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Careers in Healthcare

This title examines 22 branches and fields of study in healthcare and allied health including nursing, dental hygiene, nuclear medicine, physical therapy, radiation therapy, speech pathology, respiratory therapy, athletic training, healthcare information management, and more. Essays highlight core concepts, applications past and present, impact on industry, social context, and future prospects. Occupation profiles examine the necessary education and coursework, daily tasks and use of technology, earnings and employment outlook, and other related careers. Further reading suggestions and lists of web resources are provided to assist readers with deeper exploration of individual careers and topics. Every entry also includes sidebars, photos, and graphs illustrating key concepts.

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