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    Career Profile: Biostatistician - Richard Simon

    Career Profile: Biostatistician - Richard Simon
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a biostatistician because of an inspiring teacher and the opportunities presented to me during my post-graduate years. In high school, I wasn’t really interested in learning until I began the study of geometry. My older sister was an excellent student, to whom I was always compared. I was questioned, “Why don’t ...
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    Career Profile: Orthotist and Prosthetist

    Career Profile: Orthotist and Prosthetist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an orthotist because I was fascinated with the mechanical sciences in industry. Orthotists build biomechanical devices that assist patients during rehabilitation by preventing, allowing or restricting movement of a part of their body. Some patients will only need the device temporarily, while others will need it for their whole life. I ...
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    Career Profile: Dental Laboratory Technician - Ana M. Remond

    Career Profile: Dental Laboratory Technician - Ana M. Remond
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dental technician because of the opportunities I discovered in the Navy. My native country is Peru. When I came to the U.S. I was 20 years old. I tried to secure a job at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center. Because I could not speak English well, I did not qualify. ...
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    Career Profile: Dentist - James Tynecki

    Career Profile: Dentist - James Tynecki
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dentist because it allows me to be self-employed, work independently, use my artistic ability, and express my creativity. Achieving gratification through helping others is most important to me. Education • Associate of Arts, Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, Miami, Florida • Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Howard University College ...
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    Career Profile: Audiologist

    Career Profile: Audiologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an audiologist because I was intrigued by the combination of science and working with people and helping them. As an undergraduate, I majored in speech pathology. During my junior year, I had the opportunity to take my first audiology course. That is when it all clicked. The professor was inspiring, enthusiastic, ...
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    Career Profile: Dentist - Stephen J. Sterlitz

    Career Profile: Dentist - Stephen J. Sterlitz
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dentist because I liked what the profession represented: a constantly evolving field that provides challenges in science, mechanics, and psychology. No person or procedure is ever the same. To remain proficient, you must constantly build on your knowledge base and learn to apply it to provide the best possible service ...
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    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - Shannon Doocy

    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - Shannon Doocy
    *Why did you choose to be an international health specialist?* When I was in high school, I spent a summer building houses and latrines and fighting public health problems in Costa Rica. The difference between life in rural Latin America and the United States made a big impression on me. I realized how much poverty there was in other countries. I ...
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    Career Profile: Internist

    Career Profile: Internist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an internist because I have always been interested in medicine, and at an early age, decided I wanted to be a doctor. In undergraduate school, I was exposed to research and loved it. I was a summer student at NCI the summer before medical school and the first summer during medical ...
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    Career Guide: Physical Therapist

    Career Guide: Physical Therapist
    h4. At a Glance • Employment is expected to increase much faster than average. • Job opportunities should be good, particularly in acute hospital, rehabilitation, and orthopedic settings. • Physical therapists need a master’s degree from an accredited physical therapy program and a State license, requiring passing scores on national and State examinations. [widget:training_channel_physical_therapist] [widget:1102] • About 6 out of 10 ...
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    Career Guide: Chiropractor

    Career Guide: Chiropractor
    h4. At a Glance • Job prospects should be good; employment is expected to grow faster than average because of increasing consumer demand for alternative health care. • Chiropractors must be licensed, requiring 2 to 4 years of undergraduate education, the completion of a 4-year chiropractic college course, and passing scores on national and State examinations. • About 52 percent of ...
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    Career Profile: Prosthodontist - Mary Walker

    Career Profile: Prosthodontist - Mary Walker
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a prosthodontist because the profession combines my interest in science with my interest in caring for patients. Dental School Decision The first part of my career was focused in the field of microbiology. I worked in medical and research laboratories; however, I wanted more direct contact with patients. While working on ...
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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: 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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    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...(Part 2)

    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...(Part 2)
    This Facebook group of paramedics was the source of the first roundup of paramedics' "insights." But wait there's more! Here are yet more funnies from the Facebook group "You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...". • You are on a plane and you are happier with "assume crash positions" than "Is there anyone medically trained on the plane?" • ...
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    Career Guide: Social Worker

    Career Guide: Social Worker
    Nature of the Work Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives. Social workers assist people by helping them cope with issues in their everyday lives, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems. Some social workers help clients who face a disability or a life-threatening disease or a social problem, ...
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    Career Q&A: Technician

    h4. What will I do? Interview with Kely Metroka, Cardiovascular Technician at Sentara Heart Hospital Technician opportunities offer exciting positions at the front lines of medicine that can usually be had with a two-year degree from a community college. Careers as cardiovascular technicians and veterinary technologists are two examples. Cardiovascular technicians help physicians with certain test and treatments that involve surgery ...
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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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    Retail or Hospital Pharmacy?

    Retail or Hospital Pharmacy?
    While their career options have broadened over the years, most pharmacists still work in either retail establishments or hospitals. In which environment would you thrive? Here's a look at pharmacy work in each setting. h4. Retail Reality Retail pharmacists prepare and dispense medications, advise customers about how to use medications and warn them about possible drug interactions. Retail pharmacists also consult ...
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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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    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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