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    Retail or Hospital Pharmacy?

    Retail or Hospital Pharmacy?
    While their career options have broadened over the years, most pharmacists still work in either retail establishments or hospitals. In which environment would you thrive? Here's a look at pharmacy work in each setting. h4. Retail Reality Retail pharmacists prepare and dispense medications, advise customers about how to use medications and warn them about possible drug interactions. Retail pharmacists also consult ...
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    Hot Niches for Radiologic Technologists

    Hot Niches for Radiologic Technologists
    Once limited to bulky equipment and rays of energy, radiology has expanded in the digital age -- and so have its specialties. From positions as cardiovascular interventional technologists to sonographers and mammographers, opportunities in radiologic technology are growing. Indeed, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster-than-average job growth for radiology professionals through 2012, according to a 2004 report. Radiologic technologists ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Phyllis Shipper

    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Phyllis Shipper
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical assistant because of a wonderful and rewarding experience I had as a youth. I volunteered as a Candy Striper at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Maryland. The enjoyment and overwhelming satisfaction I felt by helping others was incredible! Ever since then, I knew I wanted to work ...
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    Neonatal Nursing: An In-Depth Look

    Neonatal Nursing: An In-Depth Look
    With an increase in the number of premature babies requiring acute hospital care, new and experienced nurses are finding more career opportunities in neonatal nursing. Neonatal nurses work in general maternity wards and in neonatal intensive-care units (NICUs). Those caring for premature and critically ill babies spend their shifts diapering and feeding the infants, checking vital signs, administering medications and tests, ...
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    The New Medical Administrator

    The New Medical Administrator
    Even with computerized appointment programs and electronic billing, Maria DiGrigoli manages much more paperwork than she had to when she started working as a medical administrative assistant 27 years ago. So why does she stick with this profession? “I love helping people and working with doctors,” says DiGrigoli, office manager at Cedar Bridge Medical Associates, a six-physician family practice in Bricktown, ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

    Career Guide: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
    At a Glance • Job prospects should be very good; technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand. • Entrants usually have an associate degree. • This is one of the few health occupations in which there is little or no direct contact with patients. h4. Nature of the Work Every time a patient receives ...
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    Career Profile: Radiologic Technologist

    Career Profile: Radiologic Technologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a radiologic technologist because of opportunities that arose while I was in the Army. After graduating from high school, I entered the New York City College of Technology to major in economics. I completed two years of study, but at the time, did not have much focus. I decided to enlist ...
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    Career Guide: Registered Nurse

    Career Guide: Registered Nurse
    Nature of the Work Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients’ family members. RNs record patients’ medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and ...
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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 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: 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Get Started in Health Information Management

    Get Started in Health Information Management
    If you want to work in healthcare but in a nonclinical role, check out the fast-growing health information management (HIM) field. A local school's health information technology (HIT) department can provide the necessary education. "We get a lot of people who want to work in the healthcare field without patient contact," says Anita Taylor, MEd, RHIA, CCS, chair of the HIT ...
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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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    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 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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    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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