When it comes to clinical research jobs for pre-med, it's a hush-hush thing, but luckily enough, we've got you covered. There are several pre-med jobs that are available to help you gain clinical research experience before you've completed your bachelor's degree, and yes, they are paying jobs.
These jobs bring out the competent and competitive side of you for any graduate program of your choice, be it dental school, physician assistant (PA), pharmacy, occupational therapy, medical school, or physical therapy (PT).
Emergency Medical Technicians
EMTs work for the emergency department or ambulance service in hospitals. They are specifically trained to manage and assess common medical emergencies from accidents and illnesses. They assist the nurses and doctors in the treatments of patients in the emergency rooms. It requires 120 - 150 hours of instructions within 3 - 11 weeks.
Phlebotomists work in blood banks and clinical research labs. They are trained in the art of drawing blood from patients and are expected to complete 200 hours of instructions.
Certified Nursing Assistants
CNAs work in nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and hospitals, assisting the nursing staff in acute care and long-term care. They are trained on how to control infections, assists patients or residents with the daily routine. CNAs are in really high demand and the best way to become one is to have CNA experience and certification through a 4 - 15 weeks programs and a state exam pass.
Dental Assistants work in dental offices. They are trained to maintain patient records, take x-rays, and provide patient care. They do not require certification, all you need to do is go through some formal training programs in dental officers.
Medical scribes work with physicians personally during patient visits and help documents all important information into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) of the patient. They are trained to organize information and be able to use and understand all medical terminologies.
They work in clinical and retail pharmacies. They are there to assist the pharmacist with any technical needs. The job prepares you for a career in becoming a pharmacist.
The fact that you are a pre-med means absolutely nothing, there are several salary earning pre-med jobs to choose from. Make a wise choice today, join the CCRP community and let us help you build your career.
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