Interested in being part of a life-saving team that helps deliver the life-saving gift of organ transplantation? Don't have a medical, nursing, or college degree? You can still be part of this life-saving team! There are dozens, even hundreds of professionals who help make each organ donation happen, and if you have a high school degree and a driver's license, you can get started.
So what kinds of entry level jobs exist? A simple google search of "jobs organ transport" returned 60 mostly relevant jobs.
A search for the same terms in indeed, glassdoor, and other job search sites, returns several entry-level jobs that allow you to get your foot in the door. Here are screen shots of some of the opportunities that I found with my searches.
So is There a Career Path?
Once you develop some experience on the job, you have opportunities to increase your professionalism through certification examinations from the American Board for Transplant Certification and The Organization for Donation and Transplant Professionals. Which certifications you pursue will depend on where your passions lead you.
The American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) provides transport-related certification as follows: Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC); Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC); Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN); and Certified Transplant Preservationist (CTP). The examinations to qualify for these certifications are generally earned after you have worked for some time in your profession (See https://abtc.net/candidates/examination) .
The Organization for Donation and Transplant Professionals, established to provide a professional organization and training for the role of coordinator in the donation and transplantation process.
NATCO offers three levels of certification: Certified Clinical Transport Coordinator (CCTC); Certified Clinical Transport Dietician (CCTD); and ongoing continuing education to maintain certifications.
Good luck with your future endeavors! If I can be of assistance in your future educational planning, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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