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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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    On the Job with Physician Assistants

    On the Job with Physician Assistants
    Working alongside physicians, Bill Mahaffy has harvested arteries and treated patients in cardiac-care units, but he's not a physician; he's a physician assistant (PA), an occupation that is expected to be one of the fastest-growing over the coming years. PAs, who work under the supervision of doctors, are highly trained, licensed healthcare professionals who treat and diagnose patients, perform various medical ...
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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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    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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    Healthcare Careers for Biology Grads

    If you dissect the healthcare job market for people with college degrees in biology, you discover something intriguing: There's abundant variety in both the types of health-related careers you can pursue with a biology background and in the day-to-day activities of the jobs themselves. For example, Shelly Feaver, a 1998 biology graduate of North Central College, is now an epidemiologist ...
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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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    Mending the Heart--Calming the Mind With Art Therapy

    Mending the Heart--Calming the Mind  With Art Therapy
    When asked to explain art therapy, I usually begin by saying that art, as therapy, goes way back. I say that before there were anti-depressants there was poetry and, before there was language, there were cave drawings. A person with the blues was given a poem to read to help lift their spirit. Using art to express yourself has its roots ...
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    Pharma, Biotech, Medical-Device Sales: Which Is for You?

    Pharma, Biotech, Medical-Device Sales: Which Is for You?
    Salespeople's roles in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical-device industries are closely related, but there are some key differences in what each of the three types of sales jobs entails, as well as in the skills and personalities necessary to succeed. From differing levels of technical know-how to varying degrees of on-the-job autonomy, here's what to keep in mind before targeting one ...
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    Pediatric Radiologic Technologists

    Pediatric Radiologic Technologists
    A trip to the medical imaging lab can stir up fear and concern in even the most well-informed patient. But what if the patient is a child? That's where pediatric radiologic technologists (RTs) step in, exercising a special set of patient-interaction skills that help them get the image they need. Because they deal with crying infants, antsy toddlers, or otherwise uncooperative ...
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    Faculty Shortage Calls Some Pharmacists Back to School

    Faculty Shortage Calls Some Pharmacists Back to School
    With pharmacists already in short supply nationwide, a dearth of pharmacy professors threatens to deepen the pharmacy labor crisis and backfire on the needs of the marketplace. "The shortage of pharmacy faculty, now and in the future, represents a serious public health threat in the face of the rapidly growing consumer demand for prescription drugs," says Lucinda Maine, executive vice president ...
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    Social Workers Link Veterans to a Range of Services

    Social Workers Link Veterans to a Range of Services
    How do you help a 27-year-old reservist -- a carpenter in civilian life -- find a new career when he's lost an arm in Iraq? What services can help the World War II vet whose retirement check doesn't stretch far enough? It takes a vast array of knowledge and skills to answer such questions. The social workers who serve the nation's ...
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    Treat the Pros as an Athletic Trainer

    Treat the Pros as an Athletic Trainer
    You're good at your job, but could you do it with tens of thousands of fans scrutinizing your every move? That's what professional sports teams' athletic trainers do every time they hit the field. "They need to make very logical, calculated judgments in an environment that may not be nice and quiet," says Larry Leverenz, PhD, clinical professor and director of ...
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    How I Got My Job: Occupational Therapist

    How I Got My Job: Occupational Therapist
    h4. Janae Stockwell, 24: Occupational Therapist About the employer: Manor Care of Overland Park is a post-acute, long-term-care and assisted-living facility. My role: I collaborate with other professions to carry out a rehabilitation plan that will result in the patient returning to the highest possible level of functioning. How long have you been in this position? Since June. [widget:occupational_therapy_quiz] How did ...
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    Career Profile: Executive Director - Bill Schwingen

    Career Profile: Executive Director - Bill Schwingen
    h4. Bill Schwingen, 51: Executive Director About the employer: The Gardens at Barry Road is an 86-unit, not-for-profit assisted living community in Kansas City. It is operated by Bethesda Adult Communities, which is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. My role: I ensure our residents are provided excellent care and the services they expect from a premier provider of assisted living services. ...
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    Expressive Arts Therapy for Elderly Patients

    Expressive Arts Therapy for Elderly Patients
    "I just got all around the music and let it get all around me.” This is the way Lorna Smith, a resident at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor in Saint Johns, Michigan, described her experience during one of the regular music therapy sessions offered by music therapist and gerontologist Dr. Stephen Hale. The program facilitates long-term care for residents who suffer ...
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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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    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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    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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    Career Profile: Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

    Career Profile: Dietitian and Diabetes Educator
    Angela Ginn-Meadow, 28: Outpatient Clinical Dietitian & Diabetes Educator About the Employer: Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore Salary: $57,500 How long has she been with this employer? Six years How did she get started? Ginn-Meadow wanted to combine her passions for dance, fitness, nutrition and medicine into a career so she graduated with a bachelor of ...
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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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