Are you fascinated by the human body? Do you have a career in the healthcare field in mind for your future? Drop by the J. Ardis Bell Library at TCC NE Campus in June 2015 to look at the Anatomy & Physiology display and view the digital presentation “20 Things You May Not Know About the Human Body.” Many books on this topic are available to check out as well.
Dr. Jerri Lindsey, Professor of biology, microbiology, and anatomy & physiology at TCC NE campus for 43 years, is very enthusiastic about teaching and sharing her knowledge with new students. What makes her day is when she sees a student having an “Aha!” moment in class. She has designed the library display to show human body models and specimens that introduce students to what they would study in the second semester of anatomy and physiology. Dr. Lindsey started her academic pathway with a B.A. in biology with a minor in chemistry at McMurry University in Abilene, and then went straight into a doctoral program in molecular biology with minors in microbiology and chemistry at UNT. When not teaching, Jerri enjoys her horses and dogs and has competed in dressage equestrian competitions and has often shown her dogs and judged in dog shows.
So, why should one take a course in anatomy & physiology? Dr. Lindsey says that most students who take A&P have a plan for an allied health career. NE campus has the largest number of students in the TCC district taking A&P classes and many students move on to careers in nursing, other health fields, kinesiology, sports, dance, and other fields requiring knowledge of the human body. There is still a very great need for jobs in the healthcare field. In fact, 9 of 20 of the fastest growing occupations and 14 of 20 of the highest paying occupations are in healthcare fields, as reported by Occupational Outlook Handbook. If you are a student who will be taking an A&P class, you may want to take advantage of the tutoring sessions hosted by faculty that take place in NSCW.
Speaking of the human body, Dr. Lindsey is a firm believer in taking care of your body to help you live longer with more energy and strength. Here’s a quote by Jim Rohn: “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” As Spock from Star Trek would say to all: “Live long and prosper!”
Sources used for this article:
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2014, January 8). Occupational outlook handbook: Fastest growing occupations. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2014, January 8). Occupational outlook handbook: Highest paying occupations. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/highest-paying.htm
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2014, March). Occupational outlook quarterly: Healthcare: millions of jobs now and in the future. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2014/home.htm
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