By Olivia Fallen, Career & Industry Specialist, ASU Career and Professional Development Services
The healthcare industry is one in which you will almost always have job security. However, many students don’t even consider working in the medical field if they aren’t interested in a more traditional role such as a doctor or nurse. Yet, there are a plethora of jobs out there to consider that don’t require you to pursue an MD or RN. Below are just three to consider. but be sure to check out Handshake for openings and/or meet with a member of our team at Career and Professional Development Services to discuss other possibilities.
Medical Coder: This role is growing and requires you to be extremely detail-oriented. Essentially, you would review the documentation doctors and other health care professionals provide regarding their patients’ services, treatments, etc. and synthesize the information into codes so that the hospital can get reimbursed.
Medical Administrative Assistant: This is an excellent role if you want to be a fly on the wall and see how a hospital or medical facility functions. In this role, you take phone calls, schedule appointments, and keep patients’ paperwork organized and up-to-date.
Medical Assistant: A medical assistant aids the physician in providing basic care for the patient. They help prepare blood samples for lab work, assist with examinations and injections. This position is excellent for those that want to get hands-on experience but would prefer to not endure years of formal graduate education.