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Careers in Nursing and Allied Health Fields

NurseRegistered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, perform duties that include treating patients, educating patients and the public about various medical conditions, and providing advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help to perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation. 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/nurse/nurse.htm

Nursing: This website provides more information about careers in nursing.
www.marylandhealthcareers.org/html/student/nursing.html

TechnicianAllied Health professionals are involved with the delivery of health related services. This Career Cornerstone website provides an overview of this field which includes dental hygienists, dietitians, medical technologists, medical assistants, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiographers, respiratory therapists, and speech language pathologists.
www.careercornerstone.org/alliedhealth/alliedhealth.htm

dental hygenist'Dental hygienists: These health care professionals remove soft and hard deposits from teeth, teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene, and provide other preventive dental care. 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/dentalhyg/dentalhygienist.htm

Athletic Training is an allied health profession that specializes in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, management and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries and illnesses. Certified Athletic Trainers are also sometimes referred to as sports therapists or sports medicine practitioners and are the centerpiece of the sports medicine team. They serve as a liaison to the athlete, coach, and physician, providing care to athletes sustaining physical or emotional trauma. This website provides an overview of this field and the educational requirements. www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/athletic-training.htm

PharmacistPharmacists distribute drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. They advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosages, interactions, and side effects of medications. 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/pharmacist/pharmacist.htm

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