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In today's dynamic employment scene it is common for professionals to change careers during their working lives. Whether to seek fresh challenges, live a preferred lifestyle, or find a more personally satisfying line of work, more and more people are choosing new and different career paths. Sometimes experienced workers are forced to launch a new career due to the economic realities of a changing job market. The Field Guides to Finding a New Career provide essential tools in mapping out a path in some of today's most exciting industries. This book offers a step-by-step process for assessing your personal skills and experience and applying them to health care.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Finding a New Career vii
How to Use This Book ix
Make the Most of Your Journey xi
Self-Assessment Quiz xv
Chapter 1 Nurse 1
Chapter 2 Nurse Practitioner 11
Chapter 3 Physician Assistant 22
Chapter 4 Chiropractor 32
Chapter 5 Complementary/Alternative Medicine Specialist 43
Chapter 6 Osteopath 54
Chapter 7 Pharmacist 64
Chapter 8 Veterinary Technician 74
Chapter 9 Physical Therapist 84
Chapter 10 Dental Hygienist 95
Chapter 11 Optician 105
Chapter 12 Occupational Therapist 114
Chapter 13 Genetic Counseior 124
Appendix A Going Solo: Starting Your Own Business 135
Appendix B Outfitting Yourself for Career Success 149