Health Care Career Paper Instructions

HSC 0003, Introduction to Health Care

Health Sciences and Related Studies

Miami Dade College-Medical Campus

The purpose of your Health Care Career Paper is to research your Health Care Profession, conduct an “inner-view” to learn more about your profession and write an reflection sharing your personal experience of what brought you to wanting to pursue your profession as well as your career path.

Part 1
Choose ONE of the areas below:

Find the area that you have chosen below and be sure to include the points below the area in your paper.


· Describe the care/service provided by the healthcare professional.

· Describe the limits of authority and responsibility and the legislated scope of practice for this health care career.

· Describe two or three of the “Code of Ethics” of your health care profession.


· Describe the educational requirements for the profession.

· Identify at least
two different educational institutions offering the program.

· State how much
time it takes to complete the program at each institution.

· Describe the approximate
cost for each of the educational institutions.

· What is the minimum degree or certification that can be earned for this health care career?

· Identify the required professional certifications or registrations


· What is the job availability for this profession?

· How many jobs are expected to become available?

· Growth trends in the field: How much is the profession growing?

· Salaries – both entry level and with experience


· Local, state, or national professional organizations and membership costs as a student.

· Professional journal and cost.

· Are Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) required for this profession?

· How many and how often?

Part 2

Conduct an Interview

Conduct a personal “inner-view” with a Health Care Professional of your choice to learn more about your chosen career. Please cite the name of your interviewee and their place of employment.


· Identify a health care professional in your chosen career. If you need help, reach out to your professor.

· Conduct an interview with the health care professional (in-person by phone or virtually).

· How would they describe a typical day at work?

· What advice would they give you as you enter the profession?

Part 3- Reflection


· Reflect on how you see yourself “fitting” into this profession. What are your attributes, experiences or influences?

· Describe your personal career plan.



· Cite at least 3 substantial references.

· References must be correctly cited in your References in APA 7th edition format.


· A Cover Page

A Reference Page

· All pages are numbered

· Body of the paper is one to two paragraphs per section

· Length of the body of the paper is three to four pages

· Times New Roman 12-point font or another APA-approved font

· One-inch margins, double-space, left justification

· Indent paragraphs

· No lists, bullets, graphics, tables, or pictures

· Work is to be expressed in paragraph form only

· Include a minimum of 3 different sources of information (books, professional journal articles, electronic sources, websites, etc)

· Wikipedia is
not acceptable as a reference

Plagiarism and the Use of AI

The health care career paper is to be the student’s original work. Plagiarism is the improper borrowing of another person’s words, ideas, or methods. If you use another person’s material, you must acknowledge your source.

When you cite a source properly, you have given credit to the authors of the information. Also, in citing, you give your readers a way to locate the original material. Note that copying material directly without placing it between quotation marks, even if you provide the source, is an act of plagiarism. Turn It In now has an AI component that can flag papers written by AI. Please do not use AI to write your paper.

HSC 0003, Health Care Career Paper (Rev. 7/2021,DF)

HSC 0003, Health Care Career Paper (Rev. 7/2021,DF)

HSC 0003, Health Care Career Paper (Rev. 2023, DF)

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