Infographic: Medical Job Interview Questions and What they Really Mean

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Job prospects in the medical industry are rosier than perhaps anything but I.T. right now, but landing the job of your dreams isn’t a foregone conclusion.

To do so, you’ll have to stand out from the crowd and impress the powers-that-be at the institutions you’re interested in working at. That means mastering the art of the interview…and part of that means decoding what the interview questions really mean.

Look over our handy guide and you just might be doing yourself and the hospital you’re courting a favor …

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Incentives for Changing Careers Within the Medical Profession

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According to a 2008 Physicians’ Foundation survey, nearly half the 270,000 primary care physicians in the U.S. who responded said that they would seriously consider getting out of the medical business within the next three years, if they had an alternative.

According to a 2008 Physicians’ Foundation survey, nearly half the 270,000 primary care physicians in the U.S. who responded said that they would seriously consider getting out of the medical business within the next three years, if they had an alternative.

This isn’t a new development either: A smaller Levin survey in 1998 revealed that 46 per cent of American clinicians surveyed often thought about leaving clinical practice.

Thinking of leaving a job in clinical work (or leaving another medical job for clinical work) is one thing; Actually leaving to make a go of something else is another.

Considering the big jump? Check out the following guides, resources, and assistance programs for changing healthcare professions, or getting into medicine from other fields: Continue reading “Incentives for Changing Careers Within the Medical Profession”

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How to Access Incentives to Become a Nurse

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We’ve heard countless people relay success stories of those willing to help alleviate America’s nursing shortage. But what’s the reality? Is it possible to have some (or all) of your costs for becoming an RN paid for? Though you might not happen upon an all-expenses-paid dream scenario from a facility desperate to recruit you, there are hundreds of incentive programs to help take the financial sting out of becoming a nurse.

“My friend got her way paid down to ___, her living arrangements taken care of, loans forgiven, even got a signing bonus…”

We’ve heard countless people relay such success stories of those willing to help alleviate America’s nursing shortage. But what’s the reality? Is it possible to have some (or all) of your costs for becoming an RN paid for?

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Though you might not happen upon an all-expenses-paid dream scenario from a facility desperate to recruit you, there are hundreds of incentive programs to help take the financial sting out of becoming a nurse.

Here are a few of the ways – from coast-to-coast – you can get your education, re-education, and even your actual job subsidised by the communities that need nurses most: Continue reading “How to Access Incentives to Become a Nurse”

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Is Speech Pathology the Right Career Path for You?

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An overview of speech pathology as a career choice.

In this day and age, there is a lot of emphasis on the importance of speech therapy in schools. School speech therapists are more in demand than ever before, and although the job can be very rewarding, it can be quite stressful and demanding as well. While I have never practiced in the field of speech pathology before, I have had both professional and personal relationships with many people who have. Needless to say, it isn’t for everyone. Here are some tips on speech pathology as a career that you might be able to use in finalizing your decision to pursue speech therapy or in realizing that another career avenue may be a better fit. Continue reading “Is Speech Pathology the Right Career Path for You?”

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11 Steps To Becoming a Space Surgeon

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With NASA restructuring itself to get back to the moon and tickets for sightseeing trips into space on sale now, you might very well be ahead of the curve to keep an eye on the final frontier as a medical field in which to specialize.

What would it take to train to become a space doctor?

Based on trends in technology, mission timelines, and the projected growth of the private aerospace industry, here’s Version 1.0 of our handy pamphlet on the subject…
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The History of Physicians / Doctors

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Even in the worst of times, going into medicine is a pretty safe bet. Good thing, since the profession has existed in one form or another for more than 25,000 years.

Check out the history of being a doctor, from the Stone Age to the Information Age…It turns out that the job of being a physician was more like a hobby the farther back you go…Surgical spoon anyone? Continue reading “The History of Physicians / Doctors”

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