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Tennessee Healthcare career guidance and medical job searchWelcome to the Health Care Career Map Web Site! As the first of its kind, this Web Site will help you in your search for a career in health care in Tennessee. This tool is designed to help you in three easy steps.

First Step: Search for a career that interests you.
Second Step: Find the school program that best fits your needs.
Third Step: Locate and contact health care employers that are hiring your position.
  • Do you enjoy working with people?
  • Do you want the satisfaction of helping others?
  • Are you looking for job security?
  • Are you interested in an above-average starting salary?
  • Do you want career skills that can 'travel' with you anywhere?
  • Is the challenge of keeping up with ever-changing technology appealing to you
  • Do you want the flexibility of being able to choose the level of education that fits your needs for medical career training from a short certificate or on-the-job training program to a, 2-year, 4-year or longer degree?
  • Do you want a flexible schedule including options for part time, full time, morning, evening and night shifts, weekend and varying work schedules?
If you answered 'yes' to any of the questions above, then a career in health care might be just what you are looking for. The opportunities in health care are unlimited, and with the growth experienced in the Nashville and Tennessee health care industry, job opportunities are better than ever. This website can help you sort through many of the options available to you in the field of health care.

Download a complete copy of the Career Mapping Handbook. Please note that this handbook is in PDF format and is 17mb in size. The 2007 edition will be available for download soon!

Using the Health Care Career Map WORKS!

A practical example

My connection with the Career Mapping project precedes being hired as a student research assistant for the Third Edition of the handbook. I had received my Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and had been working as a structural bridge engineer for about four years when I finally accepted the fact I was not satisfied with my career and could not picture myself happily designing bridges the rest of the life. My volunteer work at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and The Women’s Hospital at Centennial helped guide me toward exploring a career in nursing.

It was starting to feel somewhat like fate when I also happened upon an ad placed with MTSU Career Services for a student worker to aid with updating of the Career Map web site and handbook. While working on this update, I feel I have a better understanding of the usefulness of the handbook to students, career changers, and professionals. By reading and learning about other health care professions, I started to appreciate the composition of a health care team and the jobs and responsibilities that each professional contributes in a health care setting. I also observed first hand the vacancy statistics for nurses and allied health professionals, recognizing the effect that personnel shortages might have on public health. Finally, I was amazed to see technology’s impact on the health care field and the variety of applications it has to each health care professional.

Katherine Harrison
Future pediatric nurse practitioner
Class of 2009, MSN


This website (and companion handbook) contains information that has been compiled from public sources. To the best of our knowledge, all information in the handbook is believed to be accurate as of the date of the original publication. Any changes or modifications to the data after the publication date will not be reflected. For changes to the handbook or the website, please refer to the 'Contact Us' link on this website.

The development of this website and (companion handbook) was funded in part by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development through the Workforce Investment Act, and the Tennessee Hospital Association's Center for Health Workforce Development in Tennessee. The Workforce Investment Act is an equal opportunity employer/program, auxiliary aids and services will be provided to persons with disabilities upon request.

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