MEDICAL CAREERS


 

In Medical Careers, taught by Brenda Demke, Mary Kay Keller and Karen Tudahl, students research and receive "core" information to enable them to make an informed decision when choosing their future career. They develop knowledge and skills in the classroom setting in order to participate in a valuable clinical experience in a variety of health fields.

The curriculum includes units of instruction including: Introduction to Health Care Delivery, Medical Ethical Responsibilities, Anatomy and Related Disorders, Professional Applications of Wellness and Disease Concepts, Safety, Monitoring Body Functions, Disease Prevention, Infection Control Standards, CPR and First Aid course completion. Students are then able to spend an average of 66 hours in various clinical settings using the techniques they have learned to experience careers that match their abilities and interests.

Students selecting the Nurse Assistant option can complete the 75-hour required coursework. Completion of the coursework will make the student eligible to take the certification test to become a Certified Nurse Assistant.


 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Course Offerings

1705 - Medical Careers I (1 credit): Medical Careers I provides students interested in the Health Sciences, basic health care concepts fundamental to a wide variety of medical care careers. Students will investigate occupations, personal and professional issues, anatomy and physiology as they apply to the health professional. This course is for students interested in pursuing careers in Medicine, Dental, Veterinary, Nursing, and the Allied Health Professions with patient contact. A variety of interactive learning methods is used including professional speakers and community tours. (Open to grades 10, 11, 12).

1706 - Medical Careers II (1 credit - 2 hours per day for 1 semester): This course is the clinical portion of Medical Careers. Instruction will include HIPAA, legal ethical, patient care skills, and CPR/First Aid Training. Students will attend clinical work experiences in health science related facilities such as assisted living, long-term care, hospital, clinic and other related areas in town for a total of 9 weeks. Transportation and uniforms are required. Students must make their own transportation arrangements. (Prerequisite – 1705 Medical Careers I or 1771 Human Body Systems). (Open to grades 11 &12).

1707 - Certified Nursing Assistant/ Certified Medication Assistant (1 Dual Credit - 2 hours per day for 1 semester): Certified Nursing Assistant training includes coursework, hand-on activities, residential experience, hospital experience, along with soft skills and job readiness training. At the end of the class, students will have the option to take the National CNA examination for a fee. Certified Medication Assistant training includes classroom instruction and practice of clinical skills in the classroom setting. Certified Medication Assistants can provide medications in nursing homes, assisted living centers, care facilities for handicapped, schools, child care settings or patient homes under the direct supervision of a licensed care provider. After completion, the student may take the National Medication Assistant examination for an additional fee. Students must pass the CNA exam prior to taking the CMA exam. Transportation and uniforms are required. Students must make their own transportation arrangements. (Prerequisite-1706 Medical Careers II). (Open to grades 11 &12).

1730 - Advanced Medical Careers (1 credit) (2 hours per day for 1 semester or 1 hour per day for the entire year): Learn advanced skills in Advanced Medical Careers focusing on the medical career of your choice. Builds on the basics of health careers and is intended for students who will pursue a health career after high school. You will make an in-depth investigation of the career of your choice and be involved in community projects while investigating topics in community health, epidemics, cancer, emergencies, etc. Students will practice decision-making skills, making healthy choices, taking responsibility for their own health and will have expanded clinical work experience in local hospitals and clinics. Transportation and uniforms are required. (Prerequisite-Medical Careers II) Students must make their own transportation arrangements. (Open to grade 12).

1752 - Cooperative Work Experience in Medical Careers (1/2 credit per semester): Students employed in a Medical related job during the school year may receive high school credit through the Cooperative Work Experience program. The employment must be preceded by, or concurrent with, classroom instruction related to the work experience. A specific training plan will be developed with the employer for each student consistent with the student’s related classroom instruction and occupational goals. On-site visits will take place during the student’s placement. In addition to the cooperative work experience, students must be enrolled in seven classes (junior year) or six classes (senior year). (Open to grades 11 & 12).

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MEDICAL CAREERS

Plan of Study



The Minot High School Medical Careers Program prepares students for occupations within the Health Science Career Cluster with some occupations overlapping into the Human Services Career Cluster. Click on each cluster below to learn more.

Click here for the Minot High School Coordinated Plans of Study document that should be used in determing eligibility for the North Dakota Career & Technical Education Scholarship.


 

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Career Opportunities


Below is a sampling of the career opportunities in Health Science and Human Service Careers.

Click on the letter of the alphabet below to find your career. For detailed information on each career, go to O*NET, type in the O*NET SOC Code, and do a related career search.



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B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z


A

O*NET SOC Code
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 19-4011.00
Agricultural Engineers 17-2021.00
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1041.00
Agricultural Technicians 19-4011.01
Allergists and Immunologists 29-1069.01
Animal Scientists 19-1011.00

Anesthesiologists

29-1061.00
Anthropologists 19-3091.01

Athletic Trainers

29-9091.00

Audiologists

29-1121.00
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B

O*NET SOC Code
Biochemical Engineers 17-2199.01
Biochemists and Biophysicists 19-1021.00
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1042.00
Biological Scientists, All Other 19-1029.00
Biological Technicians 19-4021.00

Biologists

19-1020.01
Biomedical Engineers   17-2031.00
Biostatisticians 15-2041.01
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C

O*NET SOC Code

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

29-2031.00
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 25-2022.00
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 25-2023.00
Chemical Engineers 17-2041.00
Chemical Technicians 19-4031.00
Chemists 19-2031.00
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1052.00

Chiropractors

29-1011.00
Climate Change Analysts 19-2041.01
Clinical Psychologists 19-3031.02
Clinical Research Coordinators 11-9121.01

Compliance Officers

13-1041.00
Computer Hardware Engineers 17-2061.00
Computer Operators 43-9011.00
Computer Programmers 15-1131.00
Computer Systems Analysts 15-1121.00
Conservation Scientists 19-1031.00
Cytogenetic Technologists 29-2011.01
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D

O*NET SOC Code
Database Administrators 15-1141.00

Dental Assistants

31-9091.00

Dental Hygienists

29-2021.00

Dentists, General

29-1021.00

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

29-2032.00

Dietetic Technicians

29-2051.00

Dietitians and Nutritionists

29-1031.00
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E

O*NET SOC Code
Electromechanical Engineering Technologists 17-3029.03
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 17-3024.00
Electronics Engineering Technicians 17-3023.01
Electronics Engineering Technologists 17-3029.04
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 17-2072.00

Embalmers

39-4011.00

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

29-2041.00
Environmental Compliance Inspectors 13-1041.01
Environmental Engineering Technicians 17-3025.00
Environmental Engineers 17-2081.00
Environmental Restoration Planners 19-2041.02

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

19-4091.00
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1053.00

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

19-2041.00
Epidemiologists 19-1041.00
Exercise Physiologists 29-1128.00
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F

O*NET SOC Code

Family and General Practitioners

29-1062.00
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 39-9031.00

Food Science Technicians

19-4011.02
Food Scientists and Technologists 19-1012.00

Forensic Science Technicians

19-4092.00
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G - H

O*NET SOC Code
Genetic Counselors 29-9092.00
Geneticists 19-1029.03
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 19-2042.00
Healthcare Social Workers 21-1022.00

Health Educators

21-1091.00

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

25-1071.00

Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors

17-2111.00
Hearing Aid Specialists 29-2092.00

Home Health Aides  

31-1011.00
Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists 17-2112.01
Hydrologists 19-2043.00
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I - L

O*NET SOC Code
Industrial Ecologists 19-2041.03

Industrial Safety and Health Engineers

17-2111.01
Informatics Nurse Specialists 15-1121.01
Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 13-1031.02

Insurance Claims Clerks

43-9041.01

Insurance Policy Processing Clerks

43-9041.02

Internists, General

29-1063.00

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

29-2061.00
Life Scientists, All Other 19-1099.00
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M

O*NET SOC Code

Massage Therapists

31-9011.00
Materials Engineers 17-2131.00
Materials Scientists 19-2032.00
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 17-3027.00
Mechanical Engineering Technologists 17-3029.07
Mechanical Engineers 17-2141.00
Mechatronics Engineers 17-2199.05

Medical Assistants

31-9092.00

Medical Equipment Preparers

31-9093 .00
Medical Equipment Repairers 49-9062.00

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

29-2071.00

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

29-2012.00

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

29-2011 .00

Medical and Health Services Managers

11-9111.00
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 19-1042.00
Medical Secretaries 43-6013.00

Medical Transcriptionists

31-9094.00

Mental Health Counselors

21-1014.00

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

21-1023.00

Microbiologists

19-1022.00
Microsystems Engineers 17-2199.06
Molecular and Cellular Biologists 19-1029.02
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors 39-4031.00
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N

O*NET SOC Code
Nanosystems Engineers 17-2199.09
Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians 17-3029.12
Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists 17-3029.11
Natural Sciences Managers 11-9121.00
Naturopathic Physicians 29-1199.04
Neurodiagnostic Technologists 29-2099.01
Non-Destructive Testing Specialists 17-3029.01
Nuclear Engineers 17-2161.00
Nursing Assistants 31-1014.00
Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians 19-4051.01

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

29-2033.00
Nuclear Monitoring Technicians 19-4051.02
Nuclear Technicians 19-4051.00
Nurse Anesthetists 29-1151.00
Nurse Practitioners 29-1171.00
Nursing Assistants 31-1014.00
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1072.00
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O

O*NET SOC Code

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

29-1064.00

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

29-9011.00

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

29-9012.00

Occupational Therapists

29-1122.00

Occupational Therapy Aides

31-2012.00

Occupational Therapy Assistants

31-2011.00

Opticians, Dispensing

29-2081.00
Operations Research Analysts 15-2031.00

Optometrists

29-1041.00
Ophthalmic Medical Technologists 29-2099.05

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

29-1022.00
Orderlies 31-1015.00

Orthodontists

29-1023.00

Orthotists and Prosthetists

29-2091.00
Orthoptists 29-1199.05
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P

O*NET SOC Code

Pediatricians, General

29-1065.00

Personal Care Aides

39-9021.00
Pest Control Workers 37-2021.00

Pharmacists

29-1051.00

Pharmacy Aides

31-9095.00

Pharmacy Technicians

29-2052.00
Phlebotomists 31-9097.00
Photonics Engineers 17-2199.07
Photonics Technicians 17-3029.08
Physical Scientists, All Other 19-2099.00

Physical Therapists

29-1123.00

Physical Therapist Aides

31-2022.00

Physical Therapist Assistants

31-2021.00
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1054.00

Physician Assistants

29-1071.00
Physicists 19-2012.00

Podiatrists

29-1081.00
Police Identification and Records Officers 33-3021.02

Prosthodontists

29-1024.00

Psychiatric Aides

31-1013.00

Psychiatric Technicians

29-2053.00

Psychiatrists

29-1066.00
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Q - R

O*NET SOC Code
Quality Control Analysts 19-4099.01

Radiation Therapists

29-1124.00

Radiologic Technologists

29-2034.00

Recreational Therapists

29-1125.00
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1193.00

Recreation Workers

39-9032.00
Regulatory Affairs Specialists 13-1041.07
Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists 19-2099.01

Registered Nurses

29-1111.00

Respiratory Therapists

29-1126.00

Respiratory Therapy Technicians

29-2054.00
Robotics Engineers 17-2199.08
Robotics Technicians 17-3024.01
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S

O*NET SOC Code
Security Management Specialists 13-1199.02

Social and Human Service Assistants

21-1093.00
Software Developers, Applications 15-1132.00
Software Developers, Systems Software 15-1133.00
Soil and Plant Scientists 19-1013.00
Soil and Water Conservationists 19-1031.01

Speech-Language Pathologists

29-1127.00

Surgeons  

29-1067.00

Surgical Technologists  

29-2055.00
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V - Z

O*NET SOC Code

Veterinarians

29-1131.00

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

31-9096.00

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

29-2056.00

Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

25-1194.00
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 19-1023.00
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ADDITIONAL CAREER TITLES
Without O*NET SOC Codes

 

Actuary
Aerobics Instructor
Analytic Chemist
Anatomist
Animal Behaviorist
Animal Biochemist
Animal Ecologist
Animal Health Technologist
Animal Nutritionist
Animal Pathologist
Aquaculturalist
Aquatic Biologist
Aquatic Ecologist
Avian Pathologist
Bacteriologist
Biological Consultant
Biological Photographer
Biological Technician
Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical Technician
Biotechnologist
Botanist
Brew master
Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
Cardiologist
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Cell Biologist
Cell Culture Operator
Cell Structure Technician
Center for Disease Control Specialist
Cereal Chemist
Chemical Analyst
Chemical Information Specialist
Chemotherapy Technician
Clinical Cytogeneticist
Clinical Immunologist
Clinical Microbiologist
Clinical Research Physician
Clinical Chemist
Closed Captioner
Conservation Warden
Courier
Credential Verification Specialist
Crime Lab Technician
Criminal Prosecutor
Curator of a Medical Museum
Cytologist
Cytology Technician
Dialysis Technician
Ecologist
Editor (Scientific and Technical Publication)
Electronics and Medical Electronics
Salesperson
Employee Benefits Coordinator
Embryologist
Entomologist
Environmental Consultant
Environmental Impact Analyst
Environmental Planner
Exercise Therapist
Extension Agent
Farm Manager
Facility Designer
Family Physician
Field Biologist
Field Ecologist
Firefighter
Fish Culturalist
Food & Drug Analyst
Forensic Medicine Careers
Forensic Pathologist
Forensic Service Technician
Forest Ranger
Gastroenterologist
General Surgeon
Geriatric Rehabilitator
Hematologist
Health Inspector

Health Physicist
Health Services Administrator
Hematological Pathologist
Histologist
Home Support Worker
Hospital Administrator
Immunologist
Indexer
Industrial Hygienist
Industrial Process Manager
Marine Biologist
Meat and Poultry Food Inspector
Medical Examiner
Medical Illustrator
Medical Information
Medical Librarian
Medical Microbiologist
Medical Office Assistant
Medical Pathologist
Medical Records Administrator
Medical Technologist
Medical Writer
Molecular Biologist
Molecular Geneticist
National or State Park Ranger
Natural Science Curator
Neuroscientist
Neurosurgeon
Nuclear Medical Technologist
Oceanographer
Oncologist
Ophthalmic Medical Assistant
Ophthalmologist
Orthopedists
Osteopathic Medicine
Otolaryngologist
Paleontologist
Paramedic
Pathology Assistant
Pediatric Cardiologist
Pediatric Nurse
Pet Groomer
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Pharmacologist
Physician
Physiologist
Plant Physiologist
Pollution Controller
Production Chemist
Prosthesis-Maker
Psychiatric Nurse
Psycho-pharmacologist
Public Health Educator
Rebalance Practitioner
Reflexologist
Research Associate
Research Scientist
Retail Manager
Rolfer
Safety Supervisor
Sales Representative- Agriculture Chemicals
Sales Representative- Medical Products
Sales Representative- Pharmaceutical
Sales Representative- Science Equipment
Taxonomist
Tissue & Transplant Coordinator
Thoracic Surgeon
Toxicologist
Transfusion Scientist
Translator--Interpreter
Urologist
Waste Disposal Engineer
Water Quality Analyst/Technician
Writer/ Scientific, Technical
Vascular Scientist
Virologist
Zoo Assistant

 
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Four Year Plan


Below is a suggested four year plan for students wanting to pursue a health career pathway or related field:


Subject 9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
Math
Algebra
(1 credit)
Geometry
(1 credit)
Advanced Algebra/ Advanced Math (1 credit) (Suggested to meet university entrance requirements)
Advanced Math, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus Prep, AP Calculus,
College Algebra,
Probability &
Statistics (1 credit) (suggested electives for students who want to pursue a 4 year degree or higher in Health Care)  --
Language
Arts
Grade 9 Language Arts (1 credit)
Grade 10 Language Arts
(1 credit)
Grade 11 Language Arts (1 credit)

Speech I and an Elective (1/2 credit each)

Consider Creative Writing or AP English

Science
Physical Science
I & II (1 credit)
Biology I & II
(1 credit)

General Chemistry
(1 credit)

Advanced Placement Chemistry Prep
(1 credit) (suggested science elective for students that want to pursue a career in Health Care)

Physics (1 credit)

Advanced Biology
(1/2 credit) (suggested science elective for students that want to pursue a career in Health Care)

Anatomy and Physiology (1 credit) (suggested science elective for students that want to pursue a career in Health Care)

Advanced Placement Chemistry (1 credit) (suggested science elective for students that want to pursue a 4 year degree or higher in Health Care)

Advanced Physics
(1 credit)

Social Studies

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World History
I & II (1 credit)
U.S. History I & II
(1 credit)

Sociology (1/2 credit)

Psychology (1/2 credit)

Social Studies Elective (1/2 credit)

American Government (1/2 credit)

Economics (1/2 credit)

Physical Education

Physical Education
(1/2 credit)

Personal Health & Safety (1/2 credit)

Physical Education Electives
(1/2 credit each)
Physical Education Electives
(1/4 credit each)
Physical Education Electives
(1/4 credit each)
Drivers Education
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Driver & Traffic Safety Education (Elective)
(1/2 credit)

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Foreign Language

No college in North Dakota requires Foreign Language, but many out-of-state colleges do. It is suggested that students take two years of a Foreign Language if they plan on going to college out of state to earn a 4 year degree.

Foreign Language I
(1 credit)  

Foreign Language I
(1 credit)  

Foreign Language II
(1 credit)

Foreign Language I
(1 credit)  

Foreign Language II
(1 credit)

Foreign Language I
(1 credit)  

Foreign Language II
(1 credit)

 

Electives

Please Note: You can choose courses listed from the previous year if you didn't get a chance to take that course.

Word Processing
(1/2 credit)

Introduction to Computer Applications (1/2 credit)

Skills for Living
(1/2 credit)

Animal Care (1/2 credit)

Skills for Living (1/2 credit)

Child Development and Parenting (1/2 credit)

Medical Careers I
(1 credits)

Medical Careers I
(1 credits)

Medical Careers II
(1 credits)

Careers with Children
(2 credits) (suggested elective for students wanting to pursue a career in social work, child psychology, pediatrics, or day care)

Advanced Computer Applications - Word/Excel (1/2 credit)

Certified Nursing Assistant/ Certified Medication Assistant (1 Dual Credit)

Cooperative Work Experience in Medical Careers (1/2 credit per semester)

Medical Careers II
(1 credits)

Advanced Medical Careers (1 credit) 

Certified Nursing Assistant/ Certified Medication Assistant (1 Dual Credit)

Advanced Computer Applications - Access/PowerPoint
(1/2 credit )

Nutrition and fitness
(1/2 credit)   

Food and Nutrition Careers (2 credits) (suggested for students that want to pursue a career as a dietitian) 

Cooperative Work Experience in Medical Careers (1/2 credit per semester)

 

Class Periods
6 periods a day
6 periods a day

6 periods a day & PE twice weekly for the 7th Period

6 periods a day & PE twice weekly for the 7th Period

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States' Career Clusters

Career Clusters provide a way for schools to organize instruction and student experiences around sixteen broad categories that encompass virtually all occupations from entry through professional levels. Click here to take a survey to identify your number one career cluster. Click here to visit the States' Career Clusters Website.

If you click on your Career Cluster link below, you will get more detailed information about the cluster. If you click the Job List link for your cluster, you will get a detailed list of jobs within the cluster. To print a Plan of Study for your cluster, click either the Microsoft Word symbol or the PDF symbol. To play the Jeopardy Game for your Career Cluster, click the PowerPoint link. (If you are using PowerPoint version 2003, it works best to just open the game). If you are using an older or advanced version of PowerPoint, it is best to download the Zip folder. Click one of the following for Zip Download Instructions: Internet Explorer or Firefox

 

CAREER CLUSTER
Job List
Jeopardy Game
Plan of Study
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Architecture & Construction
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Business, Management & Administration
Education & Training
Finance
Government & Public Administration
Health Science
Hospitality & Tourism
Human Services
Information Technology
Law, Public Safety & Security
Manufacturing
Marketing, Sales & Service
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

 

 

 

 

 

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Web Sites With Additional Information


Association for Career & Technical Education

HealthCareCareersNow.com

Minot Public Schools Career Development Program

North Dakota State Board for Career & Technical Education

HOSA - Future Health Professionals

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