Do you like the idea of a career in healthcare, but you’re a bit on the squeamish side? Guess what? There are many well-paying healthcare careers that are ideal for those who’d rather avoid the “blood and guts” or prefer the technology aspects of healthcare. This camp will introduce you to three of them: polysomnographic (sleep) technologist, electroneurodiagnostic technologist, and nursing assistant/home health aide. Polysomnographic technologists play a key role in the rapidly growing field of sleep disorder research and treatment. They prepare, observe and record patients’ behavior and provide data and recommendations to physicians so patients can receive appropriate therapies. Electroneurodiagnostic (END) technologists apply analytic skills and help diagnose and treat patients with epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors and other disorders. Nursing assistants and home health aides are essential members of today’s healthcare teams, performing hands-on resident/client care and routine tasks for individuals of various ages and health conditions.
Working in MCTC’s state-of-the-art healthcare labs, you’ll explore the work done by each of these important healthcare roles. You’ll have the opportunity to use the high-tech tools used in these fields and complete some studies of your own, including a sleep journal that will help you understand and improve your own sleep patterns. You’ll hear from professionals working in these exciting careers about their daily work and learn how to prepare yourself for in-demand positions in healthcare.