“I chose to be a nurse because I thoroughly enjoy helping people and want to see people live a healthier life. Nursing and Flowers Hospital doesn’t really feel like a business; it feels more like a family. If feels as if we are just taking care of an extension of our family every day.”
- Cendi, RN | Flowers Hospital
Healthcare careers are not limited to doctors and nurses.
Using science and problem-solving skills, people in healthcare create new medications, discover cures for diseases, comfort the sick, and operate high-tech tools for diagnosing and treating illness and injury. Whether taking care of patience’s or working behind the scenes, healthcare in Alabama has an opportunity for everyone.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistants’ duties include observing and recording notes about patient progress, working with the physical therapists to determine next steps in recovery, helping ensure the patience and his/her family understand how to continue exercising and stretching at home. Decision-making is another vital skill for PTA — a patience could be injured further if they’re pushed beyond his limits during exercise. At the same time, a patient might not recover as quickly if not given thorough stretches or therapy.
HIGH DEMAND CAREERS
Licensed Practical Nurse
Medical Lab Tech
Certified Nursing Assistant
Technical Training/On-Job Training
Biomed Electronics Tech
Medical Laboratory Tech
Certified Surgical Tech
Associate Degree/Bachelor Degree
Wages vary depending on your education, skills, work experience, attitude, and work ethic.
HEALTH SCIENCES OPERATORS