Praise for the previous edition:
"...provides a good starting place for researching careers in the health industry...This guide deserves a place on a guidance or career counselor's shelf. It is a good source for the beginning stages of research..."American Reference Books Annual
"This handy volume presents clear, concise information...should be popular with students and career counselors."School Library Journal
Among today’s fastest-growing and most exciting career areas is health care, and the good news is that one doesn’t need to be a doctor to enter the field. Thousands of people already work in this industry, and employment opportunities are expected to grow faster than most businesses in the near future. Health care jobs demand people with talents and skills of all types, and offer numerous possibilities to those interested in joining this rewarding field.
Career Opportunities in Health Care, Third Edition profiles more than 80 specific jobsseven new to this editionin 18 key branches of this field, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, administration, clinical laboratory services, therapy, geriatrics, pharmaceuticals, radiology, education, and speech and hearing. Each profile has been updated to reflect the latest trends in training, job duties, salaries, advancement prospects, and more. The glossary and extensive appendixes listing schools, associations, organizations, publications, and periodicals have also been completely updated.
Career profiles include:
- EKG technician
- Home health aide
- Medical writer
- Mental health counselor
- Nutritional counselor
- Patient advocate
- Personal trainer
- Physician assistant
- Respiratory therapist
- Social worker
- and more.
Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary.
About the Author(s)
Shelly Field is the owner of The Shelly Field Organization, a public relations and management firm specializing in celebrity clients in the music, sports, and entertainment industries. She is a career consultant to educational institutions, employment agencies, corporations, libraries, women's groups, and individuals, and frequently lectures on empowerment and various career-oriented subjects. Field is also the author of Career Opportunities in Theater and the Performing Arts, Third Edition; Career Opportunities in the Music Industry, Fifth Edition; and numerous other career-counseling guides for Ferguson Publishing. She resides in New York.
Foreword author Lori Kemper, D.O., F.A.C.O.F.P., is dean of the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine located on the Glendale campus of Midwestern University. She was in osteopathic family practice in the Phoenix area for 25 years. She was also director of medical education, chief of staff, and family practice residency program director at Tempe St. Luke's Hospital in Tempe, Arizona. Kemper is the president-elect of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association and received its Physician of the Year award in 2006. She lives in Tempe, Arizona.