02.02 Career Path Chart
Considering your interests and expectations, identify two career paths that suit your interests and abilities. Complete the chart and reflection questions based on your research of your chosen career paths. Potential Career Paths
Option 1Nurse Practitioner
Career Category Medical
Option 2Nurse Midwife
Career Category Medical
Career Path Option 1
Job Description: Nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists are advanced practice registered nurses who have received special courses and training. Duties often include:
Taking detailed medical histories and performing complete physical exams. Providing diagnoses and recommending treatment plans.
Treating common medical conditions, illnesses, and injuries. Prescribing limited medications.
Counseling patients and families
Requirements for Path: Students should take challenging high school courses in science, math, and English. Students must complete all of the education requirements to become a baccalaureate prepared registered nurse. They must then complete additional master’s level training and pass a certification examination.
Salary/Benefits: $39,000 – $70,000
Opportunities for advancement: There is opportunity for advancement. Benefits of this path: Learning Opportunity & Saving Peoples Life’s
Career Path Option 2
Job description: A nurse midwife is an advanced practice registered nurse who has had training in obstetrics and works under the supervision of an obstetrician. Duties often include:
Evaluating patients’ conditions and test results.
Educating women about reproductive health issues.
Conducting pelvic exams, breast exams, and Pap smears.
Assisting women with labor and childbirth.
Providing some neonatal care.
Requirements for path: Students should take challenging high school courses in science, math, and English. Students must complete all of the education requirements to become a baccalaureate prepared registered nurse. They must then complete additional training that leads to a master’s degree or graduate-level certification. Before beginning practice, they must also pass a written examination given by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
Salary/benefits: $50,000 – $70,000
Opportunities for advancement: There is opportunity for advancement Benefits of this path : Being a help to the patients and physicians
List the websites and any other resources you used to find this information in MLA format. Career Path Option 1
“Alphabetical Medical Career Listing.” ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2013. Career Path Option 2
“Alphabetical Medical Career Listing.” ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2013. Example: (Do not use this one.)
“Summary Report for: 29-9091.00 – Athletic Trainers.” O*NET Online. National Center for O*NET Development, October 2012. Web. http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-9091.00
1. In at least one paragraph, which career category did your survey responses reveal? Discuss whether you agree or disagree with the results of the survey and why. Based on my responses, my greatest likelihood of success may be in the career category, Investigative, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.
I agree and disagree with these results. I agree with social because enjoy being around other people and it falls under the careers that I choose, because you need social skills to work with others in the medical field. I also agree with conventional because I tend to work better with having set rules and I like working with data and details rather than ideas. I disagree with investigative because I’m not into investigating. And I disagree with enterprising because I’d rather work under someone than be the leader, I don’t like to take on too much responsibility. 2. In at least one paragraph, which of these two career paths is more interesting to you? In your response, be sure to address the following: factors that influenced your choice, like family concerns, housing, or finances how your choice may change over time
how this career path compares to the future job you had in mind before the survey A nurse midwife is more interesting to me because they have a bigger salary and more benefits .Another reason why I would prefer to be a nurse midwife rather than a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse is because nurse midwifes are more hands on and work with the patient more than a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse. I want to be a specialty doctor in the future and this job will be good experience and will teach me what its like to work in the medical field
3. In at least one paragraph, how do the potential costs and benefits of each career path affect your choice? This job takes a lot of school and school is expensive now. In the future I will make money and well be able to pay off student loans. The potential cost will not change my mind at all about this career . I know in the long run there will always be jobs in the medical field.