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Author Quan, Kathy.

Title The everything guide to careers in health care : find the job that's right for you / Kathy Quan
Published Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 303 pages)
Series Everything series
Everything series.
Contents ch. 11. Other therapists -- Art therapists -- Dance therapists -- Music therapists -- Recreation therapists -- Horticulture therapists -- Massage therapists -- ch. 12. Adjunct team members -- Phlebotomists -- Clinical laboratory technicians and technologists -- EKG technicians -- Perfusionists -- Medical assistants, front office workers, and medical secretaries -- Orthotists and prosthetists -- Veterinarian assistants and technicians -- ch. 13. Administrative team members -- Health care administrators -- Hospital directors -- Nursing home and long-term care directors -- Directors of quality assurance and performance improvement -- Geriatric case managers -- ch. 14. Affiliated team members -- Paramedics and E.M.T.s -- Biomedical engineers -- Medical illustrators and photographers -- Medical writers -- Certified athletic trainers -- Medical transcriptionists -- ch. 15. Other health care workers -- Environmental health specialists -- Genetic counselors -- Health information administrators -- Medical coding specialists -- Health information (medical records) technicians -- Medical librarians -- ch. 16. More health care roles -- Opticians -- Patient representatives and health advocates -- Radiology technologists and X-ray technicians -- Ultrasound technicians and sonographers -- Electroneurodiagnostic technologists
ch. 17. Alternative medicine and wellness -- The controversy -- Basic tenets of alternative medicine -- Acupuncturists -- Reflexologists -- Homeopaths -- Naturopaths -- Other alternative healers -- ch. 18. Other issues to consider -- The importance of communication : oral and written -- Honesty and the ability to take responsibility -- Dependability, accuracy, and timeliness -- Health care is not a nine-to-five job -- Working within your scope of practice -- Confidentiality and HIPAA -- Medical malpractice issues -- ch. 19. Finding a job -0- The job search -- Resumes and cover letters -- Networking always -- The interview process -- The future of health care jobs -- Continuing education -- ch. 20. Take care of yourself -- Expect to get sick sometimes -- Manage that stress level -- Be proactive about your own health -- Avoid burnout, reward yourself -- Learn to leave the job at work -- ch. 21. You as a professional -- Keep up to date with your field -- Setting career goals -- Grow with your profession -- The pros and cons of joining your professional organization -- The growing need for information technology -- Making a commitment to excellence -- appendix A. Additional resources -- appendix B. Entrance exams -- Index
ch. 5. Understanding the patients -- Patients are your customers -- Patients cope in various ways -- Consider the whole person -- Communication and health care literacy issues -- Dealing with difficult patients and family members -- The patients role and responsibilities -- ch. 6. Your role as a health care provider -- The skills you will need -- Your attitude and bedside manner -- Confidentiality issues --- Teamwork -- Combining caring with science -- Finding your own rewards -- Coping with the facts of life and death -- ch. 7. Primary care practitioners -- Physicians -- Dentists -- Chiropractors -- Veterinarians -- Optometrists -- Podiatrists -- ch. 8. Partners and associates -- Nurses and Nurse practitioners -- Physician assistants -- Dental hygienists -- Dietitians and nutritionists -- Pharmacists -- Psychologists -- ch. 9. Rehab team members -- Physical therapists -- Occupational therapists -- Speech therapists and language pathologists -- Respiratory therapists -- Medical social workers -- Audiologists -- ch. 10. Assistants and aides -- Nursing aides, home health aides, P.C.A.s, and U.A.P.s -- Dental assistants -- Therapy aides and assistants -- Psychiatric aides and mental health assistants -- Surgical technologists -- Pharmacy technologists
Top ten things you need to know about careers in health care -- Introduction -- ch. 1. Why choose a career in health care? -- The health care explosion -- Shift from goods to services -- Demographics of the health care industry -- Health care outside the box -- The health care shortage : causes and solutions -- Salaries and job security -- ch. 2. The growing opportunities in health care -- The occupations most in demand -- Health care roles defined -- The nine major segments of health care -- Inpatient facilities -- Outpatient facilities -- Skills of health care workers -- Responsibilities of health care workers -- ch. 3. Making the choice for you -- Self-assessment and evaluation -- The art of caring is essential -- What appeals to you? -- Tackling math and science -- Narrowing down the choices -- Making a decision -- ch. 4. The education process -- Prepare in high school -- Choosing the program for you -- Finding the right school -- your application -- Financial Aid -- Surviving school
Summary The trillion-dollar health-care industry makes up the fastest growing segment of the job market, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. With The Everything Guide to Careers in Health Care, you can explore all the employment possibilities in health care, and choose the right career path just for you. From nursing and psychology to pharmacy technology and art therapy-and dozens more positions in between-this engaging, enlightening volume helps you decide which career to pursue and how to pursue it, including: - Self-assessment and evaluation; - Working conditions and lifestyle co
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Medicine -- Vocational guidance.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1440569177 (electronic bk.)
1605502995 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Digital Editions)
9781440569173 (electronic bk.)
9781605502991 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Digital Editions)
Other Titles Guide to careers in health care