Upon completion of an initial health career investigation based on student self-inventories and self-assessments, students select a profession to research in depth. Students utilize a variety of websites as well as personal professional contacts to prepare a health career display and presentation informing others on respective profession. Students use the grading rubric and example presentation to guide their work.
Students will begin to collaborate in small groups, to come up with a list of careers within the hospital setting. Lists will be shared out as a class, with each student then choosing one job with which to create a Google slides presentation for their class
This Mayo Clinic website lists 45 medical professions for students to explore. By clicking on each profession, students can watch a video highlighting the responsibilities and importance of that job or look at a picture illustrating the job in action. Students can also read the job description, learn about the work environment and career outlook, and delve into higher education requirements. This medical career exploration improves students’ knowledge of career options and encourages students to set educational goals. This goal can be measured by the accompanying worksheet linked in WISELearn. Students will identify and explain three medical careers of interest. Then they will organize all 45 medical professions into categories based on education length and career pathway.