Career Paths & Plans

Are you interested in a health care career but unsure of the opportunities available and the education required?

Missouri Health Careers has developed potential health career pathways and their associated educational and training requirements. For information on nursing schools or nursing licensure requirements, click here.

Interested in a career as a certified nurse assistant, certified medical technician or in insulin registry? Click here.

Resume Tips

A resume is your opportunity to tell employers about your skills, abilities, experience and education, as well as a chance to show you belong in that job. Your resume should include the following.

  • Contact Information — Name, mailing address, telephone number and email 
  • Career Objectives State specifically the type of work you are seeking
  • Qualifications Summary — Overview of qualifications as they relate to the career you seek
  • Education — List school, city, state, degree earned and any professional certifications/licensures
  • Work Experience — List the most recent first, including title, name of organization and  location, and dates of employment (mm/dd/yyyy). Describe your work responsibilities, special skills and accomplishments on the job.
  • Special Skills — Include foreign languages, computer skills and additional training. 
  • References — Provide former managers/supervisors and co-workers.

Interview Tips

Interviews offer the opportunity to showcase your qualifications to an employer, so it pays to be well prepared. The following are helpful hints

  • Be on time.
  • Turn your cell phone off.
  • Know the company and why you want to work there.
  • Bring copies of your resume.
  • Dress in a clean, conservative manner.
  • Don’t babble. 
  • Don’t make negative comments about a former supervisor.
  • Make good eye contact.
  • Have goals.
  • Talk about your accomplishments.
  • Ask questions.
  • Send a thank you note afterwards.