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Medical Screeners

Education and Training Requirements

High School

A high school diploma or GED is required to enter this career. In high school, take classes in health and anatomy and physiology to obtain a general understanding of how the body works and its organs and systems. Computer science classes (especially database management) will be useful because you will use computers and databases every day to record and store patient information. Medical screeners must be able to effectively communicate with patients, as well as convey the information they learn to doctors and other medical professionals. To build your communication skills, take English and speech classes. A significant number of people in the United States do not speak English fluently, so it will be useful to learn a foreign language—especially Spanish, but also other languages (such as Polish, Mandarin, or Japanese) depending on the ethnic makeup of the area where you will be employed.

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