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 a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Updated on 14 August 2014
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are vital direct care workers that assist nurses and other medical personnel in caring for patients...
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How to Become a Ceramist

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When people have teeth that are weak, discolored, broken, or missing, dentists usually use a variety of dental ceramics to...
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How to Become a Case Manager

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Case management is an essential part of the medical field that facilitates the recommended plans of treatment to make sure...
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How to Become a Cardiology Technologist

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Cardiology is a branch of the medical field that deals with the study of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiology...
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How to Become a Cardiovascular Technologist

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Cardiovascular technology is an important section of the medical field that deals with diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions...
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