Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 27, 2014, 05:50:17 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 636348
  • Total Topics: 48293
  • Online Today: 204
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: New Career?  (Read 1544 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline idee

  • Member
  • Posts: 260
  • Hi...
New Career?
« on: October 09, 2012, 04:45:00 PM »

I was going into medical coding but there aren't many internships let alone jobs for someone just starting out.
So I have decided to give radiology technician a try. At least after my computer classes are finished in December.
I go this Thursday to meet the career specialist for the school. I still need to find out how much it costs to attend. The positive thing is they place their students in externships.
Another thing is I don't know if my HIV will keep me from becoming a radiology tech. Can they deny me employment for my health? If so who would I go to for help?
Also two doctors have told me to keep my medicaid as long as I can. So there are many things I hope will work out.
I write this on here hoping there are other professional but HIV positive persons on here who would be of help with advice.

Offline BT65

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 9,912
Re: New Career?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 07:20:50 PM »
Didn't you have to quit working for health reasons?  I could be incorrect, but I thought that was the case.  I realize you may not be to ill to work forever, but just don't rush back into anything.

I don't believe you can be denied employment in radiology.  There are a couple members here who are nurses.  HIV is protected under the American with Disabilities Act.  Of course I'm too lazy to link to it, but I'm sure you could google it and find it. 

Just take care of yourself, and don't rush into anything.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline idee

  • Member
  • Posts: 260
  • Hi...
Re: New Career?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 10:17:22 AM »
Didn't you have to quit working for health reasons?  I could be incorrect, but I thought that was the case.  I realize you may not be to ill to work forever, but just don't rush back into anything.

I don't believe you can be denied employment in radiology.  There are a couple members here who are nurses.  HIV is protected under the American with Disabilities Act.  Of course I'm too lazy to link to it, but I'm sure you could google it and find it. 

Just take care of yourself, and don't rush into anything.
I actually don't remember what I wrote on here. But the reason I quit my job was do to the possibility of losing my health coverage and SSI. I also had terrible ankle and feet swelling from sitting at a desk all day. Plus I am not good at asking people for personal information in order to give them a loan, people would become rude and did not want me to check their bank accounts which was part of my job.
 But I am interested in being a rad tech because it is something I would be proud of doing, and I'd be helping people at the same time. The positive thing is I also get to move around instead of sit at a desk all day long.
 I am taking it slow though, sleeping right and eating healthy in order to prepare for school.
 Thanks for the information on the Americans with Diabilities Act. I will look it up today.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2012, 10:19:06 AM by idee »

Offline niecy_nurse

  • Member
  • Posts: 22
  • Too blessed to be stressed.
Re: New Career?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 09:55:22 PM »
You can definitely get a job in radiology. Your status has NOTHING to do with you being anything that you want to be. I am an ER nurse who happens to have HIV. I work everyday and do a good job at it. I work beside DRs and other health care workers woh also have HIV.

Good luck in your endeavors!!
Diagnosed July 6, 2012 by mouth swab
Confirmed July 25, 2012: VL=821
August 7, 2012: VL=1054, CD4:578
Sept. 12, 2012: CD4=701
Sept. 13, 2012: Started Complera
Oct. 5, 2012: VL=UD; CD4=809

Offline idee

  • Member
  • Posts: 260
  • Hi...
Re: New Career?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 05:12:19 PM »
You can definitely get a job in radiology. Your status has NOTHING to do with you being anything that you want to be. I am an ER nurse who happens to have HIV. I work everyday and do a good job at it. I work beside DRs and other health care workers woh also have HIV.

Good luck in your endeavors!!

Thanks for letting me know I wouldn't be the only one. I feel a little more confident now.

Offline idee

  • Member
  • Posts: 260
  • Hi...
Re: New Career?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 07:47:11 PM »
You can definitely get a job in radiology. Your status has NOTHING to do with you being anything that you want to be. I am an ER nurse who happens to have HIV. I work everyday and do a good job at it. I work beside DRs and other health care workers woh also have HIV.

Good luck in your endeavors!!

I just wanted to thank you for your post and to say that I went to the school today to speak to the admissions lady. She was honest about coming across this twice before and that the candidates weren't healthy enough to continue school.
But it turns out that I am taking the medical assistant program instead of radiology to gain more experience in the medical field, then I am going to take radiology.

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.