Health Sciences

Not just Grey’s Anatomy…

Industry Overview

The Health Sciences cluster contains careers that work to insure that both people and animals receive the medical care that they need. This cluster includes healthcare professionals who research, diagnose, and treat patients as well as the staff who supports them. Because lives may literally be at stake in some of these careers, doctorate level education is required for many of these positions. However, many of these careers can be acquired with lower level college degrees. A Registered Nurse, which also happens to be the most sought after position in the cluster, is a career that can be obtained with the completion of a two or four-year college degree. Other career paths, such as a certified nursing assistant or a medical assistant can be obtained with just a certificate.

Explore Careers in this Industry

Animal Care Specialist - Wild Mike

Career Overview

Animal care specialists provide various types of care to animals including feeding, bathing, monitoring, exercising, and training. Different tasks are required depending on the job setting. In a zoo setting, a specialist may be required to work with the animals in shows or with groups of school kids.

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$52,000 /yr

Asst. Health Information Management Director - Candace

Career Overview

A Health Information Management Director is responsible for making sure that all patients have an accurate and complete electronic medical record.

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$31,000 /yr
$52,000 /yr
$76,000 /yr

Audiologist

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Audiologists diagnose, evaluate and treat hearing and other ear-related problems. Make sure to use the search box to find the video made by Dr. Sabrina!

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Audiologist - Dr. Sabrina

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Audiologists diagnose, evaluate and treat hearing and other ear-related problems.

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CT Specialist - Roy

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A CT Specialist injects contrast material into a person's blood, then places them in a machine to produce a CT scan.

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$38,000 /yr
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Cardiovascular Technologist and Technician

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Cardiovascular technologists and technicians operate electrocardiogram and other electronic equipment to record cardiac activity of patients to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

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Case Manager - Amy

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A case manager works with patients who have mental health issues to make sure that they are able to maintain a productive and healthy life in the community. They may visit the homes of these patients to help them deal with crises and day to day issues.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (Orthopedics) - Amber

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Certified Nursing Assistants provide basic care for patients including giving baths, measuring vital signs, moving them, and helping them to eat and use the bathroom.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (Rehab) - Sharon

Career Overview

Certified Nursing Assistants provide basic care for patients including giving baths, measuring vital signs, moving them, and helping them to eat and use the bathroom.

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Child Life Specialist - Meghan

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A child life specialist works with kids in a health care setting to deal with stress related to chronic illnesses, injuries, disabilities, and loss.

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Chiropractor

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Chiropractors use spinal adjustments and manipulation to treat patients with problems related to the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, bones, muscles, etc.).

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$67,000 /yr
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Clinical Dietitian - Laura

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Dietitians advise people about what to eat in order to promote health and manage disease.

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$61,000 /yr
$85,000 /yr

Clinical Education Coordinator - Scott

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A clinical education coordinator coordinates orientation training for new nurses and on-going training for all other nurses.

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$40,000 /yr
$73,000 /yr
$102,000 /yr

Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Danielle

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Clinical laboratory scientists are responsible for performing laboratory tests on samples gathered in a medical environment.

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Clinical Nutrition Manager - Leslie

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A clinical nutrition manager supervises the dieticians and line staff who develops the patient trays to patients. They also handle quality assurance checks on patient charts and trays.

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Clinical Psychologist - Dr. John

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A clinical psychologist will evaluate, diagnose, and treat mental illnesses.

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$74,000 /yr
$116,000 /yr

Coding Specialist - Susan

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A coding specialist looks at medical charts to determine exactly what a doctor did with a patient. Then he/she determines which codes must be turned in to insurance companies so the doctor gets paid.

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$68,000 /yr

Dental Assistant

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Dental assistants perform many tasks in a dentist's office including preparing patients for treatments, cleaning instruments, assisting dentists during treatments, record keeping, and the scheduling of appointments. Their duties may vary by geographical location and by the offices in which they work.

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Dental Hygienist

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Dental hygienists provide dental hygiene treatment and information related to the prevention of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. Dental therapists carry out limited dental services related to the prevention and treatment of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. Use the search box to find the video made by Denise!

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Dental Hygienist - Denise

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A dental hygienist cleans teeth and examines them for signs of problems. In addition a hygienist provides advice to patients about how to maintain good oral health.

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Dentist

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A dentist diagnoses and treats problems with the teeth and gums. They also work with patients to prevent future problems. Use the search box to find the video made by Dr. Miller!

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$140,000 /yr
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Dentist - Dr. Miller

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A dentist diagnoses and treats problems with the teeth and gums. They also work with patients to prevent future problems.

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$140,000 /yr
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Dietitian and Nutritionist

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Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal. Use the search box to find the video made by Laura!

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$61,000 /yr
$85,000 /yr

Director of Mental Health Hotline - Ingrid

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The director of a mental health hotline oversees staff who take calls on a mental health hotline along with those who admit new patients.

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Doctor (Anesthesiologist)

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The main responsibility of an anesthesiologist is to provide sedation and pain relief to patients before, during, and after any diagnostic or surgical procedure. They keep a close watchful eye on the consciousness and vital signs of the patient through the entire procedure and ensure that the patient’s condition is stable immediately after the procedure. In addition to management during surgery, anesthesiologists are also called upon for consultations in pain management in critical care medicine, supervising post-anesthesia recovery and for direct resuscitation in the care of patients experiencing respiratory or cardiac emergencies.

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Doctor (Cardiologist) - Dr. Erik

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A cardiologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating heart-related problems.

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Doctor (Child Psychiatrist) - Dr. Finn

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A child psychiatrist diagnoses and treats mental illnesses in children through a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and hospitalization.

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Doctor (Emergency Room) - Dr. John

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An emergency room physician assists patients who need urgent physical care. This may include someone who has been in some type of an accident or someone in cardiac arrest.

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Doctor (Family and General Practitioner)

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General practitioners and family physicians diagnose and treat the diseases, physiological disorders, and injuries of patients. They provide primary contact and continuous care for patients.

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Doctor (Pediatric Intensive Care) - Dr. Jason

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A pediatric intensive care physician works in the intensive care unit for children. This can require working with children with any number of very serious injuries or illnesses.

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Pediatricians

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Pediatricians are physicians who work with children. Use the search box to find the video of Dr. Jason to learn more about what a pediatric intensive care physician does!

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Psychiatrists

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A psychiatrist diagnoses and treats mental illnesses through a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and hospitalization. Use the search box to find the videos of Dr. Kenan and Dr. Finn to learn more about being a psychiatrist!

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Doctor (Psychiatrist) - Dr. Kenan

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A psychiatrist diagnoses and treats mental illnesses through a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and hospitalization.

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Doctor (Urologist) - Dr. Ahmad

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Urologists deal with problems associated with the genitourinary system including the genitals, kidneys, bladder, and prostate. This may involve problems related to infertility, sexual dysfunction, and cancer.

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Dosimetrist - Kristina

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A dosimetrist determines the specific plan used in administering radiation to a targeted tumor (keeping it away from other organs in the body).

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$53,000 /yr
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMTs) and Paramedic

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Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. Use the search box to find Kevin's video!

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$56,000 /yr

Epidemiologist

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Epidemiologists conduct research into the patterns and causes of diseases in humans. They work to educate the community and lawmakers on their findings in order to reduce the risks of these problems in the future.

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$46,000 /yr
$70,000 /yr
$114,000 /yr

HIPPA Privacy Officer - Mary Jo

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A privacy officer monitors hospital compliance for patient privacy and confidentiality. One responsibility is to provide training on these guidelines to employees.

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$37,000 /yr
$66,000 /yr
$105,000 /yr

Kennel Manager - Tony

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A kennel manager is responsible for managing the kennel technicians and performing other duties in a kennel including the checking in and out of pets, taking care of the pets, and performing maintenance on anything in the kennel.

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$35,000 /yr

Licensed Practical Nurse - Rhoda

Career Overview

Licensed practical nurse (LPN) and licensed vocational nurse (LVN) are two terms for the same position; different terms are used in different locations. LPNs and LVNs work under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians, and they provide basic bedside care to patients.

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$60,000 /yr

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse

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Licensed practical nurse (LPN) and licensed vocational nurse (LVN) are two terms for the same position; different terms are used in different locations. LPNs and LVNs work under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians, and they provide basic bedside care to patients.

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Mammography Technologist - Ashley

Career Overview

A mammography technologist is responsible for preparing a patient for and guiding them through the process of having a mammogram in order to look for cancer or other problems in a woman's breast. In addition, they may assist with taking biopsies.

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$82,000 /yr

Marriage and Family Therapist

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Marriage and family therapists help people to overcome problems related to families and other relationships.

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$45,000 /yr
$75,000 /yr

Medical Assistant (Oncololgy/Hematology) - Jonese

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A medical assistant helps to check in patients, measure vital signs, enter patient data into medical records, give patients injections, and assist with other procedures.

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Medical Assistant (Urology) - Dee Dee

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A medical assistant helps to check in patients, measure vital signs, enter patient data into medical records, give patients injections, and assist with other procedures.

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Medical Coder - Brandon

Career Overview

A medical coder looks at medical charts to determine exactly what a doctor did with a patient. Then he/she determines which codes must be turned in to insurance companies so the doctor gets paid.

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$68,000 /yr

Medical Coder - Monica

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A medical coder looks at medical charts to determine exactly what a doctor did with a patient. Then he/she determines which codes must be turned in to insurance companies so the doctor gets paid.

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Medical Laboratory Technician

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A medical laboratory technician conducts various tests of bodily fluids in a lab setting. Tests may occur for routine lab work, cholesterol readings, or tests for infections. Make sure to use the search box to find Bethany's video!

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

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Health information technicians manage health related information by maintaining its accuracy and security in paper and electronic forms. They may also code information for insurance companies, making sure that they receive proper payments for the services that were performed.

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Medical Scientist

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Medical scientists design and conduct research that investigate diseases, medical procedures, and medical devices.

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Medical Secretary

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Medical secretaries perform secretarial duties in a medical setting including greeting patients, scheduling patients appointments, billing patients, and maintaining medical charts.

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Medical Sonographer

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Medical sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of various parts of the body to aid physicians in monitoring pregnancies and in diagnosing cardiac, ophthalmic, vascular, and other medical disorders. Make sure to use the search box to find Christi's video!

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Medical Transcriptionist

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Medical transcriptionists listen to voice-recorded dictations produced by physicians and turns them into a written document. They may also review and edit documents created using voice recognition software.

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Medical and Health Services Manager (Healthcare Administrator)

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Medical and Health Services Managers manage medical facilities, departments, or practices for groups of physicians. They keep up with changes in legislation and make sure their facilities conform to all regulations.

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Minimum Data Set (MDS) Coordinator - Cindy

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An MDS coordinator collects data related to patients in order to develop and evaluate a comphrehensive care plan and to make sure the medical facility gets payment from Medicare and Medicaid.

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Nurse (Case Manager) - Latasha

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A nurse who serves as a case manager is responsible for preparing patients for discharge from the hospital. This may involve setting up home healthcare and other necessary resources.

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Nurse (Cath Lab Recovery) - Anastasia

Career Overview

A nurse in a cath lab recovery room works with patients who are getting ready to go in to the cath lab for heart-related procedures and those who have already completed these procedures.

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Nurse (Cath Lab) - Slayton

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A nurse in a cath lab works with patients who may have issues related to the heart. Imaging equipment may be used to observe the heart and arteries to look for problems including blockages.

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Nurse (Charge Nurse) - Derek

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A charge nurse will serve as a supervisor of other nurses on a unit while still seeing their own patients. They may have to do all of the scheduling for their floor, train new nurses, and attend meetings with hospital leadership.

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Nurse (Chemo Infusion) - Anne

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A chemo infusion nurse works with patients who are receiving chemotherapy.

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Nurse (Clinical Analyst) - Britney

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A nurse who serves in the clinical analyst position is responsible for clinical support of electronic health records.

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Nurse (Emergency Room) - Hayley

Career Overview

A nurse in an emergency room assists patients who need urgent physical care. This may include someone who has been in some type of an accident or someone in cardiac arrest..

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Nurse (Emergency Room) - Shannon

Career Overview

A nurse in an emergency room assists patients who need urgent physical care. This may include someone who has been in some type of an accident or someone in cardiac arrest..

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Nurse (ICU) - Melonie

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A nurse on an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a hospital takes care of critically ill patients who may require close monitoring. Some of these patients require very specialized equipment for their care.

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Nurse (Medical Surgical) - Beatriz

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A nurse on a medical/surgical floor deals with a wide variety of medical issues on a general unit in a hospital.

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Nurse (Medical Surgical) - Rachel

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A nurse on a medical/surgical floor deals with a wide variety of medical issues on a general unit in a hospital.

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Nurse (Nursery) - Valetta

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A nursery nurse nurse in a hospital works with babies after birth in the hospital.

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Nurse (Operating Room Circulator) - Shannon

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A circulator nurse in the operating room assists patients and doctors before and during surgery in an operating room.

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Nurse (Operating Room) - Mary

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A nurse in the operating room assists patients and doctors before and during surgery in an operating room.

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Nurse (Orthopedics) - Donielle

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A nurse in an orthopedic unit assists patients who have issues with their muscles and/or bones. These patients may have just been through procedures such as back surgery, knee replacements, bone fractures, muscle strains, among others.

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Nurse (Psychiatric) - Laura

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A nurse in a psychiatric setting works with patients who are mentally ill. These nurses may work in psychiatric hospitals, on a psychiatric floor of a regular hospital, or in a prison.

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Nurse (Recovery Room) - Alina

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A nurse in a recovery room helps patients who have just come out of surgery, radiology, or other departments to become stabilized before going home or back to their hospital room.

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Nurse (Restorative Supervisor) - Angie

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A nurse who serves as a restorative supervisor supervises employees who are helping patients to live as safely and independently as possible. They often help patients after they have completed physical therapy with activities such as range of motion, getting out of bed, or walking.

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Nurse Manager (Orthopedics) - Meredith

Career Overview

A nurse manager is a nurse who schedules and supervises all of the employees on a particular unit in a hospital. The nurse manager in the video, Meredith, works on an orthopedic unit.

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Nurse Practitioner - Rhonda

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A nurse practitioner evaluates patients, determines treatment plans, and delivers advanced nursing services. A nurse practitioner (with some level of physician supervision) can prescribe medications, unlike a nurse.

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Nursing Assistants and Orderlies

Career Overview

Nursing assistants (aides) offers patients basic care including cleaning patients, helping them to bathe and use the bathroom, measuring vital signs, helping them to eat meals, and listening to their concerns. Orderlies help patients to move around in the hospital. They may also stock supplies, clean equipment, and change linens.

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Occupational Therapist - Ellen

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Occupational therapists help patients with injuries, illnesses, developmental or emotional problems, and those dealing with age-related issues to improve their skills so they can take care of themselves and be successful in their work.

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Occupational Therapist - Joe

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An occupational therapist helps patients to recover and improve skills needed in their daily lives, including skills that they may need at work.

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Occupational Therapist - Katie

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Occupational therapists help patients with injuries, illnesses, developmental or emotional problems, and those dealing with age-related issues to improve their skills so they can take care of themselves and be successful in their work.

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Occupational Therapist Assistant - Brittany

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An occupational therapist assistant helps patients to recover and improve skills needed in their daily lives, including skills that they may need at work. They do this under the supervision of an occupational therapist.

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Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician

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Ophthalmic laboratory technicians use specialized equipment to produce and clean eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other optical components.

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Optometrist

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Optometrists diagnose and treat problems related to the visual system. They perform visual tests on patients and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses as needed.

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Orthodontist

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Orthodontists put braces on teeth in order to straighten them. Make sure to use the search box to find Dr. Shehee's video!

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$174,000 /yr
$305,000 /yr

Orthodontist - Dr. Shehee

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Orthodontists put braces on teeth in order to straighten them.

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$174,000 /yr
$305,000 /yr

Orthotists and Prosthetists

Career Overview

Orthotists and prosthetists design and create medical supportive devices such as braces and artificial limbs. They may first visit with the patient to take appropriate measurements. After creating the device, they assist the patient with the fitting and advise them about how to use and maintain this equipment.

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$36,000 /yr
$66,000 /yr
$105,000 /yr

Paramedic - Kevin

Career Overview

Paramedics respond to emergency calls and provide initial care to these patients before transporting them to medical facilities.

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$31,000 /yr
$45,000 /yr
$67,000 /yr

Perfusionist - James

Career Overview

A perfusionist runs the heart-lung machine during heart surgery.

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$82,000 /yr
$108,000 /yr
$147,000 /yr

Personal Trainer - Timothy

Career Overview

A personal trainer instructs, assists, and motivates individuals or groups in fitness activities such as lifting weights or exercise classes.

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$19,000 /yr
$38,000 /yr
$72,000 /yr

Pet Stylist (Groomer) - Ashlee

Career Overview

Groomers bathe and groom animals.

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$19,000 /yr
$26,000 /yr
$50,000 /yr

Pharmacist

Career Overview

Pharmacists fill drug prescriptions for patients, and they provide advice as to how to use these drugs safely. In addition, they may complete insurance forms, supervise pharmacy technicians, and advise patients about general health-related topics.

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$70,000 /yr
$110,000 /yr
$150,000 /yr

Pharmacy Technician

Career Overview

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists to provide prescribed medication by measuring and packaging medication, organizing inventory, and dealing with customers. Use the search box to find the videos made by Ashley and Josh!

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$21,000 /yr
$30,000 /yr
$45,000 /yr

Pharmacy Technician - Ashley

Career Overview

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists to provide prescribed medication by measuring and packaging medication, organizing inventory, and dealing with customers.

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$21,000 /yr
$30,000 /yr
$45,000 /yr

Pharmacy Technician - Josh

Career Overview

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists to provide prescribed medication by measuring and packaging medication, organizing inventory, and dealing with customers.

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$21,000 /yr
$30,000 /yr
$45,000 /yr

Phlebotomist

Career Overview

Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. Use the search box to find the video made by Susan!

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$23,000 /yr
$32,000 /yr
$46,000 /yr

Phlebotomist - Susan

Career Overview

Phlebotomists take blood samples from patients.

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$23,000 /yr
$32,000 /yr
$46,000 /yr

Physical Therapist

Career Overview

A physical therapist (PT) helps patients to regain movement and deal with pain after an injury or illness through movement and exercise, manual therapy, and education. Use the search box to find the videos made by Dr. Jon and Dr. Amy!

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$52,000 /yr
$80,000 /yr
$110,000 /yr

Physical Therapist - Dr. Amy

Career Overview

A physical therapist (PT) helps patients to regain movement and deal with pain after an injury or illness.

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$52,000 /yr
$80,000 /yr
$110,000 /yr

Physical Therapist - Dr. Jon

Career Overview

A physical therapist (PT) helps patients to regain movement and deal with pain after an injury or illness.

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$52,000 /yr
$80,000 /yr
$110,000 /yr

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Career Overview

A physical therapist assistant (PTA) helps patients to regain movement and deal with pain after an injury or illness. They work under the supervision of a physical therapist. Make sure to use the search box to find videos made by Robyn, Tara, and Zach!

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$34,000 /yr
$56,000 /yr
$79,000 /yr

Physical Therapist Assistant - Robyn

Career Overview

A physical therapist assistant (PTA) helps patients to regain movement and deal with pain after an injury or illness. They work under the supervision of a physical therapist.

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$34,000 /yr
$56,000 /yr
$79,000 /yr

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - Tara

Career Overview

A physical therapist assistant (PTA) helps patients to regain movement and deal with pain after an injury or illness. They work under the supervision of a physical therapist.

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$34,000 /yr
$56,000 /yr
$79,000 /yr

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) - Zach

Career Overview

A physical therapist assistant (PTA) helps patients to regain movement and deal with pain after an injury or illness. They work under the supervision of a physical therapist.

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$34,000 /yr
$56,000 /yr
$79,000 /yr

Podiatrist

Career Overview

Podiatrists treat patients who have problems related to their feet, ankles, or legs.

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$48,000 /yr
$124,000 /yr
$208,000 /yr

Radiation Therapist - Mindy

Career Overview

A radiation therapist operates a radiation therapy equipment to administer radiation in order treat cancer and other diseases.

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$50,000 /yr
$72,000 /yr
$100,000 /yr

Radiologic Technologist (X-ray Tech)

Career Overview

A radiologic technologist (x-ray tech) performs x-rays on patients. Make sure to use the search box to find John's video!

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$38,000 /yr
$57,000 /yr
$82,000 /yr

Radiology Technologist (X-ray tech) - John

Career Overview

A radiology technologist (x-ray tech) performs x-rays on patients.

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$38,000 /yr
$57,000 /yr
$82,000 /yr

Record Analysis Clerk - Glenda

Career Overview

A record analysis clerk analyzes medical records and identifies problems. It is the responsibility of this person to make sure the medical records are perfect.

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$19,000 /yr
$24,000 /yr
$34,000 /yr

Recreational Therapist

Career Overview

Recreational therapists plan and provide recreational activities that may involve music, art, crafts, drama, sports, or other games to patients in healthcare settings or the general public through parks and recreation departments.

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$28,000 /yr
$46,000 /yr
$72,000 /yr

Registered Nurse

Career Overview

A Registered Nurse provides patient care and education in a variety of settings. Use the search box to search for "nurse" to see videos of nurses in a variety of settings!

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$40,000 /yr
$73,000 /yr
$102,000 /yr

Respiratory Therapist

Career Overview

Respiratory therapists help people who have difficulty breathing, such as infants with underdeveloped lungs or adults with lung disease or another chronic lung-related problem. Make sure to use the search box to find Jennifer's video!

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$43,000 /yr
$61,000 /yr
$86,000 /yr

Respiratory Therapist (Education) - Jennifer

Career Overview

A respiratory therapist educator helps clients with lung-related disease. Jennifer, the therapist in the video helps people to quit smoking. She also helps the parents of kids with asthma to deal with this condition.

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$43,000 /yr
$61,000 /yr
$86,000 /yr

Scan Clerk - Kelly

Career Overview

A scan clerk retrieves all documentation from doctors and nurses, organizes it, then scans it into a computer so it is easy accessible to physicians.

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$19,000 /yr
$24,000 /yr
$34,000 /yr

Scheduling Representative - Soya

Career Overview

A scheduling representative works in a call center in a hospital taking calls from patients in order to schedule their procedures.

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$20,000 /yr
$26,000 /yr
$34,000 /yr

Sonographer - Christi

Career Overview

A sonographer performs sonograms (ultrasounds) in order to look for problems in various organs in the body.

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$30,000 /yr
$60,000 /yr
$92,000 /yr

Speech Language Pathologist (clinic) - Rachel

Career Overview

Speech-language pathologists diagnose, evaluate, and provide treatment for various communication disorders related to hearing, speech, and language.

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$45,000 /yr
$76,000 /yr
$116,000 /yr

Speech Language Pathologist (school) - Melita

Career Overview

Speech-language pathologists diagnose, evaluate, and provide treatment for various communication disorders related to hearing, speech, and language.

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$45,000 /yr
$76,000 /yr
$116,000 /yr

Structural Engineer - Lane

Career Overview

Structural engineering is a branch of civil engineering that focuses on the planning, designing, and management of the construction of structures such as buildings, bridges, dams, and power plants.

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$54,000 /yr
$84,000 /yr
$135,000 /yr

Surgical Technologist - Brooke

Career Overview

Surgical technologists prepare operating rooms and patients for surgery including setting up instruments and washing and transporting patients. In addition, they may assist the surgeon during the operation by passing instruments, holding retractors, or handling specimens.

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$26,000 /yr
$41,000 /yr
$64,000 /yr

Surgical Technologist -Rachael

Career Overview

Surgical technologists prepare operating rooms and patients for surgery including setting up instruments and washing and transporting patients. In addition, they may assist the surgeon during the operation by passing instruments, holding retractors, or handling specimens.

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$26,000 /yr
$41,000 /yr
$64,000 /yr

Ultrasound Technologist - Shanna

Career Overview

An ultrasound technologist performs ultrasounds in order to look for problems in various organs in the body.

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$30,000 /yr
$60,000 /yr
$92,000 /yr

Veterinarian

Career Overview

Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals. Use the search box to find videos made by Dr. Mark and Dr. Lorrie!

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$40,000 /yr
$84,000 /yr
$150,000 /yr

Veterinarian - Dr. Lorrie

Career Overview

Veterinarians diagnose and treat illnesses in animals. In addition, they provide advice to pet owners about how to keep their pets healthy.

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$84,000 /yr
$150,000 /yr

Veterinarian - Dr. Mark

Career Overview

Veterinarians diagnose and treat illnesses in animals. In addition, they provide advice to pet owners about how to keep their pets healthy.

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$40,000 /yr
$84,000 /yr
$150,000 /yr

Veterinary Assistant and Laboratory Animal Caretaker

Career Overview

Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers look after animals in laboratories, animal hospitals, and clinics. They care for the animals by performing routine tasks under the supervision of scientists, veterinarians, and veterinary technologists and technicians.

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$18,000 /yr
$25,000 /yr
$37,000 /yr

Veterinary Receptionist - Carissa

Career Overview

In general, a receptionist assists customers who call on the phone and who walk through the door. Carissa, the receptionist featured in the video, works in a veterinary clinic.

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$19,000 /yr
$29,000 /yr
$44,000 /yr

Veterinary Technician - Kelly

Career Overview

Veterinary technologists/technicians assist veterinarians with the diagnosis and treatment of sick or injured animals. This may include bathing, restraining, and euthanizing animals. :( It also may involve taking samples of blood, urine, or tissue and analyzing them in the lab.

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$23,000 /yr
$34,000 /yr
$50,000 /yr

Veterinary Technician - Patrick

Career Overview

Veterinary technologists/technicians assist veterinarians with the diagnosis and treatment of sick or injured animals. This may include bathing, restraining, and euthanizing animals. :( It also may involve taking samples of blood, urine, or tissue and analyzing them in the lab.

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$23,000 /yr
$34,000 /yr
$50,000 /yr