October 31st, 2016
Career Presentation for Paramedic/Nursing
What is the career that you have chosen to research and why did you choose this career?
Paramedic/Nursing, I feel like I am called to help people, by getting in the medical field I can help people with their health and ultimately pro-longing their life. These fields are not a glamorous field and is dominated by men. However, Women tend to be more nurturing and sympathetic towards human life. In the few years I have lived (twenty years) I have always been referred to as "The Mother Figure", by taking on this image I have dealt with a great role of responsibility. In the Paramedic field specifically there are more non-emergent calls then emergent calls, the paramedics become burned out and tired. Their performance decreases and they become less sympathetic. I look at this job with compassion, If society did not have paramedics to remind people to take their medication or have that transportation for the true emergencies. Our fatality rate would sky rocket
Describe the career and responsibilities of it briefly?
I want to work in an ER, the responsibilities require me to apply medicine that the Doctors ordered and report back to the doctors. Creating an exceptional bed side manner of sympathy and care, when people feel their absolute worse.
Paramedic: Noun, a person who is trained to do medical work, especially emergency first aid, but is not usually a fully qualified physician.
What are some of the educational requirements?
In Order to become a paramedic, I am required to complete a 14-month extensive course. Once this course to completed there is the national registry and state testing. After this is all completed I will take a one-year transition course from paramedic to nursing. Once this is complete I will either go into the work force or continue my education at Texas A&M to complete my masters in nursing.
Where can you find the required courses, or earn the degree/ certifications?
a. Lone Star Community College Paramedic and Nursing Program online course catalog
b. Speak with an advisor
c. Paramedic and Nursing Seminars
d. Talking with students who have already completed this course
e. Houston Fire Department
In addition to the educational requirements is, what knowledge and skills are required?
According to O-Net Nurses need a general knowledge on:
Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
In addition to the educational requirements is, what knowledge and skills are required?
According to the O-Net these skills are required:
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. See more occupations related to this skill.
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. See more occupations related to this skill.
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
What is the employment outlook for this occupation?
Paramedic According to www.bls.gov
Employment of emergency medical technicians Paramedic (EMT-P) and paramedics is projected to grow 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to create demand for paramedics. In the state Of Texas paramedic's can make anywhere between $27,740-$40,110 annually.
Registered Nurses according to www.bls.gov
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives. In the state of Texas Registered Nurses can make anywhere between $59,720-$80,290 annually.
Where could you work in this career? (list five companies with brief description)
1.Montgomery County Hospital District EMS
They are a first responder for 911 calls for the north Houston area
2. Saint Luke's Hospital- The Woodlands
Med- Tech or Dual Certified Nursing
3. Ben Taub Hospital- The Medical Center
Dual Certified Nursing
4. Free Standing Emergency Rooms
-First Choice Emergency Room
-Physicians ER, Saint Luke/Baylor
5. Urgent Cares/Private Practices
Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging My 4-Digit Personality Code
ESTJ: Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging
"ESTJ's are hardworking traditionalists, eager to take charge in organizing projects and people. Orderly, rule-abiding, and conscientious, ESTJ's like to get things done, and tend to go about projects in a systematic, methodical way."
"ESTJ's are the consummate organizers, and want to bring structure to their surroundings. They value predictability and prefer things to proceed in a logical order. When they see a lack of organization, the ESTJ often takes the initiative to establish processes and guidelines, so that everyone knows what's expected." According to (http://www.truity.com/personality-type/ESTJ)
ESTJ's are practical, action-oriented communicators. They often assume control and communicate to organize and determine what needs to be done. They are clear about expectations and procedures; they explain the necessary steps as well as how and when tasks should be completed. They are open to debate and criticism, but want rules to be followed and work to get done. They are focused on tasks and results and have little patience for deviation.
What are the next three steps you need to do to reach your goal?
Apply to the paramedic. Complete the paramedic program. Apply to the transition program
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