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Healthcare Career Guide for Students

Healthcare Career Guide for Students

Megan Malugani / Monster Contributing Writer

Two Years of College or Less

• Dental hygienists carry out oral-care procedures and educate patients about the daily care of their teeth. Visit the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

• Emergency medical technicians provide immediate emergency medical treatment at the scenes of accidents and injuries and transport patients to hospital emergency rooms. Visit the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians.

• Licensed practical nurses (also called licensed vocational nurses) provide bedside care to patients under the supervision of registered nurses. Visit the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses.

• Registered nurses provide specialized and skilled patient care and oversee care given by licensed practical nurses and nurse aides. Visit the American Nurses Association.

• Respiratory therapists treat patients with breathing and heart-lung conditions. Visit the American Association of Respiratory Care.

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