Make a difference in the health of Houstonians.
Home to the largest medical center in the world, Houston is the global leader in health care trends and is at the forefront of delivering health care to millions in Houston and across the world. To join Houston’s community of health care professionals is to enter a career that makes a difference in the lives of others.
For those who enjoy helping people, you could plan, manage, and provide therapeutic, diagnostic or support services or you could engage in biotechnology research and development. Whether you’re helping conduct research, taking care of patients, or working with advanced medical technology in labs, you affect the lives of those around you. A health science career could be right for you if you want to improve the lives, can empathize with difficult situations, have a positive outlook, and are comfortable dealing with pressure.
My life as a SLEEP TECHNOLOGIST
As a sleep technologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, Jonathan Miller helps evaluate and treat patients with sleep-related issues, such as insomnia, narcolepsy, or sleep apnea. Because these problems affect a person's waking and sleeping hours, alleviating the problem can have a profound effect.
Good communication skills are critical to this career. Learn more about what good communication is and discover other key soft skills.
My life as a PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Emma Robinson is a pharmacy technician at Texas Children’s Hospital where she prepares medications and doses for surgery and other critical aspects of patient care. She worked her way through several retail pharmacy positions before reaching her goal of working in a hospital setting.
Teamwork in a hospital is critically important, says Emma. Learn the traits of a team player and what other soft skills are key to career success.
My life as a Clinic Coordinator
Cynthia Linares found her calling not by spending four to six years studying to be a nurse, but by pursuing a one-year medical assistant program at technical school. “It was an amazing opportunity, and I’m glad I did it,” she said.
Doors started opening for Cynthia as she continued to learn. See what it means to have a growth mindset and other skills that drive success.