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    5 Steps to Becoming a Medical Assistant

    So you want to become a medical assistant, but you aren't sure where to start? Well, you've come to the right place. AllHealthcare is here to provide you with a guide to help you fulfill your career goals. Medical assistants have the responsibility of performing many tasks at once - they take patients' vital signs, complete medical histories, and perform ...
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    Registered Nurse: Kay Osinski, MS, RN, CCRN

    Registered Nurse: Kay Osinski, MS, RN, CCRN
    _Ms. Osinski is the Assistant Dean for the Baker University School of Nursing, Topeka, Kansas. She is also a legal nurse consultant and testifying nurse expert. She earned her MS in Medical Surgical Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist from Northern Illinois University and her BS in Nursing from Central Missouri State University. Highlights of Ms. Osinski's nursing career include:_ * 2003 - ...
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    Pharmacist: Dr. Scott Kislak

    Pharmacist: Dr. Scott Kislak
    High school sophomore Scott Kislak wanted to go into broadcasting. There was one problem: a class project on careers revealed a dearth of career opportunities. What good would a job be if he couldn't get it? When he looked into pharmacy, Mr. Kislak saw something different his future. Growing up in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, suburb of West Mifflin, he decided to ...
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    Share, Learn, Be Inspired: A Series of Interviews

    Share, Learn, Be Inspired: A Series of Interviews
    The wide range of career possibilities in the healthcare field means that there are limitless choices when it comes to choosing a direction. One of the best ways to learn about a potential career path is to learn about it straight from the horse's mouth. Whether you are a seasoned professional, or a student trying to find your way in this ...
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    Career Profile: Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

    Career Profile: Dietitian and Diabetes Educator
    Angela Ginn-Meadow, 28: Outpatient Clinical Dietitian & Diabetes Educator About the Employer: Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore Salary: $57,500 How long has she been with this employer? Six years How did she get started? Ginn-Meadow wanted to combine her passions for dance, fitness, nutrition and medicine into a career so she graduated with a bachelor of ...
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    A Day in the Life of...a Physical Therapist

    In a typical day, Debby Compton might see patients from the age of 2 to 102. Her duties related to each patient can vary as greatly as the individuals themselves. [photo:9887] Compton is a physical therapist and the director of rehabilitation services for Van Wert County Hospital & Therapy Solutions, which is owned by the hospital and Vancrest Health Care Centers. ...
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    Automation Reshapes Opportunities for Med Techs

    Automation Reshapes Opportunities for Med Techs
    Robotics and automation are helping to fill in the gaps in medical laboratories created by a shortage of medical technologists (MTs). Automated laboratory systems pick up the grunt work that once made workdays dull for MTs. And executives at diagnostic labs are using robotics to help control costs. Automation Ameliorates Shortage With US vacancy rates for certified/licensed med tech staff hovering ...
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    Career Guide: Medical and Health Services Managers

    Career Guide: Medical and Health Services Managers
    h4. Nature of the Work Healthcare is a business and, like every other business, it needs good management to keep it running smoothly. The medical and health services manager occupation encompasses all individuals who plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of healthcare. Medical and health services managers include specialists and generalists. Specialists are in charge of specific clinical departments or ...
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    As Seen on Facebook: The Secret Language of EMTs

    As Seen on Facebook: The Secret Language of EMTs
    Emergency medical technicians and paramedics are a special breed. And they have a language all their own - a language of acronyms, that, like most people in medicine - help them quickly communicate in code patient conditions and needs. But it turns out that there's more to the language of acronyms than meets the eye - or, in this case, the ...
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    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...(Part 2)

    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...(Part 2)
    This Facebook group of paramedics was the source of the first roundup of paramedics' "insights." But wait there's more! Here are yet more funnies from the Facebook group "You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...". • You are on a plane and you are happier with "assume crash positions" than "Is there anyone medically trained on the plane?" • ...
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    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...

    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...
    Like everyone, paramedics have their good days and bad days. But some times, there have simply been too many days. From the Facebook group "You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When..." comes a list of things from the paramedics' point of view. • It drives you absolutely nuts when someone calls you an "Ambulance Driver" • When you're always ...
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    Career Guide: Clinical Laboratory Technologist

    Career Guide: Clinical Laboratory Technologist
    h4. At a Glance • Faster than average employment growth and excellent job opportunities are expected. • Clinical laboratory technologists usually have a bachelor’s degree with a major in medical technology or in one of the life sciences; clinical laboratory technicians generally need either an associate degree or a certificate. • Most jobs will continue to be in hospitals, but employment ...
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    Career Profile: Recreational Therapist

    Career Profile: Recreational Therapist
    h4. I chose this career because… I chose to become a recreational therapist because this branch of therapy deals with “the whole person.” For each patient, we assess six functional domains: • 1. Physical – gross and fine motor skills, fatigue, strength, pain and how that impacts their leisure and lifestyle • 2. Cognitive –mental fatigue, concentration, decision making, memory, orientation ...
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    Career Profile: Medical and Health Services Manager - James Wade Atkins

    Career Profile: Medical and Health Services Manager - James Wade Atkins
    I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical and health services manager because I’ve always loved science. My sisters teased me from the time I was little because I frequently asked, “Why?” As early as junior high, I thought I would become a doctor. I started taking pre-med classes when I entered college. However, I discovered that I ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Scientist

    Career Profile: Medical Scientist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a neuroscience researcher because I’ve always liked science. After earning a biology degree, I took a year off and worked in a research lab. Until then, I thought I wanted to be a medical doctor, but I really liked the lab work. I decided to pursue a career in science research ...
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    Career Profile: Health Educator - Frank GrayShield

    Career Profile: Health Educator - Frank GrayShield
    h4. Introduction... Before beginning, let me introduce myself in English in the traditional American Indian way: “Greetings. My name is Frank L. GrayShield. I am a Washoe from Nevada. My clan is the Redfox Clan. My tribe's homeland is the lands surrounding Lake Tahoe in Nevada and California. I grew up on the Quechan reservation, Fort Yuma, California and, I am ...
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    Career Profile: Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor

    Career Profile: Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an fitness instructor because I’ve always liked physical activity and sports. I started exercising and working out in the gym when I was 12 years old. My older brother was my inspiration, and he taught me a lot about fitness and sports. Ever since then, I’ve had a passion for fitness. ...
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    Career Profile: Registered Dietetic Technician

    Career Profile: Registered Dietetic Technician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a registered dietetic technician during my career exploration in high school. When I was 16, my mother took me to a nursing home to seek a job and explore the field of nursing. There were no openings as a nurse’s assistant, but there was an available position in the nutrition department. ...
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    Career Profile: Dentist - Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque

    Career Profile: Dentist - Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dentist because it was the career that best combined all my skills and interests. My interest in health science was evident since high school, when I wrote an essay about wanting to be a doctor. Then I read The Unkindest Cut: Life in the Backrooms of Medicine, by Marcia Millman, ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Library Technician

    Career Profile: Medical Library Technician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a library technician because of my early work experiences, and because my mentor encouraged me to pursue my goal. Education • Associate of Arts, General Studies, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland • Bachelor of Arts, History, Concentration Health Education, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland • Master of Library Science, College ...
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