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Job Outlook: Health Care Opportunities

Athletic trainers, dentists, doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, veterinarians

Opportunities abound in the health care field. And the rate of growth is among the fastest in any sector.

The following profiles describe what each occupation does, the work environment, training, pay scale and employment projections for the 2010-20 decade.

Athletic trainers Optitions, dispensing
Audiologist Optometrists
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians and vascular technologists Orthotists and prosthetists
Chiropractors Pharmacists
Dental hygienists Pharmacy technicians
Dentists Physical therapist assistants and aides
Diagnostic medical sonographers Physical therapists
Dietitians and nutritionists Physician assistants
EMTs and paramedics Physicians and surgeons
Home health and personal care aides Podiatrists
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses Psychiatric technicians and aides
Message therapists Radiation therapists
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians Radiologic technologists
Medical assistants Recreaction therapists
Medical records and health information technicians Registered nurses
Medical transcriptionists Respiratory therapists
Nuclear medicine technologists Speech-language pathologists
Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants Surgical technologists
Occupational health and safety specialists Veterinarians
Occupational health and safety technicians Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers
Occupational therapists Veterinary technologists and technicians
Occupational therapy assistants and aides  

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