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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

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic medical care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.

Duties

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses typically do the following:

  • Monitor patients’ health—for example, by checking their blood pressure
  • Administer basic patient care, including changing bandages and inserting catheters
  • Provide for the basic comfort of patients, such as helping them bathe or dress
  • Discuss the care they are providing with patients and listen to their concerns
  • Report patients’ status and concerns to registered nurses and doctors
  • Keep records on patients’ health

Duties of LPNs and LVNs vary, depending on their work setting and the state in which they work. For example, they may reinforce teaching done by registered nurses regarding how family members should care for a relative; help to deliver, care for, and feed infants; collect samples for testing and do routine laboratory tests; or feed patients who need help eating.

LPNs and LVNs may be limited to doing certain tasks, depending on the state where they work. For example, in some states, LPNs with proper training can give medication or start intravenous (IV) drips, but in other states LPNs cannot perform these tasks. State regulations also govern the extent to which LPNs and LVNs must be directly supervised. For example, an LPN may provide certain forms of care only with instructions from a registered nurse.

In some states, experienced licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses oversee and direct other LPNs or LVNs and unlicensed medical staff.

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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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Medic Career Paths

Medic
Emergency Medical Technician Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Nurse Case Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Nurse Case Manager
Career Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Clinical Coordinator Nurse Manager
Career Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Instructor Case Manager Clinical Manager
Clinical Operations Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Registered Nurse Case Manager Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
11 Yearsyrs
Nurse Clinical Instructor Physical Therapist
Director Of Rehabilitation
8 Yearsyrs
Instructor Assistant Director Nursing Director
Director Of Staff Development
8 Yearsyrs
Technician Licensed Practical Nurse Occupational Health Nurse
Health Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Paramedic Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Patient Care Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Phlebotomist Billing Specialist Practice Manager
Practice Administrator
10 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Legal Assistant Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Paramedic Instructor General Manager
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Registered Nurse Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Phlebotomist Licensed Practical Nurse
Resident Services Director
6 Yearsyrs
Emergency Medical Technician Security Officer Sales Consultant
Territory Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Home Health Aid Licensed Practical Nurse
Wellness Director
7 Yearsyrs
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Medic Demographics

Gender

Female

61.8%

Male

35.9%

Unknown

2.4%
Ethnicity

White

76.1%

Hispanic or Latino

12.3%

Asian

8.5%

Unknown

2.3%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.0%

French

8.6%

German

3.8%

Hindi

3.0%

Chinese

3.0%

Russian

2.8%

Arabic

2.8%

Mandarin

2.8%

Portuguese

2.5%

Cantonese

2.3%

Japanese

2.3%

Urdu

1.7%

Korean

1.6%

Italian

1.6%

Vietnamese

1.3%

Tagalog

1.3%

Hebrew

1.3%

Thai

0.8%

Filipino

0.8%

Gujarati

0.7%
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Medic Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.0%

Kaplan University

8.3%

Liberty University

5.9%

Grand Canyon University

5.8%

Walden University

5.6%

University of South Florida

4.7%

George Washington University

4.5%

University of Florida

4.2%

Community College of the Air Force

4.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.7%

Michigan State University

3.7%

New York University

3.7%

Temple University

3.6%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

3.6%

The Academy

3.6%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.4%

Remington College

3.1%

Columbia Southern University

3.1%

Ashford University

3.1%

University of Illinois at Chicago

3.1%
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Majors

Nursing

23.6%

Business

12.3%

Medical Assisting Services

11.4%

Health Care Administration

6.9%

Medical Technician

5.2%

Biology

5.0%

Medicine

4.9%

Psychology

4.6%

Pharmacy

3.4%

Criminal Justice

3.1%

General Studies

2.8%

Public Health

2.3%

Education

2.2%

Management

2.2%

Nursing Assistants

1.9%

Physician Assistant

1.8%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

1.8%

Liberal Arts

1.6%

Accounting

1.6%

Health Sciences And Services

1.5%
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Degrees

Other

29.1%

Bachelors

27.6%

Masters

14.5%

Associate

12.7%

Certificate

6.5%

Doctorate

5.4%

Diploma

3.0%

License

1.3%
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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 Post Graduate IV Saint Luke's Health System Kansas City, MO Feb 01, 2011 $177,395 -
$229,570
Franklin Medical Group, P.C. Franklin Medical Group, P.C. Waterbury, CT Oct 01, 2010 $177,395 -
$105
Discovery Medical Network, INC. Discovery Medical Network, Inc. Jacksboro, TX Oct 01, 2013 $171,000
City Medical Specilaist III Department of Health & Mental Hygiene New York, NY Apr 02, 2010 $144,000
Alliance Medical Group, INC. Alliance Medical Group, Inc. Waterbury, CT Jul 01, 2014 $78,800
Branch Medical Group Branch Medical Group Phoenixville, PA May 01, 2012 $63,512 -
$73,512
Medical Fello St. Luke's University Hospital Allentown, PA Jul 01, 2015 $62,843
Medical Fellowship Congress Orthopaedic Associates Pasadena, CA Aug 01, 2015 $60,000
Medical Fellowship Southern California Orthopedic Institute CA Aug 01, 2010 $55,008
Medical Redident-Neurology Henry Ford Health System Detroit, MI Jul 01, 2010 $53,620
Medical Residnet Robert Packer Hospital Sayre, PA Jul 01, 2010 $45,059
Medical Tcehnologist Putnam County Memorial Hospital Unionville, MO Oct 31, 2007 $41,990
Medical Tcehnologist Putnam County Memorial Hospital Unionville, MO Oct 25, 2007 $41,990

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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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