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    Ten-Step Guide to a Career in Healthcare

    So you want to begin a career in healthcare, but you don't know where to start. This ten-step guide will help you find your way through the maze of specialties, exams, and prerequisites. Whether you are looking for your first job or your fifth, AllHealthcare's Ten Step Guide will lead you along your journey toward a rewarding career as a healthcare ...
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    10 Reasons to Get Into a Healthcare Career

    10 Reasons to Get Into a Healthcare Career
    Looking for a career with legs? Here's why healthcare is a great choice. 1. You’ll be in demand! Healthcare is the fastest growing job sector in the workforce. According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2004, of the 30 fastest growing occupations in the entire labor market, about half are jobs in the allied health fields. ...
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    Your Body, the Negotiator

    Your Body, the Negotiator
    It's tough to think of yourself as a commodity, so here are six nonverbal ways to sell yourself and get the raise you deserve Negotiating for pay and perks requires you to sell yourself as a brand. How you walk, talk, and look reflects on that brand. Do you come across as inspiring, confident, and competent, or blah, boring, and bored? ...
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    Best Paying Jobs with an Associate Degree

    Best Paying Jobs with an Associate Degree
    So many graduates, but...so many jobs. More jobs than ever and more jobs than employers can fill. Each year 500,000 students graduate from community college with associate degrees. One in four is preparing for a job in health. And no wonder: Job growth is predicted to be huge over the next decade. Can An Associate Degree Get You a High-Paying Dream ...
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    The Business of Healthcare

    As a patient in a hospital or clinic, you see nurses, doctors and specialized direct care personnel. But medicine is also a business. If you're interested in working in a medical setting and have transferable skills, you may be just a few steps away from being qualified. h4. Transferable Positions "With the sudden decline in high tech, more and more people ...
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    Resume Tips for Physical Therapy Professionals

    Resume Tips for Physical Therapy Professionals
    While opportunities abound for physical therapy (PT) professionals, hiring managers often review piles of resumes to fill just one opening. Make sure yours makes the final cut by following these tips and reviewing this sample resume for a PT. Take Stock Before you create or revamp your resume, research advertised PT positions on Monster. This effort will give you insights into ...
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    Job Shadow for Your Career

    There's plenty of information out there about potential careers. But impersonal descriptions can't match the realism of actually watching someone do a job for a few hours or days. That's what job shadowing is about -- and why National Job Shadow Day is such a unique opportunity to get a firsthand glimpse of a career that may be in your future. ...
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    A Mentor Can Help You Succeed in Your First Job

    On the first day of your first real postcollege job, you're in your first staff meeting, and you have absolutely no idea how to behave. You feel like everyone is waiting for you to screw up. Later, you have no one to eat lunch with. And that afternoon, you find yourself perplexed by the strange interpersonal interactions you've seen in your ...
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    Tips for Finding a Healthcare Career

    Tips for Finding a Healthcare Career
    Although the path to career success is often rocky, if you're smart, you aren't doomed to travel it alone. With the guidance of a mentor, it's easier to stay on course and avoid professional pitfalls. Mentoring relationships are particularly meaningful in healthcare, experts say, where an experienced practitioner can give a personal boost to a new practitioner who is adjusting to ...
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    Four Ways to Make Job Shadow Day Work

    With National Job Shadow Day coming up, you may have been asked to have a student shadow you so he can learn more about your career, company and industry. If you're wondering how to be a proper host, check out these four tactics that will help you turn those few hours into a rewarding work experience for both of you. Be ...
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    Sweet Perks in Health Care: Average = $25,000+

    Sweet Perks in Health Care: Average = $25,000+
    Forgiving student loans, super benefits and cash bonuses are just some of the incentives a recent survey found widely available to new hires in health care. Health insurance benefits, relocation reimbursement and signing bonuses could easily add up to more than $25,000, not including student loan forgiveness or additional professional training. The 2007 study, conducted by Martin, Fletcher, looked at more ...
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    Seven Ways to Land a Great Internship

    Seven Ways to Land a Great Internship
    It's one of the most common and frustrating career dilemmas college students face: "To get a good job after graduation, I need experience. But how do I get experience without having a job in the first place?" One common - and wise - solution: An internship, paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time. Easy enough. But how do you get one? Well, ...
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    To-Dos for Landing a Summer Internship

    To-Dos for Landing a Summer Internship
    Sad, perhaps, but true: If you want a summer internship, you need to start planning at the previous year's end. In some cases, application deadlines are only weeks away. You need to remember that fellow students nationwide are competing for the same internships, and before you know it, you'll be swamped with your spring-semester courses and activities. You need to act ...
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    Seven First-Time Resume Concerns

    Seven First-Time Resume Concerns
    When you're a college student or recent grad and trying to write a resume, especially your first one, you'll face questions you typically won't find addressed in the current blizzard of resume books. That doesn't mean your questions aren't valid; it simply means the resume experts often overlook them, because they generally target mid-career audiences. As The MonsterTRAK Career Coach, I've ...
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    Volunteer for Your Career

    Volunteer for Your Career
    If ever there were a winning career-development strategy for college students, volunteering is it. Even if you have only a few hours a month to spare, you can make a significant difference for a person or even an entire organization by offering your time and energy to causes that need help but can't pay for it. And best of all, you ...
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    Red Cross Healthcare Volunteers Help in Disaster Relief

    Red Cross Healthcare Volunteers Help in Disaster Relief
    Healthcare workers who volunteer for American Red Cross disaster-relief assignments say they're motivated by a desire to help people put their lives back together after a catastrophe. These 8,000 volunteers - typically nurses, social workers, emergency medical technicians, counselors, physician assistants and therapists - often leave home on short notice to aid victims of hurricanes, fires, floods and other disasters, wherever ...
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    Is a Healthcare Career Right for You?

    Are you considering a career in healthcare? Don't take the plunge without some advice from Saul Wischnitzer, PhD, coauthor of Health-Care Careers for the 21st Century, a career manual for aspiring healthcare professionals. Monster asked Dr. Wischnitzer for information that would be helpful to students who are contemplating healthcare careers. Question: What is the best way for students to decide whether ...
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    Career Research Made Easy

    When it comes to research, an unimaginable wealth of information is available to you on the Internet. It's like having a huge private library in your own home or office. In fact, one downside of the Internet is having too much information. When researching for your job search, it's important to concentrate on a target. By staying focused on the ...
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    Q&A: Are Job Fairs Worth Your Time?

    STICKY SITUATION: I went to a job fair last week but thought it was rather stupid. I didn't meet anyone there, nor did anyone interview me. Are job fairs just a waste of time? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS: They're not a waste of time if you know how to attend one. Most of the work is done before you even ...
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    Q&A: Healthcare Degree, But No Experience

    Before writing your resume, research the types of jobs you will be targeting. Scour healthcare job ads to find out which skills, attributes and qualifications employers find desirable. For example, you may find multiple job listings that mention qualities like "team player," "excellent interpersonal/communication skills" and so forth. If you excel in these areas (and can back your claims with examples ...
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