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My Career Project

Cardiologist, 23 October 2012, Planning 10


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A typical day as a Cardiologist:
Main Duties
Working Conditions:
Related occupational groups:
Bachelor of Science
A typical work day is spent in a hospital. A real-life example of a cardiologist's daily schedule goes like this:
8:00 am – 9:30 am: Doing an angiogram. (A type of x-ray.)
9:30 am – 11:00 am : Performing another angiogram.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Doing rounds at the hospital and checking up on patients.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Seeing patients.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Making phone calls and responding to patient requests.

Working conditions:
Cardiologists work 50-60 hours a week.
They see patients in hospitals, checks up on them, determines steps needed to be taken. Cardiologists also check upon patients and surgeons that treat them.
Also spending time in the laboratories, Cardiologists store information with the patients' main doctor / family doctor.
Five favourite main duties in this job:

Performing autopsies: (Specialty cardiologists) Find the reason and or cause of the deceased. They research and write down information, useful for the future.
Providing nurse care: For the critically hurt / stressed patients who cannot take care of themselves.
Investigating outbreaks of food and environment related diseases and poisonings: Being able to observe/ understand/ research why the conditions are the way they are.
Listening to the heart: Listening to the patients' heart beat and instantly understanding the patients' conditions.
Asking symptoms: "What's wrong?" "What do you feel is different?"
One thing that surprises you:

When cardiologists aren't working in the office, they are called to come back for emergency purposes; which leaves no choice but to drop whatever is currently happening to attend the patients' needs. This could be such a hassle, depending on the individual that looks at it, Which is worst is that patients with more severe problems could be calling in daily, which could be more than exhausting - especially after work hours. Work never leaves your side in that case.
Medical doctors who diagnose and treat people with allergies.
Conduct skin tests
Prescribe recommendations
What to avoid
Interview & exam patients

Diagnose + treat diseases of skin, hair and nails
Treats conditions using creams
Help with cosmetic problems
Educate on skin procreation
May perform surgery

Conduct physical tests & exams
Recommend treatment
Help patients from difficult times
Communicate with social workers
Care for young people + teenagers
Post Secondary Options
My Career Project as a Cardiologist
Key career choice Factors
Rankings for the key choice factors (5 stars)

Occupational size: ****
Salary: *****
Job stability: **
Future prospects: *****
Minimum Education: requirements vary.
Occupations in this group:
General surgeon
Special Duties:
Cardiologists treat patients with a variety of conditions involving the heart. They lead to certain symptoms, in which cardiologists diagnose and treat. They take blood tests and finish medical procedures. Certain cardiologists work with kids, however the majority working with adults. Cardiologists do not perform surgery.
Education, Training and Qualifications:
How to get this job:

Level 1:
Makes $40,000 - $75,000 /year
Doctor of medicine MD Degree
Accepted residency program

Level 2:
Has a staff
Makes $100,000 - $250,000 /year
Complete resident training
Certified Royal college of Physicians & surgeons of Canada

Level 3:
Is a self-employed cardiologist
Makes $200,000 - $400,000 /year
Has established clients
Five + years of experience
Requirements include medical school. Required courses in variety of sciences. A Bachelor's degree in Science, a degree in Biology, a Masters in Anatomy + Cell Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Current Workforce:
4 facts:

Small occupational group looking to hire.
Average number workers employed full time throughout the year.
The full-time salary is above the provincial average, reflecting the higher education requirements, but also including increased responsibilities.
Workers in this group are primarily employed by the Health care and social assistance industry.
Current Workforce:
Employed: 3,935 | Above average
Full-time Salary: $167,007 | Above average
Percentage working full-time: 49% | Below average
Percentage of employees who are women: 31% | Average
Workforce characteristics
Estimated employment in 2010: 11,290
Projected new jobs 2010 - 2015: 2,900
Projected openings due to retirement 2010 - 2015: 2,865
What is the future job prospects ranked as:
Your opinion: What do you like & dislike about this job?
Very rewarding. Get to save other's lives and help them.
Good lifestyle.
Interesting, get to understand more and more on the evolution and sciences
Meet new people and build relationships.
Very well paid.
Stable job and income.
The amount of years to accomplish school.
The amount of years to establish a career.
The amount of work hours.
The unpredictable times you have no choice but to attend patients instead of have free time.
Every grade attained in school is at least a 90% in each class. Not impossible, but more than difficult.
Breaking bad news to dying patients' families.
University of British Columbia
University of Northern British Columbia
Location: Point Grey Campus
Length: Four years
Start date: September, Fall season
Tuition levels: $5648
Credentials: Bachelor's Degree
Application fee: $62
GPA: 67%
Books: $1300

Academic requirements:
English 12
Principles of Math 12
Pre-calculus 12
Additional two courses
Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics 12
[Non-academic requirements are not needed.]
Location: Prince George Campus
Length: Four years
Start date: September, Fall season
Tuition levels: $5575
Credentials: Bachelor's degree
GPA: 65%
Books: $1800

Academic requirements:
English 12
Three approved grade 12 courses with a passing 65% average
Fifth extra-curricular course. (PE, band, choir etc.)
[Non-academic requirements are not needed.]
Specialist Physicians have an average to above average ranking, depending on the type of specialist and number of years experienced.
October 23 2012
Planning 10, block 3

The heart matters.
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