Occupations in the medical field
Great Careers in Medicine Offered at VCMC
Interested in careers in medicine but don’t know where to start? Here are some questions to ask yourself: What am I interested in doing? Why am I interested in doing it? Do I have any transferrable skills that can make me excel in a certain area? Careers in medicine are a popular career change for many adults seeking higher paying jobs, better benefits, or better opportunities for advancement. Valley College of Medical Careers offers four choices of programs that train students to become medical professionals within two years:
Medical Assisting: Medical assistants perform both administrative and clinical procedures. By the end of the program, students will have learned to interpret medical coding, perform EKGs, perform blood tests, collect vital signs, and much more. VCMC emphasizes Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology in their Medical Assisting Program.
Medical Billing and Coding: Medical billers and coders interpret medical information and translate them into universally recognized medical codes. This process is essential to the medical office because that’s how the office can bill and receive payment from insurance companies. Medical billing and coding are a great choice for individuals who want to work in the medical field, but prefer an administrative role rather than a clinical one.
Pharmacy Technician: Pharmacy Technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense medications. Job opportunities are available in chain grocery and retail pharmacies, as well as in-hospital pharmacies. Typical duties include measuring out the amount of medication needed, packaging and labeling medication, organizing inventory, and accepting payment. Becoming a pharmacy technician is a great career choice for people who consider themselves detail-oriented and enjoy speaking with others about their health.
A radiologic technologist, also known as medical radiation technologist and as radiographer, performs imaging of the human body for diagnosis or treating medical problems. Radiologic technologists work in hospitals, clinics, medical laboratories and private practice.
Radiologic technologists use their expertise and knowledge of patient...