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What in the World is Public Health?

October 26, 2017 | 9:00am
What is public health? Public health is all around you, yet can be so difficult to categorize because its scope is so broad. The American Public Health Association states, “Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.” But even Read More

5 Medical Professions that Do Not Require A Bachelor’s Degree

October 24, 2017 | 9:00am
Did you know that not all health care professionals have bachelor's degrees? It may feel like you need to spend a decade in school before you can make caring your career, but there are quicker paths. In fact, you can become a medical coder, a surgical technologist, a nuclear medical Read More

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Health Professions Week

October 12, 2017 | 9:00am
Each year, Health Professions Week gives those who want to make caring their career an opportunity to connect with professionals working in the field. This year's event, which takes place November 6-10, will help attendees explore all of the opportunities they have for entering this fulfilling field. Those who are Read More

Make Home Your Office with a Remote Health Care Job

October 10, 2017 | 9:00am
Remote work is extremely popular right now. Many companies are encouraging teleworking several days a month while others are moving towards a completely remote environment. Some people never set foot in an office and teams are comprised of people working from all around the world. Surely, this must be industry Read More

Multilingual? The Health Care Industry Needs You!

October 3, 2017 | 9:00am
Ayúdame. Aidez-moi. Me ajude. Ede mwen. If you speak more than one language, you are prepared to better understand the many ways that patients ask for their health care provider's help. Being multilingual can give you an edge when it comes to making caring your career.  According to the most Read More

Spotlight on Epidemiologists

September 26, 2017 | 9:00am
Epidemiology focuses on changing and improving the health of communities, both on a local level and on a global level. Epidemiologists focus on the study and control of disease or injury patterns in human populations. They may work hand in hand with biostaticians, professionals who use mathematical and scientific methods Read More

Baby Boomers Are Creating a Health Care Job Boom

September 19, 2017 | 9:00am
Job opportunities in the health care industry have been consistently growing, with an average of 35,000 new jobs added each month in 2016. This upward trend is expected to continue thanks to the aging of the "Baby Boomer" generation. The term "Baby Boomers," which was coined for an uptick in the Read More

5 Careers You Might Not Realize are in Health Care

August 31, 2017 | 9:00am
When you think "health care," you may automatically think of doctors and nurses. This mental image makes sense as these are the professionals who are often at the forefront of providing patient care, but did you know there are many other careers that fall under the health care umbrella? The Read More

Shadow These Health Care Careers on Campus

August 17, 2017 | 9:00am
Do you have a general interest in health care as a career but aren’t quite sure where to get started exploring? Try out a few positions before you narrow your focus. Shadowing is a great way to do this, and it's highly recommended by career counselors. Spending a day or Read More

5 Health Care Careers for the Researcher In You

August 3, 2017 | 9:00am
Coffee might help you live longer — or so says a recent study that's making its rounds on social media. Though the report is careful to avoid definitively stating that drinking coffee will prolong your life, the data collected points to coffee drinkers having a lower risk of death due to Read More

Love Animals? Consider These Health Care Careers

August 1, 2017 | 9:00am
When you think about health care, does your mind automatically conjure images of caring for humans? While there are many careers in this field that focus on promoting human patients' wellness, the animal lovers among us will be happy to know there are quite a few options for caring for Read More

10 Commonly Confused Health Care Careers

July 27, 2017 | 9:00am
If you watch CSI, you've likely had this thought at least once: How do crime scene investigators (CSIs) have time to do all of that work?! On the show, they photograph crime scenes, run and report on tests, interview witnesses and also arrest criminals. In reality, CSIs do a lot Read More

Health Informatics Helps Health Care Stay Organized

July 20, 2017 | 9:00am
Are you intrigued by research and its clinical applications? Interested in helping patients make informed decisions that improve their health outcomes? If you answered yes to either of these questions, add health informatics to your list of disciplines to explore. Sometimes called medical informatics, those who are highly educated in both information Read More

This Wellness Educator Sees Food as Medicine

July 17, 2017 | 9:00am
Naturopathic medicine combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Depending on their position, those in this specialty diagnose, treat and manage patients with acute and chronic conditions while addressing disease and dysfunction at the level of body, mind and spirit. A naturopathic chef assists clients by developing and guiding implementation Read More

Make a Difference for Those with Facial Differences

July 13, 2017 | 9:00am
“Overall, having a cleft lip and palate has been a good thing for me. It has helped me realize at an early age that everything in life isn’t that easy but that if you’re positive and have a loving family, everything will be fine,” says Peyton Hutchins when describing her Read More

Turn Your Passion into a Fulfilling Health Care Career

July 11, 2017 | 9:00am
There are many factors that you should consider as you choose your health care career path. For one, choosing a field that aligns with your passions means that going to work every day won't feel like a chore. Additionally, keeping job outlook in mind as you plan can ensure that the money and Read More

Workforce Diversity Leads to Better Mental Health Services

July 10, 2017 | 9:00am
Like many health issues, mental illness affects those who directly suffer and those who love and care for them. To bring awareness to the far-reaching effects of mental health disorders, specifically in minority groups that are underserved by a homogenous health care workforce, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) recognizes July as National Minority Mental Read More

Health Care Professionals Promote Summer Safety

July 4, 2017 | 9:00am
Independence Day may not be the official start of summer in the U.S., but it's certainly one of the season's grandest fireworks-filled celebrations. If you're interested in helping people stay safe as they participate in summer festivities, consider becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT) or a food safety specialist. EMTs respond when celebrating goes Read More

3 Health Care Careers For Serious Note Takers

June 29, 2017 | 9:00am
Some people love taking notes. Others find the task tedious and can't wait to be done with school so that they can leave the pen and paper behind. If you're in the former group, consider becoming a medical coder, a nurse researcher or a healthcare documentation specialist, as these are three health Read More

Venture Beyond the Clinic as a Public Health Researcher

June 27, 2017 | 9:00am
In recent years, interest in careers that promote public health has grown. That's good news when you consider how those in this field dedicate their lives to benefiting communities through education and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Recently, we caught up with Debra Kozlowski, a public health researcher who has experience analyzing Read More

Get Inspired During Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

June 23, 2017 | 4:18pm
Today, many children who are born deaf or blind have access to amazing support to help them navigate the world. Similarly, those who suffer loss of hearing or sight later in life have numerous resources to help them overcome communication barriers introduced by their new reality. It's unlikely that those Read More

4 Health Care Careers that Promote Low Stress Living

June 15, 2017 | 2:51pm
While a completely stress-free life is impossible (and not very healthy — our bodies need some stress!), there are many health care careers that focus on reducing patients' stress levels to help them live healthier lives. Prospective health care professionals who enjoy living a low stress lifestyle themselves and are Read More

Make the Music to Your Ears a Little Softer

June 14, 2017 | 9:00am
Your hearing is probably not something you have thought about since you took hearing tests in elementary school, but hearing loss is a very real concern. It’s not just a problem for older people either. In the United States, the prevalence of hearing loss in adolescents increased by 31% between Read More

Spotlight on Psychologists

June 13, 2017 | 9:00am
Chances are very high that you know at least one person who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. This is the most common psychiatric consequence of trauma. We see it in first responders, victims of sexual or physical abuse and veterans, among others. While June has been deemed PTSD Read More

Is a Career in Communication Sciences and Disorders a Good Fit for You?

June 6, 2017 | 9:00am
Learning how to help someone communicate is an incredibly rewarding experience, both for the health care professional and for the patient. Like Annie Sullivan helped Helen Keller, those who work in communication sciences and disorders help patients of all ages and backgrounds who have speech, language or hearing disorders. The Read More