Health Technician (Female, Age 40) in Nashville, TN

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleHealth Technician
Salary$41,616
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationNashville, TN
Years Experience5 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I wok for the Tennessee National Guard as a civilian employee. the National Guard is a military force that consists of soldiers that are not active duty.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I work in the Occupational Health Office. We deal with safety, safe work practices, adequate ventilation and lighting in the work environment, work hazards such as chemical and machinery, and also hearing conservation.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
GEHA health insurance, accrued sick and vacation time, TSP

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes, I have a great amount of interaction with other people-it is a vital part of my job and I thoroughly enjoy it.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
We are located in an office building and our office encompasses a suite. It is quiet and rather nice.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 4
Hours: 5
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 2
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 7

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amunlock my office; log onto my computer and check and reply to e-mails as well as listen to several messages in regards to AED batteries and pads.
8am to 9amBoss comes in- catch her up on events so far. Discuss what tasks need to be tackled first. Discuss projects in the works.
9am to 10amwork on specific tasks, answer consult calls, read and reply to emails. Tasks vary from day to day.
10am to 11amwork on specific tasks, answer consult calls, read and reply to emails. Go visit a maintenance shop to perform a safety inspection.
11am to 12pmLunch
12pm to 1pmFile my technician physicals and send out physical results.
1pm to 2pmSend out an e-mail to my assigned personnel regarding monthly AED maintenance checks.
2pm to 3pmDiscuss lead testing results with my boss and my regional industrial hygienist.
3pm to 4pmstart wrapping up for the end of the work day.
4pm to 5pm
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
I found it online at usjobs.gov and applied for it.

What was the application process?
resume, very lengthy application, 2 interviews.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I had 2 interviews: one phone interview and one face-to-face interview. My boss conducted both of them and both of them were very lengthy.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Questions asked were: my knowledge of OSHA. Am I able to travel for work? Do I feel knowledgeable with safety standards, practices, and implementation. Can I lead people?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes. Was told beforehand what was expected of me, that I would be required to attend and successfully complete training.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
there is always training: OSHA courses and keeping up with various standards (NIOSH, ANSY, etc.)

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Have a military background so this was just an extension of that background.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Join the National Guard or go to federal job sites online.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Have a medical background. Be able to think critically and make good decisions. Be able to attend necessary OSHA training and implement that training throughout your work practices.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes, some medical experience is a must.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Do not be afraid to ask questions and seek guidance. Go with your gut instinct and do not second-guess yourself.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Asst. Manager7 years30000assist store manger with day-to-day operations.
Prior Job 2Vanderbilt-Stallworth Rehab Hospital3 years21000direct patient care

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
2.85American Intercontinental UniversityBachelor of Science in Criminal Justice-concentration in Forensic Science
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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