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Top 100 Health-Care Careers , 3rd Edition by Saul Wischnitzer, Edith Wischnitzer

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Chapter11     

Adjunctive Health-CareCareers: Technologists,Technicians, Assistants,and Aides

Physicians, dentists, and other diagnosing and treating practitioners are assisted in their work by a wide variety of technologists, technicians, and assistants. These health-care workers provide an invaluable service, performing complex laboratory tests and analyses, operating sophisticated equipment to monitor patients, and handling many routine duties. These people both directly and indirectly help save lives, ease pain, and improve patients’ quality of life. Their activities are indispensable in maintaining an effective health-care system.

Most of the professions discussed in this chapter require an associate degree, while others need only about ...

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