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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: 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: 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 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 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 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 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: 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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    Automation Reshapes Opportunities for Med Techs

    Automation Reshapes Opportunities for Med Techs
    Robotics and automation are helping to fill in the gaps in medical laboratories created by a shortage of medical technologists (MTs). Automated laboratory systems pick up the grunt work that once made workdays dull for MTs. And executives at diagnostic labs are using robotics to help control costs. Automation Ameliorates Shortage With US vacancy rates for certified/licensed med tech staff hovering ...
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    Career Profile: Cardiovascular Technician

    Career Profile: Cardiovascular Technician
    h4. What do you do every day? [widget:training_channel_cardiovascular_tech] We do cardiac catheterization on individuals who come in and possibly have heart disease. At Sentara, cardiovascular technicians work in three different roles with the cardiologists. We pass sterile equipment and help them do the procedure. We monitor and chart the vital signs and the hemodynamics (blood circulation). We also hand off sterile ...
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    Career Profile: Physician - Kara Odom

    Career Profile: Physician - Kara Odom
    h4. What do you do every day? Family medicine is pretty diverse, so we do everything from delivering and taking care of babies to taking care of people in our clinic. A typical day might be going into the office at about 8 a.m. and seeing about 10 patients in the morning. Usually at the lunch hour, we’ll have a lecture ...
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    Career Profile: Physical Therapist - Katie Baick

    Career Profile: Physical Therapist - Katie Baick
    h4. What do you do on a typical day? I start my day by reviewing my caseload. After that, I spend the entire day seeing patients. Because I work with patients who have brain and spinal cord injuries, I work with them mostly on functional mobility. I help my patients work on getting out of bed, regaining balance and navigating stairs. ...
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    The High-Flying World of Travel Healthcare

    The High-Flying World of Travel Healthcare
    Do you like to visit new places? Do you have a strong sense of adventure? Do you revel in improving the lives of others? Do you enjoy meeting new people? If you answered "Yes!" to these questions, then a career in travel healthcare might be for you! Travel healthcare involves living in various parts of the country for 3-5 months at ...
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    Which Rad Tech Specialty Is Right for You?

    Which Rad Tech Specialty Is Right for You?
    Are you a hands-on person who likes a lot of patient contact? Or do you prefer to keep a little distance? Are you supercharged, or do you prefer a slower pace? Intrigued by watching live images, or are you content with still shots? Your answers to questions like these can help you choose a post-primary certification in radiologic technology (RT) that's ...
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    Travel Healthcare FAQ

    Travel Healthcare FAQ
    Whether you are just entering the healthcare industry or are a seasoned pro, tremendous opportunities exist in the world of travel healthcare. While most aspects of the job mirror traditional healthcare employment, travel companies offer some unique opportunities and challenges, which you should be aware of before accepting a travel assignment. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions that will ...
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    A Day in the Life of...a Physical Therapist

    In a typical day, Debby Compton might see patients from the age of 2 to 102. Her duties related to each patient can vary as greatly as the individuals themselves. [photo:9887] Compton is a physical therapist and the director of rehabilitation services for Van Wert County Hospital & Therapy Solutions, which is owned by the hospital and Vancrest Health Care Centers. ...
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    Radiologic Technologists Explore Career Options

    Radiologic Technologists Explore Career Options
    While the paths in rad tech careers hasn't been as clearly marked as in other healthcare professions, radiologic technologists (RTs) can still pursue a variety of career options within and outside healthcare. In the clinical environment, RTs can branch out into one of the imaging specialties. In industry, RTs can develop rewarding - and lucrative - vocations in sales, training, consulting ...
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    Make Travel Healthcare Workers Feel Welcome

    Make Travel Healthcare Workers Feel Welcome
    While most travel healthcare professionals are prepared to hit the ground running when they arrive at a hospital, they do need the support of their permanent counterparts to get up to full speed quickly. These tips will help you orient travelers and welcome them into the fold at your facility. h4. Overcome Resentment Many overworked permanent employees are thrilled to see ...
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    Taking Care on the Road

    Taking Care on the Road
    You're a healthcare traveler because you enjoy new places, faces and experiences. But at times it's still tough to maintain a positive attitude and keep your energy level high. After all, you're always the new kid on the block who has to prove yourself, and you're far from your support network of family and friends. Lynn Blissard, an ICU nurse and ...
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    Postgrad Residencies Help Put Pharm Grads on the Fast Track

    Postgrad Residencies Help Put Pharm Grads on the Fast Track
    Sure, earning a PharmD prepares pharmacy grads to obtain their license and get a job. But will the degree open doors to the opportunity they really want? In their quest for plum positions, heftier paychecks, exposure to state-of-the-art practices and other perks, approximately one in seven pharmacy grads takes a step beyond their degree and opts for a postgraduate residency, says ...
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