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    Cardiovascular Technologist Careers

    Cardiovascular Technologist Careers
    Getting to the heart of what's ailing patients is the lifeblood of cardiovascular technologists, a highly skilled and in-demand group of imaging professionals who help diagnose and treat cardiac and vascular disorders. Given the needs of an aging population and technological advances that have reduced reliance on heart surgery for treatment, employment of cardiovascular technologists, who earn roughly $20 to $40 ...
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    Video Games Meet Surgical Training in Las Vegas

    Video Games Meet Surgical Training in Las Vegas
    A lot of negative news is coming out of Las Vegas these days. Suffering from one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country, the financial impact on the state has been severe. With state revenues down, one of the areas that suffered cuts is healthcare services. A high profile budget cut involved the closure of the University Medical Center (UMC) ...
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    Career Guide: Respiratory Therapist

    Career Guide: Respiratory Therapist
    Nature of the Work Respiratory therapists and respiratory therapy technicians—also known as respiratory care practitioners—evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Practicing under the direction of a physician, respiratory therapists assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Respiratory therapy technicians follow specific, well-defined respiratory ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Appliance, Dental Lab, and Ophthalmic Lab Technicians

    Career Guide: Medical Appliance, Dental Lab, and Ophthalmic Lab Technicians
    Nature of the Work When patients require a medical device to help them see clearly, chew and speak well, or walk, their health care providers send requests to medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians. These technicians produce a variety of implements to help patients. Medical appliance technicians construct, fit, maintain, and repair braces, artificial limbs, joints, arch supports, and other surgical ...
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    Respiratory Therapists Help Ease Chronic Conditions

    Respiratory Therapists Help Ease Chronic Conditions
    For millions of people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), other smoking-related illnesses and some sleep disorders, the simple act of breathing can become a life-or-death struggle. Respiratory therapists (RTs) help provide immediate care, ongoing rehabilitation and patient education so patients can live as normally as possible. [page] h4. RTs, Please, for Asthma For asthmatics in an acute phase, RTs ...
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    Indispensable Med/Lab Skills

    Indispensable Med/Lab Skills
    With newfangled technology replacing many manual tasks in the lab, medical technologists need to develop skills that will make them indispensable in the computer age. Such skills must go well beyond education and training to distinguish the leaders from the followers and ultimately make labs more efficient, more effective and more accurate. What are these coveted skills? Julie Rufus, manager of ...
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    Radiography Careers Outside Healthcare

    Radiography Careers Outside Healthcare
    If you've ever had a computed tomography (CT) scan at the clinic or an X-ray at your dentist's office, you already understand a little about radiography and how it can be used for diagnostic and treatment purposes in healthcare. But did you know the applications of radiography, defined as the use of electromagnetic radiation to examine objects without damaging or destroying ...
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    Automation Reshapes Opportunities for Med Techs

    Automation Reshapes Opportunities for Med Techs
    Robotics and automation are helping to fill in the gaps in medical laboratories created by a shortage of medical technologists (MTs). Automated laboratory systems pick up the grunt work that once made workdays dull for MTs. And executives at diagnostic labs are using robotics to help control costs. Automation Ameliorates Shortage With US vacancy rates for certified/licensed med tech staff hovering ...
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    Career Profile: Respiratory Therapist - Dennis Brown

    Career Profile: Respiratory Therapist - Dennis Brown
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a respiratory therapist because I was impressed with the college curriculum and the role of the respiratory care professional in the hospital setting. Actually, I could not make up my mind which career to pursue after high school until I attended a career day. After speaking with a respiratory therapy instructor, ...
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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: 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: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Diane Johnson

    Career Profile: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Diane Johnson
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a sonographer because it gave me a new challenge in my medical career. After completing high school, I knew I wanted to work in the medical field. I attended the medical technology program at Morgan State University. After three years, I decided that I did not care for work in the ...
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    Career Q&A: Technician

    h4. What will I do? Interview with Kely Metroka, Cardiovascular Technician at Sentara Heart Hospital Technician opportunities offer exciting positions at the front lines of medicine that can usually be had with a two-year degree from a community college. Careers as cardiovascular technicians and veterinary technologists are two examples. Cardiovascular technicians help physicians with certain test and treatments that involve surgery ...
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    Career Profile: Cardiovascular Technician

    Career Profile: Cardiovascular Technician
    h4. What do you do every day? [widget:training_channel_cardiovascular_tech] We do cardiac catheterization on individuals who come in and possibly have heart disease. At Sentara, cardiovascular technicians work in three different roles with the cardiologists. We pass sterile equipment and help them do the procedure. We monitor and chart the vital signs and the hemodynamics (blood circulation). We also hand off sterile ...
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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: 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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