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    Career Profile: Informatics Specialist - Erik Stuckart

    Career Profile: Informatics Specialist - Erik Stuckart
    h4. How did you become interested in health informatics? I was working on a biology degree, and a friend told me about the health informatics degree program at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). I researched it, and I liked that it included business and computer courses. Plus, I would be able to use my anatomy and biology knowledge as an ...
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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: Interpreter

    Career Profile: Interpreter
    h4. What do you do every day? We are responsible for everything [the patients] need from the moment they arrive in Cleveland. We go to appointments with them and interpret for them. Even if they know the language, we escort them to their appointments. If tests are ordered we make sure they are scheduled. And we tell patients if there’s any ...
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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    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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    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: 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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    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: Licensed Practical Nurse

    Career Profile: Licensed Practical Nurse
    h4. How did you get interested in nursing? Actually I started out in radiology, but I realized right away it wasn’t for me. I didn’t want to start over, and my mom suggested nursing because there are so many areas to specialize in within the field. So I switched to the LPN program at Riverside Regional Medical Center. I liked it ...
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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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    Cardiovascular Technologist Careers

    Cardiovascular Technologist Careers
    Getting to the heart of what's ailing patients is the lifeblood of cardiovascular technologists, a highly skilled and in-demand group of imaging professionals who help diagnose and treat cardiac and vascular disorders. Given the needs of an aging population and technological advances that have reduced reliance on heart surgery for treatment, employment of cardiovascular technologists, who earn roughly $20 to $40 ...
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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: Paramedic - Shaun White

    Career Profile: Paramedic - Shaun White
    [widget:1102] h4. Why did you become a paramedic? I’m also a part-time volunteer firefighter for a suburb of Minneapolis. A few years ago, I took an emergency medical technician course and realized there was so much more to learn. So I did a few ride alongs. That’s where you ride with an ambulance team to see if paramedicine is something you ...
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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: 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: 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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