When we think of getting into the “medical” industry, this is what goes through our heads: years and years of really hard training while spending all our hard-earned cash money just to survive as we pay off those years and years of debt.
While it’s true that certain jobs (think Doctor) take many years and a whole bunch of training, there is another option for those of us who are super interested in that field, but just don’t have the $$$ and time to commit, especially since we have to move every time the military says so.
That’s where you find “the gap” in the medical field fill my Clinical Medical Technicians, or Med Techs.
Med Techs play a HUGE role in healthcare systems, especially in the OB/GYN areas taking care of new little babies., or as we like to say the happiest place in the hospital.
(If that’s enough for you (which I mean…what more do you need) sign-up here.
Whether it is taking the newborn’s vital signs, recording the mother’s diagnostic information or setting up equipment, knowing that you are providing valuable assistance at one of the most magical moments in life provides for a rewarding career.
Breaking into this field is TOTALLY attainable for you as a military spouse, here’s why:
- It only takes 6 months or less to become full certified through World Education.
- You get total flexibility on your course work & you can do it all from the comfort of home, at your pace.
- You could qualify to have nearly the whole program covered, meaning NO out-of-pocket expenses.
- PLUS, there are funding options for you with 0% interest.
Average starting pay for this job is around $31,000 per year, but this field is highly skillset-dependent. This means that the more you learn, the more $$$ you make, especially if it is a unique or specialty practice such as OB/GYN.
While there are many program options available through World Education, the Med Tech program will have you learning about operating EKG machines and the practice of Phlebotomy, anatomy and physiology, modern lab and diagnostic techniques, understanding medications and explaining them to patients, as well as clerical and business practices for medical care.
While it is of course challenging to complete, that makes it even more rewarding, and World Education and their team of experts will provide you all the instruction and support you need so you can get help right away.
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