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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 Profile: Health Educator - Kate Squire

    Career Profile: Health Educator - Kate Squire
    h4. What do you do at your job? I run the First Breath program, which helps pregnant women quit smoking. I travel around the state and meet with the people who counsel pregnant women. They need resources on how to motivate women to make healthy lifestyle choices. One of the challenges our public health nurses and other educators face is how ...
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    Physical Therapists Help Obese Patients Get Moving

    Physical Therapists Help Obese Patients Get Moving
    For many overweight and obese Americans, exercise is a real pain -- in the back or the knees or the ankles. Even simple actions such as walking or climbing stairs can cause discomfort. Excess weight stresses joints, affects proper movement and predisposes them to osteoarthritis, tendonitis, overuse injuries and a host of other health problems. Using various methods, physical therapists (PTs) ...
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    Career Guide: Psychologist

    Career Guide: Psychologist
    Nature of the Work Psychologists study the human mind and human behavior. Research psychologists investigate the physical, cognitive, emotional, or social aspects of human behavior. Psychologists in health service fields provide mental health care in hospitals, clinics, schools, or private settings. Psychologists employed in applied settings, such as business, industry, government, or nonprofit organizations, provide training, conduct research, design organizational systems, ...
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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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    Career Profile: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Vivian Morales

    Career Profile: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Vivian Morales
    [widget:training_channel_clinical_lab_tech] h4. I chose this career because.... I chose to become a Medical Technologist because I always knew I wanted a career in healthcare. My parents were both teachers and education was always a priority in our house. They encouraged my brother and me to pursue a higher education and consider careers in top fields such as engineering, law, and medicine. ...
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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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    Radiologic Technologists Explore Career Options

    Radiologic Technologists Explore Career Options
    While the paths in rad tech careers hasn't been as clearly marked as in other healthcare professions, radiologic technologists (RTs) can still pursue a variety of career options within and outside healthcare. In the clinical environment, RTs can branch out into one of the imaging specialties. In industry, RTs can develop rewarding - and lucrative - vocations in sales, training, consulting ...
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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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    Career Guide: Massage Therapist

    Career Guide: Massage Therapist
    Nature of the Work The medical benefits of “friction” were first documented in Western culture by the Greek physician Hippocrates around 400 BC. Today, massage therapy is being used as a means of treating painful ailments, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries, and promoting general health. This is done by manipulating the soft tissue muscles of the ...
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    Pediatric Radiologic Technologists

    Pediatric Radiologic Technologists
    A trip to the medical imaging lab can stir up fear and concern in even the most well-informed patient. But what if the patient is a child? That's where pediatric radiologic technologists (RTs) step in, exercising a special set of patient-interaction skills that help them get the image they need. Because they deal with crying infants, antsy toddlers, or otherwise uncooperative ...
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    Career Profile: Genetic Counselor

    Career Profile: Genetic Counselor
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a genetic counselor because I loved genetics and wanted a career combining the life and social sciences. My interest in the natural sciences began in high school when I had an excellent teacher. My initial interest in genetics began in my advanced biology class as I worked on an extended project ...
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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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    Nursing Reality Shock: The New-Nurse Survival Guide

    Nursing Reality Shock: The New-Nurse Survival Guide
    For second-career nurses, the transition from nursing school to working with real patients can range from somewhat uncomfortable to highly shocking. These rookies often have given up secure, well-established careers, only to discover on-the-job demands never mentioned in the textbooks. However, the right attitude can help you weather your first few months on the nursing unit. For those who overcome the ...
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    Career Guide: Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses

    Career Guide: Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses
    Nature of the Work Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), or licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. (The work of physicians and surgeons and of registered nurses is described elsewhere in the Handbook.) The nature of the direction and supervision required varies by State and job setting. ...
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    Radiography Careers Outside Healthcare

    Radiography Careers Outside Healthcare
    If you've ever had a computed tomography (CT) scan at the clinic or an X-ray at your dentist's office, you already understand a little about radiography and how it can be used for diagnostic and treatment purposes in healthcare. But did you know the applications of radiography, defined as the use of electromagnetic radiation to examine objects without damaging or destroying ...
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    How To Start A Career In Social Work

    How To Start A Career In Social Work
    Over 600,000 social workers strive every day to make a positive impact on the lives of others. If you're passionate about helping individuals, families, organizations, and communities, a career in social work might be right for you. Social workers find themselves helping people from all walks of life in a variety of atmospheres from schools to hospitals to prisons to nursing ...
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    How Speech Pathologists, Audiologists Work with Aging Patients

    How Speech Pathologists, Audiologists Work with Aging Patients
    Of the many types of healthcare practitioners who care for the elderly, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists may have the greatest potential to actually improve the quality of life for older Americans. SLPs, who evaluate and treat speech, language and swallowing disorders, and audiologists, who identify and treat hearing and balance disorders, can help restore a person's fundamental ability to communicate. ...
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    Career Profile: Health Educator - Frank GrayShield

    Career Profile: Health Educator - Frank GrayShield
    h4. Introduction... Before beginning, let me introduce myself in English in the traditional American Indian way: “Greetings. My name is Frank L. GrayShield. I am a Washoe from Nevada. My clan is the Redfox Clan. My tribe's homeland is the lands surrounding Lake Tahoe in Nevada and California. I grew up on the Quechan reservation, Fort Yuma, California and, I am ...
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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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