MedicalHealthCareers

The health sector is one of the fastest growing areas in the country in terms of job prospects and services provided. Health spending in the U.S. is estimated at about 18 percent of GDP, and is projected to grow steadily over the coming years.  According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health care sector added over 470,000 jobs in the year to November 2015. One of the major drivers for the rapid expansion in health care opportunities is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010), which expanded coverage to millions of Americans, who previously had no form of health insurance. Health professionals include doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, radiologists among others. There are also a wide range of non-clinical positions in the sector, covering areas such as medical billing and health information systems management.

Below are detailed descriptions for dozens of potential careers in the health and medical field. Learn about the skills and training that you need to succeed in this fast growing area. Each job description will tell you about the career, the kind of work that you can expect to do, the qualifications required, and the job prospects. 

How to Become an Orthopedic Surgeon

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Orthopedic surgery is a surgical discipline that focuses on treating conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons are trained...
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How to Become an Ultrasound Technician

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Ultrasonography is an important part of the medical field that uses diagnostic medical imaging to create images of internal organs,...
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How to Become an Orthodontist

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Orthodontics is a very important part of dentistry that deals with the prevention and treatment of malocclusions, which are improper...
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How to Become an Orthopedic Nurse

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Orthopedic nursing is a branch of the nursing field that specializes on preventing and treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions....
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How to Become an X-Ray Technician

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X-ray technicians, radiographers and radiologic technologists take and process x-ray films and often work in hospitals. To become an X-Ray...
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How to Become an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)

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Around the country there are millions of patients in a variety of health care facilities that need excellent nursing care....
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