Health Science

Acupuncturists

Acupuncturists treat many common ailments. They do this by inserting thin needles through the skin at specific points on the body.

Allergists and Immunologists

Allergists are doctors who treat hay fever and other allergies, asthma, and diseases of the immune system. They are also called immunologists.

Anesthesiologists

Anesthesiologists are doctors who give patients drugs to relieve pain or put them to sleep during medical procedures.

Animal Doctors

Veterinarians treat animal health problems. They work to prevent, control, and cure animal diseases.

Animal Technicians

Veterinary technologists and technicians help diagnose and treat animal illnesses and injuries.

Art Therapists

Art therapists plan and carry out treatments and activities with patients. They use art to help patients improve their physical, mental, and emotional health.

Artificial Limb Fitters

Orthotic and prosthetic specialists design, build, and fit orthopedic braces, surgical supports, and artificial limbs.

Assistants, Dental

Dental assistants help dentists with patient care, office tasks, and lab duties.

Athletic Trainers

Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries in people who are physically active.

Audiologists

Speech pathologists and audiologists help people speak more clearly or hear better.

Biomedical Engineers

Biomedical engineers design new tools and devices to improve health care.

Blood Bank Technologists

Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.

Cardiographers

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians help doctors identify and treat cardiac (heart) and vascular (blood vessel) problems.

Cardiopulmonary Technologists

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians help doctors identify and treat cardiac (heart) and vascular (blood vessel) problems.

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians help doctors identify and treat cardiac (heart) and vascular (blood vessel) problems.

Certified Medical Assistants

Medical assistants help care for patients. They carry out routine treatments, run lab tests, and maintain office records.

Certified Nursing Assistants

Nursing assistants give personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. They work under the direction of nurses and doctors.

Certified Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists help people learn or regain daily living or work skills.

Certified Surgical Technologists

Surgical technologists prepare for and assist with surgical procedures.

Chiropractors

Chiropractors treat patients with health problems related to back, neck, and joint damage.

Clinical Dietitians

Dietitians plan diets and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.

CMA

Medical assistants help care for patients. They carry out routine treatments, run lab tests, and maintain office records.

CNA

Nursing assistants give personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. They work under the direction of nurses and doctors.

Community Dietitians

Dietitians plan diets and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.

Consultant Dietitians

Dietitians plan diets and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.

Corrective Therapists

Physical therapists (PTs) treat patients to relieve their pain and increase their strength and mobility.

Corrective Therapy Assistants

Physical therapist assistants help patients to relieve their pain and increase their strength and mobility. They work under the supervision of a physical therapist.

Cytotechnologists

Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.

Dental Assistants

Dental assistants help dentists with patient care, office tasks, and lab duties.

Dental Hygienists

Dental hygienists clean teeth and teach clients how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Dental Surgeons

Dentists examine patients’ teeth and mouth and correct dental problems.

Dentists

Dentists examine patients’ teeth and mouth and correct dental problems.

Dermatologists

Dermatologists treat conditions and diseases of the skin, hair, and nails.

Dietary Assistants

Dietetic technicians help dietitians provide nutrition care. They may run food service facilities.

Dietetic Technicians

Dietetic technicians help dietitians provide nutrition care. They may run food service facilities.

Dietitians

Dietitians plan diets and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.

Dispensing Opticians

Opticians prepare, fit, and sell corrective contact lenses and eyeglasses.

Doctors

Anesthesiologists are doctors who give patients drugs to relieve pain or put them to sleep during medical procedures.

Doctors

Chiropractors treat patients with health problems related to back, neck, and joint damage.

Doctors

Family and general practitioners treat a wide range of conditions and help people try to stay healthy.

Doctors

Internists treat a wide range of conditions. Their patients are mostly adults.

Doctors

Obstetricians and gynecologists focus on women's health, including pregnancy, birth, and general well-being.

Doctors

Optometrists examine patients' eyes to diagnose vision problems. They prescribe corrective lenses or other treatments.

Doctors

Pediatricians provide medical care for infants, children, teenagers, and young adults.

Doctors

Podiatrists diagnose and treat disorders and injuries of the foot and lower leg.

EKG Technicians

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians help doctors identify and treat cardiac (heart) and vascular (blood vessel) problems.

Electrocardiograph Technicians

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians help doctors identify and treat cardiac (heart) and vascular (blood vessel) problems.

Epidemiologists

Medical scientists conduct research to find causes of and treatments for disease.

Exercise Physiologists

Exercise physiologists use physical activity to treat people who are ill. They also help healthy people improve or maintain their fitness or performance.

Eye Doctors

Optometrists examine patients' eyes to diagnose vision problems. They prescribe corrective lenses or other treatments.

Family and General Practitioners

Family and general practitioners treat a wide range of conditions and help people try to stay healthy.

Fitness Specialists

Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries in people who are physically active.

Foot Doctors

Podiatrists diagnose and treat disorders and injuries of the foot and lower leg.

General Practitoners

Family and general practitioners treat a wide range of conditions and help people try to stay healthy.

Genetic Counselors

Genetic counselors help people answer questions about their genetics. They evaluate family history and medical records, order genetic tests, and evaluate the results.

Health Information Technicians

Health information technicians collect, code, and maintain medical information about patients.

Health Services Administrators

Health services administrators plan and direct health care services.

Hearing Aid Fitters

Speech pathologists and audiologists help people speak more clearly or hear better.

Hearing Aid Specialists

Hearing aid specialists perform tests to check hearing ability. They set up and maintain hearing aids and listening devices for patients.

Hearing Therapists

Speech pathologists and audiologists help people speak more clearly or hear better.

Histology Technicians

Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.

Home Attendants

Home health aides care for recovering patients, the elderly, or people with disabilities in their own homes.

Home Care Providers

Home health aides care for recovering patients, the elderly, or people with disabilities in their own homes.

Home Health Aides

Home health aides care for recovering patients, the elderly, or people with disabilities in their own homes.

Hospital Administrators

Health services administrators plan and direct health care services.

Hospital Aides

Nursing assistants give personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. They work under the direction of nurses and doctors.

Hygienists

Dental hygienists clean teeth and teach clients how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Independent Living Specialists

Home health aides care for recovering patients, the elderly, or people with disabilities in their own homes.

Inhalation Therapists

Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders.

Internists

Internists treat a wide range of conditions. Their patients are mostly adults.

Laboratory Animal Technicians

Veterinary assistants care for animals and assist with lab tests, treatment, and surgery.

Laboratory Technicians, Medical

Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.

Licensed Practical Nurses

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, or have disabilities.

LPN

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, or have disabilities.

Management Dietitians

Dietitians plan diets and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.

Medical Assistants

Medical assistants help care for patients. They carry out routine treatments, run lab tests, and maintain office records.

Medical Coders and Billers (Emerging)

Medical coders and billers assign codes to illnesses, injuries, and medical procedures based on doctor's and nurse's notes. They enter these codes on insurance forms.

Medical Equipment Preparers

Medical equipment preparers clean and sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment. They also prepare instruments and equipment for use.

Medical Laboratory Technicians

Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.

Medical Laboratory Technologists

Medical laboratory technologists conduct complex tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.

Medical Records Administrators

Health services administrators plan and direct health care services.

Medical Records Technicians

Health information technicians collect, code, and maintain medical information about patients.

Medical Scientists

Medical scientists conduct research to find causes of and treatments for disease.

Medical Secretaries

Medical secretaries perform clerical duties in health care facilities.

Medical Sonographers

Medical sonographers use ultrasound equipment to examine and test areas of a patient's body.

Medical Transcriptionists

Medical transcriptionists listen to taped recordings of medical procedures and transcribe them into written reports.

Mental Health Aides

Psychiatric aides care for patients with mental disorders and developmental disabilities.

Mental Health Technicians

Psychiatric technicians assist in the care and treatment of patients who are mentally ill or have developmental disabilities.

Microbiology Technologists

Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.

Microbiology Technologists

Medical laboratory technologists conduct complex tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.

MRI Technologists

MRI technologists use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to take pictures of the interior of the body.

Music Therapists

Music therapists plan and carry out treatments and activities for patients. They use music to help patients improve their physical, mental, and emotional health.

Naturopathic Physicians

Naturopathic physicians are primary care doctors who treat patients using natural remedies and practices.

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

Nuclear medicine technologists use scanners and radioactive drugs to create images of the body.

Nurse Anesthetists

Nurse anesthetists administer anesthesia to patients before and during surgery. They care for and monitor patients during and after the surgical procedure.

Nurse Midwives

Nurse midwives care for pregnant women before, during, and immediately after childbirth. They deliver babies for low-risk pregnancies.

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners serve as primary and specialty care providers. They treat and care for patients with a broad range of health issues.

Nurses

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, or have disabilities.

Nurses

Registered nurses care for patients who are ill or injured.

Nursing Assistants

Nursing assistants give personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. They work under the direction of nurses and doctors.

Nursing Home Administrators

Health services administrators plan and direct health care services.

Nutritionists

Dietitians plan diets and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.

Obstetricians

Obstetricians and gynecologists focus on women's health, including pregnancy, birth, and general well-being.

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Obstetricians and gynecologists focus on women's health, including pregnancy, birth, and general well-being.

Occupational Therapist Aides

Occupational therapist aides track patients progress towards therapeutic goals. They monitor living skills to help people with disabilities adapt to work and home life.

Occupational Therapist Assistants

Occupational therapist assistants help people with disabilities develop skills. They work under the supervision of occupational therapists.

Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists help people learn or regain daily living or work skills.

Operating Room Technicians

Surgical technologists prepare for and assist with surgical procedures.

Ophthalmic Assistants

Medical assistants help care for patients. They carry out routine treatments, run lab tests, and maintain office records.

Ophthalmic Technicians

Ophthalmic technicians perform a variety of tests to check eye health and vision condition.

Ophthalmologists

Optometrists examine patients' eyes to diagnose vision problems. They prescribe corrective lenses or other treatments.

Opticians

Opticians prepare, fit, and sell corrective contact lenses and eyeglasses.

Optometrists

Optometrists examine patients' eyes to diagnose vision problems. They prescribe corrective lenses or other treatments.

Oral Hygienists

Dental hygienists clean teeth and teach clients how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Oral Surgeons

Dentists examine patients’ teeth and mouth and correct dental problems.

Orderlies

Nursing assistants give personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. They work under the direction of nurses and doctors.

Orderlies

Orderlies perform a variety of tasks that help other medical staff.

Orthodontic Assistants

Dental assistants help dentists with patient care, office tasks, and lab duties.

Orthodontists

Dentists examine patients’ teeth and mouth and correct dental problems.

Orthopedic Mechanics

Orthotic and prosthetic specialists design, build, and fit orthopedic braces, surgical supports, and artificial limbs.

Orthotic and Prosthetic Specialists

Orthotic and prosthetic specialists design, build, and fit orthopedic braces, surgical supports, and artificial limbs.

OT

Occupational therapists help people learn or regain daily living or work skills.

Oxygen Therapists

Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders.

PA

Physician assistants (PAs) provide health care services under the supervision of doctors.

Pediatric Dentists

Dentists examine patients’ teeth and mouth and correct dental problems.

Pediatricians

Pediatricians provide medical care for infants, children, teenagers, and young adults.

Pharmacist Assistants

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists provide medicines and other health care products to patients.

Pharmacists

Pharmacists dispense drugs and provide information about their use.

Pharmacy Aides

Pharmacy aides help pharmacists with clerical duties.

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists provide medicines and other health care products to patients.

Phlebotomists

Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases.

Phlebotomists

Phlebotomists draw blood from people to be analyzed or donated.

Physical Therapist Aides

Physical therapist aides care for patients recovering from injuries or disease. They work under the supervision of a physical therapist.

Physical Therapist Assistants

Physical therapist assistants help patients to relieve their pain and increase their strength and mobility. They work under the supervision of a physical therapist.

Physical Therapists

Physical therapists (PTs) treat patients to relieve their pain and increase their strength and mobility.

Physical Trainers

Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries in people who are physically active.

Physician Assistants

Physician assistants (PAs) provide health care services under the supervision of doctors.

Physicians

Anesthesiologists are doctors who give patients drugs to relieve pain or put them to sleep during medical procedures.

Physicians

Family and general practitioners treat a wide range of conditions and help people try to stay healthy.

Physicians

Internists treat a wide range of conditions. Their patients are mostly adults.

Physicians

Obstetricians and gynecologists focus on women's health, including pregnancy, birth, and general well-being.

Physicians

Pediatricians provide medical care for infants, children, teenagers, and young adults.

Physicians

Podiatrists diagnose and treat disorders and injuries of the foot and lower leg.

Physicians

Surgeons perform surgery to diagnose and treat patients.

Podiatrists

Podiatrists diagnose and treat disorders and injuries of the foot and lower leg.

Prosthetic Specialists

Orthotic and prosthetic specialists design, build, and fit orthopedic braces, surgical supports, and artificial limbs.

Psychiatric Aides

Psychiatric aides care for patients with mental disorders and developmental disabilities.

Psychiatric Orderlies

Psychiatric aides care for patients with mental disorders and developmental disabilities.

Psychiatric Technicians

Psychiatric technicians assist in the care and treatment of patients who are mentally ill or have developmental disabilities.

Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists diagnose and treat people who have mental illnesses.

PT

Physical therapists (PTs) treat patients to relieve their pain and increase their strength and mobility.

Radiation Therapists

Radiation therapists give radiation treatments to patients in order to treat cancer and other diseases.

Radiographers

Radiologic technologists use special equipment to create images of internal organs, tissues, and bones.

Radiologic Technologists

Radiologic technologists use special equipment to create images of internal organs, tissues, and bones.

Radiologists

Radiologists are doctors who interpret x-rays and other medical images. They also treat disease with radiation.

Recreational Therapists

Recreational therapists plan and carry out treatments and activities for people with illnesses or disabilities.

Registered Nurses

Registered nurses care for patients who are ill or injured.

Rehabilitation Assistants

Physical therapist assistants help patients to relieve their pain and increase their strength and mobility. They work under the supervision of a physical therapist.

Rehabilitation Services Administrators

Health services administrators plan and direct health care services.

Residential Assistants

Home health aides care for recovering patients, the elderly, or people with disabilities in their own homes.

Respiratory Therapists

Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders.

RN

Registered nurses care for patients who are ill or injured.

Scrub Technicians

Surgical technologists prepare for and assist with surgical procedures.

Sonographers

Medical sonographers use ultrasound equipment to examine and test areas of a patient's body.

Speech Pathologists and Audiologists

Speech pathologists and audiologists help people speak more clearly or hear better.

Sports Trainers

Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries in people who are physically active.

Sterile Processing Technicians

Medical equipment preparers clean and sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment. They also prepare instruments and equipment for use.

Surgeons

Surgeons perform surgery to diagnose and treat patients.

Surgical Dental Assistants

Dental assistants help dentists with patient care, office tasks, and lab duties.

Surgical Orderlies

Surgical technologists prepare for and assist with surgical procedures.

Surgical Technologists

Surgical technologists prepare for and assist with surgical procedures.

Therapeutic Recreation Specialists

Recreational therapists plan and carry out treatments and activities for people with illnesses or disabilities.

Therapists

Psychiatrists diagnose and treat people who have mental illnesses.

Toxicologists

Medical scientists conduct research to find causes of and treatments for disease.

Ultrasound Technologists

Medical sonographers use ultrasound equipment to examine and test areas of a patient's body.

Veterinarians

Veterinarians treat animal health problems. They work to prevent, control, and cure animal diseases.

Veterinary Assistants

Veterinary assistants care for animals and assist with lab tests, treatment, and surgery.

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Veterinary technologists and technicians help diagnose and treat animal illnesses and injuries.

Veterinary X-Ray Operators

Veterinary technologists and technicians help diagnose and treat animal illnesses and injuries.

Virologists

Medical scientists conduct research to find causes of and treatments for disease.

X-Ray Technicians

Radiologic technologists use special equipment to create images of internal organs, tissues, and bones.
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