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    Career Profile: Pediatrician

    Career Profile: Pediatrician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a pediatrician because I wanted a challenging career in the medical field dealing with children and their parents. A pediatrician encompasses qualities of a medical detective, a counselor, and a healer. There is an element of intrigue in searching for signs and symptoms of diseases and solving diagnostic dilemmas. This is ...
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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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    Career Profile: Dentist - James Tynecki

    Career Profile: Dentist - James Tynecki
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dentist because it allows me to be self-employed, work independently, use my artistic ability, and express my creativity. Achieving gratification through helping others is most important to me. Education • Associate of Arts, Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, Miami, Florida • Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Howard University College ...
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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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    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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    Career Profile: Surgical Technologist

    Career Profile: Surgical Technologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a surgical technologist because I entered a health occupations program as part of my high school curriculum, which I enjoyed very much. After completing high school, I entered the United States Air Force. There were lots of career paths from which to choose. Since I enjoyed working with people in a ...
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    Career Profile: Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic - Darryl Lowery

    Career Profile: Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic - Darryl Lowery
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an emergency medical technician because of a great volunteer experience. When I was 16, I volunteered at the local fire department along with three of my best friends from high school. Early on, I took the necessary classes and became certified in cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and advanced first aid. I ...
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    Career Profile: Speech-Language Pathologist

    Career Profile: Speech-Language Pathologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a speech and language pathologist, because of personal experiences and the career information I learned while in undergraduate school. My cousin and I were close friends before and during our teenage years. He stuttered badly, and I witnessed many of the challenges that he faced on a daily basis. During undergraduate ...
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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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    Career Profile: Radiologic Technologist

    Career Profile: Radiologic Technologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a radiologic technologist because of opportunities that arose while I was in the Army. After graduating from high school, I entered the New York City College of Technology to major in economics. I completed two years of study, but at the time, did not have much focus. I decided to enlist ...
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    Career Profile: Genetic Counselor

    Career Profile: Genetic Counselor
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a genetic counselor because I loved genetics and wanted a career combining the life and social sciences. My interest in the natural sciences began in high school when I had an excellent teacher. My initial interest in genetics began in my advanced biology class as I worked on an extended project ...
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    Career Profile: Radiation Therapist

    Career Profile: Radiation Therapist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a Radiation Therapist because after working for a year in the financial world, it was time for a career change. I was always interested in a medical career as both my parents are involved in medicine. My mother is a research nurse and my father is an anesthesiologist, so I was ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Appliance Technician

    Career Profile: Medical Appliance Technician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical appliance technician because it allows me to be an integral part of helping disabled people regain their mobility and independence. After graduating from high school, I worked for a number of years in the repair and manufacture of boats. My grandfather's wide knowledge of tools, and my mother's appreciation ...
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    Career Profile: Orthotist and Prosthetist

    Career Profile: Orthotist and Prosthetist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a prosthetist because of an unforgettable event, a family tradition, and training opportunities. As a teen, I attended a charitable function for disabled children sponsored by The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks of the USA with my father. There, for the first time, I saw kids wearing braces. I never ...
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    Career Profile: Respiratory Therapist

    Career Profile: Respiratory Therapist
    I chose this career because... I chose to become a respiratory therapist because I heard about the right program at the right time. I always wanted to have a profession in the medical field and considered going to medical school. In high school, I always liked science, especially biology. When my grandmother was diagnosed with diabetes and lost her eyesight so ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Records and Health Information Technician - Maritza Sinclair

    Career Profile: Medical Records and Health Information Technician - Maritza Sinclair
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medial records technician because I found the right position that made use of my interests and education. I was trained to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) as a member of the Army Reserves at Fort Totten, New York. Even though I completed the training, I was not sure about ...
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    Where Can You Work with a Master's in Healthcare Administration?

    Where Can You Work with a Master's in Healthcare Administration?
    A master's degree in healthcare administration is mostly a blessing with a bit of a curse tossed in. It's a blessing in that you'll be able to explore management-oriented careers in a wide range of healthcare-related organizations and settings once you've finished your program. You'll also have the potential to oversee an assortment of essential activities: financial matters, regulatory and legal ...
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    Emerging Areas in Occupational Therapy

    Emerging Areas in Occupational Therapy
    The demand for occupational therapists (OTs) - professionals who help individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional limitations achieve independence in their daily living or working environments - is on the upswing. [widget:occupational_therapy_quiz] After a period of layoffs and hiring freezes spurred by federal legislation that limited reimbursement for therapy services, the OT profession has bounced back and is branching out in ...
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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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    Career Profile: Dental Hygienist - Sherri Gollins

    Career Profile: Dental Hygienist - Sherri Gollins
    h4. I chose this career because... I choose to become a dental hygienist because it offered independence and a chance to help other people. At first, I wanted to be a teacher. However, at the time when I needed to make a career decision, I realized that the teaching jobs were limited and very competitive. College Education • Associate of Science, ...
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