Six Jobs in the Healthcare Industry

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Six Jobs in the Healthcare Industry

You Haven't Considered

Job growth in the healthcare industry continues to outpace that in many other segments. For individuals with an affinity for the sciences, a career in healthcare may be an excellent choice for job security and personal satisfaction. Here are six jobs in the healthcare industry you may have not considered. 

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Forensic nurse

A forensic nurse is a healthcare professional who specializes in treated trauma specifically related to extreme assault. These nurses are trained to work with victims of sexual assault, physical violence and neglect. They focus on obtaining and preserving specimens, documenting injuries and providing forensic evidence and testimony in court. 

Applied behavioral study autism therapist

These therapists are trained specifically in behavioral therapy techniques that have been shown to improve functionality in autistic children. Autism therapists complete a four-year degree program followed by an internship at an autism center. 
Pediatric physical therapist

These therapists work to treat physical limitations related to conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina Bifida and spinal cord injuries. Pediatric physical therapists complete specialized post baccalaureate education; the RMUoHP nursing program offers a Neonatology Fellowship for pediatric physical therapists that are an excellent example of the type of education and training therapists can expect to receive.

A biostatician is a medical scientist who applies statistic theory to answer questions related to healthcare. They develop experiments, compile and analyze data and prepare reports and recommendations. For example, a biostatician might study the effectiveness of new medications or examine the relationship between diet and high blood pressure. 

These healthcare professionals work with patients who have lost limbs or functionality of limbs and joints. They devise braces and supports, known as orthoses and create artificial limbs and prosthetics. Orthotists complete additional training and education past the baccalaureate degree in order to be certified; some programs require completion of a master's program. 

These technologists work with pathologists in the lab and prepare and preserve specimens and examine them under the microscope for signs of virus, bacteria or cancer, for example. They work in both hospitals and commercial labs. A cytotechnologist should complete a one-year certification course followed by two or more years of prerequisite coursework at a college or university.

There are many well-paid and intriguing jobs in the healthcare industry; these represent a few that might not immediately come to your mind.

Author- Annette Hazard

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