Connecting school work to the job world is an essential exercise with solid benefits to students.
The video profiles in Career Connections bridge school and work by giving insights into a wide array of jobs including careers in STEM, information technology, international business, manufacturing and health and wellness.
Allied health professionals make up a significant segment of the US health workforce—60% is a recent estimate. They provide a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic, technical and support services. Here are insights into some of the professions.
Health and Wellness
The health care industry continues to add jobs into the economy in substantial numbers. Here’s a close look at some of them.
Hot Pursuits gives the viewer insight into some of the coolest careers today in a job market that rewards solid grounding in STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Encyclopedia of Business defines international business as “transactions that take place across national borders.” These career profiles give a fresh perspective on jobs that may involve bridging cultural boundaries in the course of doing business.
The Ohio Manufacturing Association reports that manufacturing is responsible for 18% of the state’s Gross Domestic Product. The 2015 update counts more than 670,000 manufacturing jobs in Ohio. Take a closer look at some of the jobs and companies that fuel the state economy.
WORKING IT is a series of six video profiles of professionals successfully navigating careers in technology in various sectors of the economy.
Corey Logan is the owner of Punch Fitness, a training facility offering cardio hip-hop boxing—high intensity boxing accentuated by the rhythms of popular music and dance. The facility’s signature service is a testament to Logan’s collegiate background in communication and exercise science, his business acumen and his commitment to customer service.
An industrial hygienist is a specialist in the field of occupational health and safety. A critical part of the job is identifying health hazards in the workplace such as exposure to pesticides, lead, asbestos and noise.
The employment growth for occupational therapists is much faster than the average for all occupations—29% over a ten-year period ending in 2022. Occupational therapists help patients regain and develop essential skills to function in everyday life. A master’s degree and certification are required to become a licensed occupational therapist.
Paramedics are health care professionals who are licensed to provide pre-hospital advanced life support. The paramedic in this video is from the Columbus Division of Fire. His unit requires him to be trained, first and foremost, as a firefighter.
A phlebotomist is trained to make an incision in a vein with a needle to draw blood from a patient for diagnostic and other medical purposes. Postsecondary phlebotomy programs are available in community colleges and vocational schools. Professional certification in Ohio is through the American Society of Clinical Professionals.
Prosthetists evaluate and measure patients for artificial limbs and other body parts—designing and making prostheses that fit each patient’s needs and lifestyle. The prosthetist in this video is the Clinical Director of Prosthetics at WillowWood, a company founded in Mt. Sterling, Ohio in 1907. Prototyping prosthetic devices is a critical part of his job.