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    Cardiovascular Technologist Careers

    Cardiovascular Technologist Careers
    Getting to the heart of what's ailing patients is the lifeblood of cardiovascular technologists, a highly skilled and in-demand group of imaging professionals who help diagnose and treat cardiac and vascular disorders. Given the needs of an aging population and technological advances that have reduced reliance on heart surgery for treatment, employment of cardiovascular technologists, who earn roughly $20 to $40 ...
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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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    Neonatal Nursing: An In-Depth Look

    Neonatal Nursing: An In-Depth Look
    With an increase in the number of premature babies requiring acute hospital care, new and experienced nurses are finding more career opportunities in neonatal nursing. Neonatal nurses work in general maternity wards and in neonatal intensive-care units (NICUs). Those caring for premature and critically ill babies spend their shifts diapering and feeding the infants, checking vital signs, administering medications and tests, ...
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    OTs Find Niche Consulting to Assisted-Living Facilities

    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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    Disaster Relief: Boost Your Skills — and Karma!

    Helping a little can go a long way. On September 26, 2009, Typhoon Ondoy (also internationally known as Typhoon Ketsana) dropped an entire month’s worth of rainfall on the Philippines in a matter of hours. Typhoon Ketsana has already claimed hundreds of lives and destroyed thousands of Philippine residents’ homes and crops vital to the area’s livelihood. It has claimed ...
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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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    Pharmacy Associations Offer Customized Benefits

    Pharmacy Associations Offer Customized Benefits
    Thinking about joining a professional pharmacy association? Beyond free publications, networking and leadership opportunities -- all standard benefits of association membership -- these groups can offer valuable, career-specific No matter what your specialty, there's likely an association for it. Consider the following organizations in your quest for career resources: Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) This professional society is for pharmacists ...
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    Diverse Opportunities Await Pharmacists in Industry

    Diverse Opportunities Await Pharmacists in Industry
    Hospitals, retail, long-term-care facilities -- are those all the options available for pharmacists considering the full range of career settings? Absolutely not. One important sector employs PharmDs in a range of functional areas: Pharmaceuticals. "Pharma loves PharmDs, because they're trained with pharmaceuticals, and they know how to apply them to human health," says William Sietsema, vice president of clinical and regulatory ...
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    Pharmacy Specialties

    Pharmacy Specialties
    Pharmacists seeking career opportunities beyond traditional pill-dispensing roles at the local drugstore or hospital have many options available to them. From education and research to pharmaceutical production and consulting, the pharmacy field encompasses many disciplines, all of which relate to knowledge of drug therapies. Here's a look at some of these pharmacy specialties: [widget:quiz_pharmacy_technician] Academic Pharmacists These specialists work in colleges ...
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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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    Video Games Meet Surgical Training in Las Vegas

    Video Games Meet Surgical Training in Las Vegas
    A lot of negative news is coming out of Las Vegas these days. Suffering from one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country, the financial impact on the state has been severe. With state revenues down, one of the areas that suffered cuts is healthcare services. A high profile budget cut involved the closure of the University Medical Center (UMC) ...
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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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    Expressive Arts Therapy for Elderly Patients

    Expressive Arts Therapy for Elderly Patients
    "I just got all around the music and let it get all around me.” This is the way Lorna Smith, a resident at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor in Saint Johns, Michigan, described her experience during one of the regular music therapy sessions offered by music therapist and gerontologist Dr. Stephen Hale. The program facilitates long-term care for residents who suffer ...
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    Mending the Heart--Calming the Mind With Art Therapy

    Mending the Heart--Calming the Mind  With Art Therapy
    When asked to explain art therapy, I usually begin by saying that art, as therapy, goes way back. I say that before there were anti-depressants there was poetry and, before there was language, there were cave drawings. A person with the blues was given a poem to read to help lift their spirit. Using art to express yourself has its roots ...
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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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    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Jill Vroegindewey, CMA

    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Jill Vroegindewey, CMA
    Michigan healthcare management professional Jill Vroegindewey started her three-decade healthcare career as a medical insurance coder in the billing department of a radiology group. She considered it just a job while she was attending Western Michigan University with an eye on a bachelor's degree in business. Jill earned her Certified Medical Assistant certification along the way. When the group's office manager ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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