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Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers : Opportunities in...Series - I. Snook

Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers

Opportunities in...Series

Paperback Published: 7th October 2004
ISBN: 9780071437271
Number Of Pages: 157

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The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in . . . explores a vast range of professions.

Each book offers:

  • The latest information on a field of interest
  • Training and education requirements for each career
  • Salary statistics for different positions within each field
  • Up-to-date professional and Internet resources
  • And much more

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
A Diverse and Growing Fieldp. 1
Change abounds in health care
Health manpower
Health education and training
The government's role
Continuing education
The Medical Care Systemp. 9
Outreach component
Outpatient component
Inpatient component
Extended component
Community-at-large component
Physicians/Doctors and Assistantsp. 15
Dental assistant
Dental hygienist
Medical assistant
Operating room technician
Osteopathic physician
Physician assistant (PA)
Nursingp. 31
Home health aide-homemaker
Nurse anesthetist
Licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.)
Nurse practitioner (N.P.)
Registered nurse (R.N.)
Nursing aide/psychiatric aide and orderly
Therapists on the Medical Teamp. 41
AIDS counselor
Art therapist
Audiologist and speech therapist
Dance therapist
Horticultural therapist
Hospice worker
Hospital chaplain
Music therapist
Occupational therapist
Occupational therapy assistant
Ophthalmic technician/assistant
Ophthalmic technologist
Physical therapist
Physical therapy aide
Physical therapy assistant
Prosthetist and orthotist
Radiation therapy technologist
Recreational therapist
Respiratory therapist
Respiratory therapy technician
Social worker
Substance abuse counselor
Vocational rehabilitation counselor
Specialists in Related Sciences and Technologiesp. 71
Biomedical engineer
Biomedical equipment technician
Clinical perfusionist
Dental laboratory technician
Diagnostic medical sonographer
Dialysis technician
Electrocardiograph (EKG) technician
Electroencephalographic (EEG) technologist/technician
Emergency medical technician (E.M.T.)/paramedic
Medical laboratory technologist/technician
Medical physicist
Nuclear medicine technologist/technician
Optometric technician
Radiologic (x-ray) technician
Management and Administration Workersp. 95
Administrative roles
Health administration as a profession
Management and administration in hospitals
Chief executive officer (CEO)/administrator
Chief operations officer (COO)/administrative officer
Chief financial officer (CFO)
Chief nursing officer (CNO)
Chief medical officer (CMO)/medical director
Long-term care/nursing home administrator
Hospital controller
Director, patient accounts
Director of admissions
Director of managed care
Director of human resources
Purchasing director/materials manager
Food service administrator
Executive housekeeper
Director of volunteer services
Care/case manager
Risk manager
Quality assurance director
Director of planning
Director of public relations
Director of marketing
Director of development
Hospital and Health Care Services and Operationsp. 117
Central service technician
Dietary manager
Dietetic technician
Hospital engineer
Hospital food service worker (dietary aide)
Hospital housekeeping worker
Hospital laundry worker
Hospital maintenance worker
Medical illustrator
Medical records technician
Registered record administrator
Getting Started in the Health and Medical Professionsp. 129
Preparing your resume
The cover letter
Successful interviewing
Follow-up and accepting the job
Common Medical Abbreviations and Acronymsp. 137
Facilities, Services, and Programs Where Health Care Workers Are Employedp. 141
Glossary of Selected Health and Medical Termsp. 145
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ISBN: 9780071437271
ISBN-10: 0071437274
Series: Opportunities in...Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 157
Published: 7th October 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 13.7  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1