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associate's degree

college degree which requires 2 years to complete

bachelor's degree

college degree which requires 4 years to complete

master's degree

college degree which requires 6 years to complete

interest, values, ability

3 factors which should be considered when choosing a career

physician's assistant

this person works under a doctor and can diagnose patients, prescribe medications, and order tests

EMT

person who treats emergency conditions in a pre-hospital setting

psychiatrist

medical doctor who treats patients with mental health issues

laboratory technician

person who performs laboratory tests on specimens

respiratory therapist

person who cares for patients with breathing difficulties

radiologic technologist

person who performs imaging tests such as x-rays, CT scans, MRI's, and ultrasounds

athletic trainer

person who helps athletes prevent injuries and helps them recover from injuries

veterinarian

doctor who treats animals

veterinarian assistant

person who assists a veterinarian with the care of animals

surgical scrub technician

this person works in the operating room; he/she sets up the sterile field and hands instruments to the surgeon

nurse practitioner

this Master's degree nurse may examine patients, diagnose illnesses, prescribe medications, and order laboratory tests

biomedical engineer

this person designs devices like artificial knees, IV pumps, and artificial hearts

occupational therapist

this person makes a plan for how patients can perform their activities of daily living

occupational therapy assistant

this person carries out the plan for patients who need to work on their activities of daily living

physical therapist

this person helps people regain their strength and flexibility after an illness or injury

physical therapy assistant

this person carries out a prescribed plan for helping people regain their strength and flexibility after an illness or injury

speech therapist

person who helps people with speech and/or swallowing difficulties

nurse midwife

Master's degree nurse who takes care of gynecologic issues and delivers babies

anesthesiologist

medical doctor who puts people to sleep for surgery

nurse anesthetist

Master's degree nurse who puts people to sleep for surgery

medical coder

person who assigns codes for every medical procedure to assure proper billing

medical transcriptionist

person who listens to a physician's dictation tape and types up everything he/she says for the medical record

therapeutic careers

careers which are directly involved in helping a patient recover

diagnostic careers

careers which are directly related to patient diagnosis

informational careers

careers that deal with the paperwork (computer work) in a facility, such as: medical records, billing, payroll, etc...

environmental careers

Careers that deal with helping a health care facility run smoothly and efficiently, including housekeeping, food services, and equipment

therapeutic

an EMT is this category of career

diagnostic

a laboratory technician is this category of career

therapeutic

a veterinarian is this category of career

environmental

a biomedical engineer is this category of career

informational

a medical transcriptionist is this category of career

informational

a medical coder is this category of career

environmental

a housekeeper is this category of career

therapeutic

a nurse is this category of career

therapeutic

a physical therapist is this category of career

therapeutic

a speech therapist is this category of career

diagnostic

a radiologic technologist is this category of career

diagnostic

a pathologist is this category of career

diagnostic

a phlebotomist is this category of career

therapeutic

a nurse midwife is this category of career

therapeutic

a physician's assistant is this category of career

doctorate degree

college degree which requires 8 years to complete

associate's degree

minimum educational requirement for a registered nurse

associate's degree

minimum educational requirement for a radiologic technologist

associate's degree

minimum educational requirement for a dental hygienist

on-the-job training

minimum educational requirement for a phlebotomist

on-the-job training

minimum educational requirement for a dental assistant

on-the-job training

minimum educational training for an EKG technician

bachelor's degree

minimum educational requirement for a nutritionist

bachelor's degree

minimum educational requirement for a biomedical engineer

master's degree

minimum educational requirement for a physician's assistant

master's degree

minimum educational requirement for a physical therapist

master's degree

minimum educational requirement for an occupational therapist

doctorate degree

minimum educational requirement for a radiologist

doctorate degree

minimum educational requirement for a dentist

doctorate degree

minimum educational requirement for a veterinarian

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