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    Career Profile: Art Therapist

    Career Profile: Art Therapist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an art therapist because of both of my interests in art and community outreach. I have always enjoyed making art, but never felt that my artistic skills were strong enough to pursue a career in graphic arts. My volunteer work helped me find a way to use art in a very ...
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    Career Profile: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Diane Johnson

    Career Profile: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Diane Johnson
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a sonographer because it gave me a new challenge in my medical career. After completing high school, I knew I wanted to work in the medical field. I attended the medical technology program at Morgan State University. After three years, I decided that I did not care for work in the ...
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    Career Profile: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Vivian Morales

    Career Profile: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Vivian Morales
    [widget:training_channel_clinical_lab_tech] h4. I chose this career because.... I chose to become a Medical Technologist because I always knew I wanted a career in healthcare. My parents were both teachers and education was always a priority in our house. They encouraged my brother and me to pursue a higher education and consider careers in top fields such as engineering, law, and medicine. ...
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    Career Profile: Biological Technician

    Career Profile: Biological Technician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a biological technician because I wanted to go into the medical field. A big part of my life is my religion. I am a Reformed Evangelical Christian. It was important to me to work in an ethical profession. So I looked for a way to apply my biology degree towards human ...
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    The New Medical Administrator

    The New Medical Administrator
    Even with computerized appointment programs and electronic billing, Maria DiGrigoli manages much more paperwork than she had to when she started working as a medical administrative assistant 27 years ago. So why does she stick with this profession? “I love helping people and working with doctors,” says DiGrigoli, office manager at Cedar Bridge Medical Associates, a six-physician family practice in Bricktown, ...
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    Techno-Pharm: How Innovations Are Changing Pharmacy

    Techno-Pharm: How Innovations Are Changing Pharmacy
    Don't look now, but technology is morphing the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists. The days of deciphering physicians' penmanship, dealing with pill-counting trays and waiting endlessly to confirm prescriptions for traveling patients are dwindling as pharmacy begins to embrace robotics, e-scripts and Web-enabled patient databases. [widget:training_channel_pharmacist] The changes are primarily driven by two factors: lawsuits and labor. With well-known pharmacies settling ...
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    Career Guide: Pharmacy Technician

    Career Guide: Pharmacy Technician
    h4. Significant Points • Job opportunities are expected to be good for full-time and part-time work, especially for those with certification or previous work experience. • Many technicians work evenings, weekends and holidays. • About seven out of 10 of jobs were in retail pharmacies, grocery stores, department stores or mass retailers. h4. Nature of the Work Pharmacy technicians help licensed ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

    Career Guide: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
    At a Glance • Job prospects should be very good; technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand. • Entrants usually have an associate degree. • This is one of the few health occupations in which there is little or no direct contact with patients. h4. Nature of the Work Every time a patient receives ...
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    Take Your Technology Career to Radiology

    Take Your Technology Career to Radiology
    With technology jobs being cut or offshored, many information technology professionals are contemplating opportunities in healthcare, where advanced technology is playing an increasingly large role in diagnosing and treating patients. One area that's drawing the interest of IT pros is radiologic technology (RT), which is expected to generate jobs at a healthy rate for several years. So what does it take ...
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    Career Guide: Dietician and Nutritionist

    Career Guide: Dietician and Nutritionist
    h4. At a Glance • Most jobs are in hospitals, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, and offices of physicians or other health practitioners. • Dietitians and nutritionists need at least a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, food service systems management, or a related area; licensure, certification, or registration requirements vary by State. • Employment is projected to grow ...
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    Career Q&A: Health Educator

    h4. What will I do? Public health educators help people and communities adopt healthy lifestyles. They may direct health-related talks at schools, workplaces and community agencies, such as a social service office. Health educators plan community or agency health programs, set the goals and pick the subjects to be covered. They might test how well a program is doing and make ...
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    Career Q&A: Home Health Aide

    h4. What will I do? Many people who are frail, sick or disabled would prefer to receive their care in the comfort of their homes, rather than a nursing home or medical facility. Comfort is important, but home care also makes good financial sense. Interview with Leayana Hall, Health Aide at Nathan Adelson Hospice, Las Vegas Home health care aides, also ...
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    Career Q&A: Informatics Specialist

    h4. What will I do? Informatics is a hard term to pin down, but it basically means turning a vast amount of data into useful information. Informatics specialists then use the information solve problems or design new technology procedures or products. In health care, there are two main branches of informatics. One – known as bioinformatics – mainly focuses on molecular ...
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    Career Q&A: Interpreter

    h4. What will I do? Medical interpreters listen to what the doctor says and translates that message into the patient’s language. In this way, the doctor can ask questions about how the patient feels and the patient can describe what’s wrong. An understanding of both cultures is very important,because a certain expression my mean one thing in one culture and something ...
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    Career Q&A: Licensed Practical Nurse

    h4. What will I do? Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for persons who are recovering from sickness, are disabled or injured or live in a care facility such as a hospital or nursing home. LPNs need to be caring people who are able to make decisions and to observe for, and recognize, signs of health troubles. Interview with Carlos Camacho, LPN ...
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    Career Q&A: Paramedic

    h4. What will I do? Working closely with emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics manage the health of patients until they can be examined by a doctor to get further help. On any shift, their patients might be a woman having a heart attack, a man who broke a bone in a car accident and a child struggling to breathe. Interview with ...
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    Career Q&A: Physical Therapist

    h4. What will I do? Physical therapists help people with mobility problems get on their feet again after sickness or injury. They use exercises and special equipment to help patients get stronger and move better. The goal is for people to take care of themselves in their homes and, if possible, return to their regular activities. Interview with Katie Baick, PT ...
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    Career Q&A: Physician

    h4. What will I do? Physicians are on the front line of health care. Patients turn to physicians first when they are sick or injured. They depend n their doctors to identiy the right clues, order the right tests, and ultimate, make the diagnosis. Not every doctor can be an expert on every condition, so they often turn to their specialist ...
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    Career Q&A: Technician

    h4. What will I do? Interview with Kely Metroka, Cardiovascular Technician at Sentara Heart Hospital Technician opportunities offer exciting positions at the front lines of medicine that can usually be had with a two-year degree from a community college. Careers as cardiovascular technicians and veterinary technologists are two examples. Cardiovascular technicians help physicians with certain test and treatments that involve surgery ...
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    CDC Careers: Working at the Pinnacle of Public Health

    CDC Careers: Working at the Pinnacle of Public Health
    What's the best thing about working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the world's top public health organizations? For Hilda Shepeard, a team leader and senior health communications specialist at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, it's not the prestige or pay: "There's an enormous opportunity to really do something meaningful -- you're touching people's lives." Here's a ...
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