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Healthcare Career Guide for Students

Healthcare Career Guide for Students

Megan Malugani / Monster Contributing Writer

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• Dentists prevent, diagnose and treat diseases of the teeth and mouth tissues. Visit the American Dental Association.

• Genetic counselors provide information and guidance about medical issues that have a hereditary basis. Visit the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

• Occupational therapists use educational, vocational and rehabilitational techniques to help disabled people improve their qualities of life. Visit the American Occupational Therapy Association.

• Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat and manage eye diseases and disorders. Visit the American Optometric Association.

• Pharmacists prepare and dispense medications prescribed by physicians. Visit the American Pharmacists Association.

• Physical therapists treat disease and injury using methods such as exercise, heat, light and massage. Visit the American Physical Therapy Association.

• Physicians are medical doctors who treat disease and injury. They prescribe medication for preventive and curative treatments. Visit the American Medical Association.

• Podiatrists specialize in the care of the feet. Visit the American Podiatric Medical Association.

• Speech-language pathologists and audiologists specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating problems related to speech, language and hearing. Visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

• Veterinarians specialize in the care of animals. Visit the American Veterinary Medicine Association.

This article originally appeared on Monster Career Advice.

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