Human Development and Family Studies
Section II | Medical Related Services
Nature of the Job
Examples of medical-related careers are in programs or departments within large hospitals such as community relations, development, and patient services. Some HDFS students are interested in becoming Child Life Specialists, working with hospitalized children and their families. Others may look toward an emphasis on parenting skills to help first-time parents, often teens, in programs such as University Medical Center’s "Parenting Plus."
Where You Might Work
Possibilities include hospitals or community health-related agencies or organizations, in AIDS resource centers, and with corporations such as Interim Health Care.
Suggested Areas for Minor/Collateral:
Suggested Internship Sites for HDFS 4314:
- Charter Plains Hospital
- Interim Health Care
- Planned Parenthood
- Covenant Hospital (various departments)
- St. Mary’s Hospital (various departments)
- Total Home Health Care
- University Medical Center (various departments)
Healthcare Career Directory
Ronald W. Fry, Ed. Gale Research Co., Inc., Detroit, MI, l993.
Barron’s Futures in Health: A Complete Career Guidance Handbook for Prospective Allied Professionals
Barron’s Education Series, Inc., Hauppage, NY
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