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Emily33 July 29th, 2015 12:38am

Have you ever worked in the health care field?

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nnifer New York
07/29/15 12:31 pm

Psychologist and corporate compliance officer.

CorblaKhan Team Skynet
07/29/15 11:53 am

Only if working customer service for a Dental supply manufacturer counts.

Rosebud Ohio
07/29/15 10:01 am

Not yet. Worked with a lot of medical records, but it was in the legal field.

07/29/15 4:47 am

Sort of, I worked for the Western Institutional Review Board. They determine whether human studies of new drugs or changes in use are ethical and safe. It was interesting.

drself Gated Community
07/29/15 3:45 am

No really worked in health field, but I am a state licensed 1st Responder.

Wes28 CBus
07/28/15 10:10 pm

I work in a pharmacy

mark1950 Columbia, South Carolina
07/28/15 9:41 pm

Receptionist w/Medicaid. ;-)

clfs34 Florida
07/28/15 9:36 pm

Radiation oncology or a tech in the ER. I'm prn so I move around.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/28/15 8:42 pm

Nurses aid. Now I teach water aerobics

Rosebud Ohio
07/29/15 9:59 am

How was it being a nurse's aid?

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/29/15 5:03 pm

Was very tough work. Back then you weren't trained and they expected a little tiny things like meets the lift great big Norwegians

Rosebud Ohio
07/29/15 10:50 pm

Yikes! I'm considering it. Also thinking of starting with medical secretarial, because it'd simply be easier and likely more stable. But I need to figure out what schooling I'd need for either as well, and how worth it it is short term.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/29/15 11:15 pm

I would start out as a CNA to see if you like it. You're so smart you could probably get an RN. It's been about 45 years since I've done it.

Rosebud Ohio
07/30/15 6:11 am

That's the route I was thinking of. I am lucky enough that my husband supports it, but I like to dabble at lower levels in fields that interest me so that I can decide if I like it enough to sink time and money for a degree in to it.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
07/28/15 6:18 pm

Usually the opposite, working with hazardous art chemicals. It was a while before they finally supplied masks.

susanr Colorado
07/28/15 5:42 pm

Indirectly. I was a supervisor in a hospital clinical laboratory for 9 years. I had some direct patient contact drawing blood from inpatients & outpatients, & patients in the ER. I also did medical transcription part time for several years.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
07/28/15 7:08 pm

What is medical transcription?

susanr Colorado
07/28/15 10:04 pm

After a medical office visit, procedure, or surgery, the physician dictates notes, sometimes complex, of what was observed, found, or done they used to do it on actual tapes, which were given to someone who listened to them & typed the reports,

susanr Colorado
07/28/15 10:07 pm

word for word. The format of the reports, the lingo, the formatting of commercial names (everything from drug names to surgical instruments to models of radiation therapy equipment) need to be letter perfect, so it's a little different than just

susanr Colorado
07/28/15 10:09 pm

typing notes from an interview. Some of the voices & accents can be challenging. It was fun, & you could learn rather a lot about various fields of medicine while doing it. I don't know if they still use this format - they probably have gone at

susanr Colorado
07/28/15 10:11 pm

least to digital files by now - but I know some were experimenting with dictation software that would just transcribe the doctor's voice directly to text, eliminating the transcriptionist. I don't know if that's been successful, though.

Emily33 North Carolina
07/28/15 5:40 pm

I'm going to do a poll series on different career fields people might have worked in, but I'll be spreading out the questions so that I don't do too many at once :)