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Career opportunities in health care

Author: Shelly Field
Publisher: New York, NY : Checkmarks Books, [2007] ©2007
Series: Facts on File's career opportunities series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Describes the responsibilities, educational requirements, and outlook for a variety of health care jobs.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shelly Field
ISBN: 9780816068296 0816068283 9780816068289 0816068291
OCLC Number: 76141892
Notes: Originally published: New York, NY : Ferguson, ©2007.
Description: xii, 291 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Medicine: Medical doctor, general ; Osteopathic doctor --
Homeopathic physician ; Cardiologist ; Obstetrician/gynecologist ; Pediatrician ; Surgeon ; Oncologist ; Plastic surgeon ; Chiropractor ; Physician assistant ; Emergency medical technician --
Dentistry: Dentist ; Dental assistant ; Dental hygienist --
Vision Care: Optometrist ; Dispensing optician ; Ophthalmic laboratory technician --
Nursing: Registered nurse ; Nurse-midwife ; Nurse practitioner ; Licensed practical nurse ; Nursing assistant ; Psychiatric aide --
Social Services: Social worker ; Social services aide --
Health Care Administration: Health services administrator ; Admitting officer ; Patient advocate ; Director of volunteer services ; Assistant director of volunteer services ; Quality assurance director ; Health promotion and wellness coordinator --
Health Care Marketing, Public Relations, Planning, and Development: Director of hospital marketing ; Director of hospital fund-raising and development ; Assistant director of hospital fund-raising and development ; Planning director ; Director of hospital public relations ; Assistant director of hospital public relations ; Medical Web site marketing director --
Clinical Laboratory Services: Medical laboratory technician ; Clinical laboratory technologist ; Medical technologist ; Phlebotomist --
Therapy: Physical therapist ; Physical therapy assistant ; Recreational therapist ; Art therapist ; Music therapist ; Dance therapist ; Occupational therapist ; Occupational therapy assistant ; Respiratory therapist. Geriatrics and Long-Term Care: Geriatric care manager ; Geriatric assessment coordinator ; Geriatric social worker ; Nursing home activities director Home health aide ; Dietetics and Nutrition: Dietician ; Dietetic technician ; Nutritional counselor ; Food service worker --
Pharmaceuticals: Pharmacist ; Pharmacy technician --
Medical Records: Medical records administrator ; Medical transcriptionist ; Medical records technician --
Radiology and Biotechnology: Radiation therapy technologist ; Nuclear medicine technologist ; Diagnostic medical sonographer --
Technicians and Technologists: Surgical technologist ; Cardiology technologist ; EEG technologist ; EKG technician --
Counseling: Mental health counselor ; Substance abuse counselor ; Rehabilitation counselor --
Speech and Hearing --
Speech-language pathologist --
Audiologist --
Education: Medical school dean ; Health education teacher, secondary school ; Nursing school instructor ; Personal trainer --
Miscellaneous Career Opportunities: Prosthetist ; Medical illustrator ; Medical writer ; Biomedical equipment technician --
Appendixes --
1. Degree and non-degree programs --
A. Colleges and universities offering programs in health services administration --
B. Colleges and universities offering pre-med programs --
C. Colleges and universities offering degrees in music therapy --
D. Colleges and universities offering programs for physician assistants --
E. Colleges and universities offering majors in public relations --
2. Trade associations and unions --
3. Career Web sites.
Series Title: Facts on File's career opportunities series.
Responsibility: Shelly Field.
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Health care jobs demand people with talents and skills of various types. This title profiles more than 80 specific jobs in 18 key branches of this field, including medicine, dentistry, nursing,  Read more...

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