March 19, 2009
There are many opportunities in the healthcare industry.
Four-Year College Degree
- Dietitians provide advice on nutritional food selection and preparation to enhance or maintain patients’ health. Visit the American Dietetic Association.
- Medical technologists perform clinical laboratory tests and procedures ordered by physicians. Visit the American Medical Technologists.
- Physician assistants offer preventive care and perform diagnostic and therapeutic tests under the direction of a physician. Visit the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Advanced College Degree
- Dentists prevent, diagnose and treat diseases of the teeth and mouth tissues. Visit the American Dental Association.
- Genetic counselors provide information and guidance about medical issues that have a hereditary basis.
- Occupational therapists use educational, vocational and rehabilitational techniques to help disabled people improve their qualities of life. Post-graduate education will be required for new OTs. Visit the American Occupational Therapy Association.
- Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat and manage eye diseases and disorders. Visit the American Optometric Association.
- Pharmacists prepare and dispense medications prescribed by physicians.
- Physical therapists treat disease and injury using methods such as exercise, heat, light and massage. Visit the American Physical Therapy Association.
- Physicians are medical doctors who treat disease and injury. They prescribe medication for preventive and curative treatments. Visit the American Medical Association.
- Podiatrists specialize in the care of the feet. Visit the American Podiatric Medical Association.
- Speech-language pathologists and audiologists specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating problems related to speech, language and hearing. Visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Veterinarians specialize in the care of animals. Visit the American Veterinary Medicine Association.
This article originally appeared on Monster Healthcare.
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