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    Is Home Health Right for You?

    Is Home Health Right for You?
    Are home health aide careers right for you? The independence, one-on-one patient contact and flexibility appeal to many healthcare job seekers, but home health work isn't for everyone. If you're considering a job in home care, ask yourself the following questions - courtesy of home health veterans - to determine whether you'd be happy and successful in the field. h4. Can ...
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    Career Guide: Pharmacy Aide

    Career Guide: Pharmacy Aide
    Nature of the Work Pharmacy aides perform administrative duties in pharmacies. Aides often are clerks or cashiers who primarily answer telephones, handle money, stock shelves, and perform other clerical duties. They work closely with pharmacy technicians. Pharmacy technicians usually perform more complex tasks than do aides, although in some States the duties and titles of the jobs overlap. (See the statement ...
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    All the Comforts of Home Care

    All the Comforts of Home Care
    While making house calls may seem like an old-fashioned notion, the need for nurses, aides and other healthcare professionals to care for people in their homes is actually on the rise. “Home care plays a very important and growing role in our country,” says Marcie Barnette, a former home care nurse who is now the director of education and credentialing for ...
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    Career Profile: Respiratory Therapist

    Career Profile: Respiratory Therapist
    I chose this career because... I chose to become a respiratory therapist because I heard about the right program at the right time. I always wanted to have a profession in the medical field and considered going to medical school. In high school, I always liked science, especially biology. When my grandmother was diagnosed with diabetes and lost her eyesight so ...
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    Career Profile: Radiation Therapist

    Career Profile: Radiation Therapist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a Radiation Therapist because after working for a year in the financial world, it was time for a career change. I was always interested in a medical career as both my parents are involved in medicine. My mother is a research nurse and my father is an anesthesiologist, so I was ...
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    The Life and Career of a Naturopathic Doctor

    The Life and Career of a Naturopathic Doctor
    A good naturopathic doctor, while very skilled, may still not enjoy the same types of perks as other conventional doctors. Naturopathy is still struggling to get noticed in the same aspects of medicine as conventional drug-based treatments. Doctors in naturopathic medicine are, however, highly respected in their fields and are considered to be very successful in their expertise. A good doctor ...
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    Career Profile: Speech-Language Pathologist

    Career Profile: Speech-Language Pathologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a speech and language pathologist, because of personal experiences and the career information I learned while in undergraduate school. My cousin and I were close friends before and during our teenage years. He stuttered badly, and I witnessed many of the challenges that he faced on a daily basis. During undergraduate ...
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    Career Profile: Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic - Darryl Lowery

    Career Profile: Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic - Darryl Lowery
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an emergency medical technician because of a great volunteer experience. When I was 16, I volunteered at the local fire department along with three of my best friends from high school. Early on, I took the necessary classes and became certified in cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and advanced first aid. I ...
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    OTs Find Niche Consulting to Assisted-Living Facilities

    OTs Find Niche Consulting to Assisted-Living Facilities
    Entrepreneurial occupational therapists (OTs) are finding rich rewards by providing both rehabilitation and consulting services to assisted-living facilities and their residents. Assisted-living facilities occupy a niche between independent-living facilities and more-expensive skilled nursing homes, catering to people who are fairly independent but who need some assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) or who suffer dementia or incontinence. [widget:occupational_therapy_quiz] As society ...
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    Career Profile: Pediatrician

    Career Profile: Pediatrician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a pediatrician because I wanted a challenging career in the medical field dealing with children and their parents. A pediatrician encompasses qualities of a medical detective, a counselor, and a healer. There is an element of intrigue in searching for signs and symptoms of diseases and solving diagnostic dilemmas. This is ...
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    Nursing Reality Shock: The New-Nurse Survival Guide

    Nursing Reality Shock: The New-Nurse Survival Guide
    For second-career nurses, the transition from nursing school to working with real patients can range from somewhat uncomfortable to highly shocking. These rookies often have given up secure, well-established careers, only to discover on-the-job demands never mentioned in the textbooks. However, the right attitude can help you weather your first few months on the nursing unit. For those who overcome the ...
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    Career Profile: Veterinary Technician

    Career Profile: Veterinary Technician
    h4. What’s the most interesting thing you do? Educating clients about how to care for their pets. A lot of people think being a vet tech means working with animals only, but I actually work with people more. [widget:1102] h4. What do you do on a typical day? We see appointments in the morning, which range from routine vaccinations to yearly ...
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    Career Guide: Veterinary Technician

    Career Guide: Veterinary Technician
    h4. At a Glance • Animal lovers get satisfaction from this occupation, but aspects of the work can be unpleasant, physically and emotionally demanding, and sometimes dangerous. • Entrants generally complete a 2-year or 4-year veterinary technology program and must pass a State examination. • Employment is expected to grow much faster than average: 41% from 2006 to 2016. • Overall ...
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    Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Nurse?

    Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Nurse?
    Although people considering careers in nursing come from all walks of life, many potential nurses share a surprisingly common set of questions and concerns, such as “Can I get into nursing school?” and “Am I crazy to become a nurse at my age?” Two nurses and a nursing professor address wannabe nurses’ frequently asked questions. How difficult is it to get ...
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    Entrepreneurial OTs Find Niche Consulting to Assisted-Living Facilities

    Entrepreneurial OTs Find Niche Consulting to Assisted-Living Facilities
    Entrepreneurial occupational therapists (OTs) are finding rich rewards by providing both rehabilitation and consulting services to assisted-living facilities and their residents. Assisted-living facilities occupy a niche between independent-living facilities and more-expensive skilled nursing homes, catering to people who are fairly independent but who need some assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) or who suffer dementia or incontinence. [widget:occupational_therapy_quiz] As society ...
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    Career Guide: Occupational Therapist

    Career Guide: Occupational Therapist
    h4. At a Glance • Employment is expected to grow much faster than average (23% between 2006 and 2016) and job opportunities should be good, especially for therapists treating the elderly. • Occupational therapists must be licensed, requiring a master’s degree in occupational therapy, 6 months of supervised fieldwork, and passing scores on national and State examinations. • Occupational therapists are ...
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    Career Guide: Physicians and Surgeons

    Career Guide: Physicians and Surgeons
    h4. At a Glance • Many physicians and surgeons work long, irregular hours; more than one-third of full-time physicians worked 60 hours or more a week in 2006. • Acceptance to medical school is highly competitive. • Formal education and training requirements are among the most demanding of any occupation, but earnings are among the highest. • Job opportunities should be ...
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    Radiologist Assistant Career Path Expands Rad Tech Role

    Radiologist Assistant Career Path Expands Rad Tech Role
    For experienced radiologic technologists (RTs) who crave upward mobility and an advanced clinical role, there's a new career path to explore: That of the radiologist assistant (RA). Recently created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the American College of Radiology and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), this new role was designed to help address the shortage of ...
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    Career Guide: Pharmacist

    Career Guide: Pharmacist
    h4. At a Glance • Excellent job opportunities are expected. • Earnings are high, but some pharmacists are required to work nights, weekends, and holidays. • Pharmacists are becoming more involved in counseling patients and planning drug therapy programs. • A license is required; the prospective pharmacist must graduate from an accredited college of pharmacy and pass a series of examinations. ...
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    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - W. Tun

    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - W. Tun
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an epidemiologist because I have always been interested in international development. After graduating from college, I spent a year as a volunteer in India teaching English to Tibetan refugees. This experience influenced my decision to focus on public health problems in developing countries. I was also drawn to the field because ...
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