Spark - Igniting an interest in health care

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
This book is written specifically to spark your interest in healthcare careers. It will introduce you to over 100 career possibilities. These interview profiles will have you riding in the back of an ambulance with a paramedic, pumping iron with a sports trainer, and delivering a new baby with a midwife. By reading these real life stories I hope some spark of interest will be ignited. More

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About Jennifer Gance

I'm Jennifer, author of Spark - Igniting an interest in health care. My mission is simple: I want to share as many career possibilities as I can with young adults or anyone considering a career in health care.

I have worked in human resource positions for the past 20 years. I have worked in almost all major industries directly or as a consultant. During these 20 years I have become quite an expert on the topic of interviewing. I have achieved the highest level of human resource professional designation (SPHR) and am a certified behavioral interviewer. I have been on the board of the American Lung Association for four years and I have worked for the University Medical Center in Texas and Kiser Permanente in Colorado. These positions made me intimately aware of health care careers.

I have interviewed thousands of people, and one common thing I have found is that the majority of people fell into their profession; it was not a planned destination. While I think it is fine to amble through life like I did—and I have enjoyed each opportunity that has come along—I often wonder if I had known then what I know now whether I would have made the same career choices. If I had been able to get my hands on this book as a teenager, I would have definitely considered a career in healthcare.

Reviews

Review by: Claire Davies on Oct. 04, 2011 :
Spark is a great book for anyone interested in getting into the medical field, especially young people. It gives a thumbnail discription of many opportunities besides just nursing or doctoring. I found it very interesting and would recommend that it be put in all libraries and in schools.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Irene Lovvorn on Sep. 25, 2011 :
This is a well-written book by Jennifer Gance, replete with interviews of medical professionals who have a passion for their calling. It gives a quick yet impressive first-hand overview of the careers in the medical profession by those actually doing the jobs today.

As one of the interviewees, I was captivated by my fellow healthcare workers' accounts. This is a book those who are considering work in healthcare to dig into and get a better feel for where your gifts will flourish.

High recommendation.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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