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Riding Horses for Health

February 1, 2018 | 9:00am
Joye Briggs of the Yellow Horse Equine Therapy Program has been riding horses since she was five-years-old, an activity that transformed into her lifelong passion and career. At the age of 15, she began to teach her neighbors to ride and she is now working towards becoming a hippotherapist, a health care Read More

5 Health Care Careers for Introverts

January 16, 2018 | 9:00am
Do you prefer to work alone, feel uncomfortable being the center of attention or dream about a quiet afternoon rather than going out? You may be an introvert. Famous introverts such as Mark Zuckerberg or Emma Watson may have their time in the spotlight – but you won’t find them Read More

Advice from a Social Work Doctoral Student

January 4, 2018 | 9:00am
When considering studying for a health care profession, it helps to talk to someone who has experience in the field. Interested in a career in social work? Tyese A. Brown, LMSW, MA, may be able to help! She is a second year CSWE MFP fellow and current doctoral student at Read More

Spotlight on Public Health Nurses

December 26, 2017 | 9:00am
Most people expect to see a nurse in the doctor’s office, but many would be surprised to know just how many nurses are working outside of those offices. Public health nurses work all over the place to promote the health and safety of all. They work in schools, prisons, community Read More

5 Health Care Careers for Extroverts

December 21, 2017 | 9:00am
Extroverts are sociable, outgoing, expressive people who enjoy the company of others. They are usually the life of the party and find it easy to speak to just about anyone. Think Mindy Kaling or DJ Khaled – excitable and outspoken. Few people feel comfortable in a crowd, but extroverts thrive Read More

The Wide World of Nursing

December 14, 2017 | 9:00am
“I currently split my time between the Emergency Department at a children's hospital and working with the Child Protection Team as a sexual assault nurse examiner, or SANE,” Mary S. explained. “I fell in love with the pace and intrigue of the Emergency Department when I was in nursing school as Read More

Mental Health Becomes a Celebrity Cause

November 23, 2017 | 4:02pm
Unfortunately, important topics within the health care community often do not receive the attention they deserve until someone famous speaks out. For example, earlier this year, Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson opened up about his recent borderline personality disorder diagnosis. With over 3 million cases each year in the Read More

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