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Main Community News Find a Part-Time Job While Taking Healthcare Courses

Find a Part-Time Job While Taking Healthcare Courses

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

After determining that a job in the healthcare sector is the right career choice, adults will have to choose how they are going to start off this type of professional future. One option is to enroll in a program that focuses on teaching students the fundamental knowledge and skills for particular careers, such as a medical office assistant. While these programs can help them find the right position after graduation, many students must work while they're in school in order to pay for classes and meet other financial obligations. While any paying job might be sufficient, it can be beneficial to an aspiring healthcare professional to look for a part-time job within the field. Here are some ideas to consider when starting the hunt for the right job while studying for healthcare classes.

Hospice Aide

Most people who work as hospice aides will report to the patient's home, although care facilities are also an option, particularly when the family cannot provide full care to their loved one. In some cases, this type of role may be volunteer only.

Not only can students learn the regular routine of a healthcare facility, including the administrative tasks that must be completed, they can develop strong relationships with patients and even learn valuable lessons from those who have years of experience under their belts. The position can be a good way for adults to learn how to communicate using medical terminology with those who may not be as familiar and prepare them to complete similar tasks within a medical office environment.

Babysitting

This position is ideal for those enrolled in a full-time program during the day.  It doesn't require much training or an academic background to be considered for the job. Students can also provide these services to doctors, nurses or other healthcare professionals. By surrounding themselves with medical workers, they have the chance to make connections with other people who may be able to help them find exciting career opportunities down the road.

Students can get train for a career in medical administration by enrolling in the Medical Office Assistant program at Reeves College. For more information on the program, fill out the form on the right.