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INVESTIGATOR, Glucose Monitors: Working and Studying at the Same Time to Advance in the Health Care Industry

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Terry talks about receiving a B.S. in Biology while working at Safeway. Now he's in the health care/technology industry while studying for a Masters in Public Administration, toward the goal of being a hospital administrator.

Degree: Biology - Public Administration
Job Title: Investigator, Blood Glucose Monitors for Diabetics
Employer: Diabetes Care

Job Summary: Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors

Job Description

Health and safety engineers develop procedures and design systems to keep people from getting sick or injured and to keep property from being damaged. They combine knowledge of health or safety and of systems engineering to make sure that chemicals, machinery, software, furniture, and other products are not going to cause harm to people or buildings.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Health and safety engineers typically have professional certification. Most earn either the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification, awarded by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, or the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification, awarded by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Certification is generally needed to advance into management positions.

Certification Requirement
Required to be a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$45,000 - $115,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
Typical workplace
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Indoor, Office, Physically demanding, Remote, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Creativity, Problem solving skills, Leadership ability, Likes working with hands, Mathematical skills, Strength/stamina, Technical skills

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<span m='14752'>I</span> <span m='14978'>worked</span> <span m='15205'>for</span> <span m='15658'>five</span> <span m='15884'>years</span> <span m='16111'>for</span> <span m='16262'>a</span> <span m='16413'>company</span> <span m='16564'>by</span> <span m='16715'>the</span> <span m='16866'>name</span> <span m='17017'>of</span> <span m='17470'>Safeway.</span> <span m='17730'>But</span> <span m='18060'>while</span> <span m='18157'>I</span> <span m='18255'>was</span> <span m='18352'>working</span> <span m='18450'>at</span> <span m='18940'>Safeway,</span> <span m='19840'>I</span> <span m='20010'>went</span> <span m='20320'>to</span> <span m='20640'>Cal</span> <span m='20810'>State</span> <span m='20980'>East</span> <span m='21422'>Bay</span> <span m='21864'>for</span> <span m='22748'>five</span> <span m='23190'>years.</span> <span m='23632'>Well,</span> <span m='24080'>actually,</span> <span m='24500'>I</span> <span m='24595'>still</span> <span m='24690'>call</span> <span m='24932'>it</span> <span m='25174'>Hayward</span> <span m='26142'>even</span> <span m='26626'>though</span> <span m='26868'>they</span> <span m='26989'>changed</span> <span m='27110'>their</span> <span m='27352'>name</span> <span m='27594'>to</span> <span m='27755'>East</span> <span m='27916'>Bay.</span> </p><p><span m='28078'>But</span> <span m='28562'>nonetheless,</span> <span m='30014'>in</span> <span m='30256'>2005,</span> <span m='30498'>I</span> <span m='30659'>got</span> <span m='30820'>my</span> <span m='30982'>Bachelor's</span> <span m='31466'>of</span> <span m='31708'>Science</span> <span m='31950'>degree</span> <span m='32434'>in</span> <span m='32918'>biology</span> <span m='33402'>and</span> <span m='33644'>minored</span> <span m='33886'>in</span> <span m='34128'>chemistry.</span> <span m='35338'>I'm</span> <span m='35822'>currently</span> <span m='36306'>in</span> <span m='36790'>the</span> <span m='37274'>health care-technology</span> <span m='39496'>market.</span> <span m='40472'>I</span> <span m='40960'>currently</span> <span m='41448'>attend</span> <span m='41936'>Keller</span> <span m='42180'>Graduate</span> <span m='42424'>School.</span> <span m='43888'>I'm</span> <span m='44376'>getting</span> <span m='44864'>my</span> <span m='45352'>MPA,</span> <span m='45840'>masters</span> <span m='46084'>in</span> <span m='46328'>public</span> <span m='46816'>administration,</span> <span m='47304'>with</span> <span m='47548'>a</span> <span m='47792'>health</span> <span m='48036'>care</span> <span m='48280'>management</span> <span m='48768'>emphasis</span> <span m='49256'>with</span> <span m='49744'>hopes</span> <span m='49988'>of</span> <span m='50232'>becoming</span> <span m='50720'>a</span> <span m='50882'>Hospital</span> <span m='51045'>Administrator.</span> <span m='51696'>I've</span> <span m='52184'>had</span> <span m='53160'>goals</span> <span m='53648'>and</span> <span m='54136'>aspirations</span> <span m='54624'>in</span> <span m='54868'>the</span> <span m='55112'>past</span> <span m='55356'>of</span> <span m='55600'>becoming</span> <span m='55762'>a</span> <span m='55925'>medical</span> <span m='56590'>doctor,</span> <span m='57040'>that</span> <span m='57280'>didn't</span> <span m='57580'>pan</span> <span m='57810'>out,</span> <span m='58000'>but</span> <span m='58150'>I</span> <span m='58380'>still</span> <span m='58560'>wanted</span> <span m='58795'>to</span> <span m='59030'>pursue</span> <span m='59277'>my</span> <span m='59525'>career</span> <span m='60020'>in</span> <span m='60185'>the</span> <span m='60350'>health</span> <span m='60515'>care</span> <span m='61010'>field.</span> <span m='61505'>Which is why I</span> <span m='62000'>chose</span> <span m='62165'>health</span> <span m='62330'>care</span> <span m='62495'>administration.</span> <span m='63980'>And</span> <span m='64475'>I</span> <span m='64722'>love</span> <span m='64970'>what</span> <span m='65135'>I</span> <span m='65300'>do,</span> <span 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m='78335'>with</span> <span m='78830'>what</span> <span m='79325'>you</span> <span m='79572'>pursue</span> <span m='79820'>in</span> <span m='80315'>life</span> <span m='80562'>is</span> <span m='80810'>like</span> <span m='81305'>one</span> <span m='81428'>of</span> <span m='81552'>the</span> <span m='81676'>most</span> <span m='81800'>important</span> <span m='82047'>things.</span> <span m='82295'>It's</span> <span m='82542'>actually</span> <span m='82790'>one</span> <span m='82955'>of</span> <span m='83120'>the</span> <span m='83285'>things</span> <span m='83450'>that</span> <span m='83615'>I</span> <span m='83780'>had</span> <span m='84027'>to</span> <span m='84275'>do</span> <span m='85265'>for,</span> <span m='85760'>I</span> <span m='85925'>would</span> <span m='86090'>say,</span> <span m='86255'>like</span> <span m='86420'>a</span> <span m='86585'>good</span> <span m='86750'>three</span> <span m='86997'>or</span> <span m='87245'>four</span> <span m='87492'>years.</span> <span m='87740'>I</span> <span m='87863'>had</span> <span m='87987'>to</span> <span m='88111'>do</span> <span m='88235'>a</span> <span m='88400'>lot</span> <span m='88565'>of</span> <span m='88730'>soul</span> <span m='88977'>searching.</span> <span m='89225'>I</span> <span m='89472'>decided,</span> <span m='90215'>well,</span> <span m='90710'>when</span> <span m='90957'>I</span> <span m='91205'>got</span> <span m='91452'>into</span> <span m='92195'>my</span> <span m='92690'>undergrad</span> <span m='93185'>program</span> <span m='93680'>that</span> <span m='93845'>I</span> <span m='94010'>wanted</span> <span m='94175'>to</span> <span m='94340'>be</span> <span m='94505'>a</span> <span m='94670'>lawyer.</span> <span m='95860'>Well,</span> <span m='96260'>I</span> <span m='96660'>found</span> <span m='97602'>this</span> <span m='99015'>passion</span> <span m='99486'>of</span> <span m='99721'>mine</span> <span m='100428'>to</span> <span m='100899'>be</span> <span m='102312'>involved</span> 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