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Other Health Careers
From Doulas of North America (DONA). Doulas are individuals who provide emotional care and physical comfort for women during childbirth. Being a doula requires minimal training.
Careers in Aging
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. There is a growing need for people to work in the field of aging. Some people work directly with older persons in a wide variety of programs and services in the community. Others work on behalf of older persons in areas such as research, advocacy, and teaching about aging. The goal in both types of work is to increase the quality of our lives as we age. Written by a college professor of gerontology.
American Association of Physicists in Medicine. A qualified medical physicist is a professional who has the appropriate education and experience to apply physics in the area of clinical medicine. This is most often the areas of therapeutic and diagnostic radiology. Activities of a medical physicist include clinical support, teaching, and research. To become a qualified medical physicist requires graduate education in a field such as physics with additional study in the clinical sciences and at least two years of experience in clinical activities under the direction of a qualified physicist or the participation in a formal medical physicist residency program. Your career path is determined by your own goals but the greatest percentage of jobs are in clinical radiation therapy physics.
American Medical Writers Association. Do you like to write and find yourself curious about science and medicine? Learn more about being a medical writer here.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - About the CSD Professions
This organization works in support of audiology, speech-language pathology, and communication sciences. Browse here to get an overview of the types of work involved in Communications Sciences and Disorders (CSD).
From the website for the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. This page describes the work of medical illustrators and the educational path needed to enter the field. There is also some information available from the website for the Association of Medical Illustrators
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