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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2009 Medical Healthcare Salary Ranges, Average Salaries, and Years of Training Required

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With the economy trending as it is these days, we’ve been receiving a large number of inquiries about the salary ranges of various healthcare and medical type positions, the average salaries of these positions, and even the number of years of training required for such roles.

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18 Recession-Proof Jobs and/or Employment Industries

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With recent economic events, more people than ever are worried about job security. Even those who  have so called “secure” jobs want to know that their jobs are going to be needed in the future. Its only natural. Most of us want to be able to provide for our families in a consistent fashion.

With stability during recessions in mind then, here are 18 of the safest professions to hold during a recession: Continue reading “18 Recession-Proof Jobs and/or Employment Industries”

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Does Your Institution Know How to Motivate Nurses?

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If your hospital or other employer doesn’t know how to motivate nurses, it can be hard to do your job. See how your employer measure up to this list.

If your hospital or other employer doesn’t know how to motivate nurses, it can be hard to do your job. See how your employer measure up to this list.

With healthcare budget cuts affecting medical institutions across the country, nurses are feeling the crunch every day. Staff reductions make the workload harder for the nurses who remain, and mandatory overtime can add to the stress and physical toll.

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Hospitals and other institutions need to know how to motivate their nurses to keep them from burning out in these tough times. A little motivation can go a long way. Check out this list of simple things your employer could be doing to help motivate you, and see how they measure up. Continue reading “Does Your Institution Know How to Motivate Nurses?”

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