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    Career Profile: Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

    Career Profile: Dietitian and Diabetes Educator
    Angela Ginn-Meadow, 28: Outpatient Clinical Dietitian & Diabetes Educator About the Employer: Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore Salary: $57,500 How long has she been with this employer? Six years How did she get started? Ginn-Meadow wanted to combine her passions for dance, fitness, nutrition and medicine into a career so she graduated with a bachelor of ...
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    Career Profile: Surgeon

    Career Profile: Surgeon
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a surgeon because I was always interested in anatomy and science, and felt surgery was a unique way to unite the two. In addition, I wanted to practice in a highly respected and challenging profession. The field is quite rewarding because you can make an immediate positive impact on a patient’s ...
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    Legal Nurse Consulting

    Legal Nurse Consulting
    Nurses with an appetite for both emergency-room trauma and courtroom drama may have a future in legal nurse consulting. Legal nurse consultants work at the intersection of medicine and law, consulting with attorneys and others in the legal arena on medical malpractice, personal injury, workers' compensation and other healthcare-related cases. Thousands of nurses have already carved out a professional niche in ...
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    Geriatric Social Workers Help Make the Golden Years Shine

    Geriatric Social Workers Help Make the Golden Years Shine
    For geriatric social workers, helping seniors navigate the perils of aging and maximize their quality of life provides deep satisfaction. Through direct counseling or by marshalling resources, these professionals empower the growing ranks of older Americans to live their later years to the fullest. "Because of changing demographics and the booming older population, [geriatric] social work is one of the fastest-growing ...
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    Physical Therapists Stand Out with Specialty Certification

    Physical Therapists Stand Out with Specialty Certification
    When it comes to opening doors and opening eyes, specialty certification lets employers, colleagues and patients know that a physical therapist (PT) possesses advanced clinical skills in a particular area. Board-certified therapists truly stand out from their peers, considering fewer than 10 percent of the roughly 63,000 members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) have obtained this voluntary advanced credential. ...
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    Take Your Technology Career to Radiology

    Take Your Technology Career to Radiology
    With technology jobs being cut or offshored, many information technology professionals are contemplating opportunities in healthcare, where advanced technology is playing an increasingly large role in diagnosing and treating patients. One area that's drawing the interest of IT pros is radiologic technology (RT), which is expected to generate jobs at a healthy rate for several years. So what does it take ...
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    Career Guide: Optometrist

    Nature of the Work Optometrists, also known as doctors of optometry, or ODs, are the main providers of vision care. They examine people’s eyes to diagnose vision problems, such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, and they test patients’ depth and color perception and ability to focus and coordinate the eyes. Optometrists may prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses, or they may prescribe or ...
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    Histology Shortage Opens Doors

    Histology Shortage Opens Doors
    Surgeons may get the glory for removing malignancies that could lead to premature death, but histology professionals are the unsung heroes behind the laboratory doors who help diagnose the problem. "A lot of people don't know what a histotechnologist is or what we do," says Lena Spencer, past president of the National Society for Histotechnology. "Where there's tissue, we are usually ...
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    Fight Cancer as a Radiation Therapist

    Fight Cancer as a Radiation Therapist
    Medical advances have made radiation therapists among the most sought-after specialists in the field of radiologic technology. "Improvements in cancer treatment have enhanced survival rates, so there are more patients requiring therapy," according to a study by Allied Consulting, a national healthcare staffing firm in Austin. Indeed, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects much faster-than–average job growth for radiation therapists ...
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    Nurses Use Holistic Approach to Heal Patients, Themselves

    Nurses Use Holistic Approach to Heal Patients, Themselves
    Physically and emotionally burned out after two decades of hospital nursing, Sue Collins, RN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC, was desperate to find a way to continue treating patients without depleting herself. She found her answer in holistic nursing. By treating the whole person -- mind, body, spirit -- nurses can change the way they care for patients and themselves. For Collins, becoming a ...
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    Career Guide: Respiratory Therapist

    Career Guide: Respiratory Therapist
    Nature of the Work Respiratory therapists and respiratory therapy technicians—also known as respiratory care practitioners—evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Practicing under the direction of a physician, respiratory therapists assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Respiratory therapy technicians follow specific, well-defined respiratory ...
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    Careers in Naturopathic Medicine

    Careers in Naturopathic Medicine
    There are two careers in naturopathic medicine: Naturopathic Doctors (ND) and Naturopathic Medical Doctors (NMD). The primary difference between these two professions is that Naturopathic Medical Doctors must have completed additional training in clinical sciences. Prerequisites for entry into most naturopathy colleges or schools includes an equivalent of a four-year degree in basic sciences; including biology, chemistry, physics, math, and humanities. ...
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    Dental Hygienist: Tammi Byrd, RDH

    _Tammi Byrd, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) has some valuable advice for those seeking to embark on training and a career in dental hygiene: Don't ever settle for average. Anyone can reach that goal. Ms. Byrd has certainly followed her own wisdom. She has extensive clinical experience with dental hygienist experience in periodontics, family practice and pediatric dentistry, and is currently the ...
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    Treat the Pros as an Athletic Trainer

    Treat the Pros as an Athletic Trainer
    You're good at your job, but could you do it with tens of thousands of fans scrutinizing your every move? That's what professional sports teams' athletic trainers do every time they hit the field. "They need to make very logical, calculated judgments in an environment that may not be nice and quiet," says Larry Leverenz, PhD, clinical professor and director of ...
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    Career Profile: Audiologist

    Career Profile: Audiologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an audiologist because I was intrigued by the combination of science and working with people and helping them. As an undergraduate, I majored in speech pathology. During my junior year, I had the opportunity to take my first audiology course. That is when it all clicked. The professor was inspiring, enthusiastic, ...
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    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Hanna Hildenbrand

    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Hanna Hildenbrand
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an occupational therapist because of my early experiences, skills and interests. As a teenager, I became a camp counselor with the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP, http://www.ucp.org/) organization. I had always enjoyed babysitting and working with children, but had never before worked with children with special needs. The work was physically and ...
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    Go Above and Beyond in Disaster Relief

    Go Above and Beyond in Disaster Relief
    Disaster relief nursing allows licensed nurses to utilize their medical skills in the event of a disaster. For days, or even weeks, at a time, nurses help to care for the victims of disasters like Hurricanes Katrina, The World Trade Center bombing and 9/11, and the recent Midwest floods. Volunteer service is exhausting, rewarding, and potentially dangerous. For those up to ...
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    Entrepreneurial OTs Find Niche Consulting to Assisted-Living Facilities

    Entrepreneurial 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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    Nursing Careers Beyond the Hospital

    Nursing Careers Beyond the Hospital
    Mid-career nurses who want to reinvent themselves without starting over can apply their clinical skills and experience outside of the hospital. Take a look at these career possibilities. Perhaps one of them is the key to helping you rediscover your passion for nursing. Consultant Want to strike out on your own? Many nurses carve out lucrative niches as consultants, offering data ...
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    Career Guide: Chiropractor

    Career Guide: Chiropractor
    h4. At a Glance • Job prospects should be good; employment is expected to grow faster than average because of increasing consumer demand for alternative health care. • Chiropractors must be licensed, requiring 2 to 4 years of undergraduate education, the completion of a 4-year chiropractic college course, and passing scores on national and State examinations. • About 52 percent of ...
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