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Health Care

The health care industry is one of the largest employers in Anne Arundel County. Health care employers in the region face numerous human resource challenges and labor shortages, including:

  • the need for a highly skilled workforce,
  • misconceptions about career opportunities, and
  • rapidly changing technologies.
  • Phlebotomists draw blood samples by venipuncture, skin puncutre, or arterial collection for medical tests and blood donations.

  • A pharmacy technician helps licensed pharmacists provide medication and other healthcare products to patients, and work with insurance companies to process claims. Most full-time pharmacy jobs are a 40-hour work week and usually involve standing on your feet.

  • Medical Receptionists provide general office support, might include patient scheduling; some access to confidential patient information.

  • Home health aides provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as cook for, feed, bathe (including bathe in bed), dress, groom, move patients, change linens, house cleaning, and accompany patient to doctor appointments.

  • People in this fieldĀ process, analyze, disseminate, organize and manage health care records in medical office settings. Responsible for maintaining components of health information systems consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements of a health care delivery system.

  • An electrocardiograph technician (EKG technician) operates EKG machines to detect and record the elctronic impusles transmitted by the heart during and between heartbeats

  • Diagnostic technology and jobs in medical imaging involve several procedures that help health workers diagnose disease. Ultrasound technicians use special equipment to tkae pictures of internal organs. Radiologic technicians take and analyze X-rays, and cardiovascular technicians identify heart or blood problems in patients.

  • Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, move patients or change linens.

  • A Medical Coder and Biller codes procedures and diagnoses, bills insurance companies and other funding sources, handles billing under managed care plans.