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21st Century Health: Health Careers
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
a health care provider of emergency medical services, drive to the scene of the accident
more educated, work with patient on ambulance
Emergency Medicine Physician
people who first take care of victims when EMT's come
a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses
maker and seller of eyeglasses
a doctor who treats eyes and their diseases
is an eye wear specialist whose job it is to make prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses.
A physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the skin
is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body.
is a person who specializes in the beautification of the skin
The art of styling hair, applying makeup, and grooming nails.
Health Care Administrator
Manages the operation of a health care facility
Human Resource Manager
charge of the personnel roles and functions in n organization.
Registered Nurse (RN)
work with Physicians and implement various patient care needs in the inpatient or hospital setting
A nurse who has completed a 2-, 3-, or 4-year nursing program and has passed a licensing test
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
a nurse who has enough training to be licensed by a state to provide routine care for the sick
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
A nurse who has completed a 1 year nursing program & has passed a licensing test
Occupational Music Therapist
is a non verbal approach to the person using instruments and music in general, the use of interventions to accomplish individual goals within a therapeutic relationship
Respiratory Therapist (RT)
provides breathing treatment(s) and special equipment for respiratory conditions.
an expert on diet and nutrition.
someone employed to provide social services (especially to the disadvantaged)
A scientist who studies the mind and behavior of humans and animals
A medical doctor who has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders
Treatment to restore function after illness; physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist
the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.
a field in medicine, dealing with disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon
the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary-tract system and the male reproductive organs.
a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
involves working and acting on the body with pressure. Techniques are commonly applied using hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally promoted as treatment for stress or pain
a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body
a person who uses X-rays or other high-energy radiation, especially a doctor specializing in radiology
a health care professional who operates CT equipment, which produces cross-sectional images of patients' bones, organs and tissue that are used to diagnose medical conditions
a health care professional who operates magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners
Gerontologist (GRG, GERO, AGE, AGNP, GGCP)
a physician who specializes in the care of older adults
Internal Medicine Physician (INTMED, IMS)
the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases
Home Health Aid (HHA)
provides assistance to a patient in their home with care and duties and who monitors the patient
Dental Hygienist (DH)
an ancillary dental worker specializing in scaling and polishing teeth and in giving advice on cleaning the teeth
Dental Assistant (DA)
a dental health professional who works closely with and under a dentist
Medical Secretary (CMS)
a health care professional whose job responsibilities may involve recording medical histories, completing insurance paperwork and arranging for patients' hospital procedures
a doctor who specializes in women's reproductive health
a medical doctor who specializes in caring for women before and after childbirth, as well as some gynecology studies
Nurse Midwife (CNM)
a person trained to assist women in childbirth and to care for the mother and child after birth for up to 28 days
a specialist of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially ill and/or premature children
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
prepares patient for visit, confirms patient, takes vitals, keeps supplies in stock, educates patients, and keeps pateint's records
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
demonstrates your ability to perform routine administrative tasks in a physicians' office or clinic to keep it running efficiently.
Orthopedic Medicine Surgeon
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders and diseases of the body's musculoskeletal system.
Orthopedic Medicine Physician
physician devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders, and diseases of the body's muscular-skeletal system
a medical doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system
a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system
is a medical professional devoted to the study and medical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.
are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck.
Speech Language Therapist
work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
Medical Record Technician
A medical records technician is someone who is responsible for accurately transcribing and organizing patients' medical histories, symptoms and diagnoses, as well as categorizing treatments and procedures for insurance billing.
American Medical Transcriptionist
is an allied health profession, which deals in the process of transcription, or converting voice-recorded reports as dictated by physicians or other healthcare professionals, into text format.
diagnose and treat problems with teeth and tissues in the mouth
meet with patients referred by the dentist, performs surgery and procedures to treat diseases, defects, and injuries to improve mouth's function or appearance
is a dental specialty which aims to prevent, diagnose and treat facial and dental irregularities, such as malocclusions (bad bites). Many orthodontic practices are limited to dentofacial orthopedics and general orthodontics but can successfully treat patients of any age.
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