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Recently there has been a shortage of certified health care professionals and it is putting a strain on the health care industry. If you love helping people you could find yourself in a career that his highly in demand. Depending on the field of study you are interested in you could complete you training an anywhere from 5-10 months by entering an instructor led program with low student to teacher ratios. Business colleges use a combination of hands-on learning and theoretical learning to help students become fully trained in their fields.
One of the most popular programs is the Health Care Aid program. This program will cover things like the role of Health Care Aids in the health care system and it will train students to do physical things like lifts and transfers. Students will also learn about home management, patient care plans, and meal preparation. Graduates of Health Care Aid programs often find positions in hospitals, private homes, and in long-term care facilities. Compassionate individuals with the appropriate training are high in demand and they will find many rewards in this field.
Some of the other skills that health care students will learn include:
- Verbal communications skills - it is important to be able to communicate with clients and with the family of clients who want to know about the progress of their loved ones. Sometimes this is not easy because you will need to deliver news that is not what they were hoping for. With good verbal communications skills though, you will be able to relay this information in the most tactful way possible.
- Medical terminology - as you relay information to doctors and nurses in your patients' case you must be able to use the correct terminology. If you are not familiar and comfortable using this terminology you can make mistakes that can affect your patient's health and even cost them their lives.
- People skills - whenever health care is involved you can be sure that people are scared, anxious, worried, and need reassurance so your people skill must be at their best. Do you know how to change your tone to suit the situation? Can you choose the right words to make people feel better? Are you able to use verbal signs that are reassuring? All of these things come into play with you people skills and using them effectively can help you do your job better.