/ Asked by Sydney
Hello, I am a recent graduate with a BS in Kinesiology. I'm working hard to get into med school, but I first have to take a year or so off to work and save up some money. I need a job that will allow me to get health and patient care experience and only require my BS degree. Any suggestions?
Answered by Marisella, Hiring Expert at American Express, on Thursday, October 29, 2015
Hello,

Congratulations on completing your Bachelor's! I know many healthcare organizations hire internships or even recent graduates for part-time/full-time positions depending on your availability. I would advise you to seek opportunities that are relevant to your career path so you can gain industry experience while you wait for medical school to begin. I would also research any school districts that are hiring health aides or health-related positions that could give you some experience. Good luck! 
Answered by Shara, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Friday, November 6, 2015
Great question and what an exciting time for you! The Healthcare industry is booming, so I believe it should be fairly quick for you to find a role. If you want to get experience in patient care, why not try applying to the local urgent care centers in your community? Another good idea is the local hospitals in your area or dr. offices. Start a list of places and spend several days calling in and seeing who you can speak to that hires. Another great idea is to drop off your resume in person to the places you are interested in potentially working. Put your resume in a nice folder with your information and tell them you are looking for work! I would also recommend researching a few staffing firms that specialize in placing people in healthcare. These firms will have the direct contact with clients. Good luck!
Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
That is great that you are thinking about getting a job during your time off from school that will directly impact your future career goal.  Look online for specific websites that are geared towards the health sciences.  Physical therapy, rehabilitation centers, retirement facilities and long term care, assisted living sites may be a great place to apply, along with the obvious, hospitals, and clinics. Being in an environment that allows you to witness, and experience these circumstances will be of great value and as you build your credibility during your employment you will be able to take on more and more responsibility and even make connections that may help once you graduate med school.  It's great you are looking for the right characteristics for your long term goal and short term it's about getting your foot in the door and then taking advantage of your skills and passions.  Good Luck
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