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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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    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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    Career Profile: Biological Technician

    Career Profile: Biological Technician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a biological technician because I wanted to go into the medical field. A big part of my life is my religion. I am a Reformed Evangelical Christian. It was important to me to work in an ethical profession. So I looked for a way to apply my biology degree towards human ...
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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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    Career Profile: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Vivian Morales

    Career Profile: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Vivian Morales
    [widget:training_channel_clinical_lab_tech] h4. I chose this career because.... I chose to become a Medical Technologist because I always knew I wanted a career in healthcare. My parents were both teachers and education was always a priority in our house. They encouraged my brother and me to pursue a higher education and consider careers in top fields such as engineering, law, and medicine. ...
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    Share, Learn, Be Inspired: A Series of Interviews

    Share, Learn, Be Inspired: A Series of Interviews
    The wide range of career possibilities in the healthcare field means that there are limitless choices when it comes to choosing a direction. One of the best ways to learn about a potential career path is to learn about it straight from the horse's mouth. Whether you are a seasoned professional, or a student trying to find your way in this ...
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    Career Profile: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Diane Johnson

    Career Profile: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Diane Johnson
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a sonographer because it gave me a new challenge in my medical career. After completing high school, I knew I wanted to work in the medical field. I attended the medical technology program at Morgan State University. After three years, I decided that I did not care for work in the ...
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    Pharmacist: Dr. Scott Kislak

    Pharmacist: Dr. Scott Kislak
    High school sophomore Scott Kislak wanted to go into broadcasting. There was one problem: a class project on careers revealed a dearth of career opportunities. What good would a job be if he couldn't get it? When he looked into pharmacy, Mr. Kislak saw something different his future. Growing up in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, suburb of West Mifflin, he decided to ...
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    Career Profile: Art Therapist

    Career Profile: Art Therapist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an art therapist because of both of my interests in art and community outreach. I have always enjoyed making art, but never felt that my artistic skills were strong enough to pursue a career in graphic arts. My volunteer work helped me find a way to use art in a very ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Jill Vroegindewey, CMA

    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Jill Vroegindewey, CMA
    Michigan healthcare management professional Jill Vroegindewey started her three-decade healthcare career as a medical insurance coder in the billing department of a radiology group. She considered it just a job while she was attending Western Michigan University with an eye on a bachelor's degree in business. Jill earned her Certified Medical Assistant certification along the way. When the group's office manager ...
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    Career Profile: Dental Hygienist - Sherri Gollins

    Career Profile: Dental Hygienist - Sherri Gollins
    h4. I chose this career because... I choose to become a dental hygienist because it offered independence and a chance to help other people. At first, I wanted to be a teacher. However, at the time when I needed to make a career decision, I realized that the teaching jobs were limited and very competitive. College Education • Associate of Science, ...
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    Chiropractor: Mark J. Blessley, NTS., DC

    _Mark Blessley is good with his hands. He dove into auto mechanic training as a high school student and received GM-certification as a "doctor of motors" and he spent time in the Alaska construction trade remodeling homes and building solariums. A decision to get a massage in the late 80s led to his discovery of the $40 per hour charge and ...
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    Indispensable Med/Lab Skills

    Indispensable Med/Lab Skills
    With newfangled technology replacing many manual tasks in the lab, medical technologists need to develop skills that will make them indispensable in the computer age. Such skills must go well beyond education and training to distinguish the leaders from the followers and ultimately make labs more efficient, more effective and more accurate. What are these coveted skills? Julie Rufus, manager of ...
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    Dental Hygienist: Tammi Byrd, RDH

    _Tammi Byrd, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) has some valuable advice for those seeking to embark on training and a career in dental hygiene: Don't ever settle for average. Anyone can reach that goal. Ms. Byrd has certainly followed her own wisdom. She has extensive clinical experience with dental hygienist experience in periodontics, family practice and pediatric dentistry, and is currently the ...
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    Mental Health Practitioner: Tyler Woods, Ph.D

    _Frustration with her work in social services was the impetus that led to Tyler Woods to return to college at age 34. She structured her curriculum at Prescott College in Prescott, Ariz., to design a bachelor's of arts program in holistic psychology. She then went on to earn a master's in counseling psychology, again with a holistic emphasis, and then to ...
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    Registered Nurse: Kay Osinski, MS, RN, CCRN

    Registered Nurse: Kay Osinski, MS, RN, CCRN
    _Ms. Osinski is the Assistant Dean for the Baker University School of Nursing, Topeka, Kansas. She is also a legal nurse consultant and testifying nurse expert. She earned her MS in Medical Surgical Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist from Northern Illinois University and her BS in Nursing from Central Missouri State University. Highlights of Ms. Osinski's nursing career include:_ * 2003 - ...
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    Histology Shortage Opens Doors

    Histology Shortage Opens Doors
    Surgeons may get the glory for removing malignancies that could lead to premature death, but histology professionals are the unsung heroes behind the laboratory doors who help diagnose the problem. "A lot of people don't know what a histotechnologist is or what we do," says Lena Spencer, past president of the National Society for Histotechnology. "Where there's tissue, we are usually ...
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    OTAs, PTAs Ride Demographic Wave to New Opportunities

    OTAs, PTAs Ride Demographic Wave to New Opportunities
    Without even listening too closely, occupational therapist assistants (OTAs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) should be able to hear opportunity knocking. "There is a huge opportunity in almost every profession that deals with the aging population due to the sheer numbers of that group," says Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, an umbrella organization that ...
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    Geriatric Social Workers Help Make the Golden Years Shine

    Geriatric Social Workers Help Make the Golden Years Shine
    For geriatric social workers, helping seniors navigate the perils of aging and maximize their quality of life provides deep satisfaction. Through direct counseling or by marshalling resources, these professionals empower the growing ranks of older Americans to live their later years to the fullest. "Because of changing demographics and the booming older population, [geriatric] social work is one of the fastest-growing ...
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    Respiratory Therapists Help Ease Chronic Conditions

    Respiratory Therapists Help Ease Chronic Conditions
    For millions of people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), other smoking-related illnesses and some sleep disorders, the simple act of breathing can become a life-or-death struggle. Respiratory therapists (RTs) help provide immediate care, ongoing rehabilitation and patient education so patients can live as normally as possible. [page] h4. RTs, Please, for Asthma For asthmatics in an acute phase, RTs ...
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