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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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    Career Profile: Obstetrician and Gynecologist

    Career Profile: Obstetrician and Gynecologist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an obstetrician/gynecologist because of early parental influence and my interests in school. Both of my parents are registered nurses. My father, who is a retired Army Nurse Corps Colonel, encouraged me to pursue a career in medicine. Through junior high and high school, various teachers and courses peaked my interest in ...
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    Career Profile: Surgeon

    Career Profile: Surgeon
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a surgeon because I was always interested in anatomy and science, and felt surgery was a unique way to unite the two. In addition, I wanted to practice in a highly respected and challenging profession. The field is quite rewarding because you can make an immediate positive impact on a patient’s ...
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    Career Profile: Internist

    Career Profile: Internist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an internist because I have always been interested in medicine, and at an early age, decided I wanted to be a doctor. In undergraduate school, I was exposed to research and loved it. I was a summer student at NCI the summer before medical school and the first summer during medical ...
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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 Q&A: Physician

    h4. What will I do? Physicians are on the front line of health care. Patients turn to physicians first when they are sick or injured. They depend n their doctors to identiy the right clues, order the right tests, and ultimate, make the diagnosis. Not every doctor can be an expert on every condition, so they often turn to their specialist ...
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    Career Profile: Physician - Kara Odom

    Career Profile: Physician - Kara Odom
    h4. What do you do every day? Family medicine is pretty diverse, so we do everything from delivering and taking care of babies to taking care of people in our clinic. A typical day might be going into the office at about 8 a.m. and seeing about 10 patients in the morning. Usually at the lunch hour, we’ll have a lecture ...
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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: 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: Chiropractor

    Career Guide: Chiropractor
    h4. At a Glance • Job prospects should be good; employment is expected to grow faster than average because of increasing consumer demand for alternative health care. • Chiropractors must be licensed, requiring 2 to 4 years of undergraduate education, the completion of a 4-year chiropractic college course, and passing scores on national and State examinations. • About 52 percent of ...
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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 Guide: Podiatrist

    Nature of the Work Americans spend a great deal of time on their feet. As the Nation becomes more active across all age groups, the need for foot care will become increasingly important. The human foot is a complex structure. It contains 26 bones—plus muscles, nerves, ligaments, and blood vessels—and is designed for balance and mobility. The 52 bones in the ...
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    Career Guide: Optometrist

    Nature of the Work Optometrists, also known as doctors of optometry, or ODs, are the main providers of vision care. They examine people’s eyes to diagnose vision problems, such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, and they test patients’ depth and color perception and ability to focus and coordinate the eyes. Optometrists may prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses, or they may prescribe or ...
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    Career Guide: Opticians, Dispensing

    Nature of the Work Helping people see better and look good at the same time is the job of a dispensing optician. Dispensing opticians help select and then fit eyeglasses and contact lenses for people with eye problems, following prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists. (The work of optometrists is described elsewhere in the Handbook. See the section on physicians and ...
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