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Careers in Health Science

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Treat symptoms of disease with needles.
Allergists and Immunologists
Diagnose, treat, and prevent allergies.
Administer anesthesia during surgery or other procedures.
Athletic Trainers
Work to help people avoid or recover from sports-related injuries.
Assess and treat patients with hearing and related problems.
Biomedical Engineers
Solve problems related to biological and health systems.
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
Conduct tests on patients' hearts and lungs.
Treat patients who have problems of the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Cytogenetic Technologists
Analyze chromosomes to aid in the study, diagnosis, or treatment of genetic diseases.
Study cells to detect evidence of pathological conditions.
Dental Assistants
Set up dental equipment, prepare patients, and keep records.
Dental Hygienists
Clean teeth, examine patients for dental problems, and provide other preventive dental care.
Diagnose and treat problems with teeth or gums.
Diagnose and treat skin conditions.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Use sound waves to perform diagnostic imaging exams on patients.
Dietetic Technicians
Help to provide food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian.
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or reach a specific health goal.
Dispensing Opticians
Work with patients to fit eye glasses and contacts.
Endoscopy Technicians
Assist physicians and nurses who are performing endoscopies.
Investigate the causes of health problems in communities or societies.
Exercise Physiologists
Design fitness programs to improve a variety of aspects of patients' health.
Family and General Practitioners
Work directly with patients to prevent or treat health problems that are common in the general population.
Genetic Counselors
Assess people's risk for inherited conditions or diseases.
Hearing Aid Specialists
Work with patients who use hearing aids.
Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians
Prepare histologic slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis.
Home Health Aides
Provide routine health care, such as bathing or dressing, in patients' homes.
Provide care to patients in hospitals.
Diagnose and treat diseases and injuries of internal organs.
Licensed Practical Nurses
Provide basic nursing care under the direction of doctors and registered nurses.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
Monitor patients and operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.
Medical Assistants
Handle administrative and clinical tasks in health care settings.
Medical Equipment Preparers
Prepare or clean laboratory or other health care equipment.
Medical Laboratory Technicians
Perform routine medical laboratory tests to diagnose diseases.
Medical Laboratory Technologists
Perform laboratory tests on blood or tissue samples to diagnose health problems.
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Organize and manage medical data in both paper and electronic systems.
Medical Scientists
Conduct research to better understand human health and disease.
Medical Secretaries
Perform secretarial tasks in hospitals, clinics, or laboratories.
Medical Transcriptionists
Transcribe medical reports that have been written by doctors or other health care providers.
Medical and Health Services Managers
Manage or coordinate medical services in hospitals or clinics.
Provide care to pregnant women and assist during childbirth.
Naturopathic Physicians
Use a system of health care that is based on patients' natural healing power.
Neurodiagnostic Technologists
Use specialized equipment to monitor how well a patient's nervous system is functioning.
Diagnose and treat diseases and conditions of the nervous system.
Nuclear Medicine Physicians
Diagnose and treat diseases using radioactive materials.
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Use a scanner to create images of various areas of a patient's body.
Nurse Anesthetists
Administer anesthesia, monitor a patient's vital signs, and oversee their recovery after surgery.
Nurse Midwives
Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birth process.
Nurse Practitioners
Diagnose and treat illness, either independently or as part of a health care team.
Nursing Assistants
Provide basic patient care under the direction of a nurse.
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Provide medical care to women during pregnancy or childbirth.
Occupational Therapists
Instruct patients on practices and equipment that can make daily living and working easier.
Occupational Therapy Aides
Perform occupational therapy tasks under the direction of an occupational therapy assistant.
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Help patients recover the skills they need for daily working or living.
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
Assist in administering eye exams, medications, and patient care.
Ophthalmic Medical Technologists
Assist ophthalmologists with clinical tasks.
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of the eye.
Treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Perform surgery on hard and soft tissues of the jaw or face.
Move patients between areas in hospitals.
Work to correct misalignment of teeth.
Diagnose and treat visual system disorders.
Orthotists and Prosthetists
Fit patients for medical support devices, such as artificial limbs.
Diagnose diseases using laboratory techniques.
Diagnose and treat children's diseases and injuries.
Dispense prescription medication and advise patients on how to use them safely.
Pharmacy Aides
Perform basic duties in a pharmacy.
Pharmacy Technicians
Assist pharmacists to dispense medications to patients.
Draw blood for tests, transfusions, or donations.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
Diagnose and treat health problems that require physical or mental rehabilitation.
Physical Therapist Aides
Perform routine tasks related to physical therapy treatment.
Physical Therapist Assistants
Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures.
Physical Therapists
Help people who have injuries or illness improve their movement or manage their pain.
Physician Assistants
Practice medicine under the supervision of a doctor.
Diagnose and treat problems with the human foot.
Preventive Medicine Physicians
Work to prevent disease, either for individuals or communities.
A dentist who specializes in replacing missing teeth or other oral structures.
Psychiatric Aides
Help mentally or emotionally impaired patients.
Psychiatric Technicians
Care for people with mental or emotional conditions, under the direction of physicians.
Diagnose and treat mental disorders.
Radiation Therapists
Treat cancer and other diseases by giving people radiation treatment.
Radiologic Technicians
Assist radiologists and radiologic technologists with various tasks.
Radiologic Technologists
Perform diagnostic tests, such as x-rays and CAT scans.
Recreational Therapists
Provide treatment and recreational activities for people with disabilities or illness.
Registered Nurses
Provide and coordinate patient care, and educate and support patients and families.
Respiratory Therapists
Care for patients with breathing problems.
Respiratory Therapy Technicians
Provide respiratory care under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians.
Speech-Language Pathologists
Assess and treat people with speech or language problems.
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
Assist speech-language pathologists.
Sports Medicine Physicians
Diagnose and treat injuries that have occurred during physical activity.
Treat diseases and injuries through surgical procedures.
Surgical Assistants
Assist surgeons during surgery.
Surgical Technologists
Prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors and nurses during surgery.
Treat or prevent disorders of the genitourinary system and renal glands.
Care for the health of animals.
Veterinary Assistants
Feed, water, and examine pets and other non-farm animals for signs of illness.
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Perform medical tests under the supervision of a veterinarian.


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