.body of paragraph must be 3-5 pages with a separate cover page and a reference page.

2.Use correct spelling, grammar and syntax.

3. Include a minimum of six different sources of information (2 books, 2 professional journal articles, 2 websites)

4. There are five areas of the health care career that you will be writing about: Job description; Education and certification; Employment; Professional Activities; and a conclusion/reflection.

I. Job description

Describe the care/service provided by the healthcare professional. List professional certification or registration required (specific details will be in section II)

II. Education and certification

Educational requirements for the profession/occupation. Different types of educational institutions offering the program. What is the exact length of time and approximate cost of the education required? List degrees or certifications earned.

III. Employment

Job availability (what and where?) Growth trends in the field. Number of jobs advertised in the Sunday Herald, and other sources. Experience/No experience required. Salaries-Entry level and with experience. Advancement opportunities, with or without additional education.

IV. Professional Activities

Local/State/National professional organizations (cost to join as a student) Professional journals with address to obtain and cost. Is continuing education available and expected in the profession/occupation. Are continuing educational units (CEUs) required for this profession?If so how many and how often?

V. Conclusion/reflection

Reflect on how you see yourself “fitting” into this profession. What did you discover in your exploration of this healthcare field? What did you find meaningful and important to you?