Registered Nurse (RN, ADN)

A registered nurse monitors all aspects of patient care and consults with the healthcare team to assess and implement the patient care plans. Some nursing duties may vary depending on the specialization of the hospital or unit the nurse is assigned to. Specialized units include coronary care, surgical care, long-term care, rehabilitation, oncology, pediatric units, […]

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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) often work in a non-hospital medical setting such as hospice, medical clinic, rehabilitation center, dialysis center, or conduct home visits to provide health care. They administer prescribed medications, start intravenous fluids, measure and record vital signs, and chart a patient’s progress. They often assemble and use equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy […]

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Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists provide direct care to patients. Using dental instruments, they perform routine cleanings by removing calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums. They examine patients’ gums using probes to identify periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease. They also chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and […]

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Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography
(Echocardiography)

Sonography uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to provide crucial medical insights. Cardiovascular sonographers specialize in the action of the heart (echocardiography). Sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of the motion, shape, and composition of blood, linings, and organ tissues to look for anomalies such as masses or fluid accumulations. They observe and care […]

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Diagnostic Medical Imaging — Radiology
(X-Ray Tech)

Diagnostic medical imaging techs, also known as radiology technologists or x-ray techs, use advanced equipment to provide potentially life-saving diagnoses. Once a patient comes under their care, techs are responsible for assessing the patient’s condition and mobility. They will then give assistance to help the patient get positioned for imaging. They practice safety measures to […]

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)

Sonography uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to provide crucial medical insights. Sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of the motion, shape, and composition of blood, organs, tissues, or bodily masses, such as fluid accumulations. They observe and care for patients throughout examinations to ensure their safety and comfort, then provide sonogram and oral […]

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Health Information Technology
(Medical Coder)

Health information technologists, also known as medical coders, analyze medical records, assign codes, and process medical information required by insurance companies. They also protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained. By keeping complete and organized patient records, they also ensure medical practitioners can provide appropriate medical treatment as quickly as […]

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Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical lab technicians conduct chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood or urine using microscopes or automatic analyzers to detect abnormalities, diseases, or substances. They log their findings in a database or forward their reports as directed. They may further analyze the results of tests or experiments to ensure their tests are conforming to […]

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational therapy assistants help clients overcome the challenges of recovering from illness, injury, or other disabling conditions. They select therapy activities that fit the patient’s needs and capabilities, then monitor their performance and provide instruction and encouragement. They will evaluate the daily living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients, then instruct […]

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical therapy assistants help patients regain physical abilities, recover independence, and improve their quality of life. They measure patients’ range-of-joint motion, body parts, or vital signs to determine effects of treatments. They will instruct patients in prescribed exercises or assist in therapeutic treatments such as aquatic physical therapy, heat, light, sound, or electrical modality treatments. […]

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory therapists work as part of a team of physicians and nurses to provide care to patients. Specifically, they set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatuses, environmental control systems, or aerosol generators. In some cases, respiratory therapists will provide emergency care, such as artificial respiration, external cardiac massage, or […]

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Surgical Technician

Surgical technicians play a critical role in the operating room by keeping the patient safe and instruments accounted for. Surgical techs will often start by sterilizing instruments and setting up the operating room. They will then prepare the patient and assist the anesthesiologist. During the surgery, they will closely monitor vital signs and keep count […]

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics most often work out of an ambulance and respond to emergency calls relayed to them through a dispatcher. Their vehicle serves as a mobile clinic and the paramedic team that operates it is responsible for keeping it stocked, sterilized, and fully operational at all times. Paramedics are trained in […]

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