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Is Health Care for Me?

Listed below are several categories of characteristics and a values statement. If you agree with the statement, place an 'X' next to it. Underneath each statement is a list of programs you may be well suited for. Every time your statement agrees with a program, place an 'X' in the box at the end of this sheet. A bar graph will emerge and the programs you place the most 'x's next to, are the programs you may be well suited for.

Personal Characteristics

____   I prefer to watch "Grey's Anatomy" on TV rather than "Blue Bloods."
          Consider EMS, HIT, MOA, NUR, PHB, PSG, RAD, or RES

____   I prefer to watch "House" on TV rather than "Law and Order."
          Consider EMS, HIT, MOA, NUR, PHB, PSG, RAD, or RES

____   I enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
          Consider MAS, PHB, RAD, RES, NUR

____   I enjoy an orderly, structured work flow.
          Consider HIT, PSG

____   I have good communications skills.
          Consider MAS, NUR, PHB, PSG, RAD, RES

____   I enjoy working directly with a variety of people.
          Consider MAS, NUR, PHB, PSG, RAD, RES

____   I am able to juggle a number of projects at once.
          Consider MAS, MOA, NUR, PHB, RAD, RES

Academic Interests

____   I enjoy and/or am successful in biology classes ("C" or better).
          Consider HIT, PHB, NUR, RAD, RES

____   I enjoy and/or am successful in anatomy and physiology classes ("C" or better).
          Consider HIT, MAS, MOA,NUR, PHB, PSG, RAD, RES

____   I enjoy and/or am successful in chemistry classes ("C" or better).
          Consider NUR, RES

____   I enjoy and/or am successful in math classes ("C" or better).
          Consider NUR, RAD, RES

____   I particularly enjoyed MRT-110 "Medical Terminology."
          Consider HIT, MAS, MOA, NUR, PHB, PSG, RAD, RES

____   I particularly enjoy keyboarding.
          Consider HIT

Personal Interests

____   I like to solve puzzles such as crossword, word search, etc.
          Consider HIT, MAS, PSG, RAD

____   I am detail-oriented.
          Consider HIT, PHB, PSG

____   I enjoy mysteries.
          Consider HIT

____   I enjoy working on group projects.
          Consider MOA, NUR, PHB, RAD, RES

____   I enjoy working independently.
          Consider HIT, MAS, PHB, PSG, RAD

____   I am interested in running computer programs. (Examples: Word, Power Point; Excel)
          Consider HIT, MOA, PSG

Medical Interests

____   I am most interested in new techniques and testing associated with the diagnosis of disease.
          Consider MAS, MOA, PHB, PSG, RAD

____   I am most interested in delivering new methods of treating disease.
          Consider MAS, MOA, NUR, RES

____   I am most interested in compiling, organizing, and presenting data that monitors trends and
          issues associated with diseases.
          Consider HIT

____   I am interested in a health care career with a lot of patient contact.
          Consider MAS, MOA, NUR, PHB, PSG, RAD, RES

____   I am interested in a health care career with no patient contact.
          Consider HIT

Career Goals

____   I would like to pursue a career in health care, but have limited time and resources.

OR

____   I am interested in health care, but am uncertain about which direction to go.

For either of these circumstances, consider pursuing a certificate program:

  • Consider starting with PHB if you are interested in MOA, RAD, or RES
  • Consider starting with Medical Transcription or Coding Specialist Certificate, if you are interested in HIT
  • Consider starting with a Basic Nurse Assistant course if you are interested in nursing

Advantages:

  1. Marketable skills in a short period of time
  2. Insider's view of the health care professions that require a two-year degree for entry level

Career Goals

____   I would like to pursue a two-year health science program, but I cannot attend classes full-time.
          Consider completing the General Education Courses first and then completing your program of
          choice. Consult the "Where Do I Start?" handout for specifics.

____   I would eventually like to earn a baccalaureate degree.
          Consider HIT, NUR, RAD or RES. All of these programs of study can lead to a four year degree.
          The Nursing Program offered at Moraine Valley currently has 2-plus-2 agreements with 4-year
           institutions. Contact the program coordinator for more information!

____   I would like some flexibility in choosing an employment setting.
          Consider HIT, MAS, NUR, PHB, RAD or RES. Graduates of these programs have been hired in a
          variety of clinical settings.

Two-year programs offered at Moraine Valley Community College:

HIT   Health Information Technology
NUR   Nursing
RAD   Radiologic Technology
RES   Respiratory Therapy
                          
                          
                          
                          
     

Certificate programs offered at Moraine Valley Community College:

 

BNAT   Basic Nurse Assistant
EMS    Emergency Medical Services
MAS    Massage Therapy
MOA    Medical Assistant
MRT    Coding Specialist
MRT    Medical Billing
MRT    Medical Transcription
PHB     Phlebotomy
PSG     Sleep
                          
                          
                          
                          
                          
                          
                          
                          
                          

Please Note: This survey is NOT based on scientific or statistical evidence. It IS based on observations of program faculty. Please use the insight you gain from this tool as a set of suggestions for where to begin. For assistance in making course selections, make an appointment with an academic advisor by calling (708) 974-5721. For specific questions about Health Science Programs, please contact the program coordinator.