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    Radiologist Assistant Career Path Expands Rad Tech Role

    Radiologist Assistant Career Path Expands Rad Tech Role
    For experienced radiologic technologists (RTs) who crave upward mobility and an advanced clinical role, there's a new career path to explore: That of the radiologist assistant (RA). Recently created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the American College of Radiology and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), this new role was designed to help address the shortage of ...
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    Career Guide: Physical Therapist

    Career Guide: Physical Therapist
    h4. At a Glance • Employment is expected to increase much faster than average. • Job opportunities should be good, particularly in acute hospital, rehabilitation, and orthopedic settings. • Physical therapists need a master’s degree from an accredited physical therapy program and a State license, requiring passing scores on national and State examinations. [widget:training_channel_physical_therapist] [widget:1102] • About 6 out of 10 ...
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    Career Guide: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

    Career Guide: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
    h4. At a Glance • Job opportunities should be favorable. • Employment growth is expected to be faster than average as sonography becomes an increasingly attractive alternative to radiologic procedures. • More than half of all sonographers were employed by hospitals, and most of the rest were employed by offices of physicians, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and mobile imaging services. • ...
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    Career Guide: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technician

    Career Guide: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technician
    At a Glance • Employment is expected to grow much faster than average; technologists and technicians trained to perform certain procedures will be in particular demand. • About 3 out of 4 jobs are in hospitals. • The vast majority of workers complete a 2-year junior or community college program. [widget:training_channel_cardiovascular_tech] h4. Summary Cardiovascular technologists and technicians assist physicians in diagnosing ...
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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 Guide: Dental Hygienist

    Career Guide: Dental Hygienist
    h4. At a Glance • A degree from an accredited dental hygiene school and a State license are required for this job. • Dental hygienists rank among the fastest growing occupations. • Job prospects are expected to remain excellent. • More than half work part time, and flexible scheduling is a distinctive feature of this job. [widget:1102] h4. Summary Dental hygienists ...
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    Career Guide: Physician Assistant

    Career Guide: Physician Assistant
    h4. At a Glance • Physician assistant programs usually last at least 2 years; admission requirements vary by program, but many require at least 2 years of college and some health care experience. • All States require physician assistants to complete an accredited education program and to pass a national exam in order to obtain a license. • Employment is projected ...
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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 Guide: Medical Assistant

    Career Guide: Medical Assistant
    At a Glance • About 62 percent of medical assistants work in offices of physicians. • Some medical assistants are trained on the job, but many complete 1-year or 2-year programs. • Employment is projected to grow much faster than average, ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2006-16 decade. h4. Nature of the Work Medical assistants perform ...
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    Career Guide: EMT and Paramedic

    Career Guide: EMT and Paramedic
    At a Glance • Employment is projected to grow faster than the average as paid positions replace unpaid volunteers. • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics need formal training and certification, but requirements vary by State. • Emergency services function 24 hours a day so emergency medical technicians and paramedics have irregular working hours. h4. Nature of the Work People’s lives often ...
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    Career Guide: Pharmacist

    Career Guide: Pharmacist
    h4. At a Glance • Excellent job opportunities are expected. • Earnings are high, but some pharmacists are required to work nights, weekends, and holidays. • Pharmacists are becoming more involved in counseling patients and planning drug therapy programs. • A license is required; the prospective pharmacist must graduate from an accredited college of pharmacy and pass a series of examinations. ...
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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 Guide: Chiropractor

    Career Guide: Chiropractor
    h4. At a Glance • Job prospects should be good; employment is expected to grow faster than average because of increasing consumer demand for alternative health care. • Chiropractors must be licensed, requiring 2 to 4 years of undergraduate education, the completion of a 4-year chiropractic college course, and passing scores on national and State examinations. • About 52 percent of ...
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    Career Guide: Dentist

    Career Guide: Dentist
    h4. At a Glance • Most dentists are solo practitioners. • Dentists usually complete at least 8 years of education beyond high school. • Average employment growth will generate some job openings, but most openings will result from the need to replace the large number of dentists expected to retire. • Job prospects should be good. • Nature of the Work ...
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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 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: Health Educator - Kate Squire

    Career Profile: Health Educator - Kate Squire
    h4. What do you do at your job? I run the First Breath program, which helps pregnant women quit smoking. I travel around the state and meet with the people who counsel pregnant women. They need resources on how to motivate women to make healthy lifestyle choices. One of the challenges our public health nurses and other educators face is how ...
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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: Home Health Aide - Leayana Hall

    Career Profile: Home Health Aide - Leayana Hall
    h4. What do you do every day? We go out and see our patients. We do daily baths and oral care and comb hair and take blood pressure, pulses and respirations. Basically we are doing patient care. On a regular day, we see five or six patients. Most of my patients are elderly, but we also get teenagers and babies. We ...
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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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