provide emergency care and offer life-saving services at the scene of accidents and traumatic episodes. EMTs work in high-stress, fast-paced environments and are critically important to serving a community. EMTs work long shifts and no day is like the last.
Fire Protection and HCI
Firefighters are crucial to any community, large or small. By obtaining credentials in fire science, you can become a professional (versus volunteer) firefighter and become open to higher-level positions in administration such as inspector and prevention specialist. Firefighters take great risks daily to keep their community safe and are invaluable civil servants.