Vault Guide to Health Care Provider Jobs

by Vault
Publication Date: 2014

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career and getting your foot in the door. Each volume is loaded with up-to-date information on industry trends, employment and earnings statistics, and what employers look for in job candidates. Vault editors have researched and analyzed information from government and industry sources, professional groups, news reports, career and job-search resources, and a variety of other sources to produce these valuable career planning resources. Each volume includes a featured article describing an industry or interest area plus a selection of detailed professions articles. For students making career choices and aspiring professionals planning their career path, these books offer a wealth of helpful information and resources.

Each profession article includes:

  • Quick Facts: a snapshot of important job facts
  • Overview: briefly introduces duties and responsibilities
  • History: describes the origins and history of the job
  • The Job: describes primary and secondary goals and duties
  • Earnings: discusses salary ranges and typical fringe benefits
  • Work Environment: looks at typical work conditions and surroundings associated with the job
  • Exploring: offers suggestions on how to gain experience and knowledge about—or even test drive—a career before making a commitment
  • Education and Training Requirements: discusses required high school and post-secondary education and training
  • Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements: explains recommended and required certifications or prerequisites for the job
  • Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits: summarizes the personal traits and skills and professional experience needed to get started and succeed
  • Employer Prospects: gives an overview of typical places of employment and the best ways to land a job
  • Advancement Prospects: presents an expected career path and how to travel it
  • Outlook: summarizes the job's potential growth or decline in terms of the general economy and industry projections
  • Unions and Associations: lists essential and helpful professional groups
  • Tips for Entry: additional tips for preparing for a career and getting a foot in the door
  • For More Information: lists organizations that provide career information, networking, and professional development
  • Sidebars: short features showcasing stats, trivia, and insight about a profession or industry

Vault Guide to Health Care Providers Jobs covers the following 107 jobs:

  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Allergists/Immunologists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Biomedical Equipment Technicians
  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiovascular Technologists
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Chiropractors
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Community Health Nurses
  • Creative Arts Therapists
  • Critical Care Nurses
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Laboratory Technicians
  • Dentists
  • Dermatologists
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Dialysis Technicians
  • Dietetic Technicians
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Dispensing Opticians
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists
  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Emergency Nurses
  • Endodontists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Ergonomists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • General Practitioners
  • Geriatric Nurses
  • Geriatric Psychiatrists
  • Geriatric Social Workers
  • Geriatricians
  • Grief Therapists
  • Health Advocates
  • Hematologists
  • Holistic Physicians
  • Histologic Technicians
  • Home Health Care Aides
  • Home Health Care and Hospice Nurses
  • Hospice Workers
  • Kinesiologists
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians
  • Medical Technologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Music Therapists
  • Neonatal Nurses
  • Neurologists
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Nurse Anesthetists
  • Nurse Assistants
  • Nurse Managers
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse-Midwives
  • Obstetricians/Gynecologists
  • Occupational Health Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides
  • Oncological Nurses
  • Oncologists
  • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Optometrists
  • Oriental Medicine Practitioners
  • Orientation and Mobility Specialists
  • Orthodontists
  • Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians
  • Orthotists and Prosthetists
  • Osteopaths
  • Pathologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Pedorthists
  • Periodontists
  • Perfusionists
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacologists
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Phlebotomy Technicians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Podiatrists
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Psychiatric Technicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapists and Technicians
  • School Nurses
  • Senior Care Pharmacists
  • Social Workers
  • Special Procedures Technologists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
  • Sports Physicians
  • Sports Psychologists
  • Surgeons
  • Surgical Technologists
  • Toxicologists
  • Transplant Coordinators
  • Urologists


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