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    Public Health Careers Provide Opportunities to Improve Many Lives at a Time

    Public Health Careers Provide Opportunities to Improve Many Lives at a Time
    If you watch TV shows like "ER" or have friends who are training to become nurses, doctors or other clinical professionals, you might think the only healthcare careers available are those focused on meeting individual patient needs. They're the jobs that tend to get the most airplay, literally and figuratively. But behind the scenes are healthcare professionals who make their own ...
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    Career Profile: Health Educator - Frank GrayShield

    Career Profile: Health Educator - Frank GrayShield
    h4. Introduction... Before beginning, let me introduce myself in English in the traditional American Indian way: “Greetings. My name is Frank L. GrayShield. I am a Washoe from Nevada. My clan is the Redfox Clan. My tribe's homeland is the lands surrounding Lake Tahoe in Nevada and California. I grew up on the Quechan reservation, Fort Yuma, California and, I am ...
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    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - Victoria A. Cargill

    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - Victoria A. Cargill
    *I chose this career because...* I chose to become an epidemiologist because the specialty allowed me to combine my love of caring for people and treating illnesses, with my interest in patterns of disease outbreaks and risk factors for developing disease. [widget:quiz_are_you_ready_for_a_career_in_health_care] I grew up on a farm and always ‘treated’ the illnesses of our dogs, cats, and chickens. From the ...
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    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - W. Tun

    Career Profile: Epidemiologist - W. Tun
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an epidemiologist because I have always been interested in international development. After graduating from college, I spent a year as a volunteer in India teaching English to Tibetan refugees. This experience influenced my decision to focus on public health problems in developing countries. I was also drawn to the field because ...
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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: Biological Technician

    Career Profile: Biological Technician
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a biological technician because I wanted to go into the medical field. A big part of my life is my religion. I am a Reformed Evangelical Christian. It was important to me to work in an ethical profession. So I looked for a way to apply my biology degree towards human ...
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    Career Q&A: Health Educator

    h4. What will I do? Public health educators help people and communities adopt healthy lifestyles. They may direct health-related talks at schools, workplaces and community agencies, such as a social service office. Health educators plan community or agency health programs, set the goals and pick the subjects to be covered. They might test how well a program is doing and make ...
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    CDC Careers: Working at the Pinnacle of Public Health

    CDC Careers: Working at the Pinnacle of Public Health
    What's the best thing about working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the world's top public health organizations? For Hilda Shepeard, a team leader and senior health communications specialist at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, it's not the prestige or pay: "There's an enormous opportunity to really do something meaningful -- you're touching people's lives." Here's a ...
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    Career Profile: Health Educator - Kate Squire

    Career Profile: Health Educator - Kate Squire
    h4. What do you do at your job? I run the First Breath program, which helps pregnant women quit smoking. I travel around the state and meet with the people who counsel pregnant women. They need resources on how to motivate women to make healthy lifestyle choices. One of the challenges our public health nurses and other educators face is how ...
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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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