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    Career Profile: Surgical Technologist

    Career Profile: Surgical Technologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a surgical technologist because I entered a health occupations program as part of my high school curriculum, which I enjoyed very much. After completing high school, I entered the United States Air Force. There were lots of career paths from which to choose. Since I enjoyed working with people in a ...
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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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    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 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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    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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    How to Become an Acupuncturist

    How to Become an Acupuncturist
    When most people consider a career in health care, they immediately think of becoming a doctor or nurse. The tides of conventional medicine are changing as there is a greater demand for holistic medicine. Acupuncture is the newest "oldest profession" to emerge to meet this demand. So, if you want to join the coolest profession on earth, here are 7 Tips ...
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    Career Profile: Art Therapist

    Career Profile: Art Therapist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an art therapist because of both of my interests in art and community outreach. I have always enjoyed making art, but never felt that my artistic skills were strong enough to pursue a career in graphic arts. My volunteer work helped me find a way to use art in a very ...
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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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    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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    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 Guide: Pharmacy Technician

    Career Guide: Pharmacy Technician
    h4. Significant Points • Job opportunities are expected to be good for full-time and part-time work, especially for those with certification or previous work experience. • Many technicians work evenings, weekends and holidays. • About seven out of 10 of jobs were in retail pharmacies, grocery stores, department stores or mass retailers. h4. Nature of the Work Pharmacy technicians help licensed ...
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    Career Profile: Physical Therapist - Matthew Scherer

    Career Profile: Physical Therapist - Matthew Scherer
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a physical therapist because I wanted to promote wellness and spend time treating and interacting with my patients. Growing up, I always had an interest in science. I was greatly influenced by my parents. They pushed for achievement in academics and provided a good example of diligent work ethics. As I ...
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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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    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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    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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    Which Rad Tech Specialty Is Right for You?

    Which Rad Tech Specialty Is Right for You?
    Are you a hands-on person who likes a lot of patient contact? Or do you prefer to keep a little distance? Are you supercharged, or do you prefer a slower pace? Intrigued by watching live images, or are you content with still shots? Your answers to questions like these can help you choose a post-primary certification in radiologic technology (RT) that's ...
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    Career Profile: Recreational Therapist

    Career Profile: Recreational Therapist
    h4. I chose this career because… I chose to become a recreational therapist because this branch of therapy deals with “the whole person.” For each patient, we assess six functional domains: • 1. Physical – gross and fine motor skills, fatigue, strength, pain and how that impacts their leisure and lifestyle • 2. Cognitive –mental fatigue, concentration, decision making, memory, orientation ...
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    Critical-Care Nurses Specialize in Saving Lives

    Critical-Care Nurses Specialize in Saving Lives
    With an ability to think quickly, act decisively and stay calm when lives are at stake, critical-care nurses are among the in-demand healthcare professionals who make life-or-death decisions about patient care every day. Critical-care nurses treat patients at high risk for actual or potential life-threatening health problems and also tend to the emotional well-being of those patients' families. That's no small ...
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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: Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides

    Career Guide: Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides
    Nature of the Work Occupational therapy assistants and aides work under the direction of occupational therapists to provide rehabilitative services to persons with mental, physical, emotional, or developmental impairments. The ultimate goal is to improve clients’ quality of life and ability to perform daily activities. For example, occupational therapy assistants help injured workers re-enter the labor force by teaching them how ...
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