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by Sunnie Sunnie (New) New

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I'm currently going to community college to finish my pre-req's for nursing. I'm currently working for a Telecommunications company full-time while going to school. I'm so bored with it that I want a change. I was wondering what kind of Medical jobs are out there that do not require a degree. I'm currently taking a Medical Terminology Course if that would help at all. I'm so fascinated with the Medical field that I would like to start working in some kind of facility but I'm not sure what all I would qualify for if anything.

Thanks again,

Sunnie

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I think that at a lot of hospitals- with medical terminology, computer and typing skills, you could probably get a job as a medical secretary....It would be a change of setting and you would get to see alot of the things that go on in a hospital setting. Also...you would probably qualify for a tuition reimbursement program that a lot of hospitals have for their employees. I have a friend who does this type of work and she always has a story to tell about the docs, nurses, and patients.

I'm sure there are other positions within a hospital setting that you could get without a degree...

I'll be checking back for answers, because I'm curious too as I am also working on my prereq's for a nursing program.

Best Wishes

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sjoe has 15 years experience and specializes in Corrections, Psych, Med-Surg.

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You might look into informatics if you are also interested in technology. It has a nursing specialty forum on this BB.

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You would probably qualify as a medical transcriptionist too, typing up medical records in the bowels of a hospital. I think this pays pretty well too, I have a friend in TX that does this.

Pappy

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Look into diagnosis coding also....I am not sure what training is required....look at the medical records dept. Or get more training as a nursing assistant. Good pre nursing job, or as a phlebotomist.

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The major hospital in my area offers Nursing School students positions as Nurse Externs while in school. You get to work with nurses as a sort of Aide, they help pay for your school, and you get paid. You may want to find out if a hospital in your area offers something similar.

I'm hoping to get on in the SICU. Interviewed there today, and I'm waiting on them to contact me.

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