39 terms

Health Care Careers (ALL CAREER)

Dental Assistant
Person who assist with surgery and set up exam rooms
Dental Hygienist
Person who cleans teeth and develop x-rays
Person who examine, diagnose, and treat mouth disease
Oral Surgeon
Person who perform surgery on teeth and jaw
Medical doctor who specializes in eye disease and surgery
Person who examine eyes and prescribe correct lenses
person who make and fit glasses or contacts for prescription
Person who diagnoses, treats, and perform surgery on animals
Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech)
Under Vet for handling and caring of animals, assist with surgery, and perform lab tests
Veterinary Assistant
Feed, Bathe, And groom animals and prepare animals for surgeries
Electrocardiograph Technician (EKG Tech)
person who operate machine records heart impulses
Electroencephalographic Technologist (EEG)
Person who operate machine to record electric activity in the brain
Medical Laboratory Technologist
Person who study tissues, fluids, and cells of the body to help determine the presence and/or cause of disease
A technician that collects blood and prepares it for testing
Radiologic Technologist
Person who takes pictures of internal parts of the body to help diagnose injury or disease
Cardiovascular Technologist
Person who assist cardiologist with invasive test of the heart
Medical Doctor (MD)
a doctoral degree for physicians
Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
like MD but more focus in body's muscle-skeletal system
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
Person who treat and diagnoses disorder, diseases and injuries of foot and lower leg
Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
person who diagnose and treat patients with health problems of the muscle-skeletal system under physician
Physician's Assistant (PA)
Person who takes medical history, routine physical exam, preliminary diagnoses, treats minor injuries, and prescribe and administer treatments
Occupational Therapist
Person who teach/ motivate patients to improve patient disability to allow independence for ADL or work
Physical therapist
person who assist patients to regain strength and mobility after an illness/ injury and due to a chronic medical emotion
Recreational therapist
Person who help people with disabilities to improve their qualities of life using games, sports, arts, and life skills.
Respiratory therapist
person who provides treatments to patients with breathing problems due to illness or injury
speech- language pathologist
person who diagnoses and treats speech disorders such as stuttering/ lisping/ or due to illness/ injury
individual who is licensed to prepare and dispense drugs and has extensive knowledge of their properties
Professional trained to assess nutrition status and recommend appropriate diet therapy.
Registered nurse
a specialist, licensed to work directly with patients, administering treatments as ordered by the physician
Emergency Medical Technician
provides basic care for medical emergencies, illness, injury
a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders; can prescribe medication
holds an advanced degree but is not a medical doctor; evaluates and treats emotional problems and mental illness
Social Worker
the link b/w people who need help and the ones that can help them. They help the person and his family accept and adjust to life w/ a mental disorder
Medical Records Administrator
person who plans the system for storing and obtaining information from records
Medical Records Technician
Organize and code patient records, gather statistical data
Unit Secretary/ Ward Clerk/ Unit Coordinator
person who extended care facilities, Clinics, and other health facilities to record information on records
Health Care Administrator
manages the operation of a health care facility
Medical Scientist
a scientist who studies disease processes to prevent disease
Biomedical Engineer
person who uses engineering to solve problems in biology and medicine to improve patient care and design new medical devices