Table of contents for Health care job explosion! : high growth health care careers and job locator / Dennis V. Damp.

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Chapter One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
The Health Care Explosion! . . . . . 
 Where the jobs really are. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
 Variety & growth characterize the field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
 Health care projected employment increases . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
 Impact of new technology and computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
 Wage surveys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
 Education requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
 Preparing for success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
 Easing the challenge of finding a job. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
 Corporate listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
 Additional information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
 
Chapter Two. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
The NEXUS - Making A Connection
 The job next door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
 Networking principles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
 Improving your chances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
 Informational interviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
 Informational interview questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
 Interview preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
 Interview follow-up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
 The next step. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Chapter Three . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Job Sources For Everyone
 How the resources are organized. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
 Job related books (28)
 Job advertising services (28)
 Job hotlines & E-mail job notification (28)
 Job fairs (29)
 Resume matching services (29)
 Associations (29)
 Directories (30)
 Internet sites (31)
 Surfing lessons (The Internet) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
 Networking supersource (LIST SERVERS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
 Search engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
 Education resource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
 Career resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
 
Chapter Four . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Health Technologists
 Interview with a radiologic technologist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
 Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
 Cardiovascular technologists & technicians . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
 Nuclear medicine technologists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
 Radiologic technologists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
 Surgical technologist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Chapter Five . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Health Technicians
 Interview with an EMT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
 Dental hygienists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
 Dental laboratory technicians, Hygienists, & Assistants . . . . . . . . 95
 Dispensing opticians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
 Ophthalmic laboratory technicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
 Emergency medical technicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
 
Chapter Six . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Dietetics, Pharmacy, And Therapy Occupations
 Interview with a Pediatric Occupational Therapist . . . . . . . . 121
 Dietitians & nutritionists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
 Pharmacists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
 Occupational therapists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
 Physical therapists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
 Recreational therapists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
 Respiratory therapists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
 Audioligists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
 
Chapter Seven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Nursing Careers 
 Interview with a registered nurse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
 Licensed practical nurses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
 Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
 Registered nurses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
 Nursing career resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Chapter Eight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Health & Social Services Occupations
 Interview with a medical assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
 Medical assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
 Social and human service assistants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
 Social workers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
 
Chapter Nine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Health Diagnosing Occupations & Assistants
 Interview with a physician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
 Chiropractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
 Dentists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
 Optometrists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
 Interview with a physician assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
 Physician assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
 Physicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
 Veterinarians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Chapter Ten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Home Health Care Job Opportunities
 Interview with a registered home care nurse . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
 Home health care overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
 Homemaker - home health aides. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
 Home health resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
 Computers in your home health career . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
 Computer industry careers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
 Computer career resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
 Health information technicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
 Medical billing, claims, and patient accounting. . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Appendix A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Appendix B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Medicine -- Vocational guidance.
Allied health personnel -- Vocational guidance.
Health facilities -- Employees -- Supply and demand -- Directories.
Medical personnel -- Employment -- Directories.
Job hunting -- Information services -- Directories.
Employment forecasting.