Wednesday, October 7, 2015

#PHSfit Career of the Day: Middle School Educator

Do you remember how difficult middle school was? Can you imagine how difficult it is for the teachers to keep 6th, 7th, and 8th graders focused on their growth, despite the many overwhelming changes that students experience? Middle schoolers are at a unique moment in their physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. At the same time, there are critical skills that they must learn to be successful in high school and beyond, and it takes a special kind of teacher to help students come through this time successfully. Some colleges and states have middle-level specific certifications and training programs. If you have lots of patience and care about the well being of future generations, please consider a career in middle school education.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#PHSfit Career of the Day: Recording Engineer

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio and television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies and in office and school buildings. These workers may be called broadcast or sound engineering technicians or operators or engineers. At smaller radio and television stations, broadcast and sound technicians may do many jobs. At larger stations, they are likely to specialize more, although even their job assignments may change from day to day. They set up and operate audio and video equipment, although the kind of equipment they use may depend on the particular type of technician or industry. Most broadcast and sound engineering technicians have an associate’s degree or vocational certification, available at institutions like CCBC and Sheffield Institute.

Monday, October 5, 2015

#PHSfit Career of the Day: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic medical sonographers use special imaging equipment that directs sound waves into a patient’s body (in a procedure commonly known as an ultrasound, sonogram, or echocardiogram) to assess and diagnose various medical conditions. Diagnostic ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body. The sonographer presses an instrument called an ultrasound transducer to the parts of the patient’s body that are being examined. The transducer emits pulses of sound that bounce back, causing echoes. The echoes are then sent to the ultrasound machine, which processes them and displays them as images. Colleges and universities offer both associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in sonography.