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Career Services: Your New Best Friend
It's never too early or too late to go to Career Services. Some students report they're too busy with studies to devote time to career development. What these students fail to realize is that the years of academic study should be interwoven with career preparation.
I'm still an underclassmen, what can a career services
officer do for me at this point in my career?
The types of work nurses perform are not always as obvious as you might think. Nurses specialize in various medical fields such as pediatrics, oncology, obstetrics, or mental health. In addition to direct patient care, they may do research, medical case management or quality assurance.
Nurses work in many different types of work environments. Clinics, doctors' offices, hospitals, cruise ships, schools, office buildings, labs, or in the field for example, in blood donation vans for the Red Cross.
The physical requirements for a floor nurse in a hospital are
quite different from the physical requirements of a nurse
case manager working for an insurance company.
Some career centers may administer one or more testing
instrument to learn more about your interests and values. It
is important that you take this seriously and remember that
there is no right or wrong answer on these tests. You are who
you are and you will be most successful in a career that you
are best suited for.
About the Author: Marcia Hoexter, MA.Ed. is Director of Career Services at ITT Technical Institute, Chantilly, VA
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