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Health Specialist

Job Title and Job Description

Health Specialist

Counsel women about smoking and pregnancy. Project manager for mammography project.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Project Manager, Contract Administrator, Customer Relations, Provider Relation Specialist, Mental Health Counselor,Health Promotion. There is a high demand for Case Managers, Nurses, and Social Workers.

What new technology will be important?

Computers, teleconferencing, new medical procedures, better claims processing, new medicines

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Bachelor Degree with Major in Psychology, Master Degree in Public Health, Certification in tobacco training

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Master in Public Health / Business Degree - Quality Improvement / Education in Statistical Analysis

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No, I knew I wanted to do something in Health Care, but I did not know what.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Athletic / Physical 1-Not Important 
Bilingual 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Computer Technology 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Creative Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Math 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Mechanical Understanding 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Sales and Negotiation 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Scientific and Experimental 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Teaching / Instructing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Understanding Yourself 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
 

Interview By: BM