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Book description

Detailed overview of 100 health-care jobs with information about educational requirements, earnings, advancement, certification, etc.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication and Acknowledgments
  5. Resume and Cover Letter Contributors
  6. Contents
  7. About This Edition
  8. Introduction
  9. Historical Landmarks
  10. PART 1: CHOOSING AND PLANNING A HEALTH-CARE CAREER
    1. Chapter 1: The Health-Care Field: Where the Jobs Are
      1. Employment Sites
        1. Inpatient Facilities
          1. Hospitals
          2. Senior Residences
          3. Special Residential Facilities
        2. Outpatient Facilities and Services
      2. Employment Opportunities
        1. Government Funding
        2. Geographic Location
        3. Expanding Careers
        4. Technological Advances
        5. Facility and Service Expansion
        6. Women and Minorities
        7. Trends in Health Care
    2. Chapter 2: Choosing the Best Health-Care Career for You
      1. Step 1: Choosing to Pursue a Career in Health Care
      2. Step 2: Choosing a Health Occupation Group
        1. High School Preparation
        2. Post–High School Preparation
        3. Confirming Your Group Choice
      3. Step 3: Identifying Your Specific Career
        1. Exploring Careers of Interest
          1. In-Depth Reading
          2. Visiting Facilities
          3. Volunteer Experience
          4. Work Experience
      4. Step 4: Confirming Your Career Choice
        1. The Self-Evaluation Process
        2. Matching Your Career Choices and Personal Attributes
        3. Facing the Future
    3. Chapter 3: Planning Your Education
      1. Sources of Health-Care Education
        1. Vocational-Technical Schools
        2. Hospital Programs
        3. Community Colleges
        4. Four-Year Colleges and Universities
        5. Graduate Schools
        6. Professional Schools
      2. Selecting an Educational Institution
        1. Accreditation
        2. Prerequisites
        3. School Characteristics
        4. Site Visit
      3. Securing Admission
        1. The Need for a Fair Evaluation
        2. Admission Considerations
          1. Academic Profile
          2. Admission/Aptitude Tests
            1. College Admission Tests
            2. Professional and Graduate Tests
            3. Preparing for the Tests
          3. The Essay
          4. References
          5. The Interview
        3. Creating a Complete Package
      4. Financing Your Education
        1. Forms of Financial Aid
          1. Scholarships
          2. Grants
          3. Loans
          4. Stipends
          5. Work
        2. Sources of Financial Aid
        3. Applying for Aid
        4. Are You Eligible?
  11. PART 2: HEALTH PROFESSIONALISM
    1. Chapter 4: The Health-Care Professional
      1. Characteristics of the Health-Care Professional
        1. Personal Qualities
        2. Personal Health
        3. Personal Appearance
      2. Making the Most of Your Education
        1. Theoretical Knowledge
        2. Professional Skills
        3. Your Attitude
        4. The Clinical Component
      3. Managing Your Professional Life
        1. The Professional as a Helper
        2. Teamwork
        3. Leadership
        4. Networking for Support
        5. Accountability
        6. Critical Thinking
        7. Time Management
        8. Goal Setting
      4. Managing Your Personal Life
        1. Caring for Yourself
        2. Coping with Stress
    2. Chapter 5: Understanding the Patient
      1. The Impact of Hospitalization
      2. Patient Status
      3. Patient Privileges
      4. Patient Rights
        1. Advanced Directives
      5. Post-hospitalization Anxiety
      6. Patient Adjustment
      7. The Outpatient
    3. Chapter 6: The Professional- Patient Relationship
      1. Communicating Effectively
        1. Verbal Skills
        2. Nonverbal Skills
        3. Cultural Influences
      2. The Nature of the Relationship
      3. Maintaining Professionalism
        1. Adhering to Professional Standards
      4. Understanding Special Needs
        1. Caring for the Young
          1. Infants
          2. Children
          3. Adolescents
        2. Caring for Active Adults
        3. Caring for the Elderly
  12. PART 3: THE JOB SEARCH
    1. Chapter 7: Preparing for Your Job Search
      1. Defining Your Goals
      2. Identifying Prospective Employers
        1. Want Ads
        2. Professional Organizations and Journals
        3. Employment Agencies and Executive Recruiters
        4. The Internet
        5. Networking: Your Best Source of Job Leads
    2. Chapter 8: Finding a Job
      1. Your Resume
        1. What Your Resume Should Include
        2. Using Information About the Target Position
        3. Resume-Preparation Issues to Keep in Mind
        4. Sample Resumes
      2. Your Cover Letter
        1. The Elements of a Cover Letter
        2. Sample Cover Letters
      3. Job Applications
        1. Job Application Tips
      4. Job Examinations
        1. Study Guidelines
        2. Test-Day Preparations
      5. The Interview
        1. Preparing for Interviews
        2. Other Tips for Interview Success
        3. Questions to Ask
        4. Closing the Interview
        5. Following Up
  13. PART 4: HEALTH-CARE CAREER DESCRIPTIONS AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS
    1. Chapter 9: Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
      1. Audiologists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education and Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Audiology Programs
      2. Chiropractors
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Colleges of Chiropractic Medicine
      3. Dentists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Schools and Colleges of Dental Medicine
      4. Optometrists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Schools and Colleges of Optometry
      5. Physicians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Schools and Colleges of Allopathic Medicine
        11. Schools and Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
      6. Podiatrists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Colleges of Podiatry
      7. Veterinarians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Schools and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine
    2. Chapter 10: Associated Health-Care Careers
      1. Dental Hygienists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Dental Hygienist Programs
      2. Dietitians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Dietitian Programs
      3. Genetic Counselors
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Genetic Counselor Programs
      4. Licensed Practical Nurses
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      5. Nurse Anesthetists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Nurse Anesthetist Programs
      6. Nurse-Midwives
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Nurse-Midwife Programs
      7. Nurse Practitioners
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      8. Nutritionists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Nutritionist Programs
      9. Pharmacists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy
      10. Physician Assistants
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Physician Assistant Programs
      11. Registered Nurses
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
          1. In Hospitals
          2. Outside Hospitals
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Specialty Nursing Organizations
      12. Surgeon Assistants
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Surgeon Assistant Programs
    3. Chapter 11: Adjunctive Health-Care Careers: Technologists, Technicians, Assistants, and Aides
      1. Anesthesiologist Assistants
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Anesthesiologist Assistant Programs
      2. Blood Bank Technologists and Specialists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Blood Bank Technologist/Specialist Programs
      3. Cardiovascular Technology Personnel
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
          1. Cardiovascular Technicians
          2. Specialized (Noninvasive) Cardiovascular Technicians
          3. Cardiovascular Technologists
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Cardiovascular Technology Programs
      4. Certified Nurse Assistants
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      5. Clinical Laboratory Technicians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Laboratory Technician Programs
      6. Clinical Laboratory Technologists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      7. Cytotechnologists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Cytotechnologist Programs
      8. Dental Assistants
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Dental Assistant Programs
      9. Dental Laboratory Technicians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Dental Laboratory Technician Programs
      10. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs
      11. Dietetic Technicians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Dietetic Technician Programs
      12. Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Experience/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. EEG Technologist Programs
      13. Emergency Medical Technicians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
          1. EMT–Basic
          2. EMT–Intermediate
          3. EMT–Paramedic
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. EMT–Paramedic Programs
      14. Food Technologists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Food Technologist Programs
      15. Histology Technicians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      16. Medical Assistants
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Medical Assistant Programs
      17. Mental Health Assistants
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      18. Nuclear Medicine Technologists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Nuclear Medicine Technologist Programs
      19. Nurse’s Aides
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      20. Ophthalmic Assistants
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Ophthalmic Assistant Programs
      21. Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      22. Ophthalmic Technicians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Ophthalmic Technician Programs
      23. Ophthalmic Technologists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Ophthalmic Technologist Programs
      24. Opticians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Optician Programs
      25. Optometric Assistants
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Optometric Assistant Programs
      26. Optometric Technicians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Optometric Technician Programs
      27. Orthoptists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Orthoptic Programs
      28. Orthotists and Prosthetists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Orthotics and Prosthetics Programs
      29. Perfusionists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Perfusionist Programs
      30. Pharmacy Technicians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Pharmacy Technician Programs
      31. Phlebotomists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      32. Pulmonary Function Technologists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      33. Radiation Therapy Technologists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      34. Radiological Technologists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      35. Surgical Technologists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Surgical Technologist Programs
      36. Veterinary Assistants
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
    4. Chapter 12: Rehabilitation Careers: Therapists, Therapy Assistants, and Aides
      1. Art Therapists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Art Therapy Programs
          1. Master’s Degree Programs
          2. Certificate Programs
          3. Bachelor’s Degree Programs
      2. Dance/Movement Therapists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Dance/Movement Therapy Programs
          1. Master’s Degree Programs
          2. Bachelor’s Degree Programs
      3. Home Health Aides
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      4. Horticultural Therapists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Horticultural Therapy Programs
      5. Massage Therapists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      6. Music Therapists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Music Therapy Programs
      7. Occupational Therapists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Occupational Therapy Programs
      8. Occupational Therapy Assistants
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs
      9. Patient Representatives
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Patient Representative Programs
      10. Physical Therapists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Physical Therapy Programs
      11. Physical Therapy Assistants
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Physical Therapy Assistant Programs
      12. Psychiatric Aides
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      13. Recreational Therapists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Recreational Therapy Programs
      14. Rehabilitation Counselors
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Rehabilitation Counseling Programs
      15. Respiratory Therapists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Respiratory Therapy Programs
      16. Respiratory Therapy Technicians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      17. Social Service Aides
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      18. Speech-Language Pathologists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Speech-Language Pathologist Programs
      19. Substance Abuse Counselors
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Substance Abuse Counseling Programs
    5. Chapter 13: Administrative Health-Care Careers
      1. Admitting Officers
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      2. Coordinators of Health Wellness
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      3. Directors of Hospital Public Relations
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      4. Directors of Nursing Home Activities
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      5. Directors of Quality Assurance
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      6. Directors of Volunteer Services
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      7. Geriatric Care Managers
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
    6. Chapter 14: Affiliated Health-Care Careers: Medical Scientists, Educators, and Information Workers
      1. Biomedical Engineers
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Biomedical Engineering Programs
      2. Biomedical Equipment Technicians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Biomedical Equipment Technician Programs
      3. Biomedical Photographers
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      4. Biomedical Writers
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Biomedical Writing Programs
      5. Certified Athletic Trainers
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Athletic Training Programs
      6. Child Life Specialists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Child Life Programs
      7. Dietary Managers
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Dietary Manager Training Programs
      8. Environmental Health Scientists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Environmental Health Science Programs
      9. Geriatric Social Workers
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      10. Health Educators
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Health Education Programs
      11. Health Information Technicians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Health Information Technician Programs
      12. Health Sciences Librarians
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Health Sciences Librarian Programs
      13. Health Services Administrators
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      14. Health Sociologists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      15. Instructors for the Blind
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Instructor for the Blind Programs
      16. Medical and Psychiatric Social Workers
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      17. Medical Illustrators
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Advancement
        4. Prerequisites
        5. Education/Training
        6. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        7. Career Potential
        8. For More Information
        9. Medical Illustrator Programs
      18. Medical Scientists
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
      19. Medical Secretaries
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Advancement
        5. Prerequisites
        6. Education/Training
        7. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        8. Career Potential
        9. For More Information
        10. Medical Secretary Programs
      20. Mental Health Workers
        1. Scope
        2. Activities
        3. Work Settings
        4. Prerequisites
        5. Education/Training
        6. Certification/Registration/Licensure
        7. Career Potential
        8. For More Information
        9. Mental Health Worker Programs
  14. Appendices
    1. Appendix A: Health-Care Education Admissions Tests
      1. Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
        1. Contents
        2. Test Fees
      2. Dental Admission Test (DAT)
        1. Contents
        2. Test Fees
      3. Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
        1. Contents
        2. Test Fees
      4. Optometry Admission Test (OAT)
        1. Contents
        2. Test Fees
      5. Graduate Record Examination
        1. Contents
        2. Test Fees
      6. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
        1. Contents
        2. Test Fees
      7. Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
        1. Contents
        2. Test Fees
    2. Appendix B: Health-Care Professional Organizations
    3. Appendix C: Job Search Resources
      1. General Sources
      2. Web Sources
      3. Journals
  15. Index