Refer to the Discussion rubric in the Course Home for detailed requirements. Discussion responses should be on topic, original, and contribute to the quality of the Discussion by making frequent informed references to lesson material. Your initial response, which is due by the end of the day on Saturday, should be at least 150 words of content; subsequent responses to your classmates or instructor should be at least 75 words. Make two or more responses to classmates that are thoughtful and advance the Discussion in each topic. Be sure to cite any sources you use in APA formatting. Click here to see a document to help you be successful with your Discussion Board posts and an example of what a Discussion post with proper APA citation looks like.
Envisioning Your Profession
Have you wondered what a day in the life of your chosen profession might be like? For this Discussion, you will view the video presentation for your degree program plus a minimum of two additional presentations for other School of Health Science degree programs, and then answer the questions below. You can find the degree program videos on the Reading page for this unit.
As you compose your responses to your classmates, keep in mind that in the increasingly virtual world, clear and concise email communication is of the utmost importance. In the academic world, it is your main mode of communication between your professor, your classmates, and yourself. As a professional, it may be the first impression you make with a prospective employer, so it needs to be professional, succinct, and free from errors. Respond to your classmates for this Discussion Board topic in the form of a well-formatted, professional email that includes a greeting, the body of your response, and a thoughtful signature.
- After viewing the video presentations highlighting possible careers in your chosen profession, what are two new things you learned?
- Why is this a profession you can see yourself working in long term?
- Were there certain skills or behavior traits that you identified as being specific to your profession?
- After viewing other video presentations, discuss how you might come in contact or collaborate with individuals in related health science fields.
- I HAVE ATTACHED VIDEO TRANSCRIPTS
DISCUSSION POST #1
After viewing the video on BS in Healthcare Administration, I learned there are various career paths to choose from and different institutions a Healthcare Admin can operate in. To name a few, Care Coordinator, Account Manager, Practice Admin., and Case Manager are some of the jobs a Healthcare Admin can hold. Places to work include Pharmaceutical firms, biotech companies, educational organizations, state health departments and insurance organizations. While some agencies, such as nursing homes, may require a masters degree, a Healthcare Admin have a wide range of choices to choose from. No specific licensing is required for a Healthcare Administrator except to become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
I can see myself working in this profession long term because the skills and traits required, such as integrity, empathy, honesty, leadership, self-discipline, excellent communicator to name a few, are skills and traits I possess. Another reason I can see this being a long-term career move is because I have worked in the healthcare field 4 years and I love it. I enjoy helping people as well as providing quality healthcare to patients, making sure they receive the best care. I have worked with patients directly and performed administrative duties, I am now ready to advance to management
DISCUSSION POST #2
After viewing the video presentation for Bachelors in Healthcare Administration I learned some of the specific things that it will prepare you to be a Care Coordinator, Account Manager, Practice Administrator, Service Coordinator, Billing Administrator, or a Case Manager. In the video I also learned that it will prepare you to work for different places like hospitals, insurance, heath care supplier companies and many more. This video thought me a lot of things I didn’t know about my field of study.
This is a profession that I can see myself working in long term because there are many different jobs under the umbrella that you can do and different work environments out there. Healthcare Administration is definitely not a career that will get boring easily but a career where you can grow once in the door. The world is always in need of people for anything in medical. Its one of the biggest growing career fields ever.
you have to have skills and behavioral traits and communication skills, relationship management skills, leadership, plenty of knowledge of the Healthcare field, business skills, and being able to have the skills for implementing and applying the competencies as a Healthcare Administrator. A lot go in to being a great Healthcare Administrator.