? The required format is APA 6th ed.
o Using MS Word, the paper is to be neat, and well organized using correct spelling
o Students need to use the information and resources located
MDC Learning Resources Website at https://www.mdc.edu/library. There you will at Search Resources, go to the Subject Guide, on the dropdown menu select Health and Medicine, then scroll down to HSC 0003 Health Care Career Paper. There is an APA 6th ed style Microsoft Word Template for you to use for this paper.
? A Cover Page
o In APA 6th ed. format
o All pages are numbered ? Body of the Report
o In APA 6th ed. format
o No abstract or introduction
o The body length is three to five pages. No less than 3 and not to exceed 5 pages. o New Times Roman, 12-point font
o One inch margins
o Double spaced
o Left justification
o No lists, bullets, graphics, tables or pictures
o Work is to be expressed in paragraph form only
o The title is References not Works Cited or Bibliography
o Indicate the exact source of the specific information used in the paper by citing all
references on the reference page.
o Only references cited in the paper with in text citations are to be included on the
o Include a minimum of six different sources of information (books, professional
journal articles, electronic sources, websites, etc.). o Wikipedia is not acceptable as a reference
CONTENT AND APA CITATION (90% of written paper grade)
I. JOB DESCRIPTION
? Describe the care/service provided by the healthcare professional, (used correct APA ciations)
? Describe the limits of authority and responsibility legislated “scope of practice” for this health care career. (used correct APA citations)
? Describe the “Code of Ethics” for this health care occupation (used correct APA citations)
II. EDUCATION /REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION
? Describe the requirements for the profession/occupation (using correct APA citations)
? Identify at least two different types of educational institutions/schools in Miami-Dade/Broward counties offering the
program. (using correct APA citations)
? State how much time it takes to complete the program (using correct APA citations)
? Describe the approximate cost for each of the educational institutions required using
correct APA citations) (using correct APA citations)
? What degree or certification that can be earned for this health care career (using
correct APA citations)
? Identify the professional certification or registration required (using correct APA
? What is the job availability for this profession? (using correct APA citations)
? Growth trends in the field (using correct APA citations)
? Number of jobs advertised locally for example in the Sunday Herald or other
publication (using correct APA citations)
? Is experience required? explain (using correct APA citations)
? Salaries – Entry level and with experience (using correct APA citations)
? Advancement Opportunities, with or without additional education (using correct APA
IV. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Miami Beach/Florida/National Professional Organizations (cost to join as a student) (using correct APA citations)
? Professional journals with address and cost. (using correct APA citations)
? Are Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) required for this profession? If so how
many and how often (using correct APA citations)
? Describe ways that members of a professional organization can gain continuing education
requirements and earn CEUs (using correct APA citations)
SOURCES, ORGANIZATION, FORMAT, SPELLING & GRAMMAR (10% of written paper grade)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
? At least 6 substantial references are used. They may include: books; professional journal articles; and web sites.
? All references are correctly cited on the Reference page in correct APA 6th ed format.
ORGANIZATION, FORMAT, SPELLING, GRAMMAR
? Well organized, with each section containing appropriate content
? Double spaced, 12-pt font size, 1” margins.
? Body of paper 3 – 5 pages with separate cover page and reference page.
? Correct spelling and grammar.