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Paperback Details
  • 11/2019
  • 978-1905941315
  • 272 pages
  • $27.99
Mary Choy
Healthcare Heroes: The Medical Careers Guide

Children/Young Adult; Other Nonfiction; (Market)

Healthcare Heroes: The Medical Careers Guide gives you the unfiltered, unedited, no-holds-barred version of what it’s really like to be a healthcare professional in the 21st century. This book features some of the best and top healthcare jobs highlighted in the U.S. News & World Report. It serves as a useful resource for readers of all ages, middle school and up. 

With expert insights and strategies, this book helps readers find their best career path in the medical field. The chapters are written by healthcare professionals who provide a personal touch and share their extensive knowledge and expertise through their journey into each of their professions. Will there be a few surprises? Count on it.

Each chapter provides an overview of the profession, salary range, specialty and sub-specialty areas of employment, methods of exploring the career, educational requirements and information on the long-term employment outlook. This book also features a day in the life of the healthcare professional, strategies to succeed in the career and a list of helpful websites and references.

Start your journey towards a healthcare career today!


INCLUDED PROFESSIONS: Biomedical Engineer, Physician Assistant, Surgical Technologist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Physician, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Veterinarian, Art Therapist, Dentist, Speech and Language Pathologist, Dietitian, Social Worker, Podiatrist, Psychologist, Physical Therapist…and many more!


  • "A Day in the Life" of the Healthcare Professional
  • Salary Range & Educational Requirements
  • Specialty Areas of Employment

5-starred review

Interested in a career in the medical field? Unsure what path to take? Are there too many options and too many unknowns? Don’t fret! Pick up a copy of Healthcare Heroes: The Medical Careers Guide and quickly learn all the facts and figures of 28 different careers within the medical field! This guide is jam-packed with up-to-date information provided by professionals in each individual field of medicine.

This guide dives into careers from pharmacy technician and dental hygienist to music therapist to a physician for people and veterinarian for animals! Each chapter takes an insider look into each individual career. This includes a first person point-of-view from an individual in that particular field; including why they chose this career and why they love it. Each section also gives important facts within the career, including: amount of required schooling, any licensing, possible income ranges, specialties you can pursue, additional education options, and future outlooks for the career. Lastly, each section concludes with additional links for the reader to explore and discover more in-depth information!



As the daughter and sister of nurses, I found this guide amazing! All I could think the whole time I was reading was how awesome this guide would be in the hands of a high school or college guidance counselor. It is such an easy guide to use and quickly and efficiently readers are able to discover all the information they need for any medically-related career they wish to pursue. I also really loved that this guide included careers like veterinarian, art therapist, social worker, and medical writer; so many don’t realize how all of these careers are connected and this guide highlights that fact.

I would recommend this guide to teens ages 12 to 18 who are starting to consider careers they are interested in, and anyone older who is pursuing knowledge on any of the medical careers in this guide. I would also recommend all high school guidance counselors grab a copy of this guide to have in their office!

Readers' Favorite


Are you are considering a career in the healthcare profession but you are unsure which path to take? Healthcare Heroes by Mary Choy and Michele B. Kaufman will give you a brutally honest glimpse into the core fundamentals of what it takes, not only educationally but characteristically as a medical professional - from a Biomedical Engineer, Surgical Technologist, Pharmacist, Music Therapist to Anesthetist, Veterinarian, Emergency Medical Technician, Phlebotomist plus many more. You will discover what you can expect on an average working day, the pay structure, the career opportunities available to you, and the qualifications you will need. There are contributions from a diverse and extensive range of healthcare professionals who impart their real-life experiences so you have a clear understanding of what challenges you can expect to face. This guide will clear away all the indecision when choosing your specialized field. With all the knowledge at hand, you can be confident you are entering a profession that perfectly matches your expectations.

Healthcare Heroes by Mary Choy and Michele B. Kaufman is an absolutely fascinating read with real insight from renowned healthcare professionals. The range of professions covered is vast but this guide gives you much more practical information than others in the genre. What I found particularly helpful was the section Day In The Life Of, where you gain an insider view of a normal working day in your chosen career. There is also a section for each profession from the Bureau of Labor statistics which will inform any student of the percentage of employment growth in their chosen field. Every chapter is clearly explained and includes great tips throughout. Each section is full of valuable information and answers all the questions I imagine anyone would have when deciding on their line of specialty. It is literally like having your own personal healthcare mentor at your disposal. Another aspect of this tremendous guide which sets it apart from similar books is that it not only covers the educational requirements, but also the interpersonal skills you will need. This guide is a must-have for any student to ensure their preferred career is going to bring them the utmost satisfaction. As a non-medical person, I have been totally humbled by the work healthcare professionals carry out each day. They truly transform the lives of their patients and their families.

Mary Choy and Michele Kaufman Named International Book Awards Finalist

Mary Choy and Michele B. Kaufman's Healthcare Heroes: The Medical Careers Guide was named a 2020 International Book Awards Finalist in the categories of Young Adult: Nonfiction and Business: Careers. 

Paperback Details
  • 11/2019
  • 978-1905941315
  • 272 pages
  • $27.99