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    Radiography Careers Outside Healthcare

    Radiography Careers Outside Healthcare
    If you've ever had a computed tomography (CT) scan at the clinic or an X-ray at your dentist's office, you already understand a little about radiography and how it can be used for diagnostic and treatment purposes in healthcare. But did you know the applications of radiography, defined as the use of electromagnetic radiation to examine objects without damaging or destroying ...
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    Legal Nurse Consulting

    Legal Nurse Consulting
    Nurses with an appetite for both emergency-room trauma and courtroom drama may have a future in legal nurse consulting. Legal nurse consultants work at the intersection of medicine and law, consulting with attorneys and others in the legal arena on medical malpractice, personal injury, workers' compensation and other healthcare-related cases. Thousands of nurses have already carved out a professional niche in ...
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    Hot Niches for Radiologic Technologists

    Hot Niches for Radiologic Technologists
    Once limited to bulky equipment and rays of energy, radiology has expanded in the digital age -- and so have its specialties. From positions as cardiovascular interventional technologists to sonographers and mammographers, opportunities in radiologic technology are growing. Indeed, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster-than-average job growth for radiology professionals through 2012, according to a 2004 report. Radiologic technologists ...
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    New Niches in Physical Therapy Practice

    New Niches in Physical Therapy Practice
    From working with ballet dancers to collaborating with veterinarians, many physical therapists (PTs) are carving out a variety of useful yet nontraditional practice niches in response to changing societal needs and demands. Pamela Duffy, PT, MEd, OCS, who has held several leadership positions in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), offers insights into six emerging practice areas identified by the APTA. ...
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    Public Health Careers Provide Opportunities to Improve Many Lives at a Time

    Public Health Careers Provide Opportunities to Improve Many Lives at a Time
    If you watch TV shows like "ER" or have friends who are training to become nurses, doctors or other clinical professionals, you might think the only healthcare careers available are those focused on meeting individual patient needs. They're the jobs that tend to get the most airplay, literally and figuratively. But behind the scenes are healthcare professionals who make their own ...
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    VA Offers Unique Opportunities to Therapy Professionals

    VA Offers Unique Opportunities to Therapy Professionals
    Looking for a career as a therapy or rehab professional in a top-notch setting? How about a healthcare system where the medical practice, equipment and record-keeping are state-of-the-art, the patients are considered heroes and the employee benefits surpass those most private employers offer? Then consider a career with the Veterans Health Administration, the US Department of Veterans Affairs' health service. [widget:1102] ...
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    Put Your Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration to Work

    Put Your Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration to Work
    When you watch popular hospital TV shows like "Grey's Anatomy" or "House," all you ever see are the people in clinical jobs - doctors, nurses and the like. It's as though the complex healthcare organizations these people work for run themselves. Not true, of course. Behind the scenes, and in a variety of settings, not just hospitals, you'll find dedicated people ...
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    Pharmacist Specialty Certification: Can It Help Your Career?

    Pharmacist Specialty Certification: Can It Help Your Career?
    Now that all freshly minted pharmacy grads have PharmDs, the degree is no longer the distinction it once was. So ambitious pharmacists are looking for new ways to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. For a small but growing number of them, specialty certification offers one way to demonstrate a high level of clinical knowledge. But which certification is right for you, ...
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    Music Therapists

    Music Therapists
    The idea that music embodies healing powers goes back at least to the days of ancient Greece, but only recently has music therapy gained recognition as an effective way to treat the ill, the elderly and the physically and emotionally disabled. "A lot of healthcare facilities that wouldn't have considered hiring a music therapist 10 years ago would consider doing so ...
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    Online Pharmacists

    Online Pharmacists
    Through online pharmacies, consumers can order and receive drugs and refills their physicians have prescribed without waiting in line or even leaving home. [widget:training_channel_pharmacist] This level of convenience, as well as the privacy afforded through online transactions, makes Internet pharmacies appealing to customers, says Steve Hall, RPh, manager of clinical pharmacy operations for drugstore.com. "Customers provide us with health information and ...
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    Clinical Pharmacists Play Critical Roles in Direct Patient Care

    Clinical Pharmacists Play Critical Roles in Direct Patient Care
    With more pharmacists growing weary of day-in and day-out pill-dispensing duties, clinical pharmacy is attracting druggists who want to play a vital role on the healthcare team. Unlike many other pharmacists, clinical pharmacists are directly involved in patient care. The average hospital-based clinical pharmacist makes rounds with doctors, suggests drug therapies and monitors patient responses. In ambulatory care clinics, clinical pharmacists ...
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    Help Substance Abusers Beat Addiction

    Help Substance Abusers Beat Addiction
    "Two steps forward, one step back" is an inescapable reality for substance-abuse social workers, in-demand counseling professionals who assist alcoholics and drug abusers on the road to recovery. These social workers recognize that chemical dependency is a chronic condition with a high rate of relapse, for which there is rarely a quick fix. "I've worked with people who have been in ...
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    Get Started in Health Information Management

    Get Started in Health Information Management
    If you want to work in healthcare but in a nonclinical role, check out the fast-growing health information management (HIM) field. A local school's health information technology (HIT) department can provide the necessary education. "We get a lot of people who want to work in the healthcare field without patient contact," says Anita Taylor, MEd, RHIA, CCS, chair of the HIT ...
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    Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Nurse?

    Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Nurse?
    Although people considering careers in nursing come from all walks of life, many potential nurses share a surprisingly common set of questions and concerns, such as “Can I get into nursing school?” and “Am I crazy to become a nurse at my age?” Two nurses and a nursing professor address wannabe nurses’ frequently asked questions. How difficult is it to get ...
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    Go Above and Beyond in Disaster Relief

    Go Above and Beyond in Disaster Relief
    Disaster relief nursing allows licensed nurses to utilize their medical skills in the event of a disaster. For days, or even weeks, at a time, nurses help to care for the victims of disasters like Hurricanes Katrina, The World Trade Center bombing and 9/11, and the recent Midwest floods. Volunteer service is exhausting, rewarding, and potentially dangerous. For those up to ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming a Health Educator

    5 Steps to Becoming a Health Educator
    Health educators promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. They collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies and environments. They may also serve as a resource to assist individuals, other professionals, or the community, and may ...
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    Career Profile: Counselor

    Career Profile: Counselor
    *Nature of the Work* Counselors assist people with personal, family, educational, mental health, and career problems. Their duties vary greatly depending on their occupational specialty, which is determined by the setting in which they work and the population they serve. Educational, vocational, and school counselors provide individuals and groups with career and educational counseling. School counselors assist students of all levels, ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Secretaries

    Career Guide: Medical Secretaries
    Nature of the Work As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office professional has greatly evolved. Office automation and organizational restructuring have led secretaries and administrative assistants to assume responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff. In spite of these changes, however, the core responsibilities for secretaries and administrative assistants have remained much ...
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    Career Guide: Social Worker

    Career Guide: Social Worker
    Nature of the Work Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives. Social workers assist people by helping them cope with issues in their everyday lives, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems. Some social workers help clients who face a disability or a life-threatening disease or a social problem, ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Transcriptionist

    Career Guide: Medical Transcriptionist
    Nature of the Work Medical transcriptionists listen to dictated recordings made by physicians and other health care professionals and transcribe them into medical reports, correspondence, and other administrative material. They generally listen to recordings on a headset, using a foot pedal to pause the recording when necessary, and key the text into a personal computer or word processor, editing as necessary ...
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