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    Career Guide: Dental Hygienist

    Career Guide: Dental Hygienist
    h4. At a Glance • A degree from an accredited dental hygiene school and a State license are required for this job. • Dental hygienists rank among the fastest growing occupations. • Job prospects are expected to remain excellent. • More than half work part time, and flexible scheduling is a distinctive feature of this job. [widget:1102] h4. Summary Dental hygienists ...
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    Career Guide: EMT and Paramedic

    Career Guide: EMT and Paramedic
    At a Glance • Employment is projected to grow faster than the average as paid positions replace unpaid volunteers. • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics need formal training and certification, but requirements vary by State. • Emergency services function 24 hours a day so emergency medical technicians and paramedics have irregular working hours. h4. Nature of the Work People’s lives often ...
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    Career Guide: Dentist

    Career Guide: Dentist
    h4. At a Glance • Most dentists are solo practitioners. • Dentists usually complete at least 8 years of education beyond high school. • Average employment growth will generate some job openings, but most openings will result from the need to replace the large number of dentists expected to retire. • Job prospects should be good. • Nature of the Work ...
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    Career Guide: Dietician and Nutritionist

    Career Guide: Dietician and Nutritionist
    h4. At a Glance • Most jobs are in hospitals, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, and offices of physicians or other health practitioners. • Dietitians and nutritionists need at least a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, food service systems management, or a related area; licensure, certification, or registration requirements vary by State. • Employment is projected to grow ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Illustrator

    Career Profile: Medical Illustrator
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical illustrator, because when growing up, I always loved art. Like every other kid, I drew all the time, but didn’t stop as I grew older. Though I loved drawing, I never considered art as a career. I associated art with painters living in dingy studios barely scraping by. By ...
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    Career Profile: Obstetrician and Gynecologist

    Career Profile: Obstetrician and Gynecologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an obstetrician/gynecologist because of early parental influence and my interests in school. Both of my parents are registered nurses. My father, who is a retired Army Nurse Corps Colonel, encouraged me to pursue a career in medicine. Through junior high and high school, various teachers and courses peaked my interest in ...
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    Career Profile: Dietitian and Nutritionist

    Career Profile: Dietitian and Nutritionist
    h4. I chose this career because… I chose to become a dietitian because I’ve always been interested in food and nutrition, especially in hospital settings. The undergraduate training provides for development of knowledge-based and interpersonal skills, that are crucial in being successful in a variety of careers. The potential career paths are many and varied. As a sophomore in college, my ...
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    Career Profile: Paramedic - Shaun White

    Career Profile: Paramedic - Shaun White
    [widget:1102] h4. Why did you become a paramedic? I’m also a part-time volunteer firefighter for a suburb of Minneapolis. A few years ago, I took an emergency medical technician course and realized there was so much more to learn. So I did a few ride alongs. That’s where you ride with an ambulance team to see if paramedicine is something you ...
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    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...

    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...
    Like everyone, paramedics have their good days and bad days. But some times, there have simply been too many days. From the Facebook group "You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When..." comes a list of things from the paramedics' point of view. • It drives you absolutely nuts when someone calls you an "Ambulance Driver" • When you're always ...
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    Video Games Meet Surgical Training in Las Vegas

    Video Games Meet Surgical Training in Las Vegas
    A lot of negative news is coming out of Las Vegas these days. Suffering from one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country, the financial impact on the state has been severe. With state revenues down, one of the areas that suffered cuts is healthcare services. A high profile budget cut involved the closure of the University Medical Center (UMC) ...
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    Medical Social Workers

    Medical Social Workers
    An elderly person who doesn't know his name is abandoned in an emergency room. A cancer patient can't work and is behind in his rent. A teenager has just given birth and has nowhere to live. For medical social workers, dealing with such crises is an average day's work. While clinicians treat patients' physical health, medical social workers -- also called ...
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    Social Workers Get New Standards for End-of-Life Care

    Social Workers Get New Standards for End-of-Life Care
    As the nation's 76 million Baby Boomers begin to age, that generation -- born between 1946 and 1964 -- stands to drive up the need for end-of-life and palliative care, an approach that improves quality of life for patients and their families facing life-threatening and life-ending illnesses. [widget:training_channel_social_worker] [widget:1102] Anticipating this impending need, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has ...
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    Career Q&A: Paramedic

    h4. What will I do? Working closely with emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics manage the health of patients until they can be examined by a doctor to get further help. On any shift, their patients might be a woman having a heart attack, a man who broke a bone in a car accident and a child struggling to breathe. Interview with ...
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    Career Q&A: Interpreter

    h4. What will I do? Medical interpreters listen to what the doctor says and translates that message into the patient’s language. In this way, the doctor can ask questions about how the patient feels and the patient can describe what’s wrong. An understanding of both cultures is very important,because a certain expression my mean one thing in one culture and something ...
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    Career Q&A: Informatics Specialist

    h4. What will I do? Informatics is a hard term to pin down, but it basically means turning a vast amount of data into useful information. Informatics specialists then use the information solve problems or design new technology procedures or products. In health care, there are two main branches of informatics. One – known as bioinformatics – mainly focuses on molecular ...
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    Career Profile: Physician - Kara Odom

    Career Profile: Physician - Kara Odom
    h4. What do you do every day? Family medicine is pretty diverse, so we do everything from delivering and taking care of babies to taking care of people in our clinic. A typical day might be going into the office at about 8 a.m. and seeing about 10 patients in the morning. Usually at the lunch hour, we’ll have a lecture ...
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    Travel Healthcare FAQ

    Travel Healthcare FAQ
    Whether you are just entering the healthcare industry or are a seasoned pro, tremendous opportunities exist in the world of travel healthcare. While most aspects of the job mirror traditional healthcare employment, travel companies offer some unique opportunities and challenges, which you should be aware of before accepting a travel assignment. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions that will ...
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    Make Travel Healthcare Workers Feel Welcome

    Make Travel Healthcare Workers Feel Welcome
    While most travel healthcare professionals are prepared to hit the ground running when they arrive at a hospital, they do need the support of their permanent counterparts to get up to full speed quickly. These tips will help you orient travelers and welcome them into the fold at your facility. h4. Overcome Resentment Many overworked permanent employees are thrilled to see ...
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    Taking Care on the Road

    Taking Care on the Road
    You're a healthcare traveler because you enjoy new places, faces and experiences. But at times it's still tough to maintain a positive attitude and keep your energy level high. After all, you're always the new kid on the block who has to prove yourself, and you're far from your support network of family and friends. Lynn Blissard, an ICU nurse and ...
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    Holistic Healthcare: Is it for Real?

    Holistic Healthcare: Is it for Real?
    How do you define a healthcare career? Do you have to heal someone or make them feel better using medicinal avenues, or is there more to it? Holistic health has been used around the world for thousands of years, but with the onslaught of medical technology, holistic health became passe and even rejected by the masses. However, in recent decades, holistic ...
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