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    Career Guide: Medical Secretaries

    Career Guide: Medical Secretaries
    Nature of the Work As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office professional has greatly evolved. Office automation and organizational restructuring have led secretaries and administrative assistants to assume responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff. In spite of these changes, however, the core responsibilities for secretaries and administrative assistants have remained much ...
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    Career Profile: Occupational Therapy Assistant - Nancy M. Bernier

    Career Profile: Occupational Therapy Assistant - Nancy M. Bernier
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an occupational therapy assistant because 12 years ago I had breast cancer and saw first-hand the benefit that the OT assistant gave to the patient. I was an accounts payable supervisor at the time. Before that, I was a secretary, then worked in real estate and then in accounting. After completing ...
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    Career Profile: Registered Dietetic Technician

    Career Profile: Registered Dietetic Technician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a registered dietetic technician during my career exploration in high school. When I was 16, my mother took me to a nursing home to seek a job and explore the field of nursing. There were no openings as a nurse’s assistant, but there was an available position in the nutrition department. ...
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    What is Holistic Health?

    What is Holistic Health?
    Holistic medicine, or “holistic health”, is a belief that both the physical and mental aspects of life are closely connected and factor into the overall health and wellness of a person. Holistic health is usually associated with the topic of alternative medicine, but it is becoming more mainstream in this day and age. The concept of holistic health is not new. ...
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    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...

    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...
    Like everyone, paramedics have their good days and bad days. But some times, there have simply been too many days. From the Facebook group "You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When..." comes a list of things from the paramedics' point of view. • It drives you absolutely nuts when someone calls you an "Ambulance Driver" • When you're always ...
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    Online Pharmacists

    Online Pharmacists
    Through online pharmacies, consumers can order and receive drugs and refills their physicians have prescribed without waiting in line or even leaving home. [widget:training_channel_pharmacist] This level of convenience, as well as the privacy afforded through online transactions, makes Internet pharmacies appealing to customers, says Steve Hall, RPh, manager of clinical pharmacy operations for drugstore.com. "Customers provide us with health information and ...
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    Career Profile: Physical Therapist Assistant - Chris Weaver

    Career Profile: Physical Therapist Assistant - Chris Weaver
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a physical therapist assistant because all of my life I have had an interest in health and science. My favorite subjects in high school were anatomy and physiology. When I was in high school, a physical therapist came to the school to work with the athletes who had been injured. That’s ...
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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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    Pharmacist: Dr. Scott Kislak

    Pharmacist: Dr. Scott Kislak
    High school sophomore Scott Kislak wanted to go into broadcasting. There was one problem: a class project on careers revealed a dearth of career opportunities. What good would a job be if he couldn't get it? When he looked into pharmacy, Mr. Kislak saw something different his future. Growing up in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, suburb of West Mifflin, he decided to ...
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    Hospital Pharmacists Play Bigger Role in Patient Care

    Hospital Pharmacists Play Bigger Role in Patient Care
    A decade or so ago, patients could leave the hospital without seeing, speaking with or even thinking about a vital member of their healthcare team: The pharmacist. Tucked away from patients, pharmacists typically dispensed medications that physicians prescribed and nurses administered. Today, pharmacists have more clinical training and are eager to use it as they step onto patient floors and assume ...
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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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    Career Guide: Social Worker

    Career Guide: Social Worker
    Nature of the Work Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives. Social workers assist people by helping them cope with issues in their everyday lives, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems. Some social workers help clients who face a disability or a life-threatening disease or a social problem, ...
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    Ethical Dilemmas in Home Healthcare

    Ethical Dilemmas in Home Healthcare
    Whether you're a social worker, therapist, visiting nurse or another type of home healthcare practitioner, you will undoubtedly face an ethical dilemma at some point in your career. These quandaries can relate to a patient's safety, competency or confidentiality, reimbursement or a host of other issues that force home healthcare workers to act. Three home healthcare professionals shed light on issues ...
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    Pharma, Biotech, Medical-Device Sales: Which Is for You?

    Pharma, Biotech, Medical-Device Sales: Which Is for You?
    Salespeople's roles in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical-device industries are closely related, but there are some key differences in what each of the three types of sales jobs entails, as well as in the skills and personalities necessary to succeed. From differing levels of technical know-how to varying degrees of on-the-job autonomy, here's what to keep in mind before targeting one ...
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    Career Profile: Dietitian and Nutritionist

    Career Profile: Dietitian and Nutritionist
    h4. I chose this career because… I chose to become a dietitian because I’ve always been interested in food and nutrition, especially in hospital settings. The undergraduate training provides for development of knowledge-based and interpersonal skills, that are crucial in being successful in a variety of careers. The potential career paths are many and varied. As a sophomore in college, my ...
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    Career Profile: Health Services Manager - Ron DeClerck

    Career Profile: Health Services Manager - Ron DeClerck
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical records administrator after exploring my career options through career counseling, which included taking interests and aptitude tests. I have a detail-oriented personality and prefer organization. My interests, counseling, and research, all pointed me to this field. Through the U.S. Department of Labor, I discovered it was one of the ...
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    Career Guide: Clinical Laboratory Technologist

    Career Guide: Clinical Laboratory Technologist
    h4. At a Glance • Faster than average employment growth and excellent job opportunities are expected. • Clinical laboratory technologists usually have a bachelor’s degree with a major in medical technology or in one of the life sciences; clinical laboratory technicians generally need either an associate degree or a certificate. • Most jobs will continue to be in hospitals, but employment ...
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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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    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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    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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