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    Career Profile: Medical Illustrator

    Career Profile: Medical Illustrator
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical illustrator, because when growing up, I always loved art. Like every other kid, I drew all the time, but didn’t stop as I grew older. Though I loved drawing, I never considered art as a career. I associated art with painters living in dingy studios barely scraping by. By ...
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    Career Profile: Biological Technician

    Career Profile: Biological Technician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a biological technician because I wanted to go into the medical field. A big part of my life is my religion. I am a Reformed Evangelical Christian. It was important to me to work in an ethical profession. So I looked for a way to apply my biology degree towards human ...
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    How I Got My Job: Occupational Therapist

    How I Got My Job: Occupational Therapist
    h4. Janae Stockwell, 24: Occupational Therapist About the employer: Manor Care of Overland Park is a post-acute, long-term-care and assisted-living facility. My role: I collaborate with other professions to carry out a rehabilitation plan that will result in the patient returning to the highest possible level of functioning. How long have you been in this position? Since June. [widget:occupational_therapy_quiz] How did ...
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    Career Guide: Speech-Language Pathologist

    Career Guide: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Nature of the Work Speech-language pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency. Speech-language pathologists work with people who cannot produce speech sounds or cannot produce them clearly; those with speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering; people with voice disorders, such as inappropriate pitch or ...
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    Chiropractor: Mark J. Blessley, NTS., DC

    _Mark Blessley is good with his hands. He dove into auto mechanic training as a high school student and received GM-certification as a "doctor of motors" and he spent time in the Alaska construction trade remodeling homes and building solariums. A decision to get a massage in the late 80s led to his discovery of the $40 per hour charge and ...
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    The Holistic Approach to Healthcare

    The Holistic Approach to Healthcare
    It is estimated that over 47 million people in the U.S. alone are living without health insurance. Ironically, those who do have healthcare coverage are often paralyzed by the exorbitant and prohibitive out of pocket expenses they are often required to cover themselves. Now more than ever, scores of people around the world are searching for alternatives to traditional medical care ...
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    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Karoline D. Harvey

    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Karoline D. Harvey
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an occupational therapist because I always liked science. I began to consider occupational therapy (OT) as a career when my identical twin sister fell-off a horse and broke her arm. She required OT during her recovery. While working on my biology degree, I was further inspired to consider OT. I worked ...
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    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - Shannon Doocy

    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - Shannon Doocy
    *Why did you choose to be an international health specialist?* When I was in high school, I spent a summer building houses and latrines and fighting public health problems in Costa Rica. The difference between life in rural Latin America and the United States made a big impression on me. I realized how much poverty there was in other countries. I ...
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    The Truth About Social Work

    The Truth About Social Work
    What people think they know about social work is often a myth, according to the >National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Contrary to popular belief, social workers are trained professionals who have bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees –- they are not social services employees, caseworkers or volunteers. Only a fraction of social workers are employed in public or child welfare, and ...
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    Career Q&A: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

    h4. What will I do? You will operate special equipment that uses sound waves to produce images that detect a medical problem or monitor a patient’s condition Ultrasonography during pregnancy is the best-known use of these tests, but sonography is also used to check many other parts of the body. Interview with Diane Johnson, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Maryland Sonographers position ...
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    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - Victoria A. Cargill

    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - Victoria A. Cargill
    *I chose this career because...* I chose to become an epidemiologist because the specialty allowed me to combine my love of caring for people and treating illnesses, with my interest in patterns of disease outbreaks and risk factors for developing disease. [widget:quiz_are_you_ready_for_a_career_in_health_care] I grew up on a farm and always ‘treated’ the illnesses of our dogs, cats, and chickens. From the ...
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    Career Profile: Dental Laboratory Technician - Ana M. Remond

    Career Profile: Dental Laboratory Technician - Ana M. Remond
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dental technician because of the opportunities I discovered in the Navy. My native country is Peru. When I came to the U.S. I was 20 years old. I tried to secure a job at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center. Because I could not speak English well, I did not qualify. ...
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    Music Therapists

    Music Therapists
    The idea that music embodies healing powers goes back at least to the days of ancient Greece, but only recently has music therapy gained recognition as an effective way to treat the ill, the elderly and the physically and emotionally disabled. "A lot of healthcare facilities that wouldn't have considered hiring a music therapist 10 years ago would consider doing so ...
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    School Speech Therapists

    School Speech Therapists
    If you like teaching children but don't want to manage an entire classroom, working as a school-based speech-language pathologist (SLP) might be a good career alternative. Unlike classroom teachers, school SLPs typically work one-on-one or in small groups, helping children overcome communication or swallowing disorders. About half the country's 96,000 SLPs work in schools, according to the US Bureau of Labor ...
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    Indispensable Med/Lab Skills

    Indispensable Med/Lab Skills
    With newfangled technology replacing many manual tasks in the lab, medical technologists need to develop skills that will make them indispensable in the computer age. Such skills must go well beyond education and training to distinguish the leaders from the followers and ultimately make labs more efficient, more effective and more accurate. What are these coveted skills? Julie Rufus, manager of ...
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    The High-Flying World of Travel Healthcare

    The High-Flying World of Travel Healthcare
    Do you like to visit new places? Do you have a strong sense of adventure? Do you revel in improving the lives of others? Do you enjoy meeting new people? If you answered "Yes!" to these questions, then a career in travel healthcare might be for you! Travel healthcare involves living in various parts of the country for 3-5 months at ...
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    Automation Reshapes Opportunities for Med Techs

    Automation Reshapes Opportunities for Med Techs
    Robotics and automation are helping to fill in the gaps in medical laboratories created by a shortage of medical technologists (MTs). Automated laboratory systems pick up the grunt work that once made workdays dull for MTs. And executives at diagnostic labs are using robotics to help control costs. Automation Ameliorates Shortage With US vacancy rates for certified/licensed med tech staff hovering ...
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    Career Profile: Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor

    Career Profile: Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an fitness instructor because I’ve always liked physical activity and sports. I started exercising and working out in the gym when I was 12 years old. My older brother was my inspiration, and he taught me a lot about fitness and sports. Ever since then, I’ve had a passion for fitness. ...
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    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - W. Tun

    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - W. Tun
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an epidemiologist because I have always been interested in international development. After graduating from college, I spent a year as a volunteer in India teaching English to Tibetan refugees. This experience influenced my decision to focus on public health problems in developing countries. I was also drawn to the field because ...
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    Help Substance Abusers Beat Addiction

    Help Substance Abusers Beat Addiction
    "Two steps forward, one step back" is an inescapable reality for substance-abuse social workers, in-demand counseling professionals who assist alcoholics and drug abusers on the road to recovery. These social workers recognize that chemical dependency is a chronic condition with a high rate of relapse, for which there is rarely a quick fix. "I've worked with people who have been in ...
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