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Healthcare Practitioner Databases

Healthcare Practitioner Databases – http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Healthcare_practitioners_databases

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What does it take to become an acupuncturist in Arizona?
  • Where can I find records of disciplinary actions against doctors in Idaho?
  • What are the laws governing dental practice in Nevada?

Description:

State by State listing of health field certification boards and publicly searchable databases on healthcare professionals including, doctors, nurses, chiropractors, psychologists and many others. Information will vary by profession and state.

Pharmacist (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Pharmacist (Occupational Outlook Handbook) – http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Pharmacists.htm

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What is the median pay of pharmacist?
  • What are the differences between clinical and consulting pharmacists?
  • What are skills that pharmacists should have?

Description:

Profile is divided into the following sections: what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay, job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more info.

Ophthalmologists from O*NET OnLine (Dept of Labor)

Ophthalmologists from O*NET OnLine (Dept of Labor) – http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1069.06

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What are some titles used by Ophthalmologists?
  • What are core duties of Ophthalmologists?
  • How much psychology should Ophthalmologists know?

Description:

Profile Including the following sections:

  • Tasks
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Abilities
  • Work Activities
  • Work Context
  • Job Zone
  • Education
  • Interests
  • Work Styles
  • Work Values
  • Wages & Employments
  • Job Opening
  • Additional Information

Opticians, Dispensing (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Opticians, Dispensing (Occupational Outlook Handbook) – http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Opticians-dispensing.htm

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What are occupations similar to dispensing opticians?
  • What are some typical duties of opticians?
  • What are typical working hours for opticians?

Description:

Profile is divided into the following sections: what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay, job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more info.

Physical Therapists (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Physical Therapists (Occupational Outlook Handbook) – http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What is the median wage of a physical therapist?
  • What career could a physical therapist charge to?
  • What sorts of courses do physical therapists need to take during their training?

Description:

Profile is divided into the following sections: what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay, job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more info. Here’s a peek from the “How to become one” section:

Physical therapists are required to have a postgraduate professional degree. Physical therapy programs usually award a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, although a small number award a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree. Doctoral programs typically last 3 years; MPT programs require 2 to 3 years of study. Most programs, either DPT or MPT, require a bachelor’s degree for admission, and many require specific prerequisites, such as anatomy, physiology, biology, and chemistry.

Physical therapy programs often include courses in biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, and pharmacology. Physical therapy students also complete clinical rotations, enabling them to gain supervised work experience in areas such as acute care and orthopedic care.

Registered Nurse (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Registered Nurse (Occupational Outlook Handbook) – http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Registered-nurses.htm

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What are some non-hospital settings a nurse could work in?
  • What are the duties of a genetics nurse?
  • What are some common nursing injuries?
  • What is a typical career path for a nurse?

Description:

Profile is divided into the following sections: what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay, job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more info.

Physicians and Surgeons (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Physicians and Surgeons (Occupational Outlook Handbook) – http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physicians-and-surgeons.htm

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What eduction is needed to become a physician?
  • What is the median salary of an anesthesiologist?
  • What factors are driving the employment of physicians?

Description:

Profile is divided into the following sections: what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay, job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more info.

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