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Understand the Healthcare Skills You Will Need

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The skills you will need to be successful in healthcare will vary greatly based on the exact career your are interested in pursuing. In general, you will need to have a very solid foundation in the sciences (in particular for roles directly caring for patients), as well as strong interpersonal skills, teamwork skills, critical thinking and analysis skills, and decision-making skills.

To get a better idea of what specific skills you need to develop, look at the Skills & Knowledge section for the health career you are interested in on the CAREERwise website.



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