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 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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How to Become an Oncology Nurse

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Oncology nurses are registered nurses (RNs) that specialize in providing care specifically to cancer patients. To become an oncology nurse...
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How to Become an Oncologist

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Oncology is an important field of medicine that deals with studying, diagnosing, and treating cancer. To become an oncologist, licensing...
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How to Become an Ophthalmologist

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Ophthalmology is a medical discipline that focuses on conditions and surgical procedures of the eyes and related organs and tissues....
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How to Become an Optometrist

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Optometry is a vital part of the medical field that deals with the care and treatment of the eyes and...
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How to Become an Oral Pathologist

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Oral pathologists are dentists with special training able to diagnose and treat many different diseases affecting the mouth, face and...
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