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Health Care Job Explosion: High Growth Health Care Careers and Job Locator


"Health Care Job Explosion" offers a distinct advantage over other books of this type. It is two books in one - a comprehensive Career Guide plus a dynamic Job Finder. First, it presents comprehensive health care occupational descriptions and then provides resources to locate job announcements, job hotlines, job fairs, placement services, directories, associations, and job related books. This dual format permits comparisons between specialties and offers insight into qualifications, cross training potential, and pay. You can easily locate

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"Health Care Job Explosion" offers a distinct advantage over other books of this type. It is two books in one - a comprehensive Career Guide plus a dynamic Job Finder. First, it presents comprehensive health care occupational descriptions and then provides resources to locate job announcements, job hotlines, job fairs, placement services, directories, associations, and job related books. This dual format permits comparisons between specialties and offers insight into qualifications, cross training potential, and pay. You can easily locate occupations with similar skills and required training. Opportunities abound for all levels of education from a high school diploma to Doctorate Degrees. Each occupational description lists required education and/or on-the-job training. This book presents detailed information for all major occupations including:. Occupational descriptions. Required training and education . Advancement opportunities . Related occupations . Qualifications . Required certifications / licenses . Job outlook. Earnings (average salary). interviews with health care workers. Visit this book's companion web site at for book updates and additional information.

Incl. health care projected employment increases, easing the challenge of finding a job, job sources for everyone.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
With its simple presentation, current facts, and career advice from those in the trenches, the fourth edition of this all-inclusive resource will motivate patrons looking for a job in the health services field. Damp (The Book of U.S. Government Jobs) cites projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that one out of every five new jobs created by 2014 will be in the health services field. Readers get helpful tips and guidance about the application and interview process. The third chapter presents an array of useful professional resources including books, job fairs, associations, and web sites. Damp then moves on to cover specific health services fields and the relevant jobs within each category (e.g., health technicians, pharmacy, therapy, nursing, social services, home healthcare). For each job, he covers the significant points such as working conditions, necessary training, employment outlook, and earnings. The first appendix discusses healthcare corporations as a high-growth area for possible employment; the second appendix provides scholarship and tuition information. Overall, this inexpensive resource acts as a great starting point for someone considering a field where there is an ever-increasing demand for personnel. Recommended for all public libraries. Nancy Larrabee, Greenburgh Pub. Lib., Elmsford, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780943641256
  • Publisher: Bookhaven Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Author of "Post Office Jobs," "The Book of U.S. Government Jobs" - nominated "Best Career Title" by the Benjamin Franklin Awards committee, "Health Care Job Explosion," "Take Charge of Your Federal Career," and "Dollars & Sense." Damp is a contributing writer for and appeared on over 100 radio talk shows. His books were reviewed and Recommended by Library Journal.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Health Care Explosion! 11
Where the jobs really are 12
Variety & growth characterize the field 13
Health care projected employment increases 14
Impact of new technology and computers 14
Wage surveys 15
Education requirements 15
Preparing for success 16
Easing the challenge of finding a job 17
Corporate listings 17
Additional information 18
Chapter 2 The NEXUS - Making A Connection 19
The job next door 20
Networking principles 20
Improving your chances 21
Informational interviews 23
Informational interview questions 25
Interview preparation 26
Interview follow-up 27
The next step 28
Chapter 3 Job Sources For Everyone 29
How the resources are organized 30
Job related books 30
Job advertising services 30
Job hotlines & E-mail job notification 30
Job fairs 31
Resume matching services 31
Associations 31
Directories 32
Internet sites 33
Surfing lessons (The Internet) 34
Networking supersource (List Servers) 35
Search engines 36
Education resource 36
Career resources 37
Chapter 4 Health Technologists 51
Interview with a radiologic technologist 51
Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians 53
Cardiovascular technologists & technicians 61
Electroneurodiagnostic technologists 66
Nuclear medicine technologists 69
Radiologic technologists 74
Surgical technologist 81
Chapter 5 Health Technicians 85
Interview with an EMT 85
Dental hygienists 87
Dental laboratory technicians 90
Dispensing opticians 97
Ophthalmic laboratory technicians 100
Emergency medical technicians 105
Chapter 6 Dietetics, Pharmacy, And Therapy Occupations 111
Interview with a speech-language pathologist 111
Dietitians & nutritionists 113
Pharmacists 119
Interview with an occupational therapist 126
Occupational therapists 128
Physical therapists 133
Recreational therapists 140
Respiratory therapists 146
Speech-language pathologists & audiologists 152
Chapter 7 Nursing Careers 159
Interview with a registered nurse 159
Licensed practical nurses 161
Nursing aides & psychiatric aides 164
Registered nurses 168
Nursing career resources 175
Chapter 8 Health & Social Services Occupations 181
Interview with a medical assistant 181
Medical assistants 187
Social and human service assistants 188
Social workers 193
Chapter 9 Health Diagnosing Occupations & Assistants 205
Interview with a physician 205
Chiropractors 207
Dentists 213
Optometrists 219
Interview with a physician assistant 224
Physician assistants 226
Physicians 232
Veterinarians 239
Chapter 10 Home Health Care Job Opportunities 247
Interview with a registered home care nurse 247
Home health care overview 249
Homemaker - home health aides 253
Home health resources 257
Computers in your home health career 259
Computer industry careers 259
Computer career resources 262
Health information technicians 263
Medical billing, claims, and patient accounting 266
Appendix A Health Care Corporations 273
Appendix B Scholarships / Tuition Help 279
Index 281
Career Resource Catalog 287
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    A valued addition

    The new fourth edition of 'Health Care Job Explosion!: High Growth Health Care Careers and Job Locator' is a brand new comprehensive career guide and a job locator for health care jobs. Health career data can be accessed at multiple internet sites, with one created especially for this book. The book is very user-friendly and is conveniently organized into 10 chapters. The first, 'the Health Care Explosion,' is an overview, while the second, 'the Nexus - Making a Connection,' is helpful to increase chances of obtaining the desired job. Chapter three, 'Job Sources for Everyone,' is an invaluable key to many resources, including job advertising services, job fairs, job hotlines, internet sites, associations and directories. It even includes pages on the Internet, Surfing lessons, LIST SERVERS, search engines, and education and career resources. A handy system of symbols connects the reader to the desired resource. Chapters four through ten cover general health care job areas, from health technologists and technicians to dietetics, pharmacy, therapy, nursing, health and social services, health diagnosing occupations and assistants, and home health care jobs. Each of these chapters begins with an interview with a practicing health care worker in the listed field. Job descriptions include significant points, a description of the nature of the work, working conditions, training, qualifications and advancement, job outlook, earnings, and related occupations. This is followed by an exhaustive listing of additional special resources pertaining to that occupation/area, again using the helpful icons established in chapter 3. Finally, Appendices A and B present information about health care corporations and sources for tuition and scholarships for specialized health care job training. 'Health Care Job Explosion!' is an updated resource that will serve all who seek to build a career in one of the many areas related to health care in the United States. It would be a valued addition to the shelves of libraries and education institutions.

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