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2010-03-21 19:58:28
Appendix IV: Health Careers

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  1. Audiologist
    works with people who have hearing problems by using testing devices to measure hearing loss
  2. Blood bank technologist
    collects, types, and prepares blood and its components for transfusions and laboratory tests
  3. Clinical/ Medical laboratory technologists
    performs tests to examine and analyze body fluids, tissues and cells
  4. Diagnostic medical sonographer
    performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures
  5. Dietitian
    plans nutrition programs and supervises the preparation and serving of meals
  6. ECG technician
    operates an electrocardiograph to record ECGs and for Holter monitoring and stress tests
  7. Emergency medical technician
    • 1. first responder 2. basic (EMT-B) 3. Intermediate (EMT-I) 4. Paramedic (EMT-P)
    • Gives immediate care and transports sick or injured to medical facilities
  8. Health information management professional
    designs, manages, and administers the use of health care data and information
  9. Home health aide
    cares for the elderly, disabled, and ill persons in their own homes, helping them live there instead of in a institution
  10. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
    Cares for the sick, injured, convalescing, and handicapped, under the direct supervision of physicians and registered nurses; provides basic bedside care
  11. Medical assistant
    helps physicians examine and treat patients and perform tasks to keep offices running smoothly
  12. Nuclear medicine technologist
    performs radioactive tests and procedures under the supervision of a nuclear medicine physician, who interprets the results
  13. nurse anesthetist
    aids in the delivery of anesthesia during surgery
  14. Nursing aide
    helps care for physically or mentally ill, injured, or disabled patients confined to nursing, hospital, or residential care facilities; known as nursing assistants or hospital attendants
  15. Occupational therapist (OT)
    helps people with mentally, physically, developmentally, emotionally disabling conditions to develop, recover, or maintain daily living and working skills
  16. Occupational therapy assistant (OTA)
    under the direction of an occupational therapist, the OTA works with the patients to restore or enhance activities of daily living
  17. Pharmacy technician
    under the direction of licensed pharmacists, dispenses, distributes, and administers medications prescribed
  18. Phlebotomist
    draws and tests blood under the supervision of a medical technologist or laboratory manager
  19. Physical therapist (PT)
    improves the mobility, relieves the pain, and prevents or limits permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease
  20. Physical therapist assistant (PTA)
    under the direction of a physical therapist, works with patients to improve mobility
  21. Physician assistant (PA)
    examines, diagnoses, and treats patients under the direct supervision of a physician
  22. Radiation therapist
    prepares cancer patients for treatment and examinations, and administering medications (this career is a specialty within image technology)
  23. Radiographer/ image technologist
    produces x-ray images of body parts for the use in diagnosing medical problems
  24. Registered Nurse (RN)
    cares for sick and injured people by assessing and recording symptoms, assisting physicians during treatments and examinations and administering medications
  25. Respiratory therapist
    evaluates, treats, and cares for patients with breathing disorders
  26. Speech-language pathologist
    assesses and treats persons with speech, language, voice and fluency disorders
  27. Surgical technologist
    assists in operations under the supervision of surgeons or registered nurses