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by florida2001 florida2001 (New) New

Wuld like to work one day in medical field, what do you think from your point of view is great job that you can work part time? 

where do I find info about different positions in medical field?
how do I find out which path suit me the best? deciding between nurse, med assistant, medical receptionist, med coder /bidder. 

Chickenlady, ADN

Specializes in ER, GI, Occ Health. Has 7 years experience.

Nursing is going to pay the best out of your list, but has significant educational requirements.  MA's and receptionists make low wages, but there is less education required.  Med Coders have flexibility and decent pay, I hear.  But I wonder how long until a computer takes over that job entirely.  You can also consider radiology tech, pharmacy tech, ultrasound tech.  See if your local hospital has a job shadow program and get a taste for each area you are interested in.  

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Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

6 hours ago, florida2001 said:

Wuld like to work one day in medical field, what do you think from your point of view is great job that you can work part time? 

where do I find info about different positions in medical field?
how do I find out which path suit me the best? deciding between nurse, med assistant, medical receptionist, med coder /bidder. 

You'll want to strongly consider the cost of your education verses the wages you'll be likely to earn. Your list of jobs sounds like something a strip-mall, "career college" would advertise.

You are wise to do your own research. Don't rely on any school alone for information when you get closer to deciding on a path.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has information on workforce statistics and earnings for various occupations.  Check out their Healthcare Occupations page for a list of  healthcare occupations, entry level requirements and median pay. 

You can then explore for the specifics of each career, education needed,  license or certification required, explanation of occupation, job outlook, state and area occupational data along with salary ranges.

Best wishes in finding a career you can enjoy and thrive!