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Vital Roles in the Medical Industry You Can Fill Before You Finish Your Degree

Vital Roles in the Medical Industry You Can Fill Before You Finish Your Degree
Posted By: Anita Ginsburg on January 04, 2022

Crucial positions in the medical industry are available even if you haven't finished a college degree. You can get started now and help support patients and other medical professionals while you learn. Some jobs require only a high school diploma while others may require certification by taking a class or passing an exam. Here are some important roles in the fast-growing, well-paying medical industry that you may be able to fill right away, regardless of your educational status.

Patient Service Representative


Patient service representatives play many time-saving and informational roles. They most often serve as go-betweens at a hospital or doctor's office who improve the interaction between medical staff and patients. They introduce patients to new medical procedures, manage complaints and assist with maintaining medical records. A high school diploma is all you need in most offices, but certification may be required.

Medical Secretary


From scheduling appointments to behind-the-scenes work updating medical records and insurance information, medical secretaries and medical administrative assistants are essential players in any healthcare team. Their role includes making a good first impression on patients and keeping the office running smoothly. Every medical office has at least one secretarial position.



A high school diploma is usually all you need for this job, and it provides you with excellent insight into how the medical industry works.

Medical Coder


A medical or clinical coder provides consistency in medical records by turning notes and diagnoses into universal alphanumeric codes that other medical offices and insurance companies can understand. You'll need to pass the Certified Professional Coder exam for this entry-level job, and it may offer the flexibility of working at a medical facility or from home. While there are in-person classes for the required training, you can also find online medical coding classes, such as through Coding Clarified.

Pharmacy Technician


A high school diploma is enough to get a pharmacy tech job in many cases, but you may need certification. The job involves working with prescription **** and includes collecting details of prescriptions, packaging, labeling, payment processing, and customer service. You might work in a drugstore, grocery store, or at a hospital pharmacy. A retail pharmacy tech job is perfect for you if you're interested in the medical field and enjoy working with people.

Home Health Aide


With a high school diploma and either on-the-job training or certification, you can get an entry-level medical job helping patients at home. The work may include bathing, dressing, or assisting with daily tasks as well as medical services including checking vital signs and making sure that the patient takes their medications. Some companies also require home health aides to do laundry and general cleaning too.

While you're studying for your dream job in the medical industry, these entry-level jobs that don't require a degree can help you understand healthcare better while making connections and serving patients. Even before you complete your education, you can play a vital role in the medical industry and in patient lives.
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