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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 Guide: Pharmacy Aide

    Career Guide: Pharmacy Aide
    Nature of the Work Pharmacy aides perform administrative duties in pharmacies. Aides often are clerks or cashiers who primarily answer telephones, handle money, stock shelves, and perform other clerical duties. They work closely with pharmacy technicians. Pharmacy technicians usually perform more complex tasks than do aides, although in some States the duties and titles of the jobs overlap. (See the statement ...
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    Could You Succeed as an Independent Pharmacist?

    Could You Succeed as an Independent Pharmacist?
    Finding personalized service is increasingly difficult today, but independent pharmacists are among the few remaining business owners determined to greet customers by name. If you enjoy people, creativity and pharmaceutical science and have a knack for running a business, you've got the potential to become a successful independent community pharmacist. The nation's more than 24,000 independent pharmacies, which include some franchises ...
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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 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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    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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    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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    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 Q&A: Health Educator

    h4. What will I do? Public health educators help people and communities adopt healthy lifestyles. They may direct health-related talks at schools, workplaces and community agencies, such as a social service office. Health educators plan community or agency health programs, set the goals and pick the subjects to be covered. They might test how well a program is doing and make ...
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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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    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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    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 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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    Career Profile: Pediatrician

    Career Profile: Pediatrician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a pediatrician because I wanted a challenging career in the medical field dealing with children and their parents. A pediatrician encompasses qualities of a medical detective, a counselor, and a healer. There is an element of intrigue in searching for signs and symptoms of diseases and solving diagnostic dilemmas. This is ...
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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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    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 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: Dentist - James Tynecki

    Career Profile: Dentist - James Tynecki
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dentist because it allows me to be self-employed, work independently, use my artistic ability, and express my creativity. Achieving gratification through helping others is most important to me. Education • Associate of Arts, Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, Miami, Florida • Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Howard University College ...
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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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    Career Guide: Physical Therapist

    Career Guide: Physical Therapist
    h4. At a Glance • Employment is expected to increase much faster than average. • Job opportunities should be good, particularly in acute hospital, rehabilitation, and orthopedic settings. • Physical therapists need a master’s degree from an accredited physical therapy program and a State license, requiring passing scores on national and State examinations. [widget:training_channel_physical_therapist] [widget:1102] • About 6 out of 10 ...
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