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Careers in Medicine

DoctorPhysicians and surgeons serve a fundamental role in our society and have an effect upon all our lives. They diagnose illnesses and prescribe and administer treatment for people suffering from injury or disease. This Career Cornerstone site provides information about how to prepare for this career, information about employment and career path prospects, Day in the Life job descriptions and earning potential.
www.careercornerstone.org/physsurg/physsurg.htm

What it Means to be a Physician: Mike Magee, MD, a nationally known author and expert on medicine has also been a mentor for young people considering careers in health and medicine. In this interview, Dr. Magee discusses the profession of medicine, health issues that teens should be aware of, and careers for young people in health and medicine.
www.accessexcellence.org/WN/NM/magee/

TerapistPhysical therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. This Career Cornerstone site provides information about how to prepare for this career, information about employment and career path prospects, Day in the Life job descriptions and earning potential.
www.careercornerstone.org/alliedhealth/pt/pt.htm

DentistDentists diagnose, prevent, and treat problems with teeth or mouth tissue. They remove decay, fill cavities, examine x-rays, place protective plastic sealants on children's teeth, straighten teeth, and repair fractured teeth. They also perform corrective surgery on gums and supporting bones to treat gum diseases. This Career Cornerstone site provides information about how to prepare for this career, information about employment and career path prospects, Day in the Life job descriptions and earning potential.
www.careercornerstone.org/dentist/dentist.htm

OptometristOptometrists, also known as doctors of optometry, or ODs, provide most primary vision care. They examine people's eyes to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases, and they test patients' visual acuity, depth and color perception, and ability to focus and coordinate the eyes. This Career Cornerstone site provides information about how to prepare for this career, information about employment and career path prospects, Day in the Life job descriptions and earning potential.
www.careercornerstone.org/optometrist/optometrist.htm

Psychologists study the human mind and human behavior. Research psychologists investigate the physical, cognitive, emotional, or social aspects of human behavior. Psychologists in health service fields provide mental health care in hospitals, clinics, schools, or private settings. This Career Cornerstone site provides information about how to prepare for this career, information about employment and career path prospects, Day in the Life job descriptions and earning potential.
www.careercornerstone.org/psychologist/psychologist.htm

PsychologistPsychologists apply their knowledge to a wide range of endeavors, including health and human services, management, education, law, and sports, and this website provides information about careers such as clinical psychologist, health psychologist, school psychologist and sports psychologist.  This Bureau of Labor Statistics website provides information about the educational requirements and career prospects for these professions.
www.bls.gov/oco/ocos056.htm

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