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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite
Are you are considering a career in the healthcare profession but you are unsure which path to take? Healthcare Heroes by Mary Choy and Michele B. Kaufman will give you a brutally honest glimpse into the core fundamentals of what it takes, not only educationally but characteristically as a medical professional - from a Biomedical Engineer, Surgical Technologist, Pharmacist, Music Therapist to Anesthetist, Veterinarian, Emergency Medical Technician, Phlebotomist plus many more. You will discover what you can expect on an average working day, the pay structure, the career opportunities available to you, and the qualifications you will need. There are contributions from a diverse and extensive range of healthcare professionals who impart their real-life experiences so you have a clear understanding of what challenges you can expect to face. This guide will clear away all the indecision when choosing your specialized field. With all the knowledge at hand, you can be confident you are entering a profession that perfectly matches your expectations.
Healthcare Heroes by Mary Choy and Michele B. Kaufman is an absolutely fascinating read with real insight from renowned healthcare professionals. The range of professions covered is vast but this guide gives you much more practical information than others in the genre. What I found particularly helpful was the section Day In The Life Of, where you gain an insider view of a normal working day in your chosen career. There is also a section for each profession from the Bureau of Labor statistics which will inform any student of the percentage of employment growth in their chosen ﬁeld. Every chapter is clearly explained and includes great tips throughout. Each section is full of valuable information and answers all the questions I imagine anyone would have when deciding on their line of specialty. It is literally like having your own personal healthcare mentor at your disposal. Another aspect of this tremendous guide which sets it apart from similar books is that it not only covers the educational requirements, but also the interpersonal skills you will need. This guide is a must-have for any student to ensure their preferred career is going to bring them the utmost satisfaction. As a non-medical person, I have been totally humbled by the work healthcare professionals carry out each day. They truly transform the lives of their patients and their families.