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    Career Profile: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Chris King

    Career Profile: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Chris King
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical technologist, because I liked the challenging college program and the job outlook. When I started college, I intended to major in sociology. However, one of my classes was called “the sociology of deviant behavior”. Course requirements included working with prison inmates on-site. I didn’t think I could do that, ...
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    Career Profile: Dietitian and Nutritionist

    Career Profile: Dietitian and Nutritionist
    h4. I chose this career because… I chose to become a dietitian because I’ve always been interested in food and nutrition, especially in hospital settings. The undergraduate training provides for development of knowledge-based and interpersonal skills, that are crucial in being successful in a variety of careers. The potential career paths are many and varied. As a sophomore in college, my ...
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    Career Profile: Pharmacist

    Career Profile: Pharmacist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a pharmacist because I have always had a strong interest in biology. It seemed natural for me to gravitate toward a career as a pharmacist. Pharmacy offered me the opportunity to focus on human biology and drugs used to cure or manage specific diseases. It also gave me the opportunity to ...
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    Career Profile: Respiratory Therapist - Dennis Brown

    Career Profile: Respiratory Therapist - Dennis Brown
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a respiratory therapist because I was impressed with the college curriculum and the role of the respiratory care professional in the hospital setting. Actually, I could not make up my mind which career to pursue after high school until I attended a career day. After speaking with a respiratory therapy instructor, ...
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    Career Profile: Obstetrician and Gynecologist

    Career Profile: Obstetrician and Gynecologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an obstetrician/gynecologist because of early parental influence and my interests in school. Both of my parents are registered nurses. My father, who is a retired Army Nurse Corps Colonel, encouraged me to pursue a career in medicine. Through junior high and high school, various teachers and courses peaked my interest in ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Illustrator

    Career Profile: Medical Illustrator
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical illustrator, because when growing up, I always loved art. Like every other kid, I drew all the time, but didn’t stop as I grew older. Though I loved drawing, I never considered art as a career. I associated art with painters living in dingy studios barely scraping by. By ...
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    Career Profile: Health Services Manager - Ron DeClerck

    Career Profile: Health Services Manager - Ron DeClerck
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical records administrator after exploring my career options through career counseling, which included taking interests and aptitude tests. I have a detail-oriented personality and prefer organization. My interests, counseling, and research, all pointed me to this field. Through the U.S. Department of Labor, I discovered it was one of the ...
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    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - Victoria A. Cargill

    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - Victoria A. Cargill
    *I chose this career because...* I chose to become an epidemiologist because the specialty allowed me to combine my love of caring for people and treating illnesses, with my interest in patterns of disease outbreaks and risk factors for developing disease. [widget:quiz_are_you_ready_for_a_career_in_health_care] I grew up on a farm and always ‘treated’ the illnesses of our dogs, cats, and chickens. From the ...
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    Career Profile: Prosthodontist - Mary Walker

    Career Profile: Prosthodontist - Mary Walker
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a prosthodontist because the profession combines my interest in science with my interest in caring for patients. Dental School Decision The first part of my career was focused in the field of microbiology. I worked in medical and research laboratories; however, I wanted more direct contact with patients. While working on ...
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    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - W. Tun

    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - W. Tun
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an epidemiologist because I have always been interested in international development. After graduating from college, I spent a year as a volunteer in India teaching English to Tibetan refugees. This experience influenced my decision to focus on public health problems in developing countries. I was also drawn to the field because ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Phyllis Shipper

    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Phyllis Shipper
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical assistant because of a wonderful and rewarding experience I had as a youth. I volunteered as a Candy Striper at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Maryland. The enjoyment and overwhelming satisfaction I felt by helping others was incredible! Ever since then, I knew I wanted to work ...
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    Career Profile: Physical Therapist - Matthew Scherer

    Career Profile: Physical Therapist - Matthew Scherer
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a physical therapist because I wanted to promote wellness and spend time treating and interacting with my patients. Growing up, I always had an interest in science. I was greatly influenced by my parents. They pushed for achievement in academics and provided a good example of diligent work ethics. As I ...
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    Career Profile: Surgeon

    Career Profile: Surgeon
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a surgeon because I was always interested in anatomy and science, and felt surgery was a unique way to unite the two. In addition, I wanted to practice in a highly respected and challenging profession. The field is quite rewarding because you can make an immediate positive impact on a patient’s ...
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    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Hanna Hildenbrand

    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Hanna Hildenbrand
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an occupational therapist because of my early experiences, skills and interests. As a teenager, I became a camp counselor with the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP, http://www.ucp.org/) organization. I had always enjoyed babysitting and working with children, but had never before worked with children with special needs. The work was physically and ...
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    Career Profile: Physical Therapist Assistant - Chris Weaver

    Career Profile: Physical Therapist Assistant - Chris Weaver
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a physical therapist assistant because all of my life I have had an interest in health and science. My favorite subjects in high school were anatomy and physiology. When I was in high school, a physical therapist came to the school to work with the athletes who had been injured. That’s ...
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    Career Profile: Internist

    Career Profile: Internist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an internist because I have always been interested in medicine, and at an early age, decided I wanted to be a doctor. In undergraduate school, I was exposed to research and loved it. I was a summer student at NCI the summer before medical school and the first summer during medical ...
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    Career Profile: Occupational Therapy Assistant - Nancy M. Bernier

    Career Profile: Occupational Therapy Assistant - Nancy M. Bernier
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an occupational therapy assistant because 12 years ago I had breast cancer and saw first-hand the benefit that the OT assistant gave to the patient. I was an accounts payable supervisor at the time. Before that, I was a secretary, then worked in real estate and then in accounting. After completing ...
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    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Karoline D. Harvey

    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Karoline D. Harvey
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an occupational therapist because I always liked science. I began to consider occupational therapy (OT) as a career when my identical twin sister fell-off a horse and broke her arm. She required OT during her recovery. While working on my biology degree, I was further inspired to consider OT. I worked ...
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    Career Profile: Dentist - Stephen J. Sterlitz

    Career Profile: Dentist - Stephen J. Sterlitz
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dentist because I liked what the profession represented: a constantly evolving field that provides challenges in science, mechanics, and psychology. No person or procedure is ever the same. To remain proficient, you must constantly build on your knowledge base and learn to apply it to provide the best possible service ...
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    Career Profile: Audiologist

    Career Profile: Audiologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an audiologist because I was intrigued by the combination of science and working with people and helping them. As an undergraduate, I majored in speech pathology. During my junior year, I had the opportunity to take my first audiology course. That is when it all clicked. The professor was inspiring, enthusiastic, ...
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