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Become A Medic

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Working As A Medic

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $48,390

    Average Salary

What Does A Medic Do

The Medics examine, diagnose, and treat patients. Their primary duties include undertaking patient consultations and physical examinations, promoting health education, writing reports, and maintaining records.

How To Become A Medic

Becoming a licensed practical or licensed vocational nurse (LPN or LVN) requires completing an approved educational program. LPNs and LVNs also must have a license.

Education

LPNs and LVNs must complete an approved educational program. These programs award a certificate or diploma and typically take about 1 year to complete, but may take longer. They are commonly found in technical schools and community colleges, although some programs may be available in high schools or hospitals.

Practical nursing programs combine classroom learning in subjects such as nursing, biology, and pharmacology. All programs also include supervised clinical experience.

Contact state boards of nursing for lists of approved programs.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved educational program, prospective LPNs and LVNs can take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). In all states, they must pass the exam to get a license and work as an LPN or LVN. For more information on the NCLEX-PN examination and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

LPNs and LVNs may choose to become certified through professional associations in areas such as gerontology and IV therapy. Certifications show that an LPN or LVN has an advanced level of knowledge about a specific subject.

In addition, employers may prefer to hire candidates who are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Compassion. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses must be empathetic and caring toward the people they serve.

Detail oriented. LPNs and LVNs need to be responsible and detail oriented, because they must make sure that patients get the correct care at the right time.

Interpersonal skills. Interacting with patients and other healthcare providers is a big part of their jobs, so LPNs and LVNs need good interpersonal skills.

Patience. Dealing with sick and injured people may be stressful. LPNs and LVNs should be patient, so they can cope with any stress that stems from providing care to these patients.

Physical stamina. LPNs and LVNs should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as bending over patients for a long time.

Speaking skills. It is important that LPNs and LVNs be able to communicate effectively. For example, they may need to relay information about a patient’s current condition to a registered nurse.

Advancement

With experience, licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses may advance to supervisory positions. Some LPNs and LVNs advance to other healthcare occupations. For example, an LPN may complete a LPN to RN education program to become a registered nurse.

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Real Medic Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Medical Oncology Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA Oct 31, 2016 $285,000
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Eastern Maine Medical Center Brewer, ME May 04, 2016 $270,000
Medical Oncologist Navjeet K. Gandhok PLLC AZ Jul 01, 2015 $250,000
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Beebe Medical Center, Inc. Seaford, DE Jun 01, 2015 $250,000 -
$375,000
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Central Care, P.A. Colby, KS Jul 29, 2015 $240,000 -
$360,000
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Central Care, P.A. Emporia, KS Mar 04, 2015 $240,000 -
$360,000
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Central Care, P.A. Oakley, KS Jul 29, 2015 $240,000 -
$360,000
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Central Care, P.A. Garden City, KS Aug 03, 2015 $240,000 -
$360,000
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Central Care, P.A. Bolivar, MO Jul 18, 2016 $240,000 -
$360,000
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Central Care, P.A. Liberal, KS Jun 26, 2015 $240,000 -
$360,000
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Central Care, P.A. Liberal, KS Aug 03, 2015 $240,000 -
$360,000
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Central Care, P.A. Garden City, KS Jun 26, 2015 $240,000 -
$360,000
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Central Care, P.A. Liberal, KS Mar 04, 2015 $240,000 -
$360,000
Medical Fellow United Health Services Hospitals Inc. Johnson City, NY Aug 03, 2015 $70,000
Medical Fellow Indiana Univ. Purdue Univ. Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN Jan 09, 2016 $69,049
Medical Fellow Geisinger Medical Center Danville, PA Sep 15, 2016 $69,014
Medical Fellow Geisinger Medical Center Danville, PA Jan 07, 2016 $69,014
Medical Fellow Orthopaedic Clinical Associates, Inc. Boston, MA Jul 31, 2015 $68,352
Medical Fellow St. Luke's University Hospital Bethlehem, PA Jul 01, 2015 $68,264
Medical Fellow Indiana Univ. Purdue Univ. Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN Aug 02, 2015 $67,695
Medical Fellow Geisinger Medical Center Danville, PA Jul 01, 2015 $61,006
Medical Fellow (Interventional Cardiology) Borgess Medical Center Kalamazoo, MI Jan 07, 2016 $61,000
Medical Fellow Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Hershey, PA Jun 24, 2015 $60,500
Medical Fellowship Congress Orthopaedic Associates Pasadena, CA Aug 01, 2015 $60,000
Medical Fellow (Neurocritical Care) University Physician Group Detroit, MI Jul 01, 2015 $60,000
Medical Fellow University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Jun 30, 2016 $59,967

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Top Skills for A Medic

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Top Medic Skills

  1. Emergency Care
  2. Patient Care
  3. Clinic
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed Emergency care for patients requiring emergency medical care.
  • Advanced patient care by continuously expanding core knowledge associated with surgical and technical procedures.
  • Assisted medical personnel in providing a free clinic to impoverished citizens of Honduras.
  • Instructed personnel on H2S safety and awareness.
  • Trained in taking vital signs of patients.

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