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    Career Profile: Executive Director - Bill Schwingen

    Career Profile: Executive Director - Bill Schwingen
    h4. Bill Schwingen, 51: Executive Director About the employer: The Gardens at Barry Road is an 86-unit, not-for-profit assisted living community in Kansas City. It is operated by Bethesda Adult Communities, which is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. My role: I ensure our residents are provided excellent care and the services they expect from a premier provider of assisted living services. ...
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    Legal Nurse Consulting

    Legal Nurse Consulting
    Nurses with an appetite for both emergency-room trauma and courtroom drama may have a future in legal nurse consulting. Legal nurse consultants work at the intersection of medicine and law, consulting with attorneys and others in the legal arena on medical malpractice, personal injury, workers' compensation and other healthcare-related cases. Thousands of nurses have already carved out a professional niche in ...
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    Pharmacist: Dr. Scott Kislak

    Pharmacist: Dr. Scott Kislak
    High school sophomore Scott Kislak wanted to go into broadcasting. There was one problem: a class project on careers revealed a dearth of career opportunities. What good would a job be if he couldn't get it? When he looked into pharmacy, Mr. Kislak saw something different his future. Growing up in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, suburb of West Mifflin, he decided to ...
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    Career Profile: Dental Hygienist - Sherri Gollins

    Career Profile: Dental Hygienist - Sherri Gollins
    h4. I chose this career because... I choose to become a dental hygienist because it offered independence and a chance to help other people. At first, I wanted to be a teacher. However, at the time when I needed to make a career decision, I realized that the teaching jobs were limited and very competitive. College Education • Associate of Science, ...
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    Indispensable Med/Lab Skills

    Indispensable Med/Lab Skills
    With newfangled technology replacing many manual tasks in the lab, medical technologists need to develop skills that will make them indispensable in the computer age. Such skills must go well beyond education and training to distinguish the leaders from the followers and ultimately make labs more efficient, more effective and more accurate. What are these coveted skills? Julie Rufus, manager of ...
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    Mental Health Practitioner: Tyler Woods, Ph.D

    _Frustration with her work in social services was the impetus that led to Tyler Woods to return to college at age 34. She structured her curriculum at Prescott College in Prescott, Ariz., to design a bachelor's of arts program in holistic psychology. She then went on to earn a master's in counseling psychology, again with a holistic emphasis, and then to ...
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    Geriatric Social Workers Help Make the Golden Years Shine

    Geriatric Social Workers Help Make the Golden Years Shine
    For geriatric social workers, helping seniors navigate the perils of aging and maximize their quality of life provides deep satisfaction. Through direct counseling or by marshalling resources, these professionals empower the growing ranks of older Americans to live their later years to the fullest. "Because of changing demographics and the booming older population, [geriatric] social work is one of the fastest-growing ...
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    School Speech Therapists

    School Speech Therapists
    If you like teaching children but don't want to manage an entire classroom, working as a school-based speech-language pathologist (SLP) might be a good career alternative. Unlike classroom teachers, school SLPs typically work one-on-one or in small groups, helping children overcome communication or swallowing disorders. About half the country's 96,000 SLPs work in schools, according to the US Bureau of Labor ...
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    Career Guide: Nuclear Medicine Technologists

    Career Guide: Nuclear Medicine Technologists
    Nature of the Work Diagnostic imaging embraces several procedures that aid in diagnosing ailments, the most familiar being the x ray. In nuclear medicine, radionuclides—unstable atoms that emit radiation spontaneously—are used to diagnose and treat disease. Radionuclides are purified and compounded to form radiopharmaceuticals. Nuclear medicine technologists administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients and then monitor the characteristics and functions of tissues or ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Appliance, Dental Lab, and Ophthalmic Lab Technicians

    Career Guide: Medical Appliance, Dental Lab, and Ophthalmic Lab Technicians
    Nature of the Work When patients require a medical device to help them see clearly, chew and speak well, or walk, their health care providers send requests to medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians. These technicians produce a variety of implements to help patients. Medical appliance technicians construct, fit, maintain, and repair braces, artificial limbs, joints, arch supports, and other surgical ...
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    Emerging Areas in Occupational Therapy

    Emerging Areas in Occupational Therapy
    The demand for occupational therapists (OTs) - professionals who help individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional limitations achieve independence in their daily living or working environments - is on the upswing. [widget:occupational_therapy_quiz] After a period of layoffs and hiring freezes spurred by federal legislation that limited reimbursement for therapy services, the OT profession has bounced back and is branching out in ...
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    Fight Cancer as a Radiation Therapist

    Fight Cancer as a Radiation Therapist
    Medical advances have made radiation therapists among the most sought-after specialists in the field of radiologic technology. "Improvements in cancer treatment have enhanced survival rates, so there are more patients requiring therapy," according to a study by Allied Consulting, a national healthcare staffing firm in Austin. Indeed, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects much faster-than–average job growth for radiation therapists ...
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    Pharmacy Associations Offer Customized Benefits

    Pharmacy Associations Offer Customized Benefits
    Thinking about joining a professional pharmacy association? Beyond free publications, networking and leadership opportunities -- all standard benefits of association membership -- these groups can offer valuable, career-specific No matter what your specialty, there's likely an association for it. Consider the following organizations in your quest for career resources: Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) This professional society is for pharmacists ...
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    Career Guide: Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides

    Career Guide: Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
    Nature of the Work Physical therapist assistants and aides help physical therapists to provide treatment that improves patient mobility, relieves pain, and prevents or lessens physical disabilities of patients. A physical therapist might ask an assistant to help patients exercise or learn to use crutches, for example, or an aide to gather and prepare therapy equipment. Patients include accident victims and ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Records and Health Information Technician - Maritza Sinclair

    Career Profile: Medical Records and Health Information Technician - Maritza Sinclair
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medial records technician because I found the right position that made use of my interests and education. I was trained to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) as a member of the Army Reserves at Fort Totten, New York. Even though I completed the training, I was not sure about ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Appliance Technician

    Career Profile: Medical Appliance Technician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical appliance technician because it allows me to be an integral part of helping disabled people regain their mobility and independence. After graduating from high school, I worked for a number of years in the repair and manufacture of boats. My grandfather's wide knowledge of tools, and my mother's appreciation ...
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    Disaster Relief: Boost Your Skills — and Karma!

    Helping a little can go a long way. On September 26, 2009, Typhoon Ondoy (also internationally known as Typhoon Ketsana) dropped an entire month’s worth of rainfall on the Philippines in a matter of hours. Typhoon Ketsana has already claimed hundreds of lives and destroyed thousands of Philippine residents’ homes and crops vital to the area’s livelihood. It has claimed ...
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    Careers in Naturopathic Medicine

    Careers in Naturopathic Medicine
    There are two careers in naturopathic medicine: Naturopathic Doctors (ND) and Naturopathic Medical Doctors (NMD). The primary difference between these two professions is that Naturopathic Medical Doctors must have completed additional training in clinical sciences. Prerequisites for entry into most naturopathy colleges or schools includes an equivalent of a four-year degree in basic sciences; including biology, chemistry, physics, math, and humanities. ...
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    Career Profile: Dental Assistant - Christopher Beadle

    Career Profile: Dental Assistant - Christopher Beadle
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dental assistant after entering the Navy and undergoing testing to identify my skills and abilities and determine where they might best be applied. h4. My typical workday involves... My typical workday as a naval dental assistant, involves seeing a patient every hour for restorative dentistry. My tasks are to: • ...
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    Career Guide: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technician

    Career Guide: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technician
    At a Glance • Employment is expected to grow much faster than average; technologists and technicians trained to perform certain procedures will be in particular demand. • About 3 out of 4 jobs are in hospitals. • The vast majority of workers complete a 2-year junior or community college program. [widget:training_channel_cardiovascular_tech] h4. Summary Cardiovascular technologists and technicians assist physicians in diagnosing ...
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