Career Profiles

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants

Medical Assistants (MA) are an important member of a patient-centered team consisting of physicians, nurses and other health professionals. Nearly 85 percent of MAs work in a physician’s office performing a mix of administrative and clinical tasks. MAs also work in hospitals, home care and hospice care. Their administrative responsibilities include patient reception and admission, scheduling, answering phones…

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Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Medical Billing and Coding specialist are an important member of a patient-centered team consisting of physicians, nurses and other health professionals. Under the direct supervision of physicians or medical administrators, medical record administrators, health information technicians, they are generally responsible for the following duties: Microsoft Office software…

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Ophthalmic Technician

Ophthalmic Technician

Ophthalmic Technicians are an important member of a patient-centered team consisting of physicians, nurses and other health professionals. Nearly 85 percent of Ophthalmic Technicians work in a physician’s office performing a mix of administrative and clinical tasks. They can also work in hospitals, home care and hospice care. Their administrative responsibilities include patient reception and admission, scheduling, answering phones, collecting…

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Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurses provide basic nursing care and work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors. They work in nursing homes, extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices and in private homes under the supervision of physicians or registered nurses. LPNs help patients with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, eating and toileting. They dress wounds, install catheters, monitor equipment, check vital signs, deliver medications…

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Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapist

A Radiation Therapist is a medical professional that administer, monitor and document treatments as prescribed by a radiation oncologist. Typically, Radiation Therapists have direct contact with cancer patients. Specific duties include: Preparing therapy rooms, understanding radiation safety measures, monitoring and documenting radiation treatments, positioning patients, applying ionizing radiation, communicating with and comforting patients. Radiation…

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Radiologic Technologist

Radiologic Technologist

A Radiologic Technologist or Radiographer is a medical professional who performs diagnostic X-ray examinations to provide physicians with images to assist in the diagnosis of a disease or trauma. More than 50 percent of Radiographers work in hospitals while the remaining work in free-standing diagnostic clinics, physician group practice/clinics and surgery centers. Radiographers can expand their scope of practice and career opportunities…

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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. They work with a wide variety of patients, from pediatric to geriatric. They might specialize in fields such as intensive care, cardiac care, or dermatology to name a few. Most of the nation’s 2.7 million nurses work in medical and surgical hospitals…

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer or Ultrasound Technologist is a medical professional who uses specialized equipment to create images (sonograms) of structures inside the human body to provide physicians with images to assist in medical diagnosis. Most sonographers work in hospitals while the remaining work in doctor’s offices, diagnostic facilities…

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomist

Phlebotomist are an important member of a patient-centered team consisting of physician, nurses, and other health professional. They can also work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, blood donor facilities, and medical laboratories. Phlebotomy, also commonly referred to as Venipuncture, deals with the collecting and transportation of venous blood samples…

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