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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

Spotlight on Anesthesiology

July 12, 2017 | 9:00am
You’ve figured out that you want to serve on the front line of medicine as an allopathic physician. Now, you’ll just need to determine your specialty — after all, this is quite a broad field! The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredits training programs in 133 specialties and subspecialties, Read More

Spotlight on Health Educators

July 6, 2017 | 9:00am
Health educators help people stay healthy by developing and implementing programs that emphasize healthy living. They work in a range of environments and many take a unique path to get to their health care career. We recently caught up with Ashley Simpson to discuss how she freelanced her way into a full-time career Read More

Spotlight on Health Care Administrators

July 5, 2017 | 9:00am
Because it's focused on such an important goal — helping people stay healthy — it can be easy to forget that health care is, in fact, a business. Like any business, health care organizations need good management to be able to deliver on their mission. To ensure that health care providers Read More

Spotlight on Physician Assistants — Or Is It Physician’s Assistants?

May 30, 2017 | 9:00am
Sometimes incorrectly referred to as physician’s assistant, a physician assistant, or PA, is a medical provider who is licensed to diagnose and treat illness and disease, and to prescribe medication for patients. Physician assistants work in physician offices, hospitals and clinics in collaboration with a licensed physician. We sat down Read More

Spotlight on Audiologists

May 12, 2017 | 7:00am
New research indicates that oral hormonal therapy may have a link to hearing loss, which affects over 20 percent of the adult population. Though women seem to be at a significantly lower risk of hearing loss than men, the new study has found that prolonged use of this therapy may Read More

Spotlight on Emergency Nurses

March 27, 2017 | 9:00am
Nursing may be one of the most recognized health care careers, but did you know that many nurses work outside of the hospital's emergency room? In fact, some emergency nurses handle life-and-death situations and health crises hundreds of feet in the air in an emergency room that's actually the interior Read More

Spotlight on Community Health Workers

March 20, 2017 | 9:00am
Started in 2007, National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) helps promote HIV testing in indigenous communities of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander communities. Want to do your part to promote health and well-being in your local community? Consider becoming a community health worker. Read More

Spotlight on Art Therapists

March 9, 2017 | 10:00am
Arts and humanities may sound like a surprising background for a prospective health care professional, but it shouldn't! Diversity in the backgrounds of health care providers is what makes the field so successful. While we won’t go so far as to say your major doesn’t matter, there is no data that Read More

Spotlight on Athletic Trainers

March 2, 2017 | 10:00am
"Your protection is our priority" promotes the National Athletic Trainers' Association's 2017 National Athletic Training Month posters and PR toolkits, all created to spread awareness about the important service that trainers provide. Are you interested in helping athletes prevent injuries or rehabilitating those engaged in physical activity? Consider entering the Read More

Spotlight on Dietitian Nutritionists

February 20, 2017 | 10:00am
Many people kick off each new year with a commitment, or re-commitment, to making healthier choices. By the middle of the year, most have reverted to their old ways and some have even regained any weight that they lost the month before. As a dietitian nutritionist, you can help people Read More

Spotlight on Cardiovascular Technologists

February 2, 2017 | 10:00am
Are you at risk for heart disease? African American men, particularly those who live in the southeast, have the highest risk for this disease. Additionally, the American Heart Association reports that the prevalence of high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, in African Americans is Read More

Spotlight on Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs)

January 9, 2017 | 10:06am
Cervical cancer rates have decreased by over 5 percent in the past 30 years, mostly due to the development of tests for infections and vaccinations and increased awareness of this health concern. Awareness is largely driven by campaigns like the National Cervical Cancer Coalition’s (NCCC) Cervical Health Awareness Month. Interested Read More

Spotlight on Public Health

January 2, 2017 | 10:13am
Is women's health care your area of interest? What about initiatives that promote women's health and healthy pregnancies, like the National Birth Defects Prevention Network’s Prevent to Protect? If you answered yes, you might consider a public health career that focuses on maternal and child health. The National Birth Defects Prevention Read More