NEBRASKA CAREER TOURS WHAT TO EXPECT

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HEAR FROM PROFESSIONALS. LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE.NEBRASKA CAREER TOURSWHAT TO EXPECT.INTERVIEWSEach video contains interviews withemployees and business representativesdiscussing work requirements, educationlevels, salary and job prospects.TOURSExperience virtual industry tours thatprovide a unique opportunity to get aglimpse inside Nebraska-based companieswithout leaving your home or classroom.INFORMATIONThroughout the videos you will findvaluable information regarding job markets,salaries, and educational requirements tohelp you identify a possible career path.TEACHER DISCUSSION GUIDEwww.necareertours.com

HEAR FROM PROFESSIONALS. LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE.NEBRASKA CAREER TOURSHEALTH SCIENCESThis cluster orients students to careers that promote health,wellness, and diagnosis as well as treat injuries and diseases.Some of the careers involve working directly with people, whileothers involve research into diseases or collecting and formattingdata and information.TEACHER DISCUSSION GUIDEwww.necareertours.com

NOTE TO INSTRUCTOR:Note to instructor: Below are suggested activities and questions to accompany the virtual industrytour. Each component may be used individually or modified to fit the needs of your classroom. Formore information on this Career Cluster, visit these websites: urces.html http://h3.ne.gov/H3/ :Post on a writing surface for students to answer as they enterthe room. They will respond individually in their notes. Then havestudents share with a partner or discuss as a class.“The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease.A healthy diet and exercise can help prevent this illness. List allfruits and vegetables you consumed and exercise you completedyesterday.”ANTICIPATORYSET:Guide students to think about the importance of the HealthSciences Career Cluster by providing each with a “Health ScienceBingo” worksheet. Give these instructions:“Raise your hand if you have played “Bingo” before. Today wewill be playing a form of human bingo.”“In each box of the worksheet is a descriptor. When we begin,you will find individuals to whom the descriptors apply. Have theindividual initial the box on the bingo sheet. A person may onlysign your paper one time. When your worksheet is completed,return to your desk. Questions?”Allow about four minutes for this activity. Then ask these questions:“How many were able to complete the entire bingo sheet?What boxes were the most challenging to get filled?All of the descriptors are related to the Health Science CareerCluster. Most of us have interacted with professionals in this areaat one time or another.”INTRODUCTORYQUESTIONS:Ask the following questions to students in journal form or aloud. Ifasking aloud, have students share with a partner first, then ask twoor three students to share. Responses will vary. Remember theseresponses are based on the students’ knowledge prior to watchingthe virtual tour.

“When you think of Health Sciences, what types of jobs come tomind?Are these careers YOU might be interested in?”CONTENT:Show the 15-minute virtual industry tour, which features threebusinesses to the class: www.necareertours.com Students mayindividually view the video online as well. Have students completethe guided notes worksheet as they learn about the Career Cluster.Introduce the virtual tour by saying:“Today we will watch a video highlighting three differentbusinesses in the Health Sciences Career Cluster. Each businesswill describe their involvement in the industry, as well as thedifferent careers associated with this area.”FOLLOW-UPQUESTIONS:Ask the following questions to students after they view the virtualindustry tour. Questions can be given as journal questions or askedaloud. Questions can also be assigned individually or in groups.1.How would you define this Career Cluster?oThe Health Sciences Cluster involves careers that promotehealth, wellness and diagnosis as well as treat injuries anddiseases. Some careers work directly with people whileothers involve research into disease or collecting andformatting data and information.2. What surprised you about this Career Cluster?o Answers will vary.3. What types of careers are included in this Career Cluster?oooDoctor, nurse, phlebotomist, radiologist, pharmacist,dietician, food service, psychology, social work and CNA.Other careers not mentioned in the video: Biomedicalengineer, lab technician, medical scientist, quality assurancetechnician, quality control technician, cardiovasculartechnologist, exercise psychologist, medical technologist,nuclear medicine technologist, radiologic technologist,data analyst, health care administrator, health informationcoder, health service manager, medical records technician,dietary technician, facilities manager, food service, hospitalmaintenance engineer, dental hygienist/assistant, fitnesstrainer, home health aides, registered nurse and surgicaltechnician.A few careers mentioned in the virtual tour are nottechnically part of the Health Sciences Career Cluster.However, these jobs are an essential part of the industry.They include: Assembly line worker, electrical engineer,

mechanical engineer, management, housekeeping, finance,marketing and drafting.o Note to instructor: This would be a good time to explainto students that this Career Cluster can be divided into fiveCareer Pathways including:- Biotechnology research and development- Diagnostic services- Health informatics- Supportive services- Therapeutic serviceso Each Career Pathway has a more narrow skill set for theoccupations within this pathway.o For more information about these careers, havestudents visit: http://h3.ne.gov/H3/h3ByCluster.xhtml?param 8.00004. What careers and jobs in this Career Cluster could beobtained immediately after high school graduation?oooHousekeeping, food service, and certified nurse’s assistant(CNA). Many jobs in this Career Cluster require some typeof degree.Other examples: Data entry, dietary manager, dentalassisting, health aide, medical assistant and equipmentrepairFor more information about these careers, have studentsvisit: 3/HEALTH.pdf5. The video mentioned an increase in jobs in this Career Cluster,especially nursing and residential care facilities. What factorscontribute to this increase?oAging population, overall population increase, increasinghealth risk factors including stress and obesity and nationalhealth care reform to increase service to all individuals6. Fifty percent of student interns obtain full-time employmentat the place of their internship. Why? What are other benefitsof internships?ooThe benefit for the business is that it is very expensive tohire people for jobs. Companies like the opportunity to “tryout” an employee without having to fully hire them. If theintern fits into the culture of the company, they are morelikely to hire them.Work experience to include on resume and for futurejobs, gain knowledge and experience, exposure to real

tasks of the job to help determine if this is a future career,some internships are paid, potential to earn college credit,network with professionals in the career field, develop newskills, and develop confidence.7.The Mary Lanning Healthcare pharmacist mentioned jobshadowing in the 7th grade. What is the difference between ajob shadow and an internship? Where in our local communitycould you complete a job shadow in this Career Cluster?ooAnswers will vary. Local opportunity responses will bebased on local community and area. Could include:Veterinary offices, physical and occupational therapycenters, dialysis centers, nursing home and hospital.Job shadowing is generally short (one or two days), upaid,usually observing and watching. Internships are generally asummer or semester experience, can be paid, and involvecompletion of tasks with supervision.8. The Scanmed tour demonstrated soldering a port to a coil.How is this job part of the Health Sciences Career Cluster?What other careers are essential to the industry?ooWhile assembly line work and engineering are nottechnically part of the Career Cluster, they are essentialcareers in the industry. Many careers cross over betweenthe Career Clusters. The creation of medical tools isimperative to health care.Answers will vary: Lawyer, insurance, banking,communications, marketing, education, informationtechnology and more.9. Core academic skills include reading, written communication,listening, speaking, and mathematical reasoning with problemsolving. How might these core academic skills be used in thisCareer Cluster?ooAnswers will vary.Here are a few examples: Pharmacist must be proficientat reading labels for side effects, dosing instructions andmore. Nurses must be able to write and type descriptionsof patient observations and stats. Listening and speakingis very important for a care provide to communicateeffectively with the family of patient. Math and problemsolving is used daily by design engineers to create andimprove medical devices.10. The virtual industry tour mentioned three traits employersseek when hiring. What other Career Readiness Skills should adesirable applicant possess?oAnswers will vary.

11. The Mary Lanning Healthcare CEO discussed the broadness oftheir business. What benefits exist for a healthcare companyto have several components and services?oImproved communication between all doctors andphysicians in all aspects of treatment and care, coordinationfor scheduling appointments between differentdepartments, closer location of services for patients andopportunity to share employees and administration.12. A majority of Health Science careers are considered high skilloccupations. What does this mean?ooEXTENDEDLEARNINGACTIVITIES:High skill occupations require some form of training andeducation beyond high school.For more information, have students visit:http://h3.ne.gov/H3/The following are suggested activities that will increase studentlearning and exposure to this career cluster. Visit a nursing home.Organize a community blood drive.Take a CPR or first aid course.Complete CNA (Nursing Assistant Certification) or EMT(Emergency Medical Technical Basic) training.Job shadow or assist the sports therapist at sports activities.Duties can include helping tape anklesSelect a career from this Career Cluster. Research the careerand present information to the class in the form of an oralpresentation, poster, PowerPoint, iMovie or Prezi presentation.Information to find includes: Salary, education required, typicalday schedule, positive aspects of the job and negative aspectsof the job.Make a list of the Career Readiness Skills that are personalstrengths. Then make a list of the skills and behaviors requiredfor a career in Health Sciences. Compare the list to determinewhat Career Readiness Skills need to be strengthened foremployment in this Career Cluster.Complete a mock job application and job interview with a localHealth Sciences employer.Construct a resume for a specific career in this Career Cluster.Meet with the school counselor to discuss classes that wouldhelp prepare a student for careers in this Career Cluster. Also,discuss certifications that can be obtained during high school.Identify a post-secondary institution that offering certificationsor degrees that could be utilized in this Career Cluster. Obtainand complete admissions and scholarship applications for theschool or program.

ANSWER KEY FOR STUDENT GUIDE WWW.NECAREERTOURS.COMHEALTH SCIENCEHas been tothe dentistthis yearHas been tothe doctorthis yearHas takenmedicine in thepast monthHas receiveda shotthis yearHas had abroken boneBrushed teethtodayHas had anx-rayVisited someonein the hospitalthis yearVisited someonein a nursing homeHas had avision testHas had ahearing testHas exercisedthis week

STUDENT GUIDE WWW.NECAREERTOURS.COMHEALTH SCIENCESName:Instructions: Questions 1, 2 and 3 should be answered by watching all three sections of the virtualindustry tour. www.necareertours.com1.List eight careers mentioned during the virtual industry tour:1. 5.2. 6.3. 7.4. 8.2. List three Career Readiness Skills employers want to use everyday on the job:1.2.3.3. Where is each business located?BusinessLocationMary Lanning HealthcareTabithaScanmedInstructions: The following questions are specific to the Mary Lanning Healthcare section.4. Describe what Mary Lanning Healthcare does:5.By 2022, pharmacy related careers are expected to increase by what percent?6.How many colleges in Nebraska offer programs in Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmacy Tech?

7.How many years of education beyond high school are required to become a pharmacist?8.Describe the responsibilities of a pharmacist within a healthcare facility:9.What percentage of pharmacists are male?Female?10. What percent of interns become full-time employees at the place of their internship?Instructions: The following questions are specific to the Tabitha section.11. Describe the services provided by Tabitha:12. How many people are employed by Tabitha?13. By 2022, nursing and residential care facilities employment is expected to increase by whatpercentage?14. How many counties in Nebraska are served by Tabitha?15. How many Social Work programs are offered in Nebraska colleges?Instructions: The following questions are specific to the Scanmed section.16. Describe what Scanmed does:17. On averagem how much are mechanical and electrical engineers paid per hour?18. What percent of Health Science occupations are considered high skill?

ANSWER KEY FOR STUDENT GUIDE WWW.NECAREERTOURS.COMHEALTH SCIENCEInstructions: Questions 1, 2 and 3 should be answered by watching all three sections of the virtualindustry tour. www.necareertours.com1.List eight careers mentioned during the virtual industry tour:Doctor/physicianPharmacist1. 5.Nurse Assistant (CNA)Nurse2. 6.PhlebotomistElectrical engineer3. 7.Radiology technicianMechanical engineer4. 8.(Others: housekeeper, dietary staff, homemaker, manager, hospice aid, assembly line worker,painter, carpenter)2. List three Career Readiness Skills employers want to use everyday on the job:1. Share knowledge2. Provide customer service3. Establish and execute plansto completion3. Where is each business located?BusinessLocationMary Lanning HealthcareHastings, NebraskaTabithaLincoln, NebraskaScanmedOmaha, NebraskaInstructions: The following questions are specific to the Mary Lanning Healthcare section.4. Describe what Mary Lanning Healthcare does:Includes a hospital, cancer center and imaging center.13.2%5.By 2022, pharmacy related careers are expected to increase by what percent?6.How many colleges in Nebraska offer programs in Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmacy Tech?4

7.How many years of education beyond high school are required to become a pharmacist?8.Describe the responsibilities of a pharmacist within a healthcare facility:8In addition to “counting pills,” examining drug interactions and health history of patients,studying patient charts, making recommendations of medicine and deciding correctdosages.9.44%What percentage of pharmacists are male?Female?56%10. What percent of interns become full-time employees at the place of their internship?50%Instructions: The following questions are specific to the Tabitha section.11. Describe the services provided by Tabitha:Long and short term care, living community, independent living, assisted living, private dutyservices, homecare, adult day services, hospice and meals on wheels.12. How many people are employed by Tabitha?100013. By 2022, nursing and residential care facilities employment is expected to increase by whatpercentage? 20.7%14. How many counties in Nebraska are served by Tabitha?2815. How many Social Work programs are offered in Nebraska colleges?8Instructions: The following questions are specific to the Scanmed section.16. Describe what Scanmed does:High tech, manufacturing, engineering, design and repair of medical devices andinstruments. MRI machines are their speciality.17. On averagem how much are mechanical and electrical engineers paid per hour? 36-3918. What percent of Health Science occupations are considered high skill?83.3%

HEAR FROM PROFESSIONALS. LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE.NEBRASKA CAREER TOURSABOUT THIS PROJECTThe virtual industry tours provide a unique opportunity for students,parents and job-seekers to experience Nebraska-based industries without leaving the home or classroom.The videos showcase different businesses and industries in each of thesixteen Career Clusters in the Nebraska Model. In addition to the tour ofthe business or industry, the videos also contain interviews with employees and managers discussing work requirements, education levels, salary and job prospects. The videos provide an accurate picture of today’sworkplace, breaking down stereotypes and assumptions while emphasizing the knowledge and skills required to be successful.The teacher and student guides are designed to enhance student learning for each virtual tour. For the students, a guided notes worksheet isincluded to help them record important information about the careercluster. The teacher’s guide includes a lesson plan complete with anticipatory set, introductory questions, and discussion questions to followthe virtual tours.SPONSORSIt is the policy of the Nebraska Department of Education not to discriminate on thebasis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, age, or national origin in itseducation programs, admission policies, employment, or other agency programs.www.necareertours.com

what Career Readiness Skills need to be strengthened for employment in this Career Cluster. Complete a mock job application and job interview with a local Health Sciences employer. Construct a resume for a specific career in this Career Cluster. Mee