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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