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How to Become a Dental Hygienist

As the name implies, a dental hygienist will help you keep your teeth clean and healthy. They most often perform routine teeth cleanings when you visit the dentist’s office. This is the capacity in which most of us know dental hygienists. However, their training and job description can involve much more.

In fact, dental hygienists play a crucial role in the preventative care of your teeth, teaching you how to care for them before any problems develop. They provide information on how your diet and oral care routine, such as brushing and flossing, can affect the well being of your teeth and gums.

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How to Become a Radiology Technician

Radiology Technicians, also known as radiologic technologists or Radiologic technicians do the work of capturing radiographic images such as x-rays or mammograms. X rays are radiographic images that can be taken of many parts of the body in order to show physicians and surgeons where bones are broken or abnormalities exist.  Mammograms are procedures which capture images of breast tissue for diagnostic purposes. In order to carry out their work, radiology technicians (x-ray techs) must know how to get their patients ready for such procedures. This involves using protective cover and understanding the equipment as well as power of the radiology at hand. X ray techs also keep records of their imaging and care for their machinery. Radiology technicians may also have to physically assist some patients in getting onto the x ray table or into the proper position. At times they may even come to the patient’s room or house, with their specialized equipment. The workload is most often 40 hours per week.

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How to Become a Medical Transcriptionist

Do you find yourself fascinated by medical field, but not too eager to get up close and personal to actual humans and their health issues or problems? Would you love to work from home and set your own hours? Do you have an excellent ear for detail and writing skills to match?

Whether in hospitals or offices, doctors can see hundreds of patients in a day. Have you ever wondered how they manage to keep an accurate record for each patient? The answer to all these questions can be explained by one essential medical career: that of a medical transcriptionist.

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How to Become a Dental Assistant

One of the most important roles played in the dental health field is that of dental assistants. From the moment that a patient walks through the door of a dentist’s office, a dental assistant is there to help in every step of dental treatment and administrative procedures. Dental assistants are vital in helping patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. They can truly brighten your smile.

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How to Become an EMT

Not all medical careers fit inside the walls of a hospital. One of the most vital roles played in the field is that of an EMT, or Emergency Medical Technician. By becoming an EMT, you will have a chance to work in an exciting environment that changes and challenges you mentally, physically and emotionally every single day.

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How to Become a Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants are the backbone of any medical practice, hospital department or other health care facility. The health industry relies heavily on paperwork, either conventional or electronic in nature, as well as appointments, tests and follow- up billing.

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How to Become a Doctor

E.R., Gray’s Anatomy and Scrubs have shown us the rigorous, exciting and often hilarious day to day lives of doctors. Regardless of the accuracy of TV shows (actual doctors have said that out of all of them, Scrubs was closest to the truth), becoming a doctor is often a dream career. Many young people imagine saving lives, attempting complicated new procedures, and of course, earning a fantastic salary.

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How to Become a Phlebotomist

The job of a phlebotomist starts when a blood test is ordered. The blood is drawn, labeled and sent for testing. Though it is a fairly routine procedure, the phlebotomist should also be ready to deal with any unexpected occurrences, and be able to keep the patient calm. Phlebotomists work in labs, buses at blood drives or in testing sites. Sometimes they travel to collect blood samples or transport them back to the lab. These lab technicians must also be familiar and adept at working with infectious samples, and know how to protect themselves and others accordingly.  They must be familiar with all the equipment at each site. Most start working part time and build up their hours.

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How To Become A Dietician

Put down that Big Mac and listen up. It’s time to think about your diet. Instinctively, we all know that healthy eating is good for our overall medical health. Thankfully, dietitians in the medical field are well trained to guide us on how exactly we can do this.

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