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Careers in Health Science

113 careers found

Name
Acupuncturists
Treat symptoms of disease with needles.
Allergists and Immunologists
Diagnose, treat, and prevent allergies.
Anesthesiologists
Administer anesthesia during surgery or other procedures.
Athletic Trainers
Work to help people avoid or recover from sports-related injuries.
Audiologists
Assess and treat patients with hearing and related problems.
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
Conduct tests on patients' hearts and lungs.
Chiropractors
Treat patients who have problems of the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
College Nursing Instructors and Teachers
Teach nursing courses at the college level.
Community Health Workers
Help individuals and communities adopt healthier behaviors.
Dental Assistants
Set up dental equipment, prepare patients, and keep records.
Dental Hygienists
Clean teeth, examine patients for dental problems, and provide other preventive dental care.
Dental Laboratory Technicians
Create crowns, bridges, dentures, and other dental prosthetics.
Dentists
Diagnose and treat problems with teeth or gums.
Dermatologists
Diagnose and treat skin conditions.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Use sound waves to perform diagnostic imaging exams on patients.
Dietetic Technicians
Help to provide food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian.
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or reach a specific health goal.
Dispensing Opticians
Work with patients to fit eye glasses and contacts.
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Care for sick and injured people in emergency situations.
Endoscopy Technicians
Assist physicians and nurses who are performing endoscopies.
Environmental Science Technicians
Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and find sources of pollution.
Environmental Scientists
Research ways to remove hazards that affect people's health or the environment.
Exercise Physiologists
Design fitness programs to improve a variety of aspects of patients' health.
Family and General Practitioners
Work directly with patients to prevent or treat health problems that are common in the general population.
Forensic Science Technicians
Assist in investigating crimes by collecting and analyzing evidence.
Genetic Counselors
Assess people's risk for inherited conditions or diseases.
Health Care Social Workers
Provide psychosocial support to people who are dealing with serious illnesses.
Health Educators
Teach people about behaviors that promote health and wellness.
Hearing Aid Specialists
Work with patients who use hearing aids.
Home Health Aides
Provide routine health care, such as bathing or dressing, in patients' homes.
Hospitalists
Provide care to patients in hospitals.
Informatics Nurse Specialists
Help to design and develop computerized health care data systems.
Licensed Practical Nurses
Provide basic nursing care under the direction of doctors and registered nurses.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
Monitor patients and operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.
Massage Therapists
Treat patients by using touch to manipulate soft-tissue muscles.
Medical Appliance Technicians
Construct, fit, or repair medical devices such as braces or prosthetics.
Medical Assistants
Handle administrative and clinical tasks in health care settings.
Medical Equipment Preparers
Prepare or clean laboratory or other health care equipment.
Medical Equipment Repairers
Adjust or fix medical equipment.
Medical Laboratory Technicians
Perform routine medical laboratory tests to diagnose diseases.
Medical Laboratory Technologists
Perform laboratory tests on blood or tissue samples to diagnose health problems.
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Organize and manage medical data in both paper and electronic systems.
Medical Scientists
Conduct research to better understand human health and disease.
Medical Secretaries
Perform secretarial tasks in hospitals, clinics, or laboratories.
Medical Transcriptionists
Transcribe medical reports that have been written by doctors or other health care providers.
Medical and Health Services Managers
Manage or coordinate medical services in hospitals or clinics.
Mental Health Counselors
Work with individuals to prevent mental health problems and improve their mental health.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Assess and treat people who struggle with addiction to substances such as alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.
Midwives
Provide care to pregnant women and assist during childbirth.
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
Manage and oversee funeral services.
Naturopathic Physicians
Use a system of health care that is based on patients' natural healing power.
Neurologists
Diagnose and treat diseases and conditions of the nervous system.
Neuropsychologists
Diagnose and treat brain and mental health disorders.
Nuclear Medicine Physicians
Diagnose and treat diseases using radioactive materials.
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Use a scanner to create images of various areas of a patient's body.
Nurse Anesthetists
Administer anesthesia, monitor a patient's vital signs, and oversee their recovery after surgery.
Nurse Midwives
Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birth process.
Nurse Practitioners
Diagnose and treat illness, either independently or as part of a health care team.
Nursing Assistants
Provide basic patient care under the direction of a nurse.
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Provide medical care to women during pregnancy or childbirth.
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Analyze work environments to make sure they are safe and healthy.
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
Collect data on work environments to make sure they are safe and healthy.
Occupational Therapists
Instruct patients on practices and equipment that can make daily living and working easier.
Occupational Therapy Aides
Perform occupational therapy tasks under the direction of an occupational therapy assistant.
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Help patients recover the skills they need for daily working or living.
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Cut, grind, or polish eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other eyewear.
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
Assist in administering eye exams, medications, and patient care.
Ophthalmic Medical Technologists
Assist ophthalmologists with clinical tasks.
Ophthalmologists
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of the eye.
Optometrists
Treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Perform surgery on hard and soft tissues of the jaw or face.
Orderlies
Move patients between areas in hospitals.
Orthodontists
Work to correct misalignment of teeth.
Orthoptists
Diagnose and treat visual system disorders.
Orthotists and Prosthetists
Fit patients for medical support devices, such as artificial limbs.
Pathologists
Diagnose diseases using laboratory techniques.
Pediatricians
Diagnose and treat children's diseases and injuries.
Personal Care Aides
Help patients with daily living activities in homes or care facilities.
Pharmacists
Dispense prescription medication and advise patients on how to use them safely.
Pharmacy Aides
Perform basic duties in a pharmacy.
Pharmacy Technicians
Assist pharmacists to dispense medications to patients.
Phlebotomists
Draw blood for tests, transfusions, or donations.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
Diagnose and treat health problems that require physical or mental rehabilitation.
Physical Therapist Aides
Perform routine tasks related to physical therapy treatment.
Physical Therapist Assistants
Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures.
Physical Therapists
Help people who have injuries or illness improve their movement or manage their pain.
Physician Assistants
Practice medicine under the supervision of a doctor.
Podiatrists
Diagnose and treat problems with the human foot.
Preventive Medicine Physicians
Work to prevent disease, either for individuals or communities.
Prosthodontists
A dentist who specializes in replacing missing teeth or other oral structures.
Psychiatric Aides
Help mentally or emotionally impaired patients.
Psychiatric Technicians
Care for people with mental or emotional conditions, under the direction of physicians.
Psychiatrists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders.
Radiation Therapists
Treat cancer and other diseases by giving people radiation treatment.
Radiologic Technicians
Assist radiologists and radiologic technologists with various tasks.
Radiologic Technologists
Perform diagnostic tests, such as x-rays and CAT scans.
Radiologists
Diagnose health problems using x-rays and radioactive materials.
Recreational Therapists
Provide treatment and recreational activities for people with disabilities or illness.
Registered Nurses
Provide and coordinate patient care, and educate and support patients and families.
Rehabilitation Counselors
Work with people to help them become more independent and employable.
Respiratory Therapists
Care for patients with breathing problems.
Respiratory Therapy Technicians
Provide respiratory care under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians.
Speech-Language Pathologists
Assess and treat people with speech or language problems.
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
Assist speech-language pathologists.
Sports Medicine Physicians
Diagnose and treat injuries that have occurred during physical activity.
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Work one-on-one or with groups to help people with drug, alcohol, and other problems.
Surgeons
Treat diseases and injuries through surgical procedures.
Surgical Assistants
Assist surgeons during surgery.
Surgical Technologists
Prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors and nurses during surgery.
Urologists
Treat or prevent disorders of the genitourinary system and renal glands.
Veterinarians
Care for the health of animals.
Veterinary Assistants
Feed, water, and examine pets and other non-farm animals for signs of illness.
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Perform medical tests under the supervision of a veterinarian.