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Title: CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE


1
CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE
  • Do something that matters.
  • For yourself.
  • For others

2
Allied Health Professions
  • Also referred to as Health-Related Professions
  • A cluster of health professions, encompassing as
    many as 200 health careers
  • Represent approximately 60 of all health care
    providers
  • Professions fall into two categories
  • technicians (assistants)
  • therapists/technologists

3
Allied Health Professions
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Cardiovascular Technologist/technician
  • Laboratory Technologist/technician
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Sonographer
  • Dietrician/nutritionist
  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Genetics Counselor
  • Health Info Manager
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Interpreter
  • Nuclear Medicine Tech
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Optician
  • Pathologists Assistant
  • Radiological Technician
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Surgical Technologist

4
Arts Humanities
  • This health field includes a number of excellent
    humanities- and arts-based careers
  • Art Therapist
  • Medical Historian
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Medical Librarian

5
Alternative Medicine
  • Medical practices, and products that are not
    considered to be part of conventional medicine
  • Tend to be strongly prevention-oriented and place
    a high value on the body's natural ability to
    heal itself  
  • Acupuncture Practitioner
  • Chiropractor
  • Massage Therapist
  • Naturopathic Doctor

6
Dentistry
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Dentist
  • Health professionals who provide a wide range of
    oral health care
  • At the forefront of a range of new developments
    in dental implants, computer generated imaging,
    and cosmetic and aesthetic procedures

7
Medicine
  • Diagnose illness and injury, prescribe and
    administer treatment, and advise patients about
    how to prevent and manage disease
  • Two paths to becoming a doctor
  • allopathic medicine, which leads to an M.D.
    (medical doctor)
  • osteopathic medicine, which leads to a D.O.
    (doctor of osteopathic medicine)
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician M.D.
  • Physician D.O.
  • Physician Scientist
  • Podiatrist

8
Mental Health
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist M.D. or D.O.
  • Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Involves counseling patients in order to promote
    their optimum mental health
  • Help deal with a variety of life stresses and
    problems
  • Addiction substance abuse
  • Mental health issues
  • Family, parenting or marital problems
  • Grief, anger, or depression
  • Behavioral issues

9
Nursing
  • Promote health, prevent disease, and help
    patients cope with illness
  • Wide range of career opportunities
  • Numerous specialty options -- each of which has
    its own certification requirements
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Occupational Health Nurse

10
Occupational Therapy
  • Services typically include
  • Treatment programs to improve one's ability to
    perform daily activities
  • home and job site evaluations with adaptation
    recommendations
  • Guidance to family members and caregivers
  • Occupational Therapy Aide
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist

11
Optometry
  • Optometrist
  • Involves everything that has to do with eyes and
    vision
  • Examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the eyes
    and surrounding structures
  • Treatment of vision problems

12
Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Aide
  • Pharmacist
  • "medication experts"
  • concerned with safeguarding the public's health
    in matters relating to medication distribution
    and use and disease state management.

13
Physical Therapy
  • Involves using physical methods
  • Manipulation, traction, exercise, massage,
    hot/cold therapy, etc.
  • Assess, diagnose, and treat injury, disability or
    disease
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist

14
Public Health
  • Create healthy communities through education,
    research, and promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • Play a key role in emergency preparedness
  • Behavioral Science
  • Biomedical Practice
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Maternal Child
  • Occupational Health
  • Public Health Practice

15
Speech-Language-Hearing
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Audiologist
  • Specialize in the science of speech, language,
    and hearing 
  • Deal with disabilities and conditions related to
    speech delays or difficulties and hearing loss or
    limitations

16
Veterinary Medicine
  • Known for healing ill and injured animals
  • Veterinary Technologist or Technician
  • Veterinarian

17
Resources
  • Health Careers in Georgia
  • Explore Health Careers
  • Lifeworks
  • Career One Stop
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