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    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - Victoria A. Cargill

    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - Victoria A. Cargill
    *I chose this career because...* I chose to become an epidemiologist because the specialty allowed me to combine my love of caring for people and treating illnesses, with my interest in patterns of disease outbreaks and risk factors for developing disease. [widget:quiz_are_you_ready_for_a_career_in_health_care] I grew up on a farm and always ‘treated’ the illnesses of our dogs, cats, and chickens. From the ...
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    Career Profile: Interpreter

    Career Profile: Interpreter
    h4. What do you do every day? We are responsible for everything [the patients] need from the moment they arrive in Cleveland. We go to appointments with them and interpret for them. Even if they know the language, we escort them to their appointments. If tests are ordered we make sure they are scheduled. And we tell patients if there’s any ...
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    Career Profile: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Chris King

    Career Profile: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Chris King
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical technologist, because I liked the challenging college program and the job outlook. When I started college, I intended to major in sociology. However, one of my classes was called “the sociology of deviant behavior”. Course requirements included working with prison inmates on-site. I didn’t think I could do that, ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Library Technician

    Career Profile: Medical Library Technician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a library technician because of my early work experiences, and because my mentor encouraged me to pursue my goal. Education • Associate of Arts, General Studies, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland • Bachelor of Arts, History, Concentration Health Education, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland • Master of Library Science, College ...
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    Career Profile: Registered Dietetic Technician

    Career Profile: Registered Dietetic Technician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a registered dietetic technician during my career exploration in high school. When I was 16, my mother took me to a nursing home to seek a job and explore the field of nursing. There were no openings as a nurse’s assistant, but there was an available position in the nutrition department. ...
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    The Truth About Social Work

    The Truth About Social Work
    What people think they know about social work is often a myth, according to the >National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Contrary to popular belief, social workers are trained professionals who have bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees –- they are not social services employees, caseworkers or volunteers. Only a fraction of social workers are employed in public or child welfare, and ...
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    How To Start A Career In Social Work

    How To Start A Career In Social Work
    Over 600,000 social workers strive every day to make a positive impact on the lives of others. If you're passionate about helping individuals, families, organizations, and communities, a career in social work might be right for you. Social workers find themselves helping people from all walks of life in a variety of atmospheres from schools to hospitals to prisons to nursing ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Transcriptionist

    Career Guide: Medical Transcriptionist
    Nature of the Work Medical transcriptionists listen to dictated recordings made by physicians and other health care professionals and transcribe them into medical reports, correspondence, and other administrative material. They generally listen to recordings on a headset, using a foot pedal to pause the recording when necessary, and key the text into a personal computer or word processor, editing as necessary ...
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    Career Q&A: Physician

    h4. What will I do? Physicians are on the front line of health care. Patients turn to physicians first when they are sick or injured. They depend n their doctors to identiy the right clues, order the right tests, and ultimate, make the diagnosis. Not every doctor can be an expert on every condition, so they often turn to their specialist ...
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    Career Q&A: Physical Therapist

    h4. What will I do? Physical therapists help people with mobility problems get on their feet again after sickness or injury. They use exercises and special equipment to help patients get stronger and move better. The goal is for people to take care of themselves in their homes and, if possible, return to their regular activities. Interview with Katie Baick, PT ...
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    Postgrad Residencies Help Put Pharm Grads on the Fast Track

    Postgrad Residencies Help Put Pharm Grads on the Fast Track
    Sure, earning a PharmD prepares pharmacy grads to obtain their license and get a job. But will the degree open doors to the opportunity they really want? In their quest for plum positions, heftier paychecks, exposure to state-of-the-art practices and other perks, approximately one in seven pharmacy grads takes a step beyond their degree and opts for a postgraduate residency, says ...
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    Career Guide: Clinical Laboratory Technologist

    Career Guide: Clinical Laboratory Technologist
    h4. At a Glance • Faster than average employment growth and excellent job opportunities are expected. • Clinical laboratory technologists usually have a bachelor’s degree with a major in medical technology or in one of the life sciences; clinical laboratory technicians generally need either an associate degree or a certificate. • Most jobs will continue to be in hospitals, but employment ...
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    Hospital Pharmacists Play Bigger Role in Patient Care

    Hospital Pharmacists Play Bigger Role in Patient Care
    A decade or so ago, patients could leave the hospital without seeing, speaking with or even thinking about a vital member of their healthcare team: The pharmacist. Tucked away from patients, pharmacists typically dispensed medications that physicians prescribed and nurses administered. Today, pharmacists have more clinical training and are eager to use it as they step onto patient floors and assume ...
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    Help Substance Abusers Beat Addiction

    Help Substance Abusers Beat Addiction
    "Two steps forward, one step back" is an inescapable reality for substance-abuse social workers, in-demand counseling professionals who assist alcoholics and drug abusers on the road to recovery. These social workers recognize that chemical dependency is a chronic condition with a high rate of relapse, for which there is rarely a quick fix. "I've worked with people who have been in ...
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    Alternative and Natural Healing Methods Grow in Popularity

    Alternative and Natural Healing Methods Grow in Popularity
    After years of being ostracized by conventional medicine, alternative and natural healing methods have gained popularity with America's over-drugged population. According to a recent study of 18 major HMOs and insurance providers, 14 offered at least 11 of 34 alternative therapies or natural healing methods. Of the most frequently covered natural healing methods, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy and herbal remedies are ...
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    Holistic Medicine As Compared With Other Medical Practices

    Holistic Medicine As Compared With Other Medical Practices
    Holistic medicine is health care that comprises all the aspects of one' s personality to obtain the optimum state of wellness. It encompasses the process of looking into the wholeness of the person including nutritional, physical, environmental, spiritual, lifestyle and social values. Holistic medicine includes virtually all treatments and diagnosis known to achieve balance in personality. It upholds the responsibility of ...
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    Pharmacist Specialty Certification: Can It Help Your Career?

    Pharmacist Specialty Certification: Can It Help Your Career?
    Now that all freshly minted pharmacy grads have PharmDs, the degree is no longer the distinction it once was. So ambitious pharmacists are looking for new ways to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. For a small but growing number of them, specialty certification offers one way to demonstrate a high level of clinical knowledge. But which certification is right for you, ...
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    VA Offers Unique Opportunities to Therapy Professionals

    VA Offers Unique Opportunities to Therapy Professionals
    Looking for a career as a therapy or rehab professional in a top-notch setting? How about a healthcare system where the medical practice, equipment and record-keeping are state-of-the-art, the patients are considered heroes and the employee benefits surpass those most private employers offer? Then consider a career with the Veterans Health Administration, the US Department of Veterans Affairs' health service. [widget:1102] ...
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    Mending the Heart--Calming the Mind With Art Therapy

    Mending the Heart--Calming the Mind  With Art Therapy
    When asked to explain art therapy, I usually begin by saying that art, as therapy, goes way back. I say that before there were anti-depressants there was poetry and, before there was language, there were cave drawings. A person with the blues was given a poem to read to help lift their spirit. Using art to express yourself has its roots ...
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    Pharma, Biotech, Medical-Device Sales: Which Is for You?

    Pharma, Biotech, Medical-Device Sales: Which Is for You?
    Salespeople's roles in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical-device industries are closely related, but there are some key differences in what each of the three types of sales jobs entails, as well as in the skills and personalities necessary to succeed. From differing levels of technical know-how to varying degrees of on-the-job autonomy, here's what to keep in mind before targeting one ...
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