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Ten-Step Guide to a Career in Healthcare

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Step 6: Survive School

You’ve gotten through your prerequisites and you’ve gotten accepted to the healthcare school of your choice. Congratulations! Now comes the hard part. Remember how challenging your anatomy and physiology course was? Now you have to deal with pathophysiology and pharmacology. Or perhaps you’re in health administration, struggling with your statistical methodology course. Whatever your field, this is when the heaving lifting begins. So buck up. You can do this.

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Clinicals
Many healthcare programs in patient care or medical imaging professions include clinicals. Clinicals are what really get you ready for working in real-life healthcare setting. During clinicals, you will spend time working side by side with actual healthcare workers, so you can get a feel for what it is they actually do. Many healthcare students worry about whether or not they are getting enough clinical skills. These days, many schools are using clinical simulation labs to teach patient-care skills. In the lab, students can practice their skills on mannequins that have been specially designed to simulate actual medical conditions.

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