It’s never too early to start a career, and if you are a teen looking for a career in a medical field, you can start with 6 best healthcare and hospital jobs for 16-year-olds.
No matter what people say, you already are an adult. You are old enough to think about your future and act in favor of it. And you are never too young to get involved or find a job. The truth is, you will always be a child for your parents, no matter what they say. When you are in your 30s’, they will tell you to find a job and get married if you already haven’t, but they will always see you as a baby in a crib, looking for someone to take care of him.
As a 16-year-old working in a hospital environment without any degree or at least basic medical education, you won’t be forced nor even allowed to treat patient or diagnose them. First of all, you weren’t trained for it. To become a doctor, you are required to spend years and years on studying and training, exams, and internships. For now, you are allowed to get the insight into this profession and help out doctors in doing their jobs at least as an administrative worker. Believe it or not, you will be very helpful with this, since doctors have a more important job to do and they most of the time waste their precious time that they could use to save someone’s life in paperwork.
You are not obligated to know any terminology, but just to follow their orders and type or hand-write down everything that they say, and, at the end of the day, you will both have benefits from it.
If you have a good memory and organization skills, you can work as a receptionist. This job doesn’t require the knowledge in the medical field and it isn’t even particular related to healthcare. Your job would be providing necessary information via phone, the internet, or in person. You need to be able to find doctor’s schedule, appoint patients or their families, and give necessary information about the patient to their family. For example, let’s say that there was an accident and a patient arrived in the ER. Of course, doctors will immediately step in to try to give him the best care, but what happens when their family comes to check on him? If he needs surgery, should a doctor leave him open on the table to update the family about the whole event and his current condition, or just let them wait for a couple of hours until the surgery is done? Or it is better for doctors to have someone informing the family about each step doctors took and convince the family that doctors are doing everything in their power to save their son, daughter, mother, brother, husband, or wife? This is actually your moment to shine. Be compassionate, but not too attached. It is better for you and the family as well.
Or you are just not capable of dealing with this? It is completely fine. Then there is more job left for you. Do you care to find out which ones are they? See 6 best healthcare and hospital jobs for 16-year-olds.