Healthcare is much more than an annual visit to the doctor. It’s finding a healthcare provider that you trust and building an engaging relationship to improve quality of life and long-term health. It’s also feeling empowered to make decisions about your own health and the health of your family members. While healthcare is a technical career, it’s also an empathetic one. MedQuest College understands the importance of healthcare and training skillful workers that will make a difference.
Health literacy month is celebrated every October and aims to recognize the importance of making health information understandable and available to people and their families. MedQuest graduates are helping to make a difference.
Health Literacy Month
When it comes to health literacy, think of it in two parts – personal health literacy and organizational health literacy. The health of yourself and your family falls into personal health literacy – it’s your ability to find, understand and use services and knowledge to make informed health-related decisions. Organizational health literacy is the information and knowledge shared by your workplace or job to help its workforce understand and feel comfortable making health decisions.
If you’ve been considering a degree in healthcare but wonder if now is a good time to go back to school – the data says yes.
MedQuest offers programs in Medical Assisting and Practical Nursing to prepare students for a career in healthcare. While Medical Assistants and Practical Nurses have different roles in a healthcare setting, both check patient vital signs, note symptoms and medical information, administer medications and vaccinations and, often most importantly, serve as a welcome face and liaison between the patient and the doctor.
Importance of Healthcare Education
Think back to your experiences with healthcare workers over the years – a nurse giving booster shots in middle school, a physical from a doctor in high school, an x-ray for a sprained ankle at the emergency room or a nurse from a vaccination – there are likely standout interactions with doctors and nurses over the years that you can point to.
A memorable interaction with a healthcare worker may have been the spark needed to start researching a career change. Deciding you want a career in healthcare can be easy – and it may be easier than you think to find out the right position for you. Check out this guide for determining which healthcare career may be a good fit.
How MedQuest is Training New Healthcare Workers
MedQuest College offers six programs that help students find their career pathway in medicine. Practical nursing, dental assisting and medical assisting are popular programs that can be completed in less than a year and put graduates to work in medical settings in just a few months.
Career development and job placement assistance is offered at MedQuest for life. “We often work with students who graduated a few years ago, who are ready for a new challenge,” said Robin Boughey, Executive Director at MedQuest. “We have good relationships with employers and they are always looking for MedQuest graduates.”
If you have questions or want more information about MedQuest faculty and staff, financial aid, career services for students or want general information, click to request information or schedule your virtual tour. MedQuest College knows the importance of healthcare and we’re here to help.