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    Career Guide: Medical Assistant

    Career Guide: Medical Assistant
    At a Glance • About 62 percent of medical assistants work in offices of physicians. • Some medical assistants are trained on the job, but many complete 1-year or 2-year programs. • Employment is projected to grow much faster than average, ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2006-16 decade. h4. Nature of the Work Medical assistants perform ...
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    Career Guide: Physician Assistant

    Career Guide: Physician Assistant
    h4. At a Glance • Physician assistant programs usually last at least 2 years; admission requirements vary by program, but many require at least 2 years of college and some health care experience. • All States require physician assistants to complete an accredited education program and to pass a national exam in order to obtain a license. • Employment is projected ...
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    Career Guide: Dental Hygienist

    Career Guide: Dental Hygienist
    h4. At a Glance • A degree from an accredited dental hygiene school and a State license are required for this job. • Dental hygienists rank among the fastest growing occupations. • Job prospects are expected to remain excellent. • More than half work part time, and flexible scheduling is a distinctive feature of this job. [widget:1102] h4. Summary Dental hygienists ...
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    Career Guide: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technician

    Career Guide: Cardiovascular Technologists and Technician
    At a Glance • Employment is expected to grow much faster than average; technologists and technicians trained to perform certain procedures will be in particular demand. • About 3 out of 4 jobs are in hospitals. • The vast majority of workers complete a 2-year junior or community college program. [widget:training_channel_cardiovascular_tech] h4. Summary Cardiovascular technologists and technicians assist physicians in diagnosing ...
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    Career Guide: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

    Career Guide: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
    h4. At a Glance • Job opportunities should be favorable. • Employment growth is expected to be faster than average as sonography becomes an increasingly attractive alternative to radiologic procedures. • More than half of all sonographers were employed by hospitals, and most of the rest were employed by offices of physicians, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and mobile imaging services. • ...
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    Career Guide: Physical Therapist

    Career Guide: Physical Therapist
    h4. At a Glance • Employment is expected to increase much faster than average. • Job opportunities should be good, particularly in acute hospital, rehabilitation, and orthopedic settings. • Physical therapists need a master’s degree from an accredited physical therapy program and a State license, requiring passing scores on national and State examinations. [widget:training_channel_physical_therapist] [widget:1102] • About 6 out of 10 ...
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    Career Guide: Physicians and Surgeons

    Career Guide: Physicians and Surgeons
    h4. At a Glance • Many physicians and surgeons work long, irregular hours; more than one-third of full-time physicians worked 60 hours or more a week in 2006. • Acceptance to medical school is highly competitive. • Formal education and training requirements are among the most demanding of any occupation, but earnings are among the highest. • Job opportunities should be ...
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    Career Guide: Occupational Therapist

    Career Guide: Occupational Therapist
    h4. At a Glance • Employment is expected to grow much faster than average (23% between 2006 and 2016) and job opportunities should be good, especially for therapists treating the elderly. • Occupational therapists must be licensed, requiring a master’s degree in occupational therapy, 6 months of supervised fieldwork, and passing scores on national and State examinations. • Occupational therapists are ...
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    Career Guide: Veterinary Technician

    Career Guide: Veterinary Technician
    h4. At a Glance • Animal lovers get satisfaction from this occupation, but aspects of the work can be unpleasant, physically and emotionally demanding, and sometimes dangerous. • Entrants generally complete a 2-year or 4-year veterinary technology program and must pass a State examination. • Employment is expected to grow much faster than average: 41% from 2006 to 2016. • Overall ...
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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 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 - 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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