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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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    Physical Therapists Stand Out with Specialty Certification

    Physical Therapists Stand Out with Specialty Certification
    When it comes to opening doors and opening eyes, specialty certification lets employers, colleagues and patients know that a physical therapist (PT) possesses advanced clinical skills in a particular area. Board-certified therapists truly stand out from their peers, considering fewer than 10 percent of the roughly 63,000 members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) have obtained this voluntary advanced credential. ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Guide: Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

    Career Guide: Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
    Nature of the Work Radiologic technologists take x rays and administer nonradioactive materials into patients’ bloodstreams for diagnostic purposes. Radiologic technologists also referred to as radiographers, produce x-ray films (radiographs) of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. They prepare patients for radiologic examinations by explaining the procedure, removing jewelry and other articles through which x rays ...
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    Pharmacy Specialties

    Pharmacy Specialties
    Pharmacists seeking career opportunities beyond traditional pill-dispensing roles at the local drugstore or hospital have many options available to them. From education and research to pharmaceutical production and consulting, the pharmacy field encompasses many disciplines, all of which relate to knowledge of drug therapies. Here's a look at some of these pharmacy specialties: [widget:quiz_pharmacy_technician] Academic Pharmacists These specialists work in colleges ...
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    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Karoline D. Harvey

    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Karoline D. Harvey
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an occupational therapist because I always liked science. I began to consider occupational therapy (OT) as a career when my identical twin sister fell-off a horse and broke her arm. She required OT during her recovery. While working on my biology degree, I was further inspired to consider OT. I worked ...
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    Career Q&A: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

    h4. What will I do? You will operate special equipment that uses sound waves to produce images that detect a medical problem or monitor a patient’s condition Ultrasonography during pregnancy is the best-known use of these tests, but sonography is also used to check many other parts of the body. Interview with Diane Johnson, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Maryland Sonographers position ...
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    Career Profile: Physical Therapist Assistant - Chris Weaver

    Career Profile: Physical Therapist Assistant - Chris Weaver
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a physical therapist assistant because all of my life I have had an interest in health and science. My favorite subjects in high school were anatomy and physiology. When I was in high school, a physical therapist came to the school to work with the athletes who had been injured. That’s ...
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    Career Profile: Surgeon

    Career Profile: Surgeon
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a surgeon because I was always interested in anatomy and science, and felt surgery was a unique way to unite the two. In addition, I wanted to practice in a highly respected and challenging profession. The field is quite rewarding because you can make an immediate positive impact on a patient’s ...
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    Career Profile: Physical Therapist - Matthew Scherer

    Career Profile: Physical Therapist - Matthew Scherer
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a physical therapist because I wanted to promote wellness and spend time treating and interacting with my patients. Growing up, I always had an interest in science. I was greatly influenced by my parents. They pushed for achievement in academics and provided a good example of diligent work ethics. As I ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Assistant

    Career Guide: Medical Assistant
    At a Glance • About 62 percent of medical assistants work in offices of physicians. • Some medical assistants are trained on the job, but many complete 1-year or 2-year programs. • Employment is projected to grow much faster than average, ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2006-16 decade. h4. Nature of the Work Medical assistants perform ...
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    Career Profile: Health Educator - Kate Squire

    Career Profile: Health Educator - Kate Squire
    h4. What do you do at your job? I run the First Breath program, which helps pregnant women quit smoking. I travel around the state and meet with the people who counsel pregnant women. They need resources on how to motivate women to make healthy lifestyle choices. One of the challenges our public health nurses and other educators face is how ...
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    Career Profile: Informatics Specialist - Erik Stuckart

    Career Profile: Informatics Specialist - Erik Stuckart
    h4. How did you become interested in health informatics? I was working on a biology degree, and a friend told me about the health informatics degree program at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). I researched it, and I liked that it included business and computer courses. Plus, I would be able to use my anatomy and biology knowledge as an ...
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    Cardiovascular Technologist Careers

    Cardiovascular Technologist Careers
    Getting to the heart of what's ailing patients is the lifeblood of cardiovascular technologists, a highly skilled and in-demand group of imaging professionals who help diagnose and treat cardiac and vascular disorders. Given the needs of an aging population and technological advances that have reduced reliance on heart surgery for treatment, employment of cardiovascular technologists, who earn roughly $20 to $40 ...
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    Career Profile: Recreational Therapist

    Career Profile: Recreational Therapist
    h4. I chose this career because… I chose to become a recreational therapist because this branch of therapy deals with “the whole person.” For each patient, we assess six functional domains: • 1. Physical – gross and fine motor skills, fatigue, strength, pain and how that impacts their leisure and lifestyle • 2. Cognitive –mental fatigue, concentration, decision making, memory, orientation ...
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    Learn All About It: Medical and Public Health Social Work

    Learn All About It: Medical and Public Health Social Work
    Social work is a profession for individuals who have a strong desire to change and improve the lives of others. Medical and public health social workers provide aide to those affected by chronic, acute or terminal illnesses. This work with patients, families and caregivers to ensure that the patient will be well-cared for when he/she leaves the hospital. Most social work ...
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