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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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    Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides

    Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
    Nature of the Work Nursing and psychiatric aides help care for physically or mentally ill, injured, disabled, or infirm individuals in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and mental health settings. Home health aides have duties that are similar, but they work in patients’ homes or residential care facilities. Nursing aides and home health aides are among the occupations commonly referred to as ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

    Career Guide: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
    At a Glance • Job prospects should be very good; technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand. • Entrants usually have an associate degree. • This is one of the few health occupations in which there is little or no direct contact with patients. h4. Nature of the Work Every time a patient receives ...
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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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    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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    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 Guide: Massage Therapist

    Career Guide: Massage Therapist
    Nature of the Work The medical benefits of “friction” were first documented in Western culture by the Greek physician Hippocrates around 400 BC. Today, massage therapy is being used as a means of treating painful ailments, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries, and promoting general health. This is done by manipulating the soft tissue muscles of the ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming a Healthcare Administrator

    Healthcare administrators focus on the ins-and-outs that make a healthcare system or hospital function. Health administrators have a strong background in both management and healthcare, and, more often than not, hold at least a Master's degree. For an individual who is organized, driven, and knowledgeable, healthcare administration is a dream job. Learn how to get started on the path toward becoming ...
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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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    Career Profile: Surgical Technologist

    Career Profile: Surgical Technologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a surgical technologist because I entered a health occupations program as part of my high school curriculum, which I enjoyed very much. After completing high school, I entered the United States Air Force. There were lots of career paths from which to choose. Since I enjoyed working with people in a ...
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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: 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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    Find Your First Medical Assistant Job

    Find Your First Medical Assistant Job
    Are you a new medical assistant (MA) who's ready to dive into the working world but can't seem to get off the starting block? Jump-start your job hunt - and land your first MA position - with these tips. h4. Ace Your Externship Excelling as an extern can greatly improve your chances of finding a job after graduation. "Many, many students ...
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    Where Can You Work with a Master's in Healthcare Administration?

    Where Can You Work with a Master's in Healthcare Administration?
    A master's degree in healthcare administration is mostly a blessing with a bit of a curse tossed in. It's a blessing in that you'll be able to explore management-oriented careers in a wide range of healthcare-related organizations and settings once you've finished your program. You'll also have the potential to oversee an assortment of essential activities: financial matters, regulatory and legal ...
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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: 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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    5 Steps to Becoming a Health Educator

    5 Steps to Becoming a Health Educator
    Health educators promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. They collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies and environments. They may also serve as a resource to assist individuals, other professionals, or the community, and may ...
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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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    Find a Fulfilling Career in Home Health Care

    Find a Fulfilling Career in Home Health Care
    A great jumping-off place for any health care professional, home health aide careers offer flexibility, a variety of experiences, and a resume boost. Many home health aides go on to begin careers as nurses, medical assistants, and physical therapy aides. Want to get into health care, but don't know where to start? The booming field of home health aide careers will ...
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    Career Profile: Radiologic Technologist

    Career Profile: Radiologic Technologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a radiologic technologist because of opportunities that arose while I was in the Army. After graduating from high school, I entered the New York City College of Technology to major in economics. I completed two years of study, but at the time, did not have much focus. I decided to enlist ...
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