The following categories can serve as a guide when gauging the quality of your health care experience. This is not an exhaustive list, there are other forms of direct patient care experience.
Slight Patient Care Experience: CNA student, EMT student, medical interpreter, medical volunteer, neonatal intensive care unit volunteer, patient transport, patient coordinator, pharmacy technician, personal/fitness trainer, veterinarian technician
Minimal Patient Care Experience: chiropractic assistant, dental assistant, dietician, ICU technician, lab technician, lactation specialist, living assistant/home health aide, medical mission work, mental health counselor, phlebotomist, physical therapist assistant, polysomnographic technician, telemetry technician
Moderate Patient Care Experience: anesthesia technician, athletic trainer, dental hygienist, EMT with paid and volunteer experience, licensed practical nurse (LPN), medical assistant (CMA), nursing assistant (CNA), ophthalmic technician, optometrist technician, orthopedic surgeon assistant, oncology technician, patient care technician, pulmonary technologist, radiology technician, respiratory technician, scribe
High Level Patient Care Experience: chiropractor (M.D./D.O.), paid foreign medical graduate, paid registered nurse (RN), paramedic, pharmacist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, veteran with medical experience