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    Career Profile: Medical Scientist

    Career Profile: Medical Scientist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a neuroscience researcher because I’ve always liked science. After earning a biology degree, I took a year off and worked in a research lab. Until then, I thought I wanted to be a medical doctor, but I really liked the lab work. I decided to pursue a career in science research ...
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    Techno-Pharm: How Innovations Are Changing Pharmacy

    Techno-Pharm: How Innovations Are Changing Pharmacy
    Don't look now, but technology is morphing the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists. The days of deciphering physicians' penmanship, dealing with pill-counting trays and waiting endlessly to confirm prescriptions for traveling patients are dwindling as pharmacy begins to embrace robotics, e-scripts and Web-enabled patient databases. [widget:training_channel_pharmacist] The changes are primarily driven by two factors: lawsuits and labor. With well-known pharmacies settling ...
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    Career Profile: Pharmacist

    Career Profile: Pharmacist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a pharmacist because I have always had a strong interest in biology. It seemed natural for me to gravitate toward a career as a pharmacist. Pharmacy offered me the opportunity to focus on human biology and drugs used to cure or manage specific diseases. It also gave me the opportunity to ...
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    Mental Health Practitioner: Tyler Woods, Ph.D

    _Frustration with her work in social services was the impetus that led to Tyler Woods to return to college at age 34. She structured her curriculum at Prescott College in Prescott, Ariz., to design a bachelor's of arts program in holistic psychology. She then went on to earn a master's in counseling psychology, again with a holistic emphasis, and then to ...
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    OTAs, PTAs Ride Demographic Wave to New Opportunities

    OTAs, PTAs Ride Demographic Wave to New Opportunities
    Without even listening too closely, occupational therapist assistants (OTAs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) should be able to hear opportunity knocking. "There is a huge opportunity in almost every profession that deals with the aging population due to the sheer numbers of that group," says Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, an umbrella organization that ...
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    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...(Part 2)

    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...(Part 2)
    This Facebook group of paramedics was the source of the first roundup of paramedics' "insights." But wait there's more! Here are yet more funnies from the Facebook group "You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...". • You are on a plane and you are happier with "assume crash positions" than "Is there anyone medically trained on the plane?" • ...
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    Career Profile: Biostatistician - Richard Simon

    Career Profile: Biostatistician - Richard Simon
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a biostatistician because of an inspiring teacher and the opportunities presented to me during my post-graduate years. In high school, I wasn’t really interested in learning until I began the study of geometry. My older sister was an excellent student, to whom I was always compared. I was questioned, “Why don’t ...
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    Postgrad Residencies Help Put Pharm Grads on the Fast Track

    Postgrad Residencies Help Put Pharm Grads on the Fast Track
    Sure, earning a PharmD prepares pharmacy grads to obtain their license and get a job. But will the degree open doors to the opportunity they really want? In their quest for plum positions, heftier paychecks, exposure to state-of-the-art practices and other perks, approximately one in seven pharmacy grads takes a step beyond their degree and opts for a postgraduate residency, says ...
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    Faculty Shortage Calls Some Pharmacists Back to School

    Faculty Shortage Calls Some Pharmacists Back to School
    With pharmacists already in short supply nationwide, a dearth of pharmacy professors threatens to deepen the pharmacy labor crisis and backfire on the needs of the marketplace. "The shortage of pharmacy faculty, now and in the future, represents a serious public health threat in the face of the rapidly growing consumer demand for prescription drugs," says Lucinda Maine, executive vice president ...
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    Public Health Careers Provide Opportunities to Improve Many Lives at a Time

    Public Health Careers Provide Opportunities to Improve Many Lives at a Time
    If you watch TV shows like "ER" or have friends who are training to become nurses, doctors or other clinical professionals, you might think the only healthcare careers available are those focused on meeting individual patient needs. They're the jobs that tend to get the most airplay, literally and figuratively. But behind the scenes are healthcare professionals who make their own ...
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    Social Workers Link Veterans to a Range of Services

    Social Workers Link Veterans to a Range of Services
    How do you help a 27-year-old reservist -- a carpenter in civilian life -- find a new career when he's lost an arm in Iraq? What services can help the World War II vet whose retirement check doesn't stretch far enough? It takes a vast array of knowledge and skills to answer such questions. The social workers who serve the nation's ...
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    Career Profile: Dental Assistant - Christopher Beadle

    Career Profile: Dental Assistant - Christopher Beadle
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dental assistant after entering the Navy and undergoing testing to identify my skills and abilities and determine where they might best be applied. h4. My typical workday involves... My typical workday as a naval dental assistant, involves seeing a patient every hour for restorative dentistry. My tasks are to: • ...
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    All the Comforts of Home Care

    All the Comforts of Home Care
    While making house calls may seem like an old-fashioned notion, the need for nurses, aides and other healthcare professionals to care for people in their homes is actually on the rise. “Home care plays a very important and growing role in our country,” says Marcie Barnette, a former home care nurse who is now the director of education and credentialing for ...
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    Career Q&A: Physical Therapist

    h4. What will I do? Physical therapists help people with mobility problems get on their feet again after sickness or injury. They use exercises and special equipment to help patients get stronger and move better. The goal is for people to take care of themselves in their homes and, if possible, return to their regular activities. Interview with Katie Baick, PT ...
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    Social Workers Get New Standards for End-of-Life Care

    Social Workers Get New Standards for End-of-Life Care
    As the nation's 76 million Baby Boomers begin to age, that generation -- born between 1946 and 1964 -- stands to drive up the need for end-of-life and palliative care, an approach that improves quality of life for patients and their families facing life-threatening and life-ending illnesses. [widget:training_channel_social_worker] [widget:1102] Anticipating this impending need, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has ...
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    Career Profile: Veterinary Technician

    Career Profile: Veterinary Technician
    h4. What’s the most interesting thing you do? Educating clients about how to care for their pets. A lot of people think being a vet tech means working with animals only, but I actually work with people more. [widget:1102] h4. What do you do on a typical day? We see appointments in the morning, which range from routine vaccinations to yearly ...
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    Career Profile: Dentist - Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque

    Career Profile: Dentist - Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dentist because it was the career that best combined all my skills and interests. My interest in health science was evident since high school, when I wrote an essay about wanting to be a doctor. Then I read The Unkindest Cut: Life in the Backrooms of Medicine, by Marcia Millman, ...
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    VA Offers Unique Opportunities to Therapy Professionals

    VA Offers Unique Opportunities to Therapy Professionals
    Looking for a career as a therapy or rehab professional in a top-notch setting? How about a healthcare system where the medical practice, equipment and record-keeping are state-of-the-art, the patients are considered heroes and the employee benefits surpass those most private employers offer? Then consider a career with the Veterans Health Administration, the US Department of Veterans Affairs' health service. [widget:1102] ...
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    Career Profile: Orthotist and Prosthetist

    Career Profile: Orthotist and Prosthetist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an orthotist because I was fascinated with the mechanical sciences in industry. Orthotists build biomechanical devices that assist patients during rehabilitation by preventing, allowing or restricting movement of a part of their body. Some patients will only need the device temporarily, while others will need it for their whole life. I ...
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    CDC Careers: Working at the Pinnacle of Public Health

    CDC Careers: Working at the Pinnacle of Public Health
    What's the best thing about working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the world's top public health organizations? For Hilda Shepeard, a team leader and senior health communications specialist at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, it's not the prestige or pay: "There's an enormous opportunity to really do something meaningful -- you're touching people's lives." Here's a ...
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