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Spotlight on Medical Dosimetry

October 9, 2018 | 9:00am
Medical dosimetrists are members of the radiation oncology team, which includes radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists and oncology nurses. Medical dosimetrists ensure that radiation treatment promotes the highest radiation dose with the fewest side effects on the patient’s healthy organs. When a radiation oncologist prescribes radiation to a tumor, a Read More

Spotlight on Registered Nurses

May 22, 2018 | 9:00am
Studying to become a nurse, no matter which specialty, takes focus, patience and passion. In college, your academics are number one, but that doesn’t mean you can’t join groups or clubs. Laura Plante is a registered nurse (RN) at the Life Care Center of Auburn, MA. While studying for her degree, Read More

Spotlight on Geriatric Social Work

April 12, 2018 | 9:00am
As we mentioned in a previous post, it's projected that the geriatric population will grow steadily throughout the next few decades. In fact, by 2030, there will be a 75 percent increase in the number of Americans requiring nursing home care. A corresponding influx of health care professionals focused on geriatrics is needed Read More

Spotlight on Registered Dietitians, Part II

April 10, 2018 | 9:00am
In part one of this spotlight, registered dietitians Felicia Stewart and Alexandra Rae provided advice for those starting out in the dietetics field. In part two, Alexandra and Felicia tell us about their website, Fully Nourished, and how it has helped them reach more people seeking help from their expertise. ExploreHealthCareer.org (EHC): Tell Read More

Spotlight on Registered Dietitians, Part I

April 5, 2018 | 9:00am
Dietetics is the science of how food and nutrition affects human health. Dietetics has a strong focus on public health and a commitment to educating about the importance of making proper dietary choices. We recently spoke with registered dietitians Felicia Stewart and Alexandra Rae to learn more about this field, which Read More

Spotlight on Geriatric Medicine

March 22, 2018 | 9:00am
There’s an entire generation that is in need of health care providers — the senior population. By 2060, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to double from 46 million today to over 96 million. At that time, seniors will make up almost a quarter of the Read More

Spotlight on Child Welfare Social Workers

March 8, 2018 | 9:00am
Professional social workers prevent crises and counsel on how to cope with the stresses of everyday life. They have a deep understanding of human development and behavior. One of the specialists in this health care field is a child welfare specialist. These social workers protect and serve children. To learn Read More

Spotlight on Chiropractors

March 6, 2018 | 9:00am
The practice of chiropractic medicine began when Daniel David Palmer gave the first adjustment in 1895. Over one hundred years later, there are now 77,000 chiropractors in the field. Chiropractic care is a health care discipline that emphasizes the relationship between the body’s main structures — the skeleton, the muscles and Read More

Spotlight on Food Safety Specialists

February 22, 2018 | 9:00am
If you’ve watched reality shows like Kitchen Nightmares or Bar Rescue, you may have seen some nasty food safety violations. Or, maybe you’ve seen one of many viral videos of rats in kitchens and raw food stored next to cooked food. Cross contamination, undercooking food and poor hygiene practices can Read More

Spotlight on Clinical Social Workers

February 15, 2018 | 9:00am
The social work profession is made up of a diverse group of professionals who respond to and prevent crises. You may have an image in your mind 0f social workers on television, who only do home visits for families. In fact, social workers specialize in one or more of over 40 Read More

Spotlight on Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

February 8, 2018 | 9:00am
The roles of a physician assistant and a nurse practitioner aren’t interchangeable. While their job functions may be similar — including prescribing medication and operating their own practices — each require distinct career paths with several years of certifications and licensing. So you want to be a physician assistant... Physician assistants, or PAs Read More

Spotlight on Medical Illustrators & Animators

January 25, 2018 | 9:00am
If you have ever been to a doctor's office or science classroom, chances are you have seen the artwork of a medical illustrator. These professional visualization specialists create imagery that advances medical science knowledge and empowers health literacy for patients and the public. They use their artistic talent to produce this Read More

Spotlight on Social Workers

December 21, 2017 | 9:00am
When you start looking into a career in social work, you may expect that all positions will have you working directly with clients and their families. In fact, there are also opportunities to work for the organizations or associations that support the field itself. Through initiatives and centers, associations support social Read More

Spotlight on Massage Therapists

December 18, 2017 | 9:00am
“The great thing about massage therapy is there are so many options,” Kelly Merriman, a licensed massage therapist (LMT) explains. “From prenatal massage to sports massage to medical massage, you can do almost any of them. Or all of them. I didn’t choose just one, I do many types!” [caption id="attachment_6522" align="aligncenter" Read More

Spotlight on Dental Hygienists

December 7, 2017 | 9:00am
Maintaining dental health is vital for overall well-being, but many people are afraid of the dentist or just keep pushing a visit off. Even some of those who work in the dental field now, like Jenah Wieczorek, were once in that boat. “I hated going to the dentist when I Read More

Spotlight on Animal Behaviorists

December 5, 2017 | 9:00am
If you have an Instagram account, chances are that you follow your friends, favorite celebs and maybe even a few TV shows. You probably follow a bunch of different accounts for cute puppies and kittens, too. It’s hard not to, when there are probably thousands of pet accounts and there Read More

Spotlight on Optometrists

November 16, 2017 | 9:00am
We spend hours of our day staring at screens on our laptops, tablets, TVs or smartphones. While we use these devices for work and entertainment, one health care career may have a thing or two to say about relying too much on technology. Optometrists, also known as Doctors of Optometry Read More

Public Health – Just One Click Away!

November 14, 2017 | 9:00am
Have you picked up on a theme? Public Health is all around you. It is super easy to experience public health especially since you do every day: buckling your seatbelt, brushing your teeth, not eating expired food, jogging to the bus stop so you aren’t late for school (still counts Read More

Spotlight on Allied Dental Educators

October 5, 2017 | 9:00am
You know you're drawn to dentistry, but do you know what type of position best fits with your passions and talents? A key part of choosing which health care career path you'll go down is exploring all of your options, including the lesser known ones. Dentistry may conjure images of Read More

Spotlight on Veterinary Technicians

September 7, 2017 | 9:00am
Your furry, scaly and feathery friends need the best care possible. In order to make sure your pets stay healthy, veterinarians rely on the support of veterinary technologists and technicians. Vet techs perform many of the same duties for a vet that a nurse would for a physician. We recently caught Read More

Spotlight on Pharmacists

September 5, 2017 | 9:00am
You know the friendly pharmacist who is available to counsel you through all you need to know about your prescription? Rigorous academic training was required to get where this health care professional is today. We recently caught up with Jeff Ikeda, who has experience in both retail stores and hospitals, to learn Read More

Spotlight on Veterinary Social Workers

August 29, 2017 | 9:00am
Social workers have a history of working in diverse environments, helping individuals, groups and communities restore or enhance their capacity for social functioning. Recently, a new environment has been added to list of places where you might find these health care professionals: the veterinary office or animal hospital. The traditional Read More

Spotlight on Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine Practitioners

August 24, 2017 | 9:00am
Did you know that the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture can play a part in treating several common ailments and pains? While some patients get nervous at even just the thought of needles, many who try acupuncture report experiencing emotional and physical benefits from the practice. Recent studies in England Read More

Spotlight on Medical Laboratory Scientists

August 15, 2017 | 9:00am
Behind the scenes of every medical test you take, you'll find a health care professional who analyzes and evaluates your samples. Medical laboratory scientists — also called clinical laboratory scientists or clinical laboratory technicians — are highly skilled health care professionals who look for the presence or absence of disease and provide Read More

Spotlight on Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)

July 25, 2017 | 9:00am
Now an emergency room technician, Sean O’Driscoll has changed fields, paths and locations several times throughout his career. Sean has a varied resume, most of which can be contributed to following his active duty Navy wife from place to place. “I have an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Read More